Will Phenom 965 BE be unlocked or we should unlock it via mobo?

By Qmark
Dec 17, 2010
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  1. Can you say that IF phenom 965 BE may be Locked from Begining , or its Pure Quad Core that is Fully unlocked from First !

    for example i5 760 is Unlocked & there is nothing to Unlock , i wanna know if Phenom is just like that & wont be Locked !
  2. Mizzou

    Mizzou TS Enthusiast Posts: 823

    The Black Edition AMD processors are all unlocked from the get go ... nothing to worry about.
  3. Relic

    Relic TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,379   +16

    The Phenom II X4 965 is a quad-core processor to begin with so you do not need to unlock any cores, hence the X4. If you got a Phenom II X2 5xx series then you'd only have a dual-core with the possibility to unlock the other cores. The Black Edition label means that the core multiplier is unlocked, allowing for easier OCing.
  4. Qmark

    Qmark TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thanks man !

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