first off thanks for replying and no worries, and no rushes on trying to get this configured correctly. secondly it was late/ early when i wrote that so it kind of came out jumbled and confusing...obviously my pc is stable as can be with normal settings, im using it right now. its only 8 months old with no problems so far at all. the way i do it is not by just pressing 4, i go into the bios and change the ACC on and enable unleashing mode. it boots up and posts fine, and even says phenom 2 in the bios and when i press tab (the post info) it says the same.
basically what im wondering is if it might just be because windows is already installed. i cant be arsed to do a complete reformat as i have tons of games to beat
. i went to school for pc repair years ago so i kind of know what im doing, but its changed alot since 2004/5. and its confusing, to say the least. i know that you cant just upgrade certain hardware without getting the infamous blue screen. it reads the unlocked processor fine but windows will just not boot, it just hangs there loading, or pulls a random BSOD
some of the things ive tried are changing vcore voltages, nb voltages and disabling/ enabling certain cores to no avail. if its not possible thats fine, but hell we're all here because we wanna save some money and get the highest possible performance. ill still be happy OCing this cheap beast of a cpu Edited by lagginswag - 4/23/11 at 5:11am