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Just got the CPU from newegg today. Threw it in my biostar ta790gx, enabled ACC, BAM! Dual core athlon II 440!
Dont have any OS's installed yet, im putting 32 bit xp and 32bit windows 7 on as I type this
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Just got the CPU from newegg today. Threw it in my biostar ta790gx, enabled ACC, BAM! Dual core athlon II 440!
Dont have any OS's installed yet, im putting 32 bit xp and 32bit windows 7 on as I type this
Mxthunder, awesome. I'm looking forward to the overclocking results!
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Ok, now not having such good luck. No version of windows would install. XP would hang on the "starting windows" phase when its still at the beginning blue screen, I tried x86 Windows 7, that gave me a critical stop error after "loading windows files". It did this with both ACC enabled and ACC disabled.
I flashed to the newest bios from the biostar website, and now it wont unlock the second core, but windows will install!! ERR!! Im gonna have to do some research on rebelshavenforum to see what those guys are doing.
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Ok, now not having such good luck. No version of windows would install. XP would hang on the "starting windows" phase when its still at the beginning blue screen, I tried x86 Windows 7, that gave me a critical stop error after "loading windows files". It did this with both ACC enabled and ACC disabled.
I flashed to the newest bios from the biostar website, and now it wont unlock the second core, but windows will install!! ERR!! Im gonna have to do some research on rebelshavenforum to see what those guys are doing.
Mxthunder, did you perform a Memtest86+ diagnostic test to confirm the memory is ok? It locking at the Windows installation almost sounds like a memory related issue. Did you give the processor a bump in voltage after unlocking the other core?

Good luck
Edited by thlnk3r - 9/25/09 at 11:23am
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I've got a Sempron 140 I got with an Egg combo deal and the Gigabyte MA785GM-US2H for $96 shipped. I've been gaming on it for several days now with the second core unlocked (OC'd to 3.6 GHz). It's a pretty decent chip although its obviously not as snappy on Win7 as my unlocked 720 BE was. Just awhile ago I disabled ACC and Hybrid and surprisingly it seems just as fast playing Crysis Warhead. Evidently it doesn't use more than one core that much although Windows runs much better with more. I didn't write down the stepping but its a week 30 chip.
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Ok, now not having such good luck. No version of windows would install. XP would hang on the "starting windows" phase when its still at the beginning blue screen, I tried x86 Windows 7, that gave me a critical stop error after "loading windows files". It did this with both ACC enabled and ACC disabled.
I flashed to the newest bios from the biostar website, and now it wont unlock the second core, but windows will install!! ERR!! Im gonna have to do some research on rebelshavenforum to see what those guys are doing.
I had problems unlocking the second core on my biostar ta790gx a2+ board. After trying 3 different bios, I got it to post but it would bsod at the windows loading screen. I put it in my sig rig mobo and it works perfect. I was going to tell you back when you first posted about your goal that it would likely fail with a biostar board, but I couldn't guarantee it wasn't going to work.
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Dang. Im not sure what to do now. Thanks for the tip. Ill run as single core for now and have fun OCing. I have an 8800GTS 512 on the way to throw in that machine. Curious to see what kinda stuff I can do with it.

I had it prime stable at 3213 mhz on stock voltage, but it would only run the prime small FFT's 8k and 10k, it would fail instantly on the 1024k test. Also instantly fails the blend test of course. Pissing me off, not sure why its failing. Too high of FSB I suppose.
I ran a memtest, and even with the memory running at a 3:5 ratio and a 238 FSB speed, it got 56 errors in 3 hours on memtest. Ran memtest at stock settings, and its all good. GRR!
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great stuff, always nice to see what the stranger chips can do. go get those hw-bot points man
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I had it prime stable at 3213 mhz on stock voltage, but it would only run the prime small FFT's 8k and 10k, it would fail instantly on the 1024k test. Also instantly fails the blend test of course. Pissing me off, not sure why its failing. Too high of FSB I suppose.
I ran a memtest, and even with the memory running at a 3:5 ratio and a 238 FSB speed, it got 56 errors in 3 hours on memtest. Ran memtest at stock settings, and its all good. GRR!
Mxthunder, can you include some cpu-z screen shots of your 3213Mhz overclock? Try to include both the cpu and memory tab if you can. Perhaps you have a setting or two that needs adjustment. It's a shame that Windows won't install with the other core unlocked. All though it's good that memtest86+ is not giving you errors at stock memory settings.

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Here is a pic of all my settings, except with 3mhz lower on the fsb, and a lower memory ratio 3:4 as opposed to 3:5.
I was able to run prime for 4.5 hours before it failed with a 3:4 ratio on a 230fsb, so I bumped it up to 235 now and we will see.
CPU vcore dips to 1.344 once in a while, I gave it a .01 increase just to be conservative.


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