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I am currently in dire need of an upgrade for my cpu and was wondering what the chances of unlocking an AMD Athlon II X4 640 Propus to X6 Operation would be or if I should just get a X4 Phenom and call it it a day.

My budget is $125 for a new processor so no Six core processors here. frown.gif
post #2 of 49
No go there, I had a Athlon 640 Propus once, and nothing would unlock on it.

It's still a good CPU if your overclock it, just wait until Bulldozer comes out in September, they will be much much more powerfull than Phenom II's
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First, what the hell do you mean by "Operation"??

Second, Athlon x4 have 4 cores. You can't unlock it to 6, because it doesn't have 6.
Phenom x4 will be only about 10% faster than Athlon x4, so upgrade to that is useless.
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What do you even say.
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I have never hear of a x4 640 unlocking to anything.

Im pretty sure It's made with only 4 cores so you cannot unlock it.

Also if you mean "opteron", There is no way an athlon x4 640 will unlock to an opteron.

Also for $125, upgrading to a phenom II x4 would not be worth it.
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I believe the only AMD quads that have the potential to unlock to six cores are those with a "T" at the end of the name, and the 640 is not one of those.

Edit:
Now that I think about it, I don't think these were even released. Ignore me tongue.gif
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There was articels i read about some processors unlocking to tubans :S
sorry about spelling

I think it may have been oem processors only though

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post #8 of 49
Get a quad.

EDIT
Here is an AMD Phenom II X4 955 for $119.99 with free shipping.
Edited by dixson01974 - 8/3/11 at 3:19pm
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post #9 of 49
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Quote:
Originally Posted by this n00b again;14452805 
I have never hear of a x4 640 unlocking to anything.

Im pretty sure It's made with only 4 cores so you cannot unlock it.

Also if you mean "opteron", There is no way an athlon x4 640 will unlock to an opteron.

Also for $125, upgrading to a phenom II x4 would not be worth it.


Check this link out: LINK

It says here that there is a slight possibility for unlocking to X6 "operation"
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Originally Posted by Fateful_Ikkou;14452753 
I am currently in dire need of an upgrade for my cpu and was wondering what the chances of unlocking an AMD Athlon II X4 640 Propus to X6 Operation would be or if I should just get a X4 Phenom and call it it a day.

My budget is $125 for a new processor so no Six core processors here. frown.gif

Unless it's a deneb chip you can't. And even if it was a deneb, you can only unlock it to a Phenom X4. The X6 Phenoms are Thuban, it's completely different. Use CPU-Z to see which you have, Propus or Deneb. I had a propus, can't unlock in any way whatsoever.
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