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Today I finally got my AMD Phenom II X4 925 in the mail. Upgrading my close to 4 years 2nd build. It was my first time installing the CPU and everything went smoothly. Now I have a few questions regarding burn-in and BIOS options. Note, I do plan on overclocking somewhere around 3.5GHz.

Do I need to do a full 24 hour burn-in, to make sure the TIM has perfectly set in? ATM I am now about 5 hours into prime95. Also I noticed a few new options in BIOS. Like AMD's TLB bug fix, CPU-NB Ratio, CPU Core Control, DCT Unganged Mode. Could someone could explain what these options do?

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I use 3-4 hours burn in. The cpu-nb ratio determines at what speed the cpu-nb will run. I looked up your mobo and it is a 790x chipset based board. your cpu-nb multiplier should be set at 10 by default. If you increase it, your memory bandwidth will increase. Dont go far beyond 13 though.
Core control is for manually disabling defective cores. The tlb thing is probably one of many bugs a cpu has. The bios patch is supposed to heal it.
    
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Ah ok, so I was priming for too long? I'm currently at the 7 hour mark now with 36C firmly. I think I will prime another hour just to make sure, then cool down.

As for the BIOS options,

AMD's TLB bug fix: Enable or Disable?
CPU Core Control: Auto or Manual?
DCT Unganged Mode: Ganged or Unganged?
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Ah ok, so I was priming for too long? I'm currently at the 7 hour mark now with 36C firmly. I think I will prime another hour just to make sure, then cool down.

As for the BIOS options,

AMD's TLB bug fix: Enable or Disable?
CPU Core Control: Auto or Manual?
DCT Unganged Mode: Ganged or Unganged?
AMD bug, leave at deafult
CPU Core Control at Auto
And chage it to Unganged

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Alright i'm finish priming for the night at the 8 hour mark. Temps went down 1C which is awsome! I can't wait for better temps after cool down.

I just wanted to say I am super happy with the results. I went from a dual-core (30C-47C) to quad-core (21C-35C). A huge drop in temps which is always a plus. Especially on air with ambient between 28C-32C. I cannot wait to start overclocking tomorrow. Anyway thanks for the advice, +rep to both of you. And now time for some shut eye.

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Best of luck
I see that you have a gtx470. Have you played mafia 2 ? if yes then what was the ingame benchmark score ? (if you dont mind me highjackin the thread for a moment)
    
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Best of luck
I see that you have a gtx470. Have you played mafia 2 ? if yes then what was the ingame benchmark score ? (if you dont mind me highjackin the thread for a moment)
Sorry no I do not have Mafia 2.
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