More Info On Phenom II X3 Unlocking

Now you can get an ES with unlocked multiplier.

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Published Sun, Jul 5 2009 6:41 PM CDT   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 12:36 PM CST
Several months ago, stories of unlocking the fourth core in the Phenom II X3 chips through a simple BIOS option were making huge news on the web, and now it looks like there is even more to the story.

More Info On Phenom II X3 Unlocking


After playing with the BIOS a little more, aOverClocked inside has figured out how to not only unclock the extra core in the chip, but turn the Phenom II X3 into an Engineering Sample as well. Any overclocker knows that this is good news, as ES chips have unlocked multipliers.

More Info On Phenom II X3 Unlocking


The news just gets better though. While going through the process to turn the chip into an ES, the voltage to the chip also gains a lot more choices for selecting, raning between 0.6000V and 1.8625V. This should open up quite a bit of new overclocking possibilities for those trying to push the Phenom II X3 to the limit.

Zac provides professional IT support by day, but plays the role of enthusiast by night. He's been building high-end custom computer for the nearly fifteen years and writing PC hardware reviews for the better part of a decade. Aside from computers, he also dabbles in quite a bit of home A/V equipment. Throughout the years, Zac has picked up an extensive knowledge of power circuitry and leverages this to provide the PSU reviews. When not found testing or writing, you can often find him speeding through the winding countryside on his motorcycle.

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