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    Default Unlock extra L2 Cache in X2 3800+ Toledo

    Ok, I just got a 3800+ X2 Toledo core CPU. I am absolutely certain it has the Toledo core. I have read that it has half the L2 disabled to make it 512MB on each core. Anyone out there heard of a way to unlock it to the full 1MB on each core? I have done alot of reading on this subject so please refrain from one word answers. I am pretty sure it is unlockable, but if there is a way, I'd love to try it out. Please give me links to sites that claim it can be unlocked if possible.
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    Default Re: Unlock extra L2 Cache in X2 3800+ Toledo

    Not sure about this, but I know back in the day you could unlock most Durons to be Bartons. However, they were frequently made Durons because part of their L2 cache was deffective. I'd bet that if there are 3800 with disabled L2 cache then there's a good chance part of the cache was deffective, so do any modding at your own risk.

    If there is a way to do this, it should come up almost immediately on Google. By the sound of it, you'd probably already know how to do it.

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    Default Re: Unlock extra L2 Cache in X2 3800+ Toledo

    I have googled the topic and in my first post I should have said I am pretty sure it is NOT unlockable. I just realized I posted that aspect wrong. Anyhow, the only few posts that google pops up state that it is not unlockable and like you state, I kinda figure it has something to do with bad L2 cache as well. I cannot complain, I got it really cheap ($200US) and it works perfectly as is. Thanks Yawg.
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    Default Re: Unlock extra L2 Cache in X2 3800+ Toledo

    I havn't heard about it being done on A64's let alone X2's.

    I think that I've explained binning before so there's a very good reason that half the cache is disabled.

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    Default Re: Unlock extra L2 Cache in X2 3800+ Toledo

    I would not only be amazed if it actually unlocked, but I would be even more amazed if it was any good. I would practically guarantee the extra L2 is no good, or else it would have ended up as a 4400+.
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