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    Default Phenom II X4 for $99: Unlocking the X2 555 BE

    How does a full-featured Phenom II X4 CPU for $99 sound? AMD's new dual core hotrod, the X2 555 BE, is actually an X4 in disguise and just needs a bit of help to unlock those two extra cores for all the performance goodness you can dream about at bargain prices. We successfully unlocked the X2 555 BE and we'll tell you how today and show the resulting performance increase.



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    I will spread this article over the net!

    Expect lots of traffic.
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    Now there is an interesting set of results.......will be looking for certain bios features tomorrow methinks

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    Okay, posted the review on a few major forum sites.

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    Great review Logan and what deal for a hundred bucks.

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    Well done Logan!
    excellent review...this is one amazing chip

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    Excellent revew Logan !

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    hey , thanks guys ! it's a fun chip, that's for sure. incredible price/performance ratio.

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    There was no mention of voltage for that overclocking session.....care to share?
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    ya, sure. it took nearly 1.5V for the quad unlocked, and 1.4v for 4ghz on dual. it might not pass intelburntest with those voltages, though. just enough was used to get benching stability.

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    You had to raise the voltage to 1.5v just to unlock it ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doctor_Death View Post
    You had to raise the voltage to 1.5v just to unlock it ?
    it was at 1.4875 iirc. amd chips leak more current, and generally take more voltage than their intel counterparts. 1.400 or thereabouts is stock, so 1.5 isn't TOO bad. I think stock voltage for the 965 c2 is 1.4250.

    1.5 as a 4ghz quad btw
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    Check out the feedback > http://www.overclock.net/hardware-ne...unlocking.html

    Yes, my username is ToxicAdam over there

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    Any idea on when its going to be in shelves. About to sell a system for a friend, and he wants this chip.
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    Jeremy, I just checked newegg, and they're in stock for $103.99. Free shipping, too.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103846

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    I originally posted that because I was looking for the part number from the review. After I posted, I found them by manually searching, but thanks for the link.
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