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just ordered phenom x2 555 BE ?

Discussion in 'CPUs' started by rippling, 5 Jun 2010.

  1. rippling


    Joined: 30 Aug 2006

    Posts: 2,682

    Hi just ordered this and had no idea that it can be unlocked to quad core! is this true , id so how do i do it :)

    i got the asus Asus M4A78L-M LE AMD 760G (Socket AM3/AM2+) DDR2 microATX Motherboard
    will this allow me to unlock the cores?
    Last edited: 5 Jun 2010
  2. EGuitarStar


    Joined: 23 Dec 2009

    Posts: 2,965

    Location: Earth

  3. Stransky


    Joined: 3 Apr 2010

    Posts: 7

    Location: N.Ireland

    Unless your Mobo has either a 710 or a 750 southbridge you will not be able to unlock extra cores (even if the CPU was capable) as you need ACC and it is only available on the quoted southbridges.

  4. rippling


    Joined: 30 Aug 2006

    Posts: 2,682

    According to ASUs website the mobo has acc
  5. el Kuarlos


    Joined: 28 Nov 2009

    Posts: 881

    Location: Manchester

    You are obliged to try and post results whatever happens...

    Hope you get a quad mate!!!
  6. rippling


    Joined: 30 Aug 2006

    Posts: 2,682

    Lol so do I ! I ordered the be edition as well so I will send the other one back as I first ordered the 945 non be what's the ratio of succesful unlocks ......?
    Last edited: 6 Jun 2010
  7. Ordokai


    Joined: 16 Apr 2010

    Posts: 411

    Location: Nottingham

    As far as I'm aware no one has done a proper study of unlocking so we don't really know. However, there seems to be a healthy number of people that have in fact unlocked theirs so the changes are decent at the very least.

    - Ordokai
  8. thingemajib

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 18 Feb 2009

    Posts: 2,463

    Location: Behind you

    ah good chioce sir!

    i have one which unlocked all nice and stable. running smugly with a small nudge in volts @ 3.85ghz. can do 4ghz if neccessary

    i do have a few problems with the HT and the latest BIOS from foxconn (HT multi locks itself at 5X no matter what setting i pick), but i have a hunch thats a foxconn problem, not a dodgy chip problem, as it worked fine before

    last i checked, chances of a sucessful unlock was about 70%, but its never guaranteed:

    Last edited: 6 Jun 2010