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post #1 of 58
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Hi!
I need help with my Phenom II x2. I manage to unlock all 4 cores, windows boots fine, all regular processes work fine.

When i attempt to run games it instantly becomes extremly blocky and flickers with colors. When I bring it back to dual core, and even give it a 40% overclock this does not reoccur. Do I simply have faulty cores?

When I run amd overdrives stability test it finds calculation errors.
Should I increase vcore voltage? CPU NB voltage?

Please help, I want my quad power!
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post #2 of 58
what mobo are you using?

also often times chip manufacturers will build a quad core, then one or 2 cores will be faulty, so they lock them down and sell them as a dual core. you may have a faulty core.

also if you do not have a good enough power phase on your board, then the heat and extra power needed to unlock may destroy your chip, and your board. please fill in your system specs from within "userCP"
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post #4 of 58
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The only things I've tried are bringing my multiplier down to extreme lows, and bumping up vcore voltage slightly. Searched for days and havn't found anyone else with my issue.
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post #5 of 58
that board has an 8+1 power phase, which should be enough, but im sure a mobo guru on the site would know more about it than me.

my guess is it is just a faulty core. experiment with unlocking alternate cores (1=on 2=on 3=off 4=on) like that. but try different combos and see if you can get it stable. you may only be able to unlock it to an x3, but that is better and you will still have a better cpu
post #6 of 58
U may have 1 faulty core, you should try activating different cores and see which ones give u the instability...the 555's are notorious for having atleast 1 good core.

EDIT: refer to my guide in my sig on how to core balance.
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post #7 of 58
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I appreciate the attempt, thank you

I attempted also to unlock various cores in that matter. Yet if memory serves me correctly it didnt seem to matter when cores I left unlocked. I'll have to double check this, but I think I tried to even just keep core 0 and 1 unlocked and it still did it! I had to disable core unlocker all together.

Are your original cores necesarily 0 and 1, or can it be random depending on which cores they deemed neccessary to lock?
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post #8 of 58
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Originally Posted by amd-dude View Post
U may have 1 faulty core, you should try activating different cores and see which ones give u the instability...the 555's are notorious for having atleast 1 good core.

EDIT: refer to my guide in my sig on how to core balance.
Thanks for the guide I'll read through it now. I will attempt isolating cores again when I get home and repost.
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post #9 of 58
You may need to update the BIOS on the board, it may well be a bug in the unlocker code which may have been already fixed. Asus are pretty good at that.
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post #10 of 58
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That requires a floppy drive correct?
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