i forgot to mention, the asus core unlocker has the ability to unlock 6 cores, so i presume if they have a batch of 6 core chips fail, they downgrade them to quad core, iirc the "Black" title has something to do with it, im sure i read somewhere that means it was a downgraded chip. im probably wrong though i more than likely missread it im just sure thats what it said ??
Huh well that kind explains why they locked both those cores. Meanwhile i'm here sitting happily with my hexa-core AMD FX-6100 CPU It works alright under a lot of stress but not the best when a lot of resources are need
yes xengs the mobo and chip combo i bought were put together the board comes with the asus core unlocker feature and because the cores are only deactivated, usually its core 3 or 4 that fails so they deactivate both and call it a dual core. In a lot of cases both cores will be fine (so you can make it a quad core) its just that if a say they make batches of 1000 at a time and in that batch they check 50 and they all have a failty core, they will just downgrade the entire batch, but not all of them will have a failed core. Mine is really odd. I can run cores 1,2,3 and i can run cores 1,2,4 but if i turn both 3 and 4 on at the same time i sometimes manage to get to desktop but a few seconds later i get a total lockup for about 6 seconds then a blue screen and shutdown. which reverts it back to a dual core again and i have to go back in and turn one of the other cores back on. I can run either core 3 or 4 but not both..
Also, I have found out that the SLOD model I have are corrupt. I tried replacing one part on my delorean mod with an sLOD part and it crashed the game
I then tried to use it in a mod for GTA IV and it worked. I am not understanding this at all........ I think I am going to try to find a program that repairs files to see if that helps, I have no idea what to do with those models for now.
i think i do AMD phenom X2 black (so its a 4 core chip but one is faulty so they turn it into a dual core, but once unlocked you can have a triple core) and yeah when i last upgraded my GFX card from a 7600 to a 450 my 600W supply was causing HDD failures left right and center. we replaced almost everything in it including the hdd's, thinking it was a faulty part, it turned out it was the PSU so now i always buy bigger than i expect to need, just so i have the extra wiggle room should i upgrade something which requires that little more power
eBay is just fine, you just gotta watch the sellers. Make sure they accept paypal, check their feedback (As Sellers - And on what sort of items!), make sure other items they sold were towards legit buyers, etc, etc. And make sure you get a lot of pics, and a clear description of the product you're buying. If you've got any doubts... Don't do it. And if it sounds too good to be true, it isn't. Again, eBay is a good tool, but you got to be extremely careful. And always use PayPal!
BTW, I think Nobby runs one of those Crayzy-Hungry AMD beasts, those need 150 watts by themselves lol