Originally Posted by Psykosis
So I've unlocked my x3 450 to a Phenom II X4 B50, but now my temps don't read correctly, neither from CoreTemp nor HWMonitor (the temps always shift a few degrees in a few seconds, which is obviously incorrect). I've read that the thermal sensor malfunctions on unlocked CPUs, so I thought this might happen. However, the temp monitor in my BIOS seems to work fine (no sudden changes, steady and believable temps) so I'm guessing the sensor works fine? Does anybody know of a program that could let me view the same temps as the ones reported in BIOS (tbh, I always thought that's what all those programs did)? I have a fancontroller with 4 thermal sensors, but I just don't think it would be a wise idea to place one of those between my HSF and CPU.
I read someone who did exactly that and claimed it works, but it just doesn't seem like the right thing to do.. :S
Any help is appreciated
It's common when you unlock these, HWMonitor still works as do other programs that also incorporate the CPU temp, not just the Cores, just use the temperate that correlates with your BIOS CPU Temp with HWMonitor.
For me it's TMPIN0, TMPIN1 is dud sensor/false reading and TMPIN2 is System/Mobo. Some people's are the same, some are different (I.E. TMPIN1 may be your CPU Temp).
I also use Speedfan (like the layout on my G15), which has a CPU Temp aswell as Core, disabled showing of Core and constant CPU Temp readings are visible only.
Everest UE (now know as AIDA and apparently not as good?) also has CPU Temp, along with the CPU Core Temps, so take your pick really.
(Remember, safe max temp is 55c for most users to maximise stability, 60-62c being the point you wanna ease off, and never exceed 1.5v on air if you want your chip to last, people go over that ususally when on "suicide run" benchmarks and validations, or when on other cooling solutions)
Originally Posted by Lobsang
hello, im trying to unlock my phenom II x2 555 be to 4cores cpu on my dfi lp dk 790fxb-m2rsh , but i need bios 03/10/2009. can anyone help ??? send it to my email please... firstname.lastname@example.org
. many thanks guys
Here you go:- http://www.dfi.com.tw/portal/CM/cmpr...rmal&mode=view
It's the fifth one down, they're the BETA BIOS', probably why you had a difficult time location them, upon searching I heard nothing but good things about the 03/10/09, however there are newer ones out, I'm unsure how they fair.