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AMD Phenom II x4 965 BE shows only 1 Core Overclocked.

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Hey guys I'm new to overclocking and recently i have been looking at alot of videos and doing alot of research. Anyways, my plan was to overclock my new AMD phenom II x4 965 BE to 3.8ghz. I was able to do that , well i thought so. I set my clock ratio to 19.

Anyways when i booted up my computer I ran AMD overdrive. In the CPU status section I can see that my first core is actually at 3.8ghz but the other 3 cores are still at the stock 3.4ghz. Im very confused as to what i did wrong. I have been looking around and havent been able to find the answer yet. I hope you guys can help.

My motherboard is a Gigabyte GA-970A-D3 . I just updated my bios today to FD as I built the computer yesterday. Here is an image of what im looking at. Oh it is also not showing my cpu temp anymore for some reason.

http://imgur.com/qSzyihd AMD Overdrive
http://imgur.com/0iFCs2S Bios 1
http://imgur.com/pAjoo2M Bios 2
http://imgur.com/q124YOa Bios 3 (Here it shows like if all 4 cores are overclocked, but when im in windows it does not show that)
Edited by syloxane - 3/20/13 at 3:50pm
post #2 of 10
Have you tried another monitoring software? I use HWMonitor.
post #3 of 10
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yes i have, it shows the cpu temp at 0 celcius, it doesn't display anything about clockspeed either. Here is a pic.

http://imgur.com/oMYXxLj
Edited by syloxane - 3/20/13 at 4:52pm
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Originally Posted by syloxane View Post

yes i have, it shows the cpu temp at 0 celcius, it doesn't display anything about clockspeed either. Here is a pic.

http://imgur.com/oMYXxLj
I'm sorry! I meant CPU-Z.
It's good to see that you don't have excessive vdroop.
post #5 of 10
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Here is what i got from CPU-Z smile.gif

http://imgur.com/PEzzogO
post #6 of 10
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Here is what i got from CPU-Z smile.gif

http://imgur.com/PEzzogO
I would trust CPU-Z because I don't know how your C.P.U. could have differing core speeds.
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I just got a PC with this CPU and I am planning to OC. Should I reconsider my choice on CPU?
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post #8 of 10
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I just got a PC with this CPU and I am planning to OC. Should I reconsider my choice on CPU?
you should make a new thread.

Did you get a prebuilt P.C.? If so, you might not be able to overclock it.
post #9 of 10
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Nah i built it myself, Today i messed with amd overdrive and i was able to overclock all the cores to 3.8ghz . From the bios it was only doing one. I got the temperature sensors working again though. Turns out that i had "CPU unlock" enable in bios which prevents programs from seeing temps.
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Originally Posted by syloxane View Post

Nah i built it myself, Today i messed with amd overdrive and i was able to overclock all the cores to 3.8ghz . From the bios it was only doing one. I got the temperature sensors working again though. Turns out that i had "CPU unlock" enable in bios which prevents programs from seeing temps.
C.P.U. unlock does disable the cores reading, but I don't understand why that your B.I.O.S. would/could use one core at a different speed from C.P.U.'s other cores.
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