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Okay so you can see my specs, my mobo on start up used to say to activate core unlocker press 4. This morning when I started my computer instead of saying that it said 6 cores activated. Is this bad, will it harm my cpu or anything? If not why havent they been activated this entire time?
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well i would assume that since you have a 6 core processor it would make sense to use 6 cores. Unless you feel like gimping you rig for no reason.


The unlockers is for lesser CPUs like the 555be which is sold with 2 cores locked.
    
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Umm you have a 1090T so why would 6 cores be bad?
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Originally Posted by Kyubimark View Post
Okay so you can see my specs, my mobo on start up used to say to activate core unlocker press 4. This morning when I started my computer instead of saying that it said 6 cores activated. Is this bad, will it harm my cpu or anything? If not why havent they been activated this entire time?
No it won't harm anything. you have a 6 core cpu.

That should have been enabled a long time ago. It should have done it automatically.
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I didnt know. I was just making sure. If 6 cores are unlocked now why does the turbo unlocker still pop up? Shouldn't it already be running?
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I didnt know. I was just making sure. If 6 cores are unlocked now why does the turbo unlocker still pop up? Shouldn't it already be running?
It pops up anyway even on my motherboard.
Oh and Id disable core unlocker if I were you. Helps me sleep at night
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sounds like your all good man. You just activated more core that you should have had already

So your making full use of your processor. lol
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It pops up anyway even on my motherboard.
Oh and Id disable core unlocker if I were you. Helps me sleep at night
Look I felt all safe now your making me nervous why should I disable it? lol
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Because you aren't unlocking anything, all 6 cores on your processor are open and ready for business all the time, there is no need for that feature with the processor you have.
     
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post #10 of 19
All you did by pressing "4" at startup was enable ACC on your MoBo.

Now, it is redundantly activating all 6 cores on an already 6 core processor.

If you had a locked processor, it would be helping you unlock additional cores. In your case, its basically doing nothing, really. On the flipside, you can now go into the BIOS and manually deactivate 1 or more of your cores, sometimes useful for benching and other odd purposes.
    
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