AMD Phenom II X2 550 core unlock guide emerges

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AMD Phenom II X2 550 core unlock guide emerges
There have been numerous articles and guides written on the unlock capabilities of the X2 and X3 series, but now there has emerged a guide on unlocking the Phenom II X2 550 Black Edition CPU's extra cores. As a result, AMD could theoretically now find their sales of the model increasing amongst the overclocker base.

Members from Lab501 have posted a detailed guide on unlocking the two extra cores on the 550 processors, and out of an attempted 120 unlocks, they were successful in 81 of their attempts.

Unfortunately, not every motherboard will allow the user to successfully pull off such an attempt, so it's worth checking whether yours is in the list of supported boards. The article is in Romanian, but you can click here for a good Google-assisted translation. Good luck!

Source: Fudzilla