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Hi chaps. I went into msconfig/boot tonight, ticked the number of processors box in advanced options, and there's two numbers to choose from, 1 and 2. I selected '2'. Then went back to bios, did all cores and it booted into windows with new designation of Deneb x4.



Looking at my screenshot, the bottom of cpu-z still says 2 cores, suggesting I only have "X4" name designation but no unlocked cores. HW Monitor is now not monitoring my cores, again suggesting unlocked cores, but they're obviously not unlocked. Super PI is giving me the same result as dual core. Does this mean I can't unlock them and they're defective? I was hoping there might be a way to get number of processors to say 4. If I choose '1' in boot options, then it says 1 core in cpu-z. If I don't tick the number of processors box at all, it won't boot into windows at all after setting auto or all cores in ACC.
    
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Hi chaps. I went into msconfig/boot tonight, ticked the number of processors box in advanced options, and there's two numbers to choose from, 1 and 2. I selected '2'. Then went back to bios, did all cores and it booted into windows with new designation of Deneb x4.



Looking at my screenshot, the bottom of cpu-z still says 2 cores, suggesting I only have "X4" name designation but no unlocked cores. HW Monitor is now not monitoring my cores, again suggesting unlocked cores, but they're obviously not unlocked. Super PI is giving me the same result as dual core. Does this mean I can't unlock them and they're defective? I was hoping there might be a way to get number of processors to say 4. If I choose '1' in boot options, then it says 1 core in cpu-z. If I don't tick the number of processors box at all, it won't boot into windows at all after setting auto or all cores in ACC.
go back to ms config and select cores by chosing 2 you have limited windows to 2 cores instead of all 4
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But I can't select more than 2, there isn't 3 or 4, only 1 and 2.

    
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But I can't select more than 2, there isn't 3 or 4, only 1 and 2.

after you unlock cores in bios do you have to select them manually to activate them just a thought you might have to do that other wise your board is unlocking them but not letting you use them you could reset the cmos and try again could be a setting you have un knowingly turned on is stopping it from working properly
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after you unlock cores in bios do you have to select them manually to activate them just a thought you might have to do that other wise your board is unlocking them but not letting you use them you could reset the cmos and try again could be a setting you have un knowingly turned on is stopping it from working properly
Well, it's a good point. In bios, there's auto, all cores and per core. I've tried auto and all cores. I could try putting it to per core. I don't know if resetting the CMOS would help, it might I suppose.
    
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Check out my guide....but a easy way to see how many cores are unlocked is to check the task manager and look under the performance tab
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Check out my guide....but a easy way to see how many cores are unlocked is to check the task manager and look under the performance tab
Thanks mate, I've downloaded it. Read where you said:

"recommendation is that you do NOT buy a motherboard that only has 4+1 power phase, you should not unlock and further more overclock the unlocked cores because of the heat that is generated by the boards’ mosfets and VRM’s",

I've located my motherboard in a list on this site. It's 4+1.

GA-MA770-UD3

phase count:4+1

TDP: 125W

125W max, OC w/cooling

Transistor info: 3 transistors


Does this mean it's perfectly safe to keep my overclock but not try to unlock cores? I presume TDP 125w means my board will take a x4 955?
    
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It's not completely unsafe...but what you can do is unlock the cpu and overclock with the stock voltage to keep the board temps in check.
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It's not completely unsafe...but what you can do is unlock the cpu and overclock with the stock voltage to keep the board temps in check.
Thanks man. One more question. My cpu cooler is the TRUE rev.C which keeps my cpu pretty cool, around 43c load with orthos or burntest at 3.8ghz overclock. Does this cooler mean that the VRM's and power phases around the cpu will be kept sufficiently cool that there's less to worry about?
    
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I'm running two unlocked 550 BEs on 4+1 MSI boards. No probs so far, but I've got direct cooling on the FETs on both. One is on 24/7 as a server at stock, the other is at 3.85GHz light daily loads.

I can't speak for how it would do under hours of heavy gaming.
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