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I recently bought the 450 Rana, with the m4a88t-m mobo, I know nothing about overclocking/unlocking cores.. I have a Good cooler so no worries about that, Sapphire hd 5830 Card, and a APower Ak series 680w, got it off ebay. I'm thinking of upgrading if i have too. When i Start up computer i go in bios to unlock core when i click save and exit the computer shuts down and then acts like it has no video card attached then i have to mess with it to get it to start back up.
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Core unlocking is a gamble, it's not guaranteed. Your chip doesn't unlock sadly. You can still overclock at least.
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Core unlocking is a gamble, it's not guaranteed. Your chip doesn't unlock sadly. You can still overclock at least.
You sure it isn't psu, or something else i really didn't read directions, i know a decent amount about computer hardware/cooling. I'm running this thing called pc probe, Vcore is like 1.01v and it keeps going up and back,the +3.3 and +5v stays fine, +12v stays UNDER at 11.91 and never goes to 12.00+v, CPU is 33c, MB 36c, i got my sapphiire hd 5830 in overdrive- fan is 80% temps 45c on 0 activity. Current Values-
Memory Clock:1200MHz
GPU Clock 400MHz
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Originally Posted by stutla22 View Post
You sure it isn't psu, or something else i really didn't read directions, i know a decent amount about computer hardware/cooling. I'm running this thing called pc probe, Vcore is like 1.01v and it keeps going up and back,the +3.3 and +5v stays fine, +12v stays UNDER at 11.91 and never goes to 12.00+v, CPU is 33c, MB 36c, i got my sapphiire hd 5830 in overdrive- fan is 80% temps 45c on 0 activity. Current Values-
Memory Clock:1200MHz
GPU Clock 400MHz
I'm sure. As a last resort, you can try increasing the core voltage about +.2v from it's stock value (I don't know what it is, but lets say 1.3v -> 1.5v or 1.2v -> 1.4v etc...) and then unlocking. If it does boot make sure you run stability testing software like prime95 to make sure the core is functional. Usually it's not worth it increasing the voltage if it doesn't work at stock though
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post #5 of 11
You have that much | luck to unlock. It's not 100% but if that CPU unlocks you need to increase CPU Voltage manually and test his stability using program called Prime95, if he passes 3~6 hours that means your unlocking is successful. Oh almost forgot. Remember to check your TEMPS. You have max temp of 74'C after unlock it will be 62'C you must stay on 55'C not above.
    
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would it be better jsut to return it and get x6 or x4 phenom?
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If you can. The answer is YES. For now i know the best bang for buck CPU and it's Phenom II x4 955 BE 3.2GHz. It's the best AMD Gaming CPU (runs well, overclocks perfectly and when he reaches 4GHz he never bottlenecks any DUAL GPU). Personally I'm recomending you to buy Phenom II x4 955 BE 3.2GHz.
    
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After messing with it some, every time it starts up it says this, Power supply surges detected during the previous power or Asus anti surge was triggered to protect system from unstable power supply unit f1 to setup f2 to use last setting... i think i need a new psu?
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post #10 of 11
Well, your psu is not one I recognize as being a trusted manufacturer, but I certainly don't know them all.

That being said, an unlock is far from guaranteed. Your motherboard is simply stating that it was unable to run stable.

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