Originally Posted by newtekie1
You realize AMD already does the same thing right? The only difference is they don't offer the option to enable what is disabled(at least not officially, and they've actually tried to stop the ability to enable the disabled features, but motherboard manufacturers are smart little bastards).
right. but that isnt guaranteed some of those cores are actually bad. Their are errors in manufacturing. Thats why AMD does it. its not like they pick and choose the cores single handidly. If one core on a wafer didnt make the cut the whole batch gets knocked down on the list. You might wind up lucky with a good one but they sure dont market them as unlockable cores.