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Hola, specs are in my sig.

I was wondering every time I, "unlock" my cores through bios on my motherboard and run windows, I notice that my temps increase.

I run a "Phenom" II x4 840 and there are no unlock-able cores on this chip, but when I turn on the cores manually through bios, it shows six cores I can turn on or off.

When I disable core unlocker and manually turn on or off the cores, it shows four.

Nothing is wrong with my rig. I don't think I notice a change in performance when I activate core unlocker; I just notice the temperature increase.

Can anyone explain this?
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Originally Posted by ismet View Post
Hola, specs are in my sig.

I was wondering every time I, "unlock" my cores through bios on my motherboard and run windows, I notice that my temps increase.

I run a "Phenom" II x4 840 and there are no unlock-able cores on this chip, but when I turn on the cores manually through bios, it shows six cores I can turn on or off.

When I disable core unlocker and manually turn on or off the cores, it shows four.

Nothing is wrong with my rig. I don't think I notice a change in performance when I activate core unlocker; I just notice the temperature increase.

Can anyone explain this?
Wait......can you unlock 6 cores? Btw it's normal for temps to go up.
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In CPU-Z, I only see four cores and every where else.

When I activate core unlocker and manually turn on the cores, it gives me cores: 0-5 to play with.

When I disable core unlocker and manually turn on the cores, it gives me cores: 0-3 to play with.
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i could be wrong, but it sounds like you have the makings for a six core. when you unlock them, does cpuid say you have six or four??

-john
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i could be wrong, but it sounds like you have the makings for a six core. when you unlock them, does cpuid say you have six or four??

-john
I am positive my 840 does not have 6 cores. Only the 840t can be unlocked to 6.

CPU-Z says 4 cores.
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post #6 of 20
Phenom II x4 840 Rev C# is not unlockable

Phenom II x4 840T Rev EO may be unlockable

You can see info here http://www.overclock.net/amd-cpus/10...ence-list.html

Sorry, I was just ninja'd lol.
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post #7 of 20
First of all only the ***T series quads can unlock to six cores.
Look at CPU-Z and see if L3 cache is there. Athlon II has L3 cache lock, so you might have unlock the l3 cache. Which will increase your temp.
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post #8 of 20
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No L3 cache, or anything. Just the normal four core 840 with temp increase after I activated core unlocker.

It seems we are getting off topic.

I would just like to know why there's a temp increase after I activate the core unlocker.

-Thanks.
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Is it only on idle, load or both that the temp changes?
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post #10 of 20
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In CPU-Z, I only see four cores and every where else.

When I activate core unlocker and manually turn on the cores, it gives me cores: 0-5 to play with.

When I disable core unlocker and manually turn on the cores, it gives me cores: 0-3 to play with.
all mobos do this, cores 4 and 5 do nothing at all unless you actually had a phenom 2 X4 960T, which you dont. And naturally temps will increase when your doubling the core count, thats only logical.
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