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Hello forum members!
Check out this processor, unlocked into 6 cores
Edited by storm-chaser - 9/2/11 at 12:36pm
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That is awesome for you. Nothing like buying a quad and gettin a hexa. And not to mention a stable 4ghz.
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I though 965's and above unlocking was a myth. Now I'm tempted to go to Microcenter and try my luck

Good find!
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Wait till Bulldozer comes out, They will probably stop making the quads and just take Thubans and lock 'em.
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What mobo are you using?
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was steal considering the two extra cores are working fine. Mainboard is a Biostar TA880GU3+, 880G and SB850. Jacking the NB up to 3.0Ghz really improved memory performance. Surpassed my old 6400x2 in memory latency!
Edited by storm-chaser - 9/2/11 at 12:36pm
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Originally Posted by uncholowapo View Post
I though 965's and above unlocking was a myth. Now I'm tempted to go to Microcenter and try my luck

Good find!
The retail cores are different this a rare OEM CPU. As far as I know, the retail editions dont unlock like the OEM ones. If you do get an OEM make sure the stepping is CCBBE CB, thats the one you wan.t
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can you show us a screen shot of cpu z and open up windows to show us 6 threads? thanks.
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Quote:
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The retail cores are different this a rare OEM CPU. As far as I know, the retail editions dont unlock like the OEM ones. If you do get an OEM make sure the stepping is CCBBE CB, thats the one you wan.t
I will remember this when the second version of BD comes out, OEM 965's are going to be cheap as hell.
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Where did you get the CPU?

I'm wondering if you got a 970T (guessing at it).

960T unlocks to 1605T so...

Man would love one of these. Would tide me over until a full upgrade.
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