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Wasn't planning to unlock the fourth core but still read up on it. Seemed that the week 4 2009 batch is the best for unlocking the fourth core, confirmed by AMD. I bought an X3 for other reasons, not for a cheap quad core. If I wanted a Quad core I'd have paid the extra £30, but I liked the idea of extra L3 cache and less heat for overclocking.
So just got my brand new CPU through the post and it's a batch 0904 CPU! I'm considering unlocking the fourth core later on but probably won't. I'll probably overclock the CPU to about 3.5 GHZ and overclock the motherboard to use some OCZ 1600 MHZ Ram.
Anyone else with an X3 that's unlocked the fourth core?
"Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It would be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron's cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience"