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P2 955BE ve B55BE?

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Just unlocked my P2 X2 555BE to a B55BE X4 (waits for applause) but i am wondering why its called a B55 and not a 955

PS. before i OC it i have to wait for my 212+ to come in...next thursday frown.gif
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post #2 of 13
Because it is not a 955. It is a lock 955.
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post #3 of 13
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Quote:
Originally Posted by dixson01974;13042872 
Because it is not a 955. It is a lock 955.

how is it locked?
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Two of the four cores are found to be defective in one way or another during testing so they are disabled and the CPU is sold as Dual Core.
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post #5 of 13
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Quote:
Originally Posted by DaJinx;13042957 
Two of the four cores are found to be defective in one way or another during testing so they are disabled and the CPU is sold as Dual Core.

Well i know that, but why is it labeled as a B55 in CPU-z and not a 955, PS not all chips have defects, some are just locked to meet dual core demands, which is what i have.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Smoblikat;13042920 
how is it locked?

AMD locked 2 of the core.
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post #7 of 13
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Quote:
Originally Posted by dixson01974;13043085 
AMD locked 2 of the core.

lol, IT IS CURRENTLY UNLOCKED. It is now a quad core with 4 cores having a core count of 4, i know AMD locked it and now they didnt..........WHY is it called a B55 and not a 955 like it should be?
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post #8 of 13
Any of the unlocked ones turn into a B55. Its NOT a 955 even though its quad core, what doesnt make sense to you bruh? Ask AMD if you want to know why it's called that.
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post #9 of 13
Here is the only thing I can think of that makes sence is this. B mean blocked.
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post #10 of 13
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So is it less powerful than a 955?
and on a sidenote, how do i up the voltage on my proc my mobo is ASUS M4A89GTD-EVo is it CPU voltage VDDT?
Edited by Smoblikat - 4/7/11 at 7:19pm
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