[Beowulf] Re: amd 3 and 6 core processors

Kilian CAVALOTTI kilian.cavalotti.work at gmail.com
Mon Aug 24 02:29:47 EDT 2009


On Fri, Aug 21, 2009 at 12:35 AM, <richard.walsh at comcast.net> wrote:
> I would also like to know how Intel and
> AMD are disabling/degrading the cores.  They very like have built
> in circuits that they can "burn out" to ensure physical incapacity. Still,
> perhaps it is done another way.

At least for AMD's Phenom II X3, re-enabling a disabled core is a
simple matter of changing a BIOS setting. See
http://www.tomshardware.com/news/amd-phenom-cpu,7080.html

Cheers,
--
Kilian

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