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Hi Guys,

So I recently upgraded my mobo to a ASUS m4a785td-v evo.
I'm now stuck trying to unlock my Phenom II x2 555 BE, I know I can unlock it to a stable tri-core as I did this on my old mobo. The cores I need active are 0,2,3, whenever I try to do this on this mobo it gives me a bios error of unleashing mode failed. However it will unlock as a quad, triple with 012, triple with 013. But this is unstable and it crashing when trying to boot into windows.

Why can't I have the cores 0,2,3 active?

EDIT: Actually if anyone has a ASUS board and a unlockable Phenom II X2(that works as a quad) please try the combination 0,2,3. To do this turn ACC on and Active core control with core 0,2 and 3 on and core 1 off.
Edited by superste2201 - 3/26/11 at 7:38am
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post #2 of 28
So according to your system, you successfully did this? Nice job. Or have you not done this yet. I might OC mine as well.
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^? lol

Did you flash your bios? I have one of these cpu's coming tomorrow. Why did you change boards? 8+1?

EDIT: What ACC option are you using? Auto? If you select all cores or per core, you should be able to turn the cores on and off.
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post #4 of 28
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So according to your system, you successfully did this? Nice job. Or have you not done this yet. I might OC mine as well.
I unlocked stable using my old mobo a msi 870a-g54 with cores 0,2 and 3 active and 1 disabled.

My new ASUS mobo doesn't let me have cores 0,2 and 3 on and 1 off for some weird reason. But it allows all other combinations. However all these other combos are unstable as core 1 is unstable when unlocked (im guessing locked it uses core 2 and 3).

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^? lol

Did you flash your bios? I have one of these cpu's coming tomorrow. Why did you change boards? 8+1?
Tried latest BIOS and an older BIOS. I did notice that the older BIOSes only allow you to chose 0,1,2 or 0,1,3 in triple core unlocked mode.
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post #5 of 28
I wish the manual showed me the ACC screen.
 
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post #6 of 28
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It has

ACC - (disabled, auto, all cores, per core)

If set to anything but disabled then unleashing mode and active cpu cores options appear.

unleashing mode - (disabled, enabled)

active cpu cores - (auto,manual)

When set to manual the following appears.

2nd core - (on,off)
3rd core - (on,off)
4th core - (on,off)
5th core - (on,off)
6th core - (on,off)

EDIT: Oh and if ACC is set to per core or all cores if gives you a percentage increase/decrease for each core.

E.g.

ACC - All cores

All cores - (-12% to +12%)
Edited by superste2201 - 3/22/11 at 4:26pm
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post #7 of 28
Whoa, I have an idea. I am not sure if you will want this setup, but in the meantime, why dont you turn down core 1 to the lowest negative % you can and see if you can run it quad that way, and still get your oc out of the other 3 cores.

EDIT: Stupid idea! -12% is not going to cut it. Core 0 and 1 are supposed to be the X2 unlocked cores. 2 and 3 should be the locked cores. Weird.
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post #8 of 28
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Whoa, I have an idea. I am not sure if you will want this setup, but in the meantime, why dont you turn down core 1 to the lowest negative % you can and see if you can run it quad that way, and still get your oc out of the other 3 cores.

EDIT: Stupid idea! -12% is not going to cut it. Core 0 and 1 are supposed to be the X2 unlocked cores. 2 and 3 should be the locked cores. Weird.
I already tried -12% and also some extreme underclocking to see if I could get it to run as a quad but no go. It will only run as a triple core with cores 0,2 and 3 lol the only combo this asus mobo doesn't understand.

The locked cores really depend, you gotta remember these are meant to be faulty quad cores. If the fault is on core 0 or 1 these will be disabled, so it will be a dual with cores 2/3. Most are 0/1 with locked 2/3 because they are released to supply demand not because they are faulty.
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I think I would ask Asus on this one. They need to allow that combo in a bios update. Check on their forums and see if you can find a beta they are working on. This should be brought to their attention at the least.
 
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I think I would ask Asus on this one. They need to allow that combo in a bios update. Check on their forums and see if you can find a beta they are working on. This should be brought to their attention at the least.
Posted on the forum, I doubt there are any ASUS techs on there however.

No beta BIOS either, it sucks to have to run as a dual core when I know it can run fine as a triple. this was meant to be an upgrade .
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