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HI I was just wondering how long does it take to unlock cores. I tried with my 960T and after it reboots it just does nothing, fans and lights stays on but nobody seems to be there. I tried it with a different chip and it seemed like almost right away it failed and posted and said that it failed. Am I just not being patient enough? I would let it run like that for 20 min. or so but it would still do nothing, and I would just clear cmos to restart it. Thanks.
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The cores are unstable. Try unlocking one or the other at a time. Core unlocking is when the BIOS forces the CPU to use the "locked" cores. It takes seconds at most.
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The cores are unstable. Try unlocking one or the other at a time. Core unlocking is when the BIOS forces the CPU to use the "locked" cores. It takes seconds at most.
how do you do that ,with core leveling? sorry I'm still fresh.
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There should be a setting in the BIOS, called "Core Unlocker". I haven't unlocked cores myself but I think this is how it works. You just choose the "hidden" core to Activate/unlock. Are you unlocking 1 or 2 at a time?
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its instantly changes when you turn on core unlocker, but not always successful its just like OC its all based on luck
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There should be a setting in the BIOS, called "Core Unlocker". I haven't unlocked cores myself but I think this is how it works. You just choose the "hidden" core to Activate/unlock. Are you unlocking 1 or 2 at a time?
mine just has acc, and core leveling which I think underclocks whichever core you chose by -2, -4, -6, etc.. but there is another option but I can't remember what it is at the moment. I try it out later but I think it should only take a few seconds also. Oh well I might just not be able to with this chip.
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its instantly changes when you turn on core unlocker, but not always successful its just like OC its all based on luck
yeah thats what I thought oh well
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post #8 of 22
unlocking cores is alot like OCing, sometimes you have to tweak to get it right.
for instance, both of my locked cores are stable as a tri, but fail as a quad, i haven't messed with voltages or anything, but i read that smetimes it takes a good bit of tweaking.

you can use ACC to to underclock one of the cores that is an ill performer, sometimes that helps..
maybe try it as a x5 with either core, and find out which one is the bad one..
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yeah thats what I thought oh well
yup just have to play with it, and might get lucky.
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post #10 of 22
Often times they require more vcore. Try that.

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