Turn that AMD Phenom II X3 into the quad core you’ve always dreamed of

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by Mike
Posted February 27th, 2009 at 7:06 am

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If you have an AMD Phenom II X3 laying around, today is the day to unlock its true potential.  Seems as if the X3’s are really just  quad core with one of its cores maimed.  However, if you are fortunate enough to have certain motherboards (korean), a Biostar mobo, or a Bios with the option of “Advanced Clock Callibration”, you can restore life back to that lifeless core of yours.  The process is actually quite simple.   Under the Advanced Clock Callibration screen, switch the setting to “Auto” and away she goes!  Now everything you do will be 25% faster!  Ok maybe not, but at least you can feel good in that you payed for 3 cores and really got 4.  I’m not a marketing/manufacturing guru by any means but manufacturing a quad core and then locking it down to 3 cores sounds kind of inefficient.  However, I can see the other side of the coin in that it saves money from having to have another chip to design/market/make.  To each his own I guess.

Source: Engadget, Slashgear

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