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Okay so long story short i bought an HP slimeline and upgraded the motherboard to an ASUS so that i could unlock the cores on my AMD Phenom II 555 BE and they unlocked succesfully... but now i can't get into Windows without an OEM version to give my old hard drive a fresh boot. Now what i'm wondering is if i were to go back to my old motherboard now (the one my boot of windows is used too) would the new cores still be unlocked?

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post #2 of 15
No, the unlocking is done by the motherboard's BIOS.
If you want to unlock the CPU on another computer, that computer's motherboard has to have unlocking options too.
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probably not
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Nope, as far as I know it's the BIOS settings that allow the core unlock, it's not a physical change.

Change BIOS/board, un-unlocks (if that's a word )
    
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post #5 of 15
Nope, I've unlocked my X3 to X4 plenty of times. All you do if you ever want to disable it is turn AAC from Auto to Disabled.

Good luck, mine was able to be turned to X4 but I have temperature issues especially with my cheap cooler.
post #6 of 15
It will not. Unlocking follows the motherboard.

You could call Microsoft and tell them your motherboard died and you replaced it, if they are nice, they will let you activate that OEM version on the new board. Otherwise, you'll need to get a new OEM version of Windows or a Retail version of Windows.
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post #7 of 15
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Originally Posted by tmunn View Post
It will not. Unlocking follows the motherboard.

You could call Microsoft and tell them your motherboard died and you replaced it, if they are nice, they will let you activate that OEM version on the new board. Otherwise, you'll need to get a new OEM version of Windows or a Retail version of Windows.
Or before all that, he can clear the CMOS if setting AAC to disabled again doesn't work.
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Or before all that, he can clear the CMOS if setting AAC to disabled again doesn't work.
?This is relevant how?

If I'm following correctly.

He successfully unlocked cores with his new motherboard.

His version of Windows is OEM. Thus, a new motherboard = new system according to the EULA. So he must either call them to get it activated or get another clean copy of Windows.

Further, reverting back to the old motherboard will not maintain the settings needed to retain the unlocked cores. Said settings are a function of the motherboard, not the processor(assuming the processor is capable of unlocking in the first place).

All of that being said, possibly I am missing something here. OP, what do you mean by "can't get back into Windows". Is it giving you a specific dialog i.e. "You must activate now", or is it just crashing/bsod/hanging due to possible instabilities?
    
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post #9 of 15
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Originally Posted by tmunn View Post
?This is relevant how?
Because clearing the CMOS resets all of the BIOS' settings, and he can't boot into Windows because he unlocked his cores?

If I'm reading correctly.

Don't need to build up an attitude, jeez.
post #10 of 15
You will have 2 cores again because the Motherboards Bios is what unlocks the cores. The cpu is physically 4 cores with 2 disabled, but by default, without a core unlocking board, only 2 will be read. So your OEM board is only going to find 2 cores.
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