Friday, April 16th 2010

Phenom II X4 960T ''Zosma'' Unlock to Phenom II X6

AMD's upcoming series of Phenom II X4 900T series that supports AMD Turbo Core technology, and which are based on the "Zosma" die, have been confirmed to be able to unlock both its manufacturer-disabled cores to work as a six-core processor. Zosma is a "cut-down" version of AMD's Thuban six-core die, where two of its cores are disabled. With the remaining four cores, two can function with increased clock-speeds in boost-state as Turbo cores (3/6 could on the X6 chip).

The core unlocking is said to have been done on an AMD 890GX chipset based motherboard, in the same way disabled cores on Phenom II X3 and X2 chips are unlocked. One of the first models based on Zosma are the Phenom II X4 960T and X4 940T, which operate at 3.30 GHz and 3.00 GHz, respectively. Their Turbo Core speeds are up to 500 MHz over clock speeds, depending on the model. The X4 T-series could form AMD's mainstream processor in the sub-$200 range.Source: OCWorkbench
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120 Comments on Phenom II X4 960T ''Zosma'' Unlock to Phenom II X6

#1
casemods
crazyeyesreaper said:
dont insult me last anyone knew these CPUs never saw the light of day they were scrapped so untill i see a VALIDATED CPU Z color me skeptical
How do I "validate" cpu-z?
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#2
crazyeyesreaper
Chief Broken Rig
right at the bottom it says validate click it lol now wheres the almight W1zzard the GOD OF TPU when i need him to look at this and tell me its real :roll:
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#3
casemods
crazyeyesreaper said:
right at the bottom it says validate click it lol now wheres the almight W1zzard the GOD OF TPU when i need him to look at this and tell me its real :roll:
I'm not sure if this means it's validated or not

"ID : 1376519
Submitted by casemods | Sun, 05 Sep 2010 03:00:30 +0200 | Rejected by CPU-Z 1.55"

So it was rejected?
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#4
crazyeyesreaper
Chief Broken Rig
yea sometimes CPUZ does that not sure if its a fluke and ur cpu is legit or not this is why i want to see W1zzard pop in ;)

kinda weird tho that yours has Rated FSB and it should say HT link instead on the bottom left
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#5
casemods
crazyeyesreaper said:
yea sometimes CPUZ does that not sure if its a fluke and ur cpu is legit or not this is why i want to see W1zzard pop in ;)
Well I'm probably going to just take it out and put my dual core back in so I can play GTAIV.

I'll take a pic of the CPU when I do that...but I'll leave it in so I can do the cpu-z thing

also my friend on steam was telling me that my bios should have a setting for enabling the 4 cores, but in the CPU list on this board, this cpu is not listed. only 2 thuban x6's...any ideas?

right now it's only running 1 core as you can see
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#6
crazyeyesreaper
Chief Broken Rig
well if its an engineering sample you have to manually set the clocks for one thing sort of like the AMD TWEAKER it had low clock speeds if your cpu is real then 9/10 its an engineering sample altho unlikely....

it might also be that your bios just dosent support the CPU period if so thats why its running as it is
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#7
casemods
crazyeyesreaper said:
well if its an engineering sample you have to manually set the clocks for one thing sort of like the AMD TWEAKER it had low clock speeds if your cpu is real then 9/10 its an engineering sample altho unlikely....
Guy who I bought it from said he knows a guy at AMD

/g/ said it's an engineering sample.
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#9
crazyeyesreaper
Chief Broken Rig
well this is why i want to hear from W1zzard or BTA as they are the ones who can probably find out more about this
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#10
erocker
It's an engineering sample and the motherboard doesn't support it so yes, everything is going to be out of whack. Casemods, have you tried updating to the latest bios on your motherboard?

crazyeyesreaper said:
hmmm no offense to the person above me but i smell troll....

