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Did you install the AMD dual core optimizer?

http://www.amd.com/us-en/Processors/...1_9706,00.html
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Originally Posted by jameskelsey View Post
Did you install the AMD dual core optimizer?

http://www.amd.com/us-en/Processors/...1_9706,00.html
I don't think the dual-core optimizer does much other than more efficiently route CPU traffic for certain applications such as gaming--I don't think it has to do with CnQ--I think that's the "CPU Driver" not the "dual-core optimizer." But even if the driver is installed or not, if the CnQ is enabled in the BIOS, it will not allow any changes to OC the computer. Unless my memory is failing me again that is...which happens quite a bit.
    
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Well in bios I can't find cool n quiet anywhere.

Also, I can see CPU Spread Spectrum and HT Spread Spectrum, but I can't modify the value of 'auto' on them, they're locked somehow.
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I know it's just a optimizer but he said it was his first AMD so I thought I would mention it in case he didn't know about it.
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Well in bios I can't find cool n quiet anywhere.

Also, I can see CPU Spread Spectrum and HT Spread Spectrum, but I can't modify the value of 'auto' on them, they're locked somehow.
It has to be there. What BIOS version and revision are you using? Is there something like "advanced chipset features" or something like that? It is not necessarily under the CPU/FSB/multiplier section. I haven't used that mobo before, so I don't know for sure where it would be.
    
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post #16 of 30
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Well in bios I can't find cool n quiet anywhere.

Also, I can see CPU Spread Spectrum and HT Spread Spectrum, but I can't modify the value of 'auto' on them, they're locked somehow.
You may have to set a main "Auto" effect to the likes of Manual, User, Expert or something like that to get access to other adjustments. Its usually in the Advanced Chip Set area.
    
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post #17 of 30
Or it may just be your ram that's full of crap. Have you tried upping the vcore and dram voltages?
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post #18 of 30
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I've thoroughly scanned bios now, no sort of master auto-master/expert setting that I can find. Those things are still locked up and I can't manage to get to them. I was thinking maybe if I updated BIOS it might unlock something, even though the update notes don't say anything about that.

The BIOS update is an exe that you have to run at boot from a floppy, but I don't have a floppy drive. Is there any way to do it with a CD?
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post #20 of 30
Man, time to trade that board in for a Tforce550 O_O
It was the only AMD board I have worked on, and I built 4 of them.
Two 3600 X2s and two 3800 X2s @ 2.375Ghz and 2.5Ghz.
And everything they mentioned, I know where they are in that BIOS, and I don't even own any of the 4 I built.
I'll have to tell those 4 people to turn off C&Q
    
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