How Does AMD Core Unlocking Work?

+1 vote
asked Aug 20, 2010 by Tim Fontana (16,355 points)
I have seen recently that it is possible to unlock a phenom x2 to work as a quad core.
How does this work?

2 Answers

0 votes
answered Aug 21, 2010 by JF832 (115 points)
Basically when you unclock it, it extracts the core CPU into 4 Virtual Cores. This basically makes it so you have to go elsewhere, because I don't know. Sorry.
commented Aug 21, 2010 by Tim Fontana (16,355 points)
so, like hyperthreading?
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answered Aug 21, 2010 by xXSunshineXx (45 points)
Here take a look at this, might help.

I believe this is what you are looking for.

http://blog.the-odyssey.co.cc/?p=179
commented Aug 21, 2010 by Tim Fontana (16,355 points)
so there selling defective cpus :L thanks :D
commented Oct 27, 2010 by Madison Tries (6,121 points)
I didn't know they did that...
commented Oct 27, 2010 by JohnK (536 points)
It is called "binning"!! and is actually a really smart way for cutting manufacturing cost really low! AND "smart" (or enthusiast) customers are happy with the resaults, it's a win win situation!!!  check how it work here ---> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B14BiB-Bv3s
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