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Unlocked Athlon x3 reverted to tricore

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My unlocked Athlon x3 440 decided to revert to a tricore this morning. I didnt change any BIOS settings.

Any ideas why this happened?
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Bios reset due to stability issues?
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has your overclock maintained even in Tri-core mode?
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Go back into the BIOS settings and it should fix itself. My processor will go back to stock if I reset it a couple times quickly, the BIOS figures it's having issues with the OC and backs it off to compensate.
    
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Just for peace of mind i closed back up to a tri and OC'd to my 3.6 stable settings.

Is it bad to run at 1.47-1.49 constant Vcore? or should I just keep cool n quiet on
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Originally Posted by angrysasquatch View Post
Go back into the BIOS settings and it should fix itself. My processor will go back to stock if I reset it a couple times quickly, the BIOS figures it's having issues with the OC and backs it off to compensate.
^ this

mine does that occationally (2 times in over 1 year)
just turn on acc/ncc again and its fine

your voltages are fine, under 1.55
as long as it stays under 62c, keep it under 55c for stability
post #7 of 14
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Originally Posted by LostRib View Post
Just for peace of mind i closed back up to a tri and OC'd to my 3.6 stable settings.

Is it bad to run at 1.47-1.49 constant Vcore? or should I just keep cool n quiet on
You will be fine at 1.47 - 1.49 (your chip really has a limit of 1.55V)

Cool and Quiet is a personal preference - i dont bother with it.

Bearing in mind that AMD probably disabled the core origninally because it did not meet their quality control so losing the 4th core is probably something you may have to live with. Of course now its a tri-core again you may be able to get more speed from the remaining 3 cores.

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post #8 of 14
The people at AMD hacked into your aims and turned ur cpu back to an X3
Then you check and see its back on default and you will consider co upgrade
Thats what AMD wants you to think
post #9 of 14
I ve had similar with my 720 BE.The core simply disappeared after playing BF BC2 after 2 weeks of unlock .As this means it s not really unlockable ,doesnt stand real stress , i left it alone.
Just overclock the tricore and let the unlocking alone ,in case you like stability.
AMD simply was right when disabled the core.
The CPU may go bad if you continue forcing it , who knows.
   
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post #10 of 14
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I just locked it back up to X3 at 3.6 I dont think I really lost much
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