Yesterday we reported a claim that you could unlock your Phenom II X3 to make it an X4 by a simple setting in the BIOS.
This prompted many people to try it for themselves and much to their surprise the simple setting works.
The gang over at VR-Zone decided to try it out and can now confirm that certain 0904 X3s can be unlocked on Gigabyte, DFI and Biostar 790FX board with the ACC setting in the BIOS.
Considering the X3 is about $150.00 this is a great find, let's just hope AMD does not request the board makers to remove it.
Read more here at VR-Zone.
Yesterday, a user posted an interesting piece of discovery in our forums and that had prompted enthusiasts to try for themselves. Till now, several users have reported success with the unlocking of the Phenom II X3 processors. To verify those claims, board makers too had done some internal testings and so far achieve some success as well. Above is test done on the DFI 790FX board and similar success stories are reported from the labs from Biostar, Gigabyte and others as well.
From what we know, only 0904 batches of Phenom II X3 can be unlocked. Basically, it just uses ACC core to trick the CPU to enable 4th core that has been classed unstable by AMD. However, not all unlocked Phenom II X3 will be stable so you will need some luck here.