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hi

Just unlocked my 4 cores, feel lucky
Once i get my last items installed the new Corsair PSU and the Scythe Zipang 2 cooler i can start doin some serious OC attempts and testing.
Slowly by reading a lot here i learn and progress, :-)
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May I know what batch is that?
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hi

Just unlocked my 4 cores, feel lucky
Once i get my last items installed the new Corsair PSU and the Scythe Zipang 2 cooler i can start doin some serious OC attempts and testing.
Slowly by reading a lot here i learn and progress, :-)
Welcome to OCN and good luck with that lucky chip
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post #484 of 4289
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Can anyone tell me the default voltage for my x2 550? Or where i can find out?

At default right now (auto in bios) i am reading (vcore 1.352) with the latest CPU-Z.

I just wanted to know my starting point! before overclocking too much
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T1Cybernetic, I looked on AMD's website but didn't have any luck. From the searches I've done on the internet it looks like the stock voltage may be 1.275V.

Good luck
From what I can find on the internet, the 1.275v is the stock for the X2 500 when it is NOT unlocked. Once all 4 cores are unlocked, then it is basically a Phenom X4 955, so the stock volts increase because of the 4 cores, which in turn also increases the max voltage allowances on the high side. So the range from AMD's site is 0.875-1.5V.

It seems to hold true with my chip at least.

I have been on holiday with the family, so I haven't had much time to do any more testing. I am currently on the undervolt/overclock phase, as my new i7 rig should be done shortly, so this will become my son's PC.

I am currently running 3.4GHz on the CPU @ 1.26v, and my NB is running at 2400 @ all stock. I'm not sure I need to push it any higher, but I am going to see if I can get the volts down a little more. So far I have been running at this setting since before we left on vacation (the 21st), and have played games, run web, encoded 6 movies at the same time while watching Hulu, and haven't even had a blink yet. I will run some P95 tonight, but I think my ram is bad, I already RMA'd 4GB, waiting for those to come back, then I will RMA the other 4GB. Who knows, maybe with the new RAM I will be able to do more hehe...

Here's my CPU-z validation for current settings:




Edited by memnoch_thedevil - 7/30/09 at 12:19pm
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post #485 of 4289
Well, here is my very unimpressive overclock, but it seems to be running stable and everything is running very nicely to me. I have tried to unlock the other cores but no luck so far. I probably have to mess with voltages and stuff and don't know how comfortable I am with that.

http://valid.canardpc.com/show_oc.php?id=627876

got my 4870 oc'd as well
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Well, here is my very unimpressive overclock, but it seems to be running stable and everything is running very nicely to me. I have tried to unlock the other cores but no luck so far. I probably have to mess with voltages and stuff and don't know how comfortable I am with that.

http://valid.canardpc.com/show_oc.php?id=627876

got my 4870 oc'd as well
Well.... you are on stock cooling and that will limit you. That motherboard should allow you to unlock the cores but that is far from guaranteed to work. I personally didn't push mine at all and got the 3.6ghz with 4 cores unlocked but i bought mine not long after they were first offered in the US. That may have something to do with it.
What settings did you change to unlock the cores? Also, I don't think you need to up any voltages to unlock the cores.... someone can verify that....?
Edited by MrAMD_Fan - 7/30/09 at 12:34pm
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May I know what batch is that?
hi can do, but where is that listed ? thx
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I have the 550 BE and was only able to unlock the other 2 cores a few times, most of the time windows starts only to freeze up as it's booting, the number of my cpu is CACYC AC0923EPMW. I have nothing to complain about because I can not tell much of a diffrance between this chip and my 9950 BE @ 3.0 Ghz plus I am running this 550 @3.8 Ghz, it will run stable @ 3.9 for about an hour before it shuts down.
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post #489 of 4289
im no expert but if i remeber to unlock the 4 cores on the Gigabyte GA-MA790X-UD4P u have to set the ACC from Auto to hybrid i think
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Well.... you are on stock cooling and that will limit you. That motherboard should allow you to unlock the cores but that is far from guaranteed to work. I personally didn't push mine at all and got the 3.6ghz with 4 cores unlocked but i bought mine not long after they were first offered in the US. That may have something to do with it.
What settings did you change to unlock the cores? Also, I don't think you need to up any voltages to unlock the cores.... someone can verify that....?
I changed the two settings in Bios to Auto and Hybrid. I believe that is what I was supposed to do, and it blue screened when windows tried to load.
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