Should I enable Cpu unlock ?

Scarlcfvet

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New to Pc gaming and have no idea If I should enable this or even the slightest clue what it does.
here is my build:
CPU- AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor ( Overclocked 4.0 Ghz )
Memory- Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory
Storage- Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive
Video Card- XFX Radeon R9 285 2GB Double Dissipation Video Card?
 

Archgaull

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Unlocking a CPU means you can change the clock rate of said CPU (overclocking.) I don't suggest it, as you probably won't be overclocking your CPU for a while, or at least get comfortable with the idea.
 

Jovan93

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What kind of mobo do you own?

if you have good mobo, follow this tutorial video on youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MckeAmnDeTk

with OC you will not have big improvment, but your PC will work faster and smoother.

 

Jovan93

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With that CPU cooler i OC'ed my 8350 to 4.525MHz. Highest temps in gaming that i got are 51c, 10c below recommended, and that with BF4, which is CPU intensive game.

If you have an good MOBO then try and take a look at that video that i sent to you. Just dont do the exact same thing that he did, try learning first what is what, then tweak a little.
 

bmacsys

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No it doesn't. "CPU unlocking" is a feature of many AMD boards with chipsets that support unlocking disabled cores in some pre- FX AMD cpu's. It should not be enabled if you have an 8320. Overclocking a cpu is a totally different than unlocking a disabled core. Why would anyone have to unlock a Black Edition processor to overclock it lol! The multiplier can be changed.
 

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