*whiff whiff.... yuphttp://www.themudflats.net/wp-content/uploads/troll.jpg *
Please don't make these kind of pointless garbage posts. Thanks.
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#11
casemods
erocker said:
It's an engineering sample and the motherboard doesn't support it so yes, everything is going to be out of whack. Casemods, have you tried updating to the latest bios on your motherboard?
A steam friend was going to walk me through it last night but when I opened the .exe, a cmd window opened, had some writing at the top but closed in less than a second, so I'm not sure how to do the update.
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#12
erocker
casemods said:
A steam friend was going to walk me through it last night but when I opened the .exe, a cmd window opened, had some writing at the top but closed in less than a second, so I'm not sure how to do the update.
Usually, the best method is to update the bios within the bios. Your motherboard manual should have this information. What motherboard are you using?
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#13
casemods
erocker said:
Usually, the best method is to update the bios within the bios. Your motherboard manual should have this information. What motherboard are you using?
msi k9n6pgm2-v2
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#14
erocker
casemods said:
msi k9n6pgm2-v2
Not going to happen on that motherboard. The CPU will not work correctly. You will need something with a newer chipset (AMD 8XX, or Nvifia 9xxa).
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#17
casemods
erocker said:
Like I said in my previous post, we cannot discuss selling them here.
Why not?
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#18
cadaveca
My name is Dave
casemods said:
Why not?
Sale of ES cpus is illegal. TPU doesn't condone ANY illegal activities.
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#19
casemods
cadaveca said:
Sale of ES cpus is illegal. TPU doesn't condone ANY illegal activities.
Should I take this back to the guy that sold it to me then?
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#20
cadaveca
My name is Dave
To me, technically, yes, as technically he stole it, and you are in possesion of stolen merchandise.

:eek:

If you are an AMD employee or agent that has this cpu legitimately, then it's all good.
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#21
casemods
cadaveca said:
To me, technically, yes, as technically he stole it, and you are in possesion of stolen merchandise.

:eek:
He said his friend works at AMD

He said he got a lot of CPU's from him and they all have worked.

So maybe his friend just gets a bunch of free cpu's?

Is it illegal to give them away?

I doubt he would jeopardize his job at AMD...but I have no idea...

Maybe he didn't know it was an engineering sample because his friend just gave it to him...that sounds pretty reasonable...
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#22
cadaveca
My name is Dave
I suggest you just leave the whole topic alone. And yes, if AMD were to call back all the 960Ts out there, and one person failed to return one, it could cause some issues for the person unable to return it.

ES cpus are given out on loan for testing purposes. Sometimes they end up in big OEM boxes though(I have quite a few ES intel cpus pulled from Dell boxes), however, there aren't really any 960T machines on the market, at least that I am aware of.


EDIT: however, if these cpus are launched, or about to launch, he may have been "given" the cpu permanently, but sale is still illegal. CPU does exist, and is real, obviously. But now you must understand the reaction Crazyeye had.
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#23
crazyeyesreaper
Chief Broken Rig
yea sorry for the garbage post but someone ive never seen joins the forums today and says they have a 960T its makes a man raise and eyebrow or 2 and a jaw drop as well lol

and since they havent been released publicly you can probably understand the *troll post* come on erocker i know damn well your a mod but if you had randomly stumbled across this first you would have had the same thoughts i did just your a mod so you cant step out line as often as us regular ppl who just get infractions *points at mailman*
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#24
pantherx12
crazyeyesreaper said:
yea sorry for the garbage post but someone ive never seen joins the forums today and says they have a 960T its makes a man raise and eyebrow or 2 and a jaw drop as well lol

and since they havent been released publicly you can probably understand the *troll post* come on erocker i know damn well your a mod but if you had randomly stumbled across this first you would have had the same thoughts i did just your a mod so you cant step out line as often as us regular ppl who just get infractions *points at mailman*
Back in my day trolling was slightly more extreme then what this guy just done :laugh:

Good news on the zozma chips if they get released, shame I can't do anything with this info : [
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#25
Loosenut
crazyeyesreaper said:
yea sorry for the garbage post but someone ive never seen joins the forums today and says they have a 960T its makes a man raise and eyebrow or 2 and a jaw drop as well lol

and since they havent been released publicly you can probably understand the *troll post* come on erocker i know damn well your a mod but if you had randomly stumbled across this first you would have had the same thoughts i did just your a mod so you cant step out line as often as us regular ppl who just get infractions *points at mailman*
Mailman? :eek:

He was framed I tell you... He was framed :D
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