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Can I unlock a PII X4 960T on a Gigabyte GA-990XA-UD3?

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Hi all!


I don't know if it's the right section, but here goes:

I recently put together a build for a friend of mine, and I thought I was able to unlock the 960T CPU to a 6-core with the Gigabyte GA-990XA-UD3 motherboard, but I cannot seem to find it in the BIOS?


Does any of you know if I can do it? If yes, how would I go about doing it? smile.gif


Help is much, much appreciated! smile.gif
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sould be a setting saying core unlocker or aac /acc. some bioses show press 4 to unlock on the flash screen when turn on
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Originally Posted by richie_2010;15570153 
sould be a setting saying core unlocker or aac /acc. some bioses show press 4 to unlock on the flash screen when turn on

Yeah, but I just can't seem to see it...

I thought someone here might have the board, and could help me smile.gif
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I have a UD5 board so I'm not sure if it's the same but on my board, under advanced, there's literally an option called "Unlock Cores" with enable/disable. Do you have the latest BIOS?
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Originally Posted by Whyzguy;15571059 
I have a UD5 board so I'm not sure if it's the same but on my board, under advanced, there's literally an option called "Unlock Cores" with enable/disable. Do you have the latest BIOS?

Naah, I haven't even put Windows on it yet biggrin.gif

I will try to check it out if I get the opportunity in the weekend smile.gif I haven't really seen the option under Advanced though confused.gif
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Originally Posted by richie_2010;15570153 
sould be a setting saying core unlocker or aac /acc. some bioses show press 4 to unlock on the flash screen when turn on

I'm interested in this as well but was going to attempt it on a UD3. I don't suppose you know if the same applies to the UD3 would you?

The bios's shouldn't be that different.
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I don't think you can anymore because a few weeks ago i saw there was a bios update that removes the core unlock feature on GB Motherboards.


http://www.gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=3516#bios
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Originally Posted by Darksoul844;15571975 
I don't think you can anymore because a few weeks ago i saw there was a bios update that removes the core unlock feature on GB Motherboards.

http://www.gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=3516#bios

CRAP.... that really sucks. I was looking at a 960T instead of getting a Phenom II. Now I'm a little pissed at Gigabyte. What is the point of removing a feature that costs them nothing.

If the ability to unlock wasn't there in the first place then that is fair enough, but to take away that ability, well, that just sucks.
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Originally Posted by Darksoul844;15571975 
I don't think you can anymore because a few weeks ago i saw there was a bios update that removes the core unlock feature on GB Motherboards.


http://www.gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=3516#bios

That's not the same motherboard...

Also, this may even only apply to the GA-890GPA-UD3H motherboard.

Either way, I could always use the FF BIOS...


EDIT: There's nothing about the BIOS removing any feature on the GA-990XA-UD3 board:

http://www.gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=3901#bios
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Originally Posted by WhitePrQjser;15572096 
That's not the same motherboard...

Also, this may even only apply to the GA-890GPA-UD3H motherboard.

Either way, I could always use the FF BIOS...


EDIT: There's nothing about the BIOS removing any feature on the GA-990XA-UD3 board:

http://www.gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=3901#bios

I know its not the same motherboard but bios are usually the same as there moving forward. cause why remove it from one and keep it from the future motherboards? Would be kind of dumb.

and if you check here http://www.gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=3901#ov on the feature list there is nothing about Core unlocking...
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