Originally Posted by Mak213
I will take a look at the BIOS. Thanks for the tip Apok.
Alright just restarted and checked. It does have ACC. I looked and it shows the 4 cores. But it only gives a % for adjustment. right now they are all set at -2%. I dont know anything beyond that or if that should be adjusted.
ACC was originally designed to try and increase the stability of Phenom CPU's, so that you could get higher clocks.
It is actually rather accidental that ACC enables people to unlock cores.
All you need to do is enable it. The + or - values are just tweaks to try improving stability when overclocking. It varies between chip to chip how much of an effect it has or what values make it more stable.
If you are not planning on overclocking it to its limits, you won't really need to worry about what values to use (auto is fine).
One thing I discovered is that when the cores are unlocked, it stops the thermal sensor from working. So you can't use software temperature monitoring.
If you have adequate cooling it won't be a problem. It's more of an issue for overclocking (overclockers often buy and use an infrared temperature sensor, which gives more accurate readings anyway)