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I thought you needed BE to adjust multiplier

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Apparently not. I got my new chip and cooler installed today and was trying for a little overclock and I noticed that I had complete control! I can adjust everything. How much does mobo factor into that?

On a side note: it is near impossible to get my ram to 1600! I had to settle (for now) for ~1550.
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You're sure it isn't a bug in the BIOS? By this I mean that maybe it shows like it can change the multi up, maybe even CPUz show it's up, but make sure that it is the case by running a bench which scales with CPU speed. If all is good you're pretty lucky, I'm not aware AMD leaving any but the BE chips unlocked.
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You're sure it isn't a bug in the BIOS? By this I mean that maybe it shows like it can change the multi up, maybe even CPUz show it's up, but make sure that it is the case by running a bench which scales with CPU speed. If all is good you're pretty lucky, I'm not aware AMD leaving any but the BE chips unlocked.

Well, at certain settings when changing just the multiplier, I was getting BSOD's, so there's that. I am at work now with Prime95 running at home so I will run a few benches when I get back to see what difference it makes.
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WHat do you mean "complete control", because you can only raise the multi to 16 or 16.5 on my chip if it wasnt BE.
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WHat do you mean "complete control", because you can only raise the multi to 16 or 16.5 on my chip if it wasnt BE.
Well, I thought that only Black Edition chips allowed adjustments of any kind to be made to the multiplier?
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Well, I thought that only Black Edition chips allowed adjustments of any kind to be made to the multiplier?
no, i owned 2 AMD dual cores (4400+ and a 6000+) and both allowed me to raise and lower the multi by like 3-4 notches both ways, but a BE chip will alow you to set the multi much higher.
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I was always under the impression you could LOWER a multiplier but you couldn't raise it in a non-black edition cpu
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post #8 of 11
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It looks like I stand corrected. My elation was misguided...
post #9 of 11
Yep, with Non-BE CPU's the multiplier can only be decreased or raised to maximum "Locked" value - usually 16.
post #10 of 11
Someone's 1055T once randomly went "black edition" before
interesting

EDIT: Saw your realization there. Black edition basically is allowance to adjust multiplier upward for easier overclocking.
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