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My unlocked AMD X3 sometimes boots up as a triple core?

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So I got this "problem", that sometimes my unlocked AMD X3 450 that is now a quad core sometimes still boots up as a triple core processor
If I restart the PC it boots up normally as an X4, but it didn't usually do that... It's doing it for about a week now. It's not as much of a problem then it is an annoyance.
If anyone know's a possible solution I would appreciate it
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I don't know if there's truly a solution. My Sempron machine sometimes booted as a Athlon II X2, Sempron, or even a dual-core "engineering sample". The unlocking function isn't perfect, so it occasionally will take a couple boots to get it how you want.
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Dunno about your motherboard, but see if it has boot-failure protection or something similar. A lot of unlocking/overclocking boards if they fail to boot 2-3 times right off the bat will set the bios to "stock" settings next try. This includes disabling the core-unlocker. Can also happen on a unexpected power-off situation.

TLR = Check your system for stability if you haven't, or like he said the unlocker maybe shoddy (check for a bios update)
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Thanks for the replies. I haven't notice any boot fails, since it always boots right a way, the bios stays normal, it just happens sometimes, usually every day when I first boot it after a long time being off (night).
Weird. My system is stable, Prime95 no errors, and it works well in applications and games, no issues whatsoever. But I guess the unlocking really isn't perfect... I guess it's a reasonable price to pay considering I got an x4 for the price of x3...
So if I disable boot protection will the issue go away or didn't it even use it since my bios settings don't change (it's fine after restart)?
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Ugh, idk why it double posted
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post #6 of 18
Go into your bios and manually turn on the core unlocker and turn on the 4th core. It's probably on auto settings.
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It's set to hybrid and all cores enabled
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The problem is.....

In the 800 series chipset motherboard, AMD had disabled "There" official ACC feature, so the people who make the motherboards.... Biostar, Gigabyte and ASUS etc etc.... have developed there own Unlocking system thats unstable compare to the AMD's official ACC feature.

This is the reason why your not getting that Stable unlock
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The problem is.....

In the 800 series chipset motherboard, AMD had disabled "There" official ACC feature, so the people who make the motherboards.... Biostar, Gigabyte and ASUS etc etc.... have developed there own Unlocking system thats unstable compare to the AMD's official ACC feature.

This is the reason why your not getting that Stable unlock
This. That's why I have a 7 series board
    
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Sucks for me then
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