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Originally Posted by THEoBZ View Post
Well, I just got a brand new AMD 555.


I tried unlocking it with my 790FX, and I got no luck at all.

Do any of you think a bios update on my motherboard could do the trick? Or do you think its just a bad chip?
Bad chip bro, I've had two of them and a 545 and NONE of them would unlock but way back when Phenom II first came out I picked up a 720 BE that unlocked just fine. AMD must be very happy they can sell so much silicon unscrapped. LOL I think what most people do is to keep returning the chips until they get one that works. I just never had the nerve to do that. I hoped for good luck and it didn't happen.
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post #12 of 15
i had three 555 black editions about a week ago on a TA890FXE. none of them unlocked, tried different bios too. at this point in time, i feel that the amount of unlockable 555s are few.
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Buying a dualcore instead of a quadcore because of the small price difference is quiet stupid.

Normally you get what you pay for, atleast with AMD :'D
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Hi

Im not so sure about the X2 I'll do some digging around.
I do know that a whole lot of the X3's will unlock.
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Originally Posted by Nikkopo View Post
Buying a dualcore instead of a quadcore because of the small price difference is quiet stupid.

Normally you get what you pay for, atleast with AMD :'D
Thats probably one of the dumbest things I have ever heard.


I like to overclock chips and see how they perform. If I wanted too I could buy Intels best i7, but it just isn't necessary for my needs.


Please keep in mind this is OVERCLOCK.NET.

Thanks for all of the replies guys! I will probably end up just craigslisting this rig and build a brand new one.


- Obz
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