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and are the chances better on higher end boards or is it the same with any mobo that has unlocking capabilities?
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It's exactly same on any board, because it's entirely dependent on the CPU.

I'd say something around 50%-70% range, not sure.
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post #3 of 16
There is no percent or chances... its totaly random. There is no way to know if you can unlock or not. its just luck and that's all.
If you insist on having a % I'll say 20%-90%
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very high chance i unlocked mines

and i'm running at 4.0GHz @1.5v
temps
idle 20c
load 35c

and works great happy and only got it for 80$
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Pretty high, 70-90. Most OC to 3.6-3.8 unlocked and 3.9-4.1 not unlocked. It's totally CPU dependent motherboard doesn't matter.
    
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ok well my second question would be where can i buy and return these if it does not unlock without paying a restocking fee?
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Boards vary too.

Mine unlock on boards that aren't mine, but not on mine
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Originally Posted by Lostintyme View Post
Pretty high, 70-90. Most OC to 3.6-3.8 unlocked and 3.9-4.1 not unlocked. It's totally CPU dependent motherboard doesn't matter.
wow i got lucky with mines then
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post #9 of 16
Using the stats i have...the 555's have a 70% chance of unlocking atleast 1 good core...and a 56% chance of unlocking all 4 and being stable...again these are just the numbers i have amassed over the years...550's and 555's are the best chances for unlocking.
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ok well my second question would be where can i buy and return these if it does not unlock without paying a restocking fee?
Newegg has waived my restocking fee sometimes, but if you plan on buying and returning multiple times, doubt they'd do that.
    
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