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Maybe your 555 just doesn't want to unlock.  It is never a guarantee.

Hey thanks for responding. No, it unlocks fine. It just isnt stable. It crashes with Prime95 and WEI. I can boot into Windows with no issue at all.
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Maybe your 555 just doesn't want to unlock.  It is never a guarantee.

Hey thanks for responding. No, it unlocks fine. It just isnt stable. It crashes with Prime95 and WEI. I can boot into Windows with no issue at all.
What xd meant was that it won't unlock STABLE. One or more of the unlocked cores are bad, hence the crashes. AMD locked them for many reasons, one of them being instability. However, you may have a working tri-core. Lock out just 1 core and try again.
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What xd meant was that it won't unlock STABLE. One or more of the unlocked cores are bad, hence the crashes. AMD locked them for many reasons, one of them being instability. However, you may have a working tri-core. Lock out just 1 core and try again.

Hey thanks. Yes, unlocking just a 3rd core proves more stable than all 4 but its still not there completely. I have read about possible voltage issues that may be the reason? Also AMD APM (advanced power management) but it appears to be only available in the BIOS for the 990's not the 970's. Maybe th voltage is being throttled when I'm unlocking? Just curious to your thoughts on that....
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Hey thanks. Yes, unlocking just a 3rd core proves more stable than all 4 but its still not there completely. I have read about possible voltage issues that may be the reason? Also AMD APM (advanced power management) but it appears to be only available in the BIOS for the 990's not the 970's. Maybe th voltage is being throttled when I'm unlocking? Just curious to your thoughts on that....

Usually more voltage is needed to stabilize unlocked cores. Also, try locking the 3rd core and enabling the 4th core. See if that's more stable.
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I tried both methods before i posted here, but no good. I had increased my vcore to 160 (i know thats dangerous) but it still didnt work. Swapping between the 3rd and 4th core seems to yield the same results as well.
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I tried both methods before i posted here, but no good. I had increased my vcore to 160 (i know thats dangerous) but it still didnt work. Swapping between the 3rd and 4th core seems to yield the same results as well.

Then both cores are bad mate, sorry frown.gif
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I dont believe that...I refuse to quit with this one wink.gif I'm going to try and order another motherboard that is not a Gigabyte and one that I know people have successfully unlocked all cores and see what happens. Thanks for your help thus far
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I tried both methods before i posted here, but no good. I had increased my vcore to 160 (i know thats dangerous) but it still didnt work. Swapping between the 3rd and 4th core seems to yield the same results as well.

Look's like GIGABYTE 900 chipset has a problem with unlocking Phenom II .
I had my 560 unlock stable on 880 chip and now on 990 there is no way to unlock it stable. Tried all BIOS ver.
Than I flip rolleyes.gif and I bought Bulldozer FX-4100. biggrin.gif
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I am thinking about buying the gigabyte GA-970A-UD3 and 960T in it.

What BIOS does the GA-970A-UD3 when I buy it? The 960T requires F4 version and I don't have any other AMD CPUs to flash it frown.gif
Or will the 960T boot with other BIOS versions so I can flash?

Havent bought them yet tho but GA-970A-UD3 looks to be best choise.
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