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Hello all,

I have heard recently about the possibility of unlocking disabled cores in certain CPUs. I have been told that sometimes 2/3 core CPUs actually have 4 cores, but the extras are locked for various reasons. I have tried to look up information about this, but I don't know where to look.

I have an Intel Core2 Duo T5850 (2.16 GHz) that came in my Dell Inspiron 1720, and I was hoping that someone could tell me 1. if my CPU has extra, disabled cores, and 2. how to unlock those cores safely.

I appreciate any help you can give.

Thanks,

vkillion
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you can only do this with some AMD cpus, not intel.
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Not only it work on AMD only, you will not able to unlock anything on a laptop parts.

To unlock an AMD core/cache, obviously you have to start with a CPU that has unlcoked core/cache in the first place where some AMD chips are natively as is. Second, the south bridge chip has to support AAC. Laptop is the last place you will find this feature.
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Thanks for responding, both of you. I kind of figured that would be the case, because when I tried to search for unlocking cores, I only found information about AMD.

However I am also interested in overclocking my CPU. I have considered it in the past but was afraid of frying it. How fast is "safe" for this CPU and how do I go about overclocking it?

Thanks,

vkillion
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Thanks for responding, both of you. I kind of figured that would be the case, because when I tried to search for unlocking cores, I only found information about AMD.

However I am also interested in overclocking my CPU. I have considered it in the past but was afraid of frying it. How fast is "safe" for this CPU and how do I go about overclocking it?

Thanks,

vkillion

Wouldn't overclock laptop parts even if you can. You'd need a better heatsink for all the extra heat generated and laptops can't be modified easily or cheaply. The BIOS is most likely locked regardless.
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