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So I bought my rig (X3 455, M4A88T-M, 4gb of ripjaws ram) and I was thinking about unlocking, but I think my board is a 4+1 phase board.

So the question is, will it be able of handling a 4 core pc? Thanks!
    
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If you keep it at stock after unlock - mobo will hold for sure.
If you OC after unlock - there is a slight chance of VRM failure.
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What's your mobo? My ecs board is holding the unlocked 455 without problems for over a month now.

Dont even try to overclock because 3.3ghz stock is already very hot.
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Originally Posted by edalbkrad View Post
What's your mobo? My ecs board is holding the unlocked 455 without problems for over a month now.

Dont even try to overclock because 3.3ghz stock is already very hot.
Mobo is Asus M4A88T-M USB3. If OP has a good cooler, OC + unlock won't overheat. I'm running 4Ghz x3 with 40C load temp (on air, in the summer! ).
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Thanks for the quick responses . +rep. I don't have an aftermarket cooler, but I was thinking of maybe getting the cm hyper 212+, will it do the trick for this rig? Thanks!.

One more thing: Where in the bios is the unlock option?
    
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Originally Posted by fcalves View Post
Thanks for the quick responses . +rep. I don't have an aftermarket cooler, but I was thinking of maybe getting the cm hyper 212+, will it do the trick for this rig? Thanks!.

One more thing: Where in the bios is the unlock option?
Hyper 212 should do from what I've heard. It should be the same class as my NorthQ, which does pretty well.

The option should be in CPU settings -> AdvancedClockCalibration -> Unleashing Mode.

Good luck!
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post #7 of 21
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Well I did just that and it unlocked! Seems everything is good so far...I've read that some 455 can unlock L3 cache, does it unlock automatically of is it some kind of other option in the bios?thank you!

EDIT: I've been checking CPUZ and I've got:

Temp1
Temp2
Temp3
HD0
CPU
MB
Core

They're all ok except: Temp3 which is negative (is an bad read by speedfan), and the Core temp is 53 which I think its too high. What does Core temp represent?I don't really know. Thanks for the help!
Edited by fcalves - 8/20/11 at 2:16pm
    
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post #8 of 21
That ASUS won't fail on you thanks to proper VRM protection methods. However, being unheatsinked and likely totally uncooled in your scenario due to aftermarket CPU heatsink, they may overheat and cause the protection (by way of throttling the CPU) to activate too often, causing loss in performance. Ensure your VRMs are cooled and you will be fine. ASUS uses a quality 4+1 setup.

There are several better options than Hyper 212+ on the market. The fact that people use hyper 212+ almost as if a reference point is ridiculous when heatsinks like the Sunbeam Twister still cost less or the same, and perform better.
post #9 of 21
with the 212+ on that board, it should be fine (if you run 2 dimms in the blue slots a1/b1, you can mount the fan low to blow some air across the vrm area)
post #10 of 21
Quote:
Originally Posted by fcalves View Post
Thanks for the quick responses . +rep. I don't have an aftermarket cooler, but I was thinking of maybe getting the cm hyper 212+, will it do the trick for this rig? Thanks!.

One more thing: Where in the bios is the unlock option?
Get the hyper212 but if you have more cash to spare, get one with two 120mm fans so it also pulls heat away from the mosfets.
Like this one:
http://www.coolermaster.com/product.php?product_id=6727
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