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post #11 of 19
This is no "3870" ES. It's simply a Llano ES APU. All ES chips are fully unlocked.
>dat smooth feel
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post #12 of 19
reviews on newegg mention the 3850 having unlcoked multi
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post #13 of 19
Quote:
Originally Posted by cdoublejj View Post
reviews on newegg mention the 3850 having unlcoked multi
They were just fooled by a BIOS bug that doesn't actually increase performance at all:

Quote:
Originally Posted by TechPowerUp
Apparently a glitch in the BIOS code allows the users to "set" higher multiplier values than the chip can respond to, even as the chip doesn't run at those values. Utilities like CPU-Z read those BIOS-set values and display the effective clock speed, even as the actual clock speed doesn't budge. AMD recommends only the base clock increase method for overclocking.
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Edited by Ben the OCer - 8/1/11 at 5:09am
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post #14 of 19
Wait...I thought Chew got himself all twisted and quit the scene?

Did I miss his glorious return to the world of AMD OC'ing?
     
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post #15 of 19
Like the other thread,please maintain some level of professionalism and civility.

Cheers
post #16 of 19
0_0 am rigging an mATX Llano set up soon yay!
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post #17 of 19
To clear some things up this is all on phase change not ln2.

My dewar is shoved in a closet so almost hanging up.

This chip is just a "theoretical" 3870, in reality it's just an ES as I stated in XS thread.

I'm still preety much done just wrapping up some loose ends on AMD hardware to help endusers.

Andos, Wrong, I know many people with Locked multi ES Llano
post #18 of 19
Quote:
Originally Posted by chew* View Post
To clear some things up this is all on phase change not ln2.

My dewar is shoved in a closet so almost hanging up.

This chip is just a "theoretical" 3870, in reality it's just an ES as I stated in XS thread.

I'm still preety much done just wrapping up some loose ends on AMD hardware to help endusers.

Andos, Wrong, I know many people with Locked multi ES Llano
and he speaks, no matter what these APU's are a great option for soft gamers.
    
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post #19 of 19
Seems to be decent numbers.

It's been quite a while since the forum was raging about 3870's
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