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I've had a phenom ii 840t in my rig for some time now and have been reading up about unlocking it from a x4 to x6. I haven't had any success though, my board is a asrock n68c-s ucc, says it can unlock cores, the manual is useless and says nothing.

I've tried enabling ACC & UCC and the system shuts down, restarts and all I get is a black screen, no signal from screen. I assume this is not meant to happen rolleyes.gif

I guess unlocking is hit n miss? or might I need a different board? I thought i'd attached a cpu-z screen.



anyways, either way, i'm thinking of getting another board, just to have am3+ support for the future.

the rig was built on budget and the cpu was cheap off ebay biggrin.gif

I did read the guide and it mentions something about the southbridge being important, sb710 or sb750, my board doesn't have either, it's just some NVidia mcp. is that why it doesn't work?
Edited by RanCorX2 - 4/18/13 at 4:30am
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Scratch it ... i forgot for a split second tongue.gif
Edited by DaveLT - 4/18/13 at 9:08am
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why have I read that the 840T unlocks? like @ http://www.cpu-world.com/news_2010/2010110301_AMD_Phenom_II_X4_840T_unlocks_to_six-core.html

Because you can.

It might just not unlock. People buy these expecting to unlock them. The cores were probably disabled for a reason.
    
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Only certain chipsets can unlock cores. 710 or better is required. Don't think your Nvidia chipset can do it.
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