Originally Posted by BadRobot
Amazing XD I could try that too I guess seeing as my cooler is good at keeping the x4 cool. Also, what about the ACC and phenom 2s? Oh...I guess that AMD wouldn't want you to use it seeing as they themselves locked those cores ^^
side note: ran into my first BSOD since i stabilized 3.6Ghz. I believe it's related to having the ram timings on 5-5-5-20 1T but as the BSOD has very very little info that I could understand, I can not be sure.
Note the code that appears when windows restarts when you get a bsod. It can be referenced to see where the problem lies.
Also, sometimes, when you lower latency, you have to increase the memory voltage slightly.
As far as ACC goes, yeah, that was AMD's stance originally, and when people first started unlocking cores they were mad. They even had the mobo makers remove the firmware that did it (hence the hybrid settings), but mobo makers saw money in not completely removing it.
Now, I'm pretty sure AMD has accepted this fact and is in fact, working to use it to their advantage. It keeps older processor models selling.
This is why the 960T is so popular even in systems that could easily handle 6 cores. 1 it's half the price and 2) for half the price, you take a gamble and might get 6 cores. From what we've seen in this thread, getting 6 cores happen more often than not.
Meanwhile, all those "rich kids" continue to buy their 6 cores. Win-win for amd.
As for the disabling of cores, I haven't planned on doing it, but was just bored. My results were interesting. Working on the 4th core right now, will post some finding when i get done with it.Edited by ozzy983 - 2/19/12 at 11:56am