Originally Posted by ReKLiS
I have plans and getting a new motherboard and the Phenom x2 550. Though I have some questions first and hopefully one of you guys can answer my question. I've been reading that theres a certain batch thats been far more successful then others, I was wondering on how do you actually pick the right batch to buy? specially when your ordering online (newegg etc etc etc)?
it's mostly about luck... there's nothing that guarantees you an unlock... just probability of you getting better chance on one batch over the other...
if you buy in person at a B&M store, you can see the batch numbers on the window of the retail box, and decide whether to buy that batch or not... online, you take your chances...
of course, you can buy second hand off someone who has successfully unlocked their 550BEs, but your mobo might be more picky than theirs and refuse to unlock
it all boils down to luck (and skill/time in tweaking the BIOS settings)...
that, and the 555BE will be up for sale soon, and existing 550BE stock will probably be deplenished soon... so decide soon if you want to wait for the 555BEEdited by paperwastage - 2/4/10 at 5:23am