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Originally Posted by askareem24;12398992 
Suggest a program for me to download to test for stability. I'll give it a run !
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Can you recommend a decent stability program that stresses out the cpu? let me know

Prime95 or LinX?
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post #12 of 28
Successfully? Awesome thumb.gif
Safely? NOOOO.
Sorry to ruin your day by saying this but if you wish to avoid a potential for motherboard blow up in the future, you're going to want to lock those cores. 3+1 unheatsinked power phase would be far short of capable for such a high TDP processor (unlock that x2 almost instantly doubles your TDP & power requirement). To unlock a Phenom II it's a given that you must invest in a good motherboard with proper high TDP capability.
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Congrats man, can u give me your batch # as Im heading up there friday.
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post #14 of 28
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by xd_1771;12399307 
Successfully? Awesome thumb.gif
Safely? NOOOO.
Sorry to ruin your day by saying this but if you wish to avoid a potential for motherboard blow up in the future, you're going to want to lock those cores. 3+1 unheatsinked power phase would be far short of capable for such a high TDP processor (unlock that x2 almost instantly doubles your TDP & power requirement). To unlock a Phenom II it's a given that you must invest in a good motherboard with proper high TDP capability.

what are the chances of it blowing up in the future? my setup is a

Biostar A780L3G 760g chipset
Phenom II X2 560
Seagate Barracuda 1TB 32mb cache
XFX HD5770
OCZ Stealth X Stream 500Wpsu
Corsair 4GB DDR3 memory

Note: I will not overclock any components as I am already satisfied.. Don't know if that will affect the possibility of mobo blowups in the future.
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Grats.
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post #16 of 28
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Congrats man, can u give me your batch # as Im heading up there friday.

here it is:

Stepping: 3
Revision: RB-C3 ( i don't know if thats the batch number) where is it located?
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post #17 of 28
Board is rated 125W as a max (note all ratings are made @ stock speeds & stock cooler - which means any higher than this and you're on your own); since unlocked x2s are usually not as stable with TDP as true x4s (i.e. need more voltage to be stable, pass 125W) you may be pushing too far without even knowing it. I'd say this would be okay if remaining at stock speeds and using stock cooler and nothing else (so mosfets get air), though some long-term degradation is not impossible.
post #18 of 28
I have a 560 unlocked to quad, 3.8ghz stable.
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post #19 of 28
try to undervolt it down a notch and you'll be fine
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post #20 of 28
nice cpu. i picked up a x2 555 from micro center last sunday and it only unlocked to a x3. i'm in no way complaining, it just would have been nice to see it go x4. either way, good job.
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