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Selling a pc at 5pm today.NEED HELP,have phenom b55,555,& b59 that i KNOW unlock good,but getting artifacting and shutdowns!

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Bottom line,i have a kid that wants to get into gaming, buying a new customer built pc off me today...hes like 13


He doesnt care which phenom i use as long as its quad,its been so long since ive messed around with these old things...



im using a Gigabyte m68mt-s2p which has unlocked fine before no problem.



i also have three chips that have unlocked to quad stably no problem too....


But for some reason i was getting artifacting,with two,and now i tried the b59 and i finally got NO artifacting,but when i ran the windows experience index thing,it froze!



Its been so long since ive messed with these old things...



Where do i start?

i know theres some stuff in bios you need to disable/enable to help the unlocking/oc, but i forget even the most basic rules of this,i must be getting old! lol
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Honestly, the right thing would be to assemble the system as the parts were designed. Let the kid know there is more potential there if he wants to learn and go at it, and leave it at that.

There is no way, unless you manage to warp time and space, that you are going to be able to get that system up and going, unlocked, and a solid stability test done on it. You literally don't have the time for the test to run.

Leave it unlocked, as designed, let the kid know what potential might be there.
    
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unlocking a dualcore phenom to a quadcore will increase its TDP so watch the temperature.
another 2 cores will also need more energy, so you need to increase the vcore until its stable.

Try 1.36 or 1.39 and see if the unlock is stable, if not try 1.40
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Unlocking a chip and selling it as other than it was originally, is just bad business practice bordering on outright dishonesty. The Kid wanted a quad if you are charging him for a quad get him a 965.

Anyway on topic you may need to up vcore to get the cores stable. That isn't a good start if its a dodgy unlocker what you going to do when he comes back in 3 months with a knackered chip and having read up somewhere that what he was sold as a quad was never meant to be one....

Also that's a 4+1 board with no VRM cooling, unlocking can knock the TDP and voltages used up a lot higher than intended that board may not deal with it long.
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