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So my buddy picked up a Biostar TZ68A+ and for some reason it won't let us overclock it. If you change the setting to enable you to change the multiplier, it ends up only reading ONE core instead of FOUR.

So I did this, I went into the Bios, didn't change anything, just had everything default. Then I enabled the thing that lets you change the multiplier (Sorry, I forgot what it's called cuz this was a few days ago.) So then when I start it up, realtemp won't read any temps and when I open the Task Manager and look at the CPU Usage thingy, it only shows 1 core.

Any idea what could be wrong?

Thanks!
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You're doing something wrong because it can overclock, quite impressively too it would seem. Flash to the latest available bios if there is one, load optimized defaults, and start from square one. Don't know what you're doing wrong, but you're doing something wrong. The only other way a core can be limited is run msconfig, go to Boot tab, click Advanced options... and then make sure Number of processors is unchecked.
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Alright, next time I head over there I'll update the Bios and stuff and hopefully it'll go a little better. I'm not very familiar with the Bios on that board, any special thing I should know?
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I have this board and oc'ed at 4.9ghz stable. This board is pretty tricky that sometimes overclock won't stick when rebooting. All you have to do is:

1. SET a prefer fixed multi, then DISABLE "fix multiplier"
2. Set the same multi for turbo boost for each core (same multi as above)
3. Change vcore to appropriate value, I use fixed vcore because "offset mode" make vcore fluctuating too much and can cause bsod very quick.

btw, the offset mode only allows you to add more vcore (to the default greyed out voltage) and not subtract from it... Bad option lol

If you need more help overclocking with this board, I will take some pictures in the Bios later today.
    
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Well, this is my buddy's computer so I don't really have access to it. I guess having as much info in this thread as possible would be nice. So next time I stop by I can just pull this thread up and have all the info I need. Thanks a lot.
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