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Hi guys!

Some of you might seen my previous Topic about Upgrading my dual core to a quad.
Well i have some very exiting news wink.gif

I just got my 960T delivered, and ofcourse i couldt wait to plug this new chip in my Pc.
So after i installed the new CPU i booted up windows, i hit the X button for the Turbo UCC function i have on my board.
What this function does, is unlock extra cores, overclock and power saving. Dunno but its just a 1 pres button function to check for unlock cores.

So i do this, and gess what biggrin.gif it boots into windows as a x6 1605T!!
I know i have to run stress tests, but i tryed this with my previous chip a Phenom x2 555 , and this one never booted into windows, unstable cores. Even when increasing voltage.

So am confident this 1 is much better.

To be honest i lost the guide i used before for my 555 , so id like to know where i can find guides for unlocking, getting it stable if it gets unstable.


So lets see what this chip can do thumb.gif



Also i took a screenshot , sinds the first thing i noticed the CPU does not display the temperature.
mad.gif This is just a first attempt.

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Edited by Barbecuesaus - 8/29/12 at 5:01am
     
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based on that screenie - you do have a 6-core. at stock clock you can lower the vcore to around 1.16v and use prime95. verify (watch closely) your cpu temp, since unlock the core temps are disabled.

quad is better for gaming. thumb.gif

http://www.overclock.net/t/1189945/amd-zosma-960t-1600t-1605t-cpu-club/1050

http://www.overclock.net/t/777378/official-gappos-little-deneb-thuban-overclocking-guide-with-too-many-smileys
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What MB are you using? The "GOAT" is going to get on you if it doesn't cut it.

As long as you have the CPU socket temps then you should be ok. For me, I find that CPU core temps are 6-10c lower than the CPU socket. What is your max temp on prime 95 for 10-15 minutes?
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I believe if the core temperature says 0 you can still get a reading for CPU temperature. I use Speccy and Speedfan for that.

I don't know why but my core temperature is always reported as 0 if my 2nd core is locked. Nice unlock btw thumb.gif

If you're planning on playing BF3, Skyrim, GTAIV six cores are good. I don't know if it's better to lock those cores and just have more OC capability though. 960T is probably the best AMD Phenom ii CPU ever released simply because it has lots of potential and a lower TDP than other Phenom iis.
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Oh i posted it multiple times in other topics i forgot.

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The Cpu u know biggrin.gif


And what is this GOAT boot318 speaks of?
Im gonna try these other speedfan and speccy to see if i can get some readings wink.gif

And Edge of pain u say it has lower TDP? then other phenoms.
i just had my dual core at tdp of 80
now this 960t says max tdp 161, explain that tongue.gif ? (check the screenshot u can see the TDP)
     
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There u go , all tools open.

No readings.

Only speccy shows the CPU socket reading u speak of? redface.gif
     
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Originally Posted by Barbecuesaus View Post

Oh i posted it multiple times in other topics i forgot.
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XMS3 Corsair 1333mhz 4gb (2x2gb)
XFX Dual fan HD6870 Radeon
650W HM series Adata PSU
The Cpu u know biggrin.gif
And what is this GOAT boot318 speaks of?
Im gonna try these other speedfan and speccy to see if i can get some readings wink.gif
And Edge of pain u say it has lower TDP? then other phenoms.
i just had my dual core at tdp of 80
now this 960t says max tdp 161, explain that tongue.gif ? (check the screenshot u can see the TDP)

http://www.overclock.net/u/110167/xd-1771

Did you prime95 for 10 minutes? I'm just curious on hot this chip gets unlock.
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Don't forget to overclock the cpu to around 3.8-4.2ghz. Games care more about clock speed and performance per core so having each core going as fast as they can will really help. If it turns out to be stable in x6 mode overclock it to 3.8-4.2ghz which should be easy for it and have fun.
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Originally Posted by Barbecuesaus View Post

Oh i posted it multiple times in other topics i forgot.
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XMS3 Corsair 1333mhz 4gb (2x2gb)
XFX Dual fan HD6870 Radeon
650W HM series Adata PSU
The Cpu u know biggrin.gif
And what is this GOAT boot318 speaks of?
Im gonna try these other speedfan and speccy to see if i can get some readings wink.gif
And Edge of pain u say it has lower TDP? then other phenoms.
i just had my dual core at tdp of 80
now this 960t says max tdp 161, explain that tongue.gif ? (check the screenshot u can see the TDP)

I should have said lower TDP than other Phenom ii x4 CPUs. It has a 95 Watt TDP when on 4 cores.
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When unlocking cores you lose the temp readings for each core. That's normal thumb.gif

Me jelly though. That's still probably the best AMD CPU so far.
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