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post #11 of 19
These responses are dumb. If you have a six core then the core unlock does nothing. Turn it off.
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Originally Posted by Baskt_Case View Post
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.
This. The core unlocker is really not doing anything at all for you other then now giving you the ability to shut down cores if you so wish. You can safely shut it down and rest assured that your processor will still be 6 core. Or you can leave it on if you routinely go into bios and shut down cores for benching or other reasons. Personally, I would shut it down if it is really serving me no purpose.
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post #13 of 19
No, if your CPU has 6 cores then it only makes sense to activate all 6. But you will notice a higher idle temp compared to activating 2 or 4 cores
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No, if your CPU has 6 cores then it only makes sense to activate all 6. But you will notice a higher idle temp compared to activating 2 or 4 cores
While the temps will always be inherently higher the more cores you have, there is no need to "unlock" already available cores. The mainboard, in this case a Crosshair IV, should have already detected this as a 6 core processor with no need to unlock anything.

To OP. Do yourself a favor and shut off the core unlocker. Boot into windows and run your cpu detector of choice, whether it be CPU-Z or even task manager while you are looking at the performance tab. It should show you 6 cores up and running.
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post #15 of 19
OP you might want to check for bios updates that came out supporting your processor.
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post #16 of 19
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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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Geez... Call it a glitch if you want. Asus boards with ACC have the "Press 4 for Core Unlocker" on the boot-up splash screen, no matter what processor is installed.

If its a native 6 core, all 6 cores are going to be active unless manually de-activated.

The only reason a native 6 core chip will not run correctly is if the board does not support it, or something is broken.

Again, almost all Asus boards with ACC will let you activate Advanced Core Control, regardless of what chip is installed. In the OPs case, all it will do now is let him/her manually disable cores if they wish to do so.

Otherwise, nothing changes. Nothing. If a user had to enable ACC to get all 6 cores working on a Thuban, something is broken.
    
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Geez... Call it a glitch if you want. Asus boards with ACC have the "Press 4 for Core Unlocker" on the boot-up splash screen, no matter what processor is installed.

If its a native 6 core, all 6 cores are going to be active unless manually de-activated.

The only reason a native 6 core chip will not run correctly is if the board does not support it, or something is broken.

Again, almost all Asus boards with ACC will let you activate Advanced Core Control, regardless of what chip is installed. In the OPs case, all it will do now is let him/her manually disable cores if they wish to do so.

Otherwise, nothing changes. Nothing. If a user had to enable ACC to get all 6 cores working on a Thuban, something is broken.

Or if they haven't done a BIOS update yet.
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post #19 of 19
I think you should just use 1 core and down clock it to 1 ghz. Hurry up, times a wasting.
 
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