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i unlock my phenom II 555 but bios put the ht-link at x5 1000, and in the core unlocker how do i set 3 cores i dont what the 4to core enable

in my bios looks likes this

http://www.hispazone.com/imagenes/tutoriales/472-4.jpg

and how many volts do i have to up to get it stable
Please help!
    
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Why do you want only three cores? That makes for a really weird cache distribution because it has two cache banks that when unlocked each cache bank is shared between the two cores but with only 3 cores one will have twice the cache that the other two have. thats why the x3 has 3 cache banks. So if you want three cores then it would be much better to get a dedicated triple core like the x3 or the PPC xenon in the xbox 360. also your HTT is way too slow set at at least 1600MHz.
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Why do you want only three cores? That makes for a really weird cache distribution because it has two cache banks that when unlocked each cache bank is shared between the two cores but with only 3 cores one will have twice the cache that the other two have. thats why the x3 has 3 cache banks. So if you want three cores then it would be much better to get a dedicated triple core like the x3 or the PPC xenon in the xbox 360. also your HTT is way too slow set at at least 1600MHz.

i fix the htt thanks

i did some test am i unlock all four cores and get into windows with just +25mv, but hwmonitor say the procesor was 180w and cpuz say its 179w thats not normal and how i can see the temps with the unlocked procesor ???
    
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You cannot see the core temps on an unlocked cpu no matter what you do.only the cpu temps.
About the wattage that the programs show,false readings.do not worry.
They think beacuse it is an 80w cpu now that you doubled the cores,they double the wattage.
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ok, so i have this solution i have a thermal lcd that i can put on the socket, but i wanna know how many volts i need to quad core ??

edit: ok so here is the thing i unlocked stable and my temps hwmonitor say that mi sensor in the socket cpu is at idle at 19c and on full load blend on prime 2 hours is at 36c thats good?? cous the cores be at like 45c??? and vcore i at 1.472v or i should lower that

pics:
my cpu temps i thinks are tmpin0, tmpin2 is scare me wth is that temp for???
http://i.imgur.com/ttT2Q.png

here you can see the volts is vcore 1.472v thats good
http://i.imgur.com/OpLkw.png

please help to see it is stable, and thanks
Edited by dr.evil - 10/28/11 at 4:43pm
    
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To really see if the CPU is stable you should run a few games, trust me I've seen unlocked chips laugh at stability testing programs and keep on going, but as it is faced with a game it locks up or you would see random stuttering on the screen, a better stability test is this

1. Game a bit, use spu intensive games like BF3 or GTA 4
2. Fold, folding exposes weak cores really quickly, pretty much within 10mins, so if you can fold for a night you are pretty much good to go.
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To really see if the CPU is stable you should run a few games, trust me I've seen unlocked chips laugh at stability testing programs and keep on going, but as it is faced with a game it locks up or you would see random stuttering on the screen, a better stability test is this

1. Game a bit, use spu intensive games like BF3 or GTA 4
2. Fold, folding exposes weak cores really quickly, pretty much within 10mins, so if you can fold for a night you are pretty much good to go.
Agreed. I don't know about folding, but stability tests to me are meaningless. I can unlock all 4 cores on this 555 and it tests "stable" BUT, it has graphic glitches the whole time. If you use your rig to game, test your OC's and unlocks in games, they are all that matters.
    
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There's no answer about how many volts you need. You need to stability test it and adjust VCore and NB voltage until its stable, just like when you overclock.

Some need alot of adjustment, and some need almost none. I've unlocked 3 of them to quads and they were all completely different.

Read here:

http://www.overclock.net/amd-cpus/53...unlocking.html
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i did some gaming with bad company 2, darksiders, dead island, cod mw all with high settings every one off them like 1 hours run and i see no problem at all i think is pretty stable, the only thing is weir is when i power on the first time i have to reset the system to fully start again
    
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