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post #1891 of 4289
Hi all,

Here's my Rig:

Asus M3A78-T MB 790 GX
Phenom II 550 BE at 3.8 @ 1.45v (19 x 200)
HTT at 2400 Mhz at 1.2 v
CPU-NB at 2600 Mhz @ 1.3 v
PCIe at 100 Mhz
Ram at DDR2 800, stock timings @ 2.1 v
ATI 4890 GPU

Passmark CPU Mark - 2663
Passmark Memory Mark - 968

Haven't done any hard core stress testing. just use it all day smooth as butter for desktop apps. When I game, I downclock to 3.6 cause I hate BSOD'ing right in middle of good game.

Let me know if these don't suck.

P.S., On air, this thing rarely gets above 41c. As I am typing this, it is running at 31.8c.

Thanks.
post #1892 of 4289
Oh yeah, I read somewhere you can unlock the extra cores with my MB with some mod BIOS, but I don't know where to get it. Anyone know?
post #1893 of 4289
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Originally Posted by mitchellvii View Post
Oh yeah, I read somewhere you can unlock the extra cores with my MB with some mod BIOS, but I don't know where to get it. Anyone know?
User here claims BIOS 1403 from Asus.
X2-550 @ 3.4
(17 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
X2-550 @ 3.4GHz MSI 770-C45 HD 6670 1GB DDR3 2x2GB GsKill DDR3-1600 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
Mushkin Chronos SSD 60GB WD VelocRaptor 300GB Seagate 320GB Samsung 22x DVD-RW 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
ThermalTake Big Typhoon Win7-64(SP1) Acer 24" LED Logitech cordless 
PowerCaseMouseAudio
Antec 550W (85%+) Antec SOHO Logitech cordless Audigy 2 
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X2-550 @ 3.4
(17 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
X2-550 @ 3.4GHz MSI 770-C45 HD 6670 1GB DDR3 2x2GB GsKill DDR3-1600 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
Mushkin Chronos SSD 60GB WD VelocRaptor 300GB Seagate 320GB Samsung 22x DVD-RW 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
ThermalTake Big Typhoon Win7-64(SP1) Acer 24" LED Logitech cordless 
PowerCaseMouseAudio
Antec 550W (85%+) Antec SOHO Logitech cordless Audigy 2 
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post #1894 of 4289
Wow, thanks dude!

I just downloaded 1403, flashed that bad boy, did the settings and I'm runnin 4 friggin cores for $100!

BTW, I noticed the difference immediately, even not overclocked my desktop loaded like INSTANTLY. cOOLNESS.
post #1895 of 4289
I set ACC to auto and turned on unleashing. I am assuming that was best way.
post #1896 of 4289
Keep monitoring the temperatures and it stability mitchellvii goodluck man


Going back to my freezing, it havent freeze today, dunno if it self stabilized or with the CMOS is fine or whatever. IT freezes EVERYTIME I try to extrar Crysis Warhead THO! i wanna play! any clues ?
post #1897 of 4289
Betucha,

Thanks. Just overclocked it and was able to get nice and stable all the way back up to 3.7 with 2.6 on the CPU-NB. So I am guessing my locked cores weren't the defective ones - nice

As far as temps, I was running in the very low 40's max before so I doubt this will get much worse. It is nice to see my entire desktop, gadgets and all, just load instantaneously like that.

What program can I use to show my cpu temps since amd overdrive is broken.
post #1898 of 4289
Oh my frickin ...

Don't mean to sound like a giddy child on Christmas morning but my computer is sooo fast now. Just quick. I can't believe I paid only $100 for this level of performance.

One thing - I noticed that my Passmark CPU score didn't go up at all - is it because it is not seeing the extra cores? Same with the AMD Overdrive benchmark - no change. I was expecting big pop.
post #1899 of 4289
Yep, no improvement in sythetic benchies at all, but who cares, computer is definitely faster.
post #1900 of 4289
ahhaha
whats ur voltage ? 1.425 ?
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