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Hey guys so i recently built my first AMD based system, and i have to say im very very impressed,
i purchased the phenom 2 x2 560 black edition unlocked version.

so my motherboard allowed me to unlock that cpu to a true quadcore and runing really stable, now im thinking about building another PC for the downstairs entertainment area/ and another edition to my folding family, and im thinking about getting the
amd phenom 2 x4 955 unlocked version,
now my ???????

so if i buy the x4 unlocked what cores will let me unlock after???????

is it going to make it a six core?????
because if not whats the poin of buying those when u can buy an x2 for much cheaper and unlock it?????

please help, need to order before today ends
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post #2 of 7
No you can't unlock the 955 to a hexacore. AMD was originally planning on releasing the 960T, which would've had the possibility to unlock to a hexacore but I believe they canceled releasing it.

And just a heads up, not all CPUs are guaranteed to unlock, it's a luck of the draw thing.
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yeah but if it does not unlock ill just go return it, but thank you for your help
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post #4 of 7
"Unlocked" denotes an unlocked multiplier, not the cores themselves.
With the Black Editions you can choose your CPU multiplier, which facilitates easier overclocking.

It's impossible to 'unlock cores' that don't exist on the chip.
The 955 is only manufactured with 4.
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955 is a native quad core die, nothing to unlock
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post #6 of 7
955 is a quad core CPU without locked cores

unlockable 4 core to 6 core CPUs, 960T and 840T, are out as an OEM CPUs (HP is the only one who have them)
Edited by IOSEFINI - 3/6/11 at 10:53pm
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You will not be able to unlock any cores in the Phenom II X4 955 because it's using the full Deneb die with all cores unlocked. If you want a hexa-core and an unlocked multiplier, get the Phenom II X6 1090T
    
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