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ACC BIOS feature may unlock more than cores

Might unlock cache on Athlon II X4

| Motherboards News | Posted: Aug 27, 2009 4:28 pm

Ok we all know about the ACC trick to enable locked cores on Phenom II X3 and X2. But what would you say if you found out that ACC could be used to enable L3 cache on some Althon II (Propus) Quad Cores?

 

According to some interesting news out it seems that although the current pictures of the Athlon II X4 Propus does not show any L3 cache there is a person that claims they have found a way to enable it.

 

Xtreme Systems forum member Chinook has posted some screen shots of an Althon II X4 620 with the L3 cache enabled and disabled. It is interesting as if this is true it would give credence to the rumors that the Athlon II X4 is simply a failed Phenom II X4 with the L3 disabled somehow.

 

There are some odd things about this though; the first is the missing L3 in the die shots. The second is the very odd date that shows on the HIS for the CPU Chinook used. It shows as 2008, this is odd as the date should be 2009.

 


ACC BIOS feature may unlock more than cores

 

NEWS SOURCES:Alienbabeltech.com

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