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post #11 of 21
hmm disabled core # 3 and now I'm running on three cores at 1.368 vcore stock 3.311ghz

really tempted to go and snatch that 970...or 1055t? anyone
post #12 of 21
i wish i could yell at you right now...
post #13 of 21
Uh... guys... take it from me one last time: core unlocking = bonus. Don't ever just buy a CPU and simply expect all cores to unlock and remain stable right away. If it's not stable... well, it's not stable. There's a reason AMD locked these CPUs to dual and tri cores.
post #14 of 21
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Originally Posted by xd_1771 View Post
Uh... guys... take it from me one last time: core unlocking = bonus. Don't ever just buy a CPU and simply expect all cores to unlock and remain stable right away. If it's not stable... well, it's not stable. There's a reason AMD locked these CPUs to dual and tri cores.
yeah I understand it, I knew I was taking a gamble I felt lucky today...not so lucky now right. I was just wondering if there was other possiblities, if not I'll just go return it and get a quad. Then the question would be 1055 or 970?
post #15 of 21
you cannot get "cores stable". If they are defective thats is why they are locked up. If you have an X2 you have a slight chance that all 4 can be stable, a little bit better chance that 3 are stable, but only guaranteed that 2 are going to be stable. I owned an X3 Phenom and 2 X2 Phenoms. Most always you can get the cores to unlock, but stable is a different thing.

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What a shame that MSI advertises this board, and many others, as being able to overclock and to unlock cores yet they aren't designed well enough to handle it. With that being said, would you guys think that it would be OK if I just run my 560 as a tri-core at stock settings? I just need it to last for a couple of months until Bulldozer comes out.

Also the motherboard has done its job OP. It unlocked the cores. If you get blue screens or failed boots, its because you have an X2 cpu that you are trying to make an X3 or X4.
Edited by Chuckclc - 2/20/11 at 12:55am
post #16 of 21
If you deem it's worth it, go ahead. However, I really don't think a 970 would be worth it considering it's actually priced higher than a 1055T. I'd be comparing the 955 (or 945/925) or the 1055T.
post #17 of 21
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If you deem it's worth it, go ahead. However, I really don't think a 970 would be worth it considering it's actually priced higher than a 1055T. I'd be comparing the 955 (or 945/925) or the 1055T.
1055 is 169.99 right now and the 955 is 129...I just want to get 4ghz lol
post #18 of 21
On a good mobo and kit of RAM the 1055 should hit 4Ghz just the same as a 970 or 975 would
A 955/965 should hit 4Ghz, some may hit walls earlier though being lower binned i.e. 3.8Ghz, but actually many get to 4Ghz
post #19 of 21
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Originally Posted by xd_1771 View Post
On a good mobo and kit of RAM the 1055 should hit 4Ghz just the same as a 970 or 975 would
A 955/965 should hit 4Ghz, some may hit walls earlier though being lower binned i.e. 3.8Ghz, but actually many get to 4Ghz
so you are telling me to get the 1055t? good! that's what I wanted to hear LOL.
post #20 of 21
Yeah, definitely over 970/975, though the 970/975 are newer, higher binned x4s, the x6 often overclocked better to start with and 1055T or 1075T (slightly cheaper if Newegg $15 gift card with it counts) costs the same. On a proper mobo that's good with ref. clock pushing (yours is good) and any 1600Mhz memory kit (A must for 1055T due to x14 CPU multi/RAM multiplier options) you should be good
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