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post #1 of 24
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Okay, So I read about being able to unlock the L3 Cache.
So I tried it out and sure enough I managed to unlock it.
Benchmarks increased and stuff. It used to be overclocked at 3.42GHz, but I decreased it to 3Ghz after unlocking it just to be sure.
Now I can't see the temperatures anymore in AMD OverDrive or CPUID.
using MSI Control Center it still says temps are between 26-28 degree Celcius.
Should I be worried about the temperature issue? I'm using a stock cooler.

Thanks,

I have a MSI 880GM-E41 mobo.
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post #2 of 24
You just made a Phenom.

No the temp increase is minimal.
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post #3 of 24
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Haha Wicked biggrin.gif
Thanks man
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post #4 of 24
Really, I thought the new Athlon x4 didn't have L3 cache build in.

How do you unlock it? I know for core on phenom, but not for cache on Athlon.

My athlon II x4 640 will be coming friday, so I want to know about it a little.
    
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Yeah someone told me that the newer athlons dont unlock since there not on the Deneb dies....ah screw it who cares lol

congrats man, you may have to fiddle a bit more for a higher clock speed but id wait until you get an aftermarket cooler for it
    
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post #6 of 24
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haha biggrin.gif
Well I already overclocked my cpu for quite abit.
I went to 3,42Ghz. 3,84Ghz and it actually once went to 4,11Ghz by accident.
I unlocked it by going into my bios, cell menu, then enable unlock cores and enable advanced clock calibration I believe.

Can anyone maybe clear up why my memory clocks are lower then usual?
I'm new to overclocking tongue.gif

Here is a picture of CPU-Z

http://valid.canardpc.com/show_oc.php?id=1645142
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Is the voltage is at stock, it seem a bit high?
    
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post #8 of 24
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Probably not...
Hold on lemme open my bios and take a look.
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post #9 of 24
Temps should be fine.

Unlocking almost always breaks the temp sensors.
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post #10 of 24
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Haha xd
Once again my awesome understanding of pc's and knowledge of overclocking have failed me again xd
I turned the CPU Voltage on auto instead of the 1.406V and it overclocked to 3.45Ghz again tongue.gif
Although I think 1.406V is an ok Voltage.

Reflex99, if unlocking will break temp sensors why can I still see the cpu temp in Control Center?

CPU-Z Picture:
http://valid.canardpc.com/show_oc.php?id=1645187
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