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here is the weird part

with the bios setting setup to unlock (special acc on) instantly freezes in OCCT

but with the settings on default but the 4th core stayed unlocked and i been running OCCT for a good 5 minutes no problems. anybdoy want to explain that one?

going on 15 minutes of stress testing ***? why did it hang with the settings to unlock?

http://valid.canardpc.com/show_oc.php?id=1828285
Edited by philhalo66 - 5/20/11 at 8:36am
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Watch out, that motherboard has an uncooled 4+1 power phase. Unlocking and overclocking could mean death for your MOSFETs.

im not on that mobo im running my ECS 780GM-A Ultra board
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The 4+1 doomsday preachers are kind of starting to get on my nerves...

I feel that I see them almost every thread now days. It's funny, didn't seem to be that big of a deal until the bigger and better power phases came out.
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The 4+1 doomsday preachers are kind of starting to get on my nerves...

I feel that I see them almost every thread now days. It's funny, didn't seem to be that big of a deal until the bigger and better power phases came out.

Sorry, I tend to point it out because I had one go south on me a while ago and I kind of wish somebody would've thrown the red flag at me.
    
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at stock clocks i played BC2 for like 25 minutes and never gave 1 problem but i tried for 3GHz and BSOD on startup
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Sorry, I tend to point it out because I had one go south on me a while ago and I kind of wish somebody would've thrown the red flag at me.
Not blaming you specifically, more the movement as a whole. And I'm sorry that it happened to you, one of the unlucky few.

I understand that it can happen with several unfortunate events coinciding, but it just seems that it's being taken as scripture around here.

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at stock clocks i played BC2 for like 25 minutes and never gave 1 problem but i tried for 3GHz and BSOD on startup
It may just be right on the verge of being stable. Who knows what step in the testing process that core failed to make it disabled.
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Not blaming you specifically, more the movement as a whole. And I'm sorry that it happened to you, one of the unlucky few.

I understand that it can happen with several unfortunate events coinciding, but it just seems that it's being taken as scripture around here.



It may just be right on the verge of being stable. Who knows what step in the testing process that core failed to make it disabled.
its probably my MoBo causing instability ECS is known for poor quality boards. also not every AMD CPU that has locked core means its faulty AMD did make X3's to meet demand so they locked perfectly good cpu cores.


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Sorry, I tend to point it out because I had one go south on me a while ago and I kind of wish somebody would've thrown the red flag at me.
well no worries i got heavy duty FET cooler matter of fact my MoBo is rated for up to 160W with oevrclock.
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its probably my MoBo causing instability ECS is known for poor quality boards. also not every AMD CPU that has locked core means its faulty AMD did make X3's to meet demand so they locked perfectly good cpu cores.




well no worries i got heavy duty FET cooler
Sure, there is always a chance it's the board. However, if it's BSODing at 3Ghz, but not at stock, that sounds like more of a core to me, personally.

Is your multiplier unlocked?
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Sure, there is always a chance it's the board. However, if it's BSODing at 3Ghz, but not at stock, that sounds like more of a core to me, personally.

Is your multiplier unlocked?
nope it locked my cpu is pretty much Phenom II 910
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Did you bump the CPU/NB volts up a tiny bit, and try ? as you went from 2 -> 4 cores it could be that? just a guess though.
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