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I think that the board is disabling the defective cores, are u sure there is nothing like ACC or an equivalent in the bios
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The only things it has is a Core Unlock Function and an option to disable/enable certain cores. (I tried disabling the 3rd and 4th one at a time, but for some reason, each time it boots as an X4 B60)
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post #13 of 23
Yea once the chip has unlocked any of the cores the chip changes to a B5x chip, still does not explain your problem though.
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That's not what I meant, I meant that even after disabling one of the 4 cores (Making it a tri-core aka X3) it will boot as a quad core (X4)
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post #15 of 23
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Originally Posted by mikelme View Post
That's not what I meant, I meant that even after disabling one of the 4 cores (Making it a tri-core aka X3) it will boot as a quad core (X4)
YOu have a defective core when you enable acc your cpuy will say a quad even if you lock down 2 cores.
try it out enable acc and turn off 2 cores
post #16 of 23
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Ok this is just weird.
I tried again today and by bumping the CPU NB v to 1.225 it booted as a quad core.
Then, I returned to factory defaults because I forgot tor reset it after I changed something, but it still booted as a quad core (1.425 vcore and 1.2 cpunb)
Now time for the stability tests
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Congrats....now run LinX for 2 hours and you should be good to go.
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post #18 of 23
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I wish there was a cheaper open-box model for sale (would have immediately gotten an aftermarket HSF then).

Well with the extra cores, the CPU runs too hot (Going past 60 degrees Celsius while running prime95 for like 10 minutes) with all 4 cores running at once. I'm testing 3 at one time (Load temp is 58 degrees cel which is just barely in the "safe range"). I plan on getting a CM 212+ with a push-pull setup and AS5. Any other suggestions for a aftermarket HSF?

Oh btw, so far the two unlocked cores seem fairly stable (They've both endured 1 hour of Prime95 and OCCT) I'll do a longevity test (12+ hours of Prime) once I get my aftermarket HSF.
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Another good test to run is a gaming test, i thought all my cores were stable, turns out core 3 is the culprit for some jittering in games, disabled it and its fine now.
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Seems to be stable so far. Only problem is that with stock cooling and all 4 cores running at once it gets to 60 deg cel while running prime95
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