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Originally Posted by shiftwig113 View Post

lol
But it does raise the question of can you unlock the extra two cores in the 3930k..
just imagine 8 beastly cores overclocked.... heck imagine what kind of power you need for 8 physical cores overclocked

Just as much power as the 8-core Xeons which are perfectly fine. thumb.gif
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hahahaa what a question. r0flr0flr0flr0fl


orly? can't beleive someone is asking if an i5 is unlockable to 6 core.


maybe troll?
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Some CPUs can be unlocked to use more cores, mainly AMD processors like the phenom II. You'll see things like phenom II x2, which means it's a dual core processor. There are also x3, x4, etc. Some of them can be unlocked to have more cores because originally, the chips were built as quad or hexa core processors, and faulty cores were disabled. The chips were then sold as dual, triple, or quad core CPUs for less money, instead of being a total waste.

As far as I know, Intel has never done this, and even if they did, none of the current generation processors are made in this way. Furthermore, to unlock cores on some of the AMD processors, you need a motherboard and BIOS that have the feature to do it. Even then, in most cases the cores were disabled for a reason. You're basically rolling the dice to see whether or not the chip will function with the cores re-enabled. I looked into doing this for my mom, since her desktop has a phenom II x2, but the motherboard/bios doesn't have the tools to do it.

Oh and cut the kid some slack I've seen much worse stupidity rolleyes.gif
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^^^ I'm pretty sure the closest thing to that Intel does is to see which chips are good OCers then they sort them between SB-E and xeon.
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