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Can This x3 Combo Be Unlocked?

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I work in the IT department at school. I'm awesome.

We're custom building a few computers for replacement systems, running:

Athlon II x3 425: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-726-_-Product
BIOSTAR A785G3: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-182-_-Product

My boss has told me I can experiment with unlocking the 4th core on one of these builds, and I can OC it. Can it be done? I've never tried to unlock an x3 before, but if it can be done, it shall be.
post #2 of 9
Yep

But odds are only some of them will unlock. I've had luck with the 440s myself, they unlock to a 3.0GHz quad which is plenty so you won't have to fumble with overclocking each of the chips.
post #3 of 9
A quick look at the mobo specs shows that it does have a 710 SB. So as long as there is ACC support in the BIOS you should be able to attempt an unlock.
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You should be able to. Just go to the Bios and set the ACC setting to all instead of auto.
But since these are school computers wouldn't you b worried about stability when you OC them?
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I can unlock my Athlon II X3 425 to a Quad with the 6mb of L3 cache, but it is not stable. So I locked the last core and kept the 6mb of cache.

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Originally Posted by Dan17z View Post
You should be able to. Just go to the Bios and set the ACC setting to all instead of auto.
But since these are school computers wouldn't you b worried about stability when you OC them?
Which is why I'm only doing 1.
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Originally Posted by pow3rtr1p View Post
Which is why I'm only doing 1.
I say go for it. Even if it doesn't unlock you'll have a super fast triple core
post #8 of 9
In order to unlock my Phenom II X2 545 to a quad I had to set ACC to Auto and HT Link to 1600. Don't know if that would be the same for you.
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I bought this board for it's features and it's price BUT, it randomly shorted out on me, AND i talked to the biostar tech about ACC and with the version i got (6.0) they said it did NOT support ACC but 6.3 and 6.4 do...It had the option in the BIOS when i got it, and it's SB710...so i don't understand. Either way i'm getting the board RMA'd.
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