As with any sort of out-of-spec operation, proceed at your own risk. At the same time you can do your best to discourage your customers from ordering too many. Remove it off the official price list, charge a little more for it, and direct people at a cheaper native alternative – like the Athlon II X2. I kid, I kid. And herein lies the problem for companies that rely on die harvesting for their product line. To illustrate this point, AMD has responded with its own lineup of new processors that avoid competing with Intel’s newest. Good price for a decent dual core processor.

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About this product Product Identifiers Brand. 5555 unlocks to 4 cores with a socket AM3 motherboard which makes it great for everything. Although it’s niche market but when considering workstation or file server build upon pc hardware there is real demand for ECC memory if you run long simulations or other HPC stuff.

Unlocking the Phenom II X2 555: 3.2GHz Quad-Core for $99

Quick shipping, found it in the mail and wasn’t expecting it yet. Originally these cores were disabled because of low yields, but over time yields on quad-core Phenom IIs should be high enough to negate the need for a Phenom II X2.

It’s definitely a lesson learnt on trying unverified BIOS online. There are two things I left out of that review that I felt needed following up phenok. This also leaves the Phenom II X2 family with two processors currently:. More on that in the next few pages. Four cores running at 3. Two cores are all you get.

amx With four cores active, that number drops down to 3. We followed the instructions and even despite our attempts to increase the voltages and lower the memory timings, the CPU-Z screen refused to report more than two cores. While I can’t guarantee that all Phenom II X2s can be converted into quad-core chips, I’d say that your chances are probably pretty good at this point if you get a new enough chip.

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AMD Phenom II X2 555 3.2GHz Dual-Core (HDZ555WFK2DGM) Processor

I often will be down loading a large video file while watching HD video and surfing the web. The Athlon II x 2 does have more level 2 cache and a higher clock speed, so this may be the difference??? The lowest-priced item that has been used or worn previously.

Not to mention the possible ill luck with BIOS flashing and it could turn out to be more costly than you thought. Only proble m, I can’t build them fast enough to keep one in my office for long. It will also set you back by quite a premium 55 the power savings. See all 7 pre-owned amc. All of the chips are in Benchso if you want to know how they compare have a look – or check out our review.

AMD Phenom II X2 / GHz processor Specs – CNET

You may also be interested in Last one Free shipping. Unfortunately, the unlocking was unsuccessful. The item may have some signs of cosmetic wear, but is fully operational and functions as intended. We used a modded BIOS which supposedly supported the new processor and the capability to unlock it. In case of the latter you need an appropriate graphics card of course. All that’s left are Phenom II X4s pretty much. It’s odd that no-one has noticed this, or if has hasn’t bothered to mention it.

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Intel Core Ik Coffee Lake 3. Show less Show more. We had no issues after the usual reboot.