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Sorry to hijack thread but can you guys with ASUS mobo's try turning all cores on except 2nd core (or all cores except 2nd and unstable ones). I have always wanted to test this bug I found in the BIOS.
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It is the bios saying that it can unlock up to six core if your cpu has six core. Which someone stated before only the 9**T X4 series has 2 lock cores.
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Originally Posted by superste2201 View Post
Sorry to hijack thread but can you guys with ASUS mobo's try turning all cores on except 2nd core (or all cores except 2nd and unstable ones). I have always wanted to test this bug I found in the BIOS.
It's cool man, sorry it took so long to reply. I went to the gym right after I posted this. I'll take a look and see what happens then let you know.

By the way, thanks everyone for your replies. I figured as much, just wanted to see if anyone else noticed this in the BIOS. I will do some testing in a bit just to confirm this information and post back with my findings.
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Update: Hey superste, I did as you asked and during POST I got a message saying Unleashing mode failed, so I had to go back in to activate core 2 to get windows to boot up. Also, leaving all 6 core options on does not give 2 extra cores, which is not surprising and it's what everyone said would happen. At least I got my RAM running correctly and my 4th core is also showing up. Now on to OCing this CPU back to where I had it Thanks again everyone.

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Unfinished/untested BIOS-es
Nope, because there are six cores cpu that as 2 cores lock. OEM 9**T X4 series cpu. Mobo company made the bios to unlock those OEM cpu if someone wanted to upgrade there mobo.
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Originally Posted by WannaBeOCer View Post
C2 revision is old, C3 is the newest which the Phenom II x6 would of been based on.
Actually,the x6 are E0 based,not C3..

the bios is giving you the option as it supports 6 core proc,your processor however does not have 6 cores....
Edited by B NEGATIVE - 4/6/11 at 7:14am
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only 960T can be unlocked to six
    
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Update: Hey superste, I did as you asked and during POST I got a message saying Unleashing mode failed, so I had to go back in to activate core 2 to get windows to boot up. Also, leaving all 6 core options on does not give 2 extra cores, which is not surprising and it's what everyone said would happen. At least I got my RAM running correctly and my 4th core is also showing up. Now on to OCing this CPU back to where I had it Thanks again everyone.

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Ah as I thought, looks like all ASUS boards using the AMI BIOS have this bug.
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post #20 of 28
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Originally Posted by superste2201 View Post
Ah as I thought, looks like all ASUS boards using the AMI BIOS have this bug.
It is not a bug.
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