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Belial: I've got a 450 that will be here in a week or two. I'll be posting my results!
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Good luck. They unlock fairly easy, from what I hear and experienced.

Actually wasn't easy for me, it was a pain in the ass. Look up rebelshaven guide to unlocking Athlon II x2/x3. It's the best guide i've seen on the subject, basically you need to lower your HT Link Speed to 1.6ghz because for some reason 450's won't do higher on stock FSB.
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add me up =)

love my tri core
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Trying to figure out what I can do to try and get past my 3.5ghz road block..
http://valid.canardpc.com/show_oc.php?id=1697948

I can run intel burn test at these settings fine..
But if I try to get to 3.55ghz or higher it fails. If I get close to 3.6ghz I get BSOD with IntelBurn test.

My max temps during the test is 42c.

I'm idle right now at 30c.

Wonder if I could/should bump the core voltage at all.


So far locking the 4th core I'm at 3.6ghz stable.
Going to try tweaking more after the wife goes to work.
http://valid.canardpc.com/show_oc.php?id=1697990

Edited by TwiggLe - 3/7/11 at 2:49pm
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^ Bumping my vcore up to 1.6 from 1.48 (i know, dangerous, you shouldnt go past 1.55 at most but I was just testing for a minute) I wasn't able to get an additional 80 mhz.

3.520 sounds about the limit, my cpu is somewhere between 3510 and 3524. Upping vcore is pointless. Aparently to get high and rewarding overclocks you need a Phenom, not an Athlon II.
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post #386 of 583
Well I am able to do 3.6ghz with the 4th core unlocked.
Upped the Vcore to 1.525

http://valid.canardpc.com/show_oc.php?id=1698050

Ran 5 runs of IntelBurn
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^ What chip, at stock, do you have exactly? Athlon II 450's are propus dies so there is no l3 cache to begin with. I think some of the earlier athlon ii x3's had them so that's why I ask.

is it p95 stable? i find just being able to load it up and run it for 10 seconds is enough to tell if it's stable, for the most part. if your at the bleeding edge of your overclock (going from failure and scaling downward) its just a matter of adding a small overvolt.

also, is your board voltage locked, are you using offsets at all? your method looks a lot different from mine - i went with a 240+ FSB and then a multiplier of 12-15 (depending on stability and FSB), and I lowered or raised back to stock my CPUVID and then added motherboard cpu offset.

edit. thats a pretty high overvolt just for a 70mhz increase btw. you sure that's worth a .7v increase? i'm pretty much in the same situation, my temps are very low, but why do an unnoticeable increase for huge voltage? i think our cpus are voltage limited not temp limited - i shouldve stuck with stock cooling and avoided the nb and vrm heat issues I have with a tower cooler ;/
Edited by Belial - 3/7/11 at 4:16pm
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I'm running an Phenom II X3 720 BE.
Stock is 2.8ghz Tri Core

I'm back down to 1.525v core I'm going to try going down to 1.5v in a bit here after I get my kids in bed..

Decided to just stick at 3.6ghz with the 4th core unlocked....

I can do 15x Multiplier and 240 bus speed
Or I can do 16x Multiplier and 225 bus speed

Both get me to 3.6ghz and both are stable....

http://valid.canardpc.com/show_oc.php?id=1698142
Edited by TwiggLe - 3/7/11 at 5:12pm
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^ This is the Athlon II club, not the I'm-Super-Rich-So-I-Got-Phenom thread >.<

jk. kinda.

Unlocking 4th core will net much bigger gains than any overclocking will, so I would say don't bother trying to see what locked core overclocks you can get unless your curious.
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I'm not sure what you meant J-ro about getting 3.6 - was this with prime95 even being able to run more than 5 minutes?
Yes. I've run Prime95 for 20+ hours.

I looked again, and I'm running 240Mhz for the FSB and a 15 multiplier = 3.600Ghz. My NB is running at 2400Mhz, but I've got the memory clocked down a step to 1280Mhz. Vcore is at 1.45v and the NB is at 1.25v.

Unlocking the 4th core was as simple as setting ACC to Enabled.
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