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Goal is to get to 5ghz, fx8350, ga-990fxa-ud3 rev3.0 Im at 4.4ghz stable @19c idle. Newbe to the different bios. All extra settings in bios are disabled power save etc. All drivers are upto date and running the FB bios as well. Ram timing set: though not sure if its correct



Any help would be great.

When you stress test your CPU, does your frequency go up and down like crazy? Or do you have one steady smooth frequency?
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When you stress test your CPU, does your frequency go up and down like crazy? Or do you have one steady smooth frequency?

smooth, under load 45c to 50c.
Since Im new to this UEFI bios, how does one adjust voltage? I probably looked at it 1000 times now but it eludes me.
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If you're on Revision 3 you can't adjust voltages in the current bios. Check back 10 pages or so we have all been discussing the frustration.
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If you're on Revision 3 you can't adjust voltages in the current bios. Check back 10 pages or so we have all been discussing the frustration.


Got it...I knew it was possible....whew


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yeah its activated

anything else i should check off?

my computer is slow to boot as well, and i have to press the power button twice to turn it on. Im not planning to stay at 3.5ghz, it's just that i want to fish out any problems that may occur when i go higher

so for now im stuck at 3.5 with these issues, though it seems stable atm
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Okay, so here's the proof my CPU unlocks, got access to my old roomies board and frankenstein'd a setup with it.


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Okay, so here's the proof my CPU unlocks, got access to my old roomies board and frankenstein'd a setup with it.
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I couldn't find the original question. I'm going to assume the question is "why won't my CPU unlock on this board but not another".

Assuming I'm right: Just because a CPU can unlock on one board it might not unlock on another board. Things like BIOS version, and how the unlocking feature is implemented play a part in each individual unlock.
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So much frustration/disappointment in my unlocking adventures. Ah well, gotta keep remembering to keep myself from holding expectations. If this m4a88t-m can handle a decent overclock on this chip at 5 cores I may decide to keep it thumb.gif
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So much frustration/disappointment in my unlocking adventures. Ah well, gotta keep remembering to keep myself from holding expectations. If this m4a88t-m can handle a decent overclock on this chip at 5 cores I may decide to keep it thumb.gif

Do you have a specific need for a 5 or 6 core chip? Are you just messing with it/benching or are you trying to get best performance for a specific set of task's or goals?

If the latter of the two is correct, lock it back down as a quad and crank the the clock speed and CPU-NB as far as you can get them and enjoy a much snappier machine than a lower clocked 5 core. Unlocked CPU's usually won't oc as well as when they are locked, and most applications in the real world wont take advantage of more than 4 core's.

Or, ditch the 960t for a BD 6 core if you need moar cores (folding/encoding or similar).
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I was hoping to see higher performance while gaming and streaming or recording gameplay specifically.
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