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I don't know if here has been discussion about that. But my question concerns AMD Phenom II X2 and X3 CPUs. As we all know, theres a possibility to unlock some of these CPUs to X4.

Can we use these unlocked CPUs in hwbot submissions? 3DMarks (2006, Vantage), 2D tests (wPrime), CPU-Z max?




EDIT: from rules:

3.4. Unlocked CPUs and Modded Video Cards


Again this is a subject where we have to trust on the honesty of the submitter; if you have a CPU with unlocked multiplier, please only submit results under the hardware category of its original model. Don’t emulate other models to gain HWboints, if you are caught you will get penalized or even banned. The same goes for video cards which are modified either with a flashed BIOS or modded software, post your scores in the category of the original hardware

Tho, this quote doesn't say anything about unlocked cores...


Lets say I have X2 550 unloced to 4-cores. I could use it for example superpi and submit it under 550 category. As we know, spii uses only one thread, so I don't have any advantage compared to "def" 550. But when it comes to wPrime...?

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You have an advantages, but still it's just luck. We're not intended to take away every possible advantage just because others might not be so lucky.


You know, some are lucky to find a 5.5G i7 with their first buy, others have to go through 50 to find one ...

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