Unlocking 4th core in AMD Athlon X3 445

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    Agga Community Member

    So I used the Core Unlocking System on ASUS M4A87TD/USB3 and It seemed to Unlock to a AMD Phoenom II X4 B45 but CPUz only shows 3 cores and also the L3 cache didnt unlock when I start it up it says 3 cores unlocked but CPUz reports the CPU as A Phoenom X4 i have tried to enable 4 cores in the MSconfig Boot Advanced Options but it only displays drop down menu for 3 I have manually enabled all cores in the Bios CPU Config Menu,I am at a loss did the 4th Core not unlock? is the 4th core faulty? or is there something else I can try? also am I best leaving it as Pheonom X4 with only 3 cores running and no L3 cache or should I just go back to to running standard as an Athlon X3 and OC it?
    Any suggestions help pls guys and gals
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    Agga Community Member

    I thought you guys were tech wizards no suggestions::(
    CPU-Z version1.57


    Number of processors1
    Number of threads3


    Processor 0
    -- Core 0
    -- Thread 00
    -- Core 1
    -- Thread 01
    -- Core 2
    -- Thread 02

    Processors Information

    Processor 1ID = 0
    Number of cores3 (max 3)
    Number of threads3 (max 3)
    NameAMD Athlon II X3 445
    SpecificationAMD Athlon(tm) II X3 445 Processor
    PackageSocket AM3 (938)
    Extended CPUID10.5
    Brand ID29
    Core SteppingBL-C3
    Technology45 nm
    TDP Limit95 Watts
    Core Speed931.1 MHz
    Multiplier x FSB4.0 x 232.8 MHz
    HT Link speed2095.0 MHz
    Stock frequency3100 MHz
    Instructions setsMMX (+), 3DNow! (+), SSE, SSE2, SSE3, SSE4A, x86-64, AMD-V
    L1 Data cache3 x 64 KBytes, 2-way set associative, 64-byte line size
    L1 Instruction cache3 x 64 KBytes, 2-way set associative, 64-byte line size
    L2 cache3 x 512 KBytes, 16-way set associative, 64-byte line size
    FID/VID Controlyes
    FID range4.0x - 15.5x
    Max VID1.425 V
    P-StateFID 0xF - VID 0x0A - IDD 25 (15.50x - 1.425 V)
    P-StateFID 0x8 - VID 0x12 - IDD 20 (12.00x - 1.325 V)
    P-StateFID 0x3 - VID 0x1A - IDD 19 (9.50x - 1.225 V)
    P-StateFID 0x100 - VID 0x26 - IDD 12 (4.00x - 1.075 V)

    Package Type0x1
    String 10x7
    String 20x6
    TDC Limit75 Amps
    Attached devicePCI device at bus 0, device 24, function 0
    Attached devicePCI device at bus 0, device 24, function 1
    Attached devicePCI device at bus 0, device 24, function 2
    Attached devicePCI device at bus 0, device 24, function 3
    Attached devicePCI device at bus 0, device 24, function 4
    this is CPUz report before unlock
    Cant seem to post the CPUz table so uploaded the text file relating to processor can upload the after same info after attempting the core unlock if it helps
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    Alaisy Veteran BOON

    I'm sorry it's just that about roughly 25% here actually has an AMD, let alone someone who unlocks cores. It requires a great deal of reading through tons of articles/guides and I doubt anyone does it unless they have the actual CPU. I've only ever unlocked shaders or flashed GPU's, and for CPU's only limited myself to overclocking. I think you know more about this than I do simply by trying it in the first place.

    Just don't want to post something I'm not sure about, hopefully someone else does but this is a very specific thread/question.
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    Aspira Admin Officer

    Secret to unlocking 4th core in AMD Athlon X3 445.....

    Throw it in bin and buy an Intel.
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    Tal The Architect

    You can't always unlock the 4th core. It's luck of the draw.
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    Agga Community Member

    seems thats the case so best to go back to a Athlon X3 or leave as Pheonom X4 with X3 cores running? I've gone back to Athlon X3 or at least that is what CPUz is reporting it as
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    Tal The Architect

    I'd leave it as an Athlon X3 personally, especially if the 4th core won't unlock.
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    Agga Community Member

    Ok Cheers Tal m8
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    Tal The Architect

    No worries, shame you got unlucky... it's definitely hit or miss :(
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    Balmung Veteran BOON

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    Kammie Community Member

    I dunno, but The 4th Core sounds a pro game tbh.

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