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Unlocking cores on an AMD Penom II 550 BE (batch 0924BPMW)

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August 12, 2009 8:20:34 AM

Ok everyone! I realize this may not be the right place to post this...

But...... this seemed the most appropriate place to post.

So I have a 550 Black Edition mounted on a MA770T-UD3P with flashed bios F3c. I have 4 GB of good RAM, verified using the processor as a straight dual core.

My new build works fine... as a dual core. But everytime I try to unlock the cores my W7 freezes at Windows startup screen. :cry: 

I realize it's a crapshoot on getting a processor that will unlock the cores.
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August 12, 2009 8:38:23 AM

Add some voltage my friend ;) 
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August 12, 2009 2:34:59 PM

make that 3 fails..... grrrrrrrr

I cranked it up incrementally all the way up to 1.7........ windows started to do something but the comp shut off.

ok... guess I will OC it for now and replace in the future
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August 12, 2009 3:17:38 PM

well dude, tough luck on these lol, I know if i see a 0922APMW I will pick that sucker up right away, but they seems to be rare atm lol, they are one of the older batches that had high unlock percentages.
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August 13, 2009 5:30:49 AM

well it overclocks well.... got it at 3.82 and stable. not a bad little bugger actually. I know the Athlon II x2 250 is suposed to OC better and it is cheaper.... but resale on my 550 then buy a new CPU now wouldn't make any sense. at 3.82 Ghz it does everything I ask of it now and screams through it.

I will hang onto it until the x4 965 comes down to $160 or so. ~6 months I think.
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August 13, 2009 12:59:16 PM

or as soon as I5s hit the shops.....
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August 13, 2009 6:20:16 PM

not an intel fan.....
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August 13, 2009 6:30:03 PM

but, the prices will drop when i5 hits

or so they say, I have no clue how good a dual core with HT is going to unthron a true quad core, but the true quads (with or w/o HT) on 1156 will be a pita for AMD...

and if they have 80 dollar overclockable mobos out there with it, then AMD is bound to drop prices or else they cannot compete.
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