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Q: Is it possible to unlock disabled cores on the AMD FX-4300 CPU, or unlock additional 4 MB of L3 cache?
A: No. This processor does have 4 disabled cores and disabled L3 cache, but there is no known way to unlock them.
Q: My processor is running 55C under load. Is this normal?
A: Safe CPU temperatures are 60 degrees Celsius and below. It may
still run fine with CPU temperatures, exceeding 60C threshold by a
few degrees. Running the FX-4300 close to 70 degrees and higher is not
Q: I have an AMD FX-4300 microprocessor. Can I upgrade it?
A: Probably yes. CPU compatibility is determined by your motherboard. Please see CPU-Upgrade.com resource for CPU support list for your board.
Sorry, overclocking information is not available at this time.
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