Unlocking Phenom II x2 555 BE?

Hi,

Has anyone succesfully unlocked the new Phenom II x2 555BE? Do i use the same process as unlocking the 550BE?

If anyone has, please post your stats here, and the process used.
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  1. Hey Starges. I haven't done the 555, but I did a 550 for my brother, and recently the 720 for myself. The process for those was identical. Here's how I did it:
    Enabled ACC
    Set "Hybrid" mode
    Set "All Cores"
    Set "0%" adjustment
    Save Settings and Exit

    Once the BIOS was done doing whatever it does when the warning message flashed, the system rebooted. The 550 was then ID'd as an X4 B50 and the 720 was ID'd as an X4 20. I let it boot into Windows, loaded Task Manager, and verified 4 active cores. I then Prime95'd 'em with a Small FFT torture test while they were set to the default clocks and voltages for several hours. 5 hours went by and I was satisfied the 4th core was stable, then proceeded to overclock it.
  2. Wow.. good for you!
    Didn't know the process was that simple.

    Looking forward to trying out with my 555BE. I ordered it online and its bound to arrive in a few days. I read somewhere that unlocking the cores is a 50/50 chance, no guarantees.
    Hope it works for me with this specs:

    ASRock A785GXH/128M Socket AM3
    Super Talent DDR3-1333 2GB (will upgrade later)
    Thermaltake TR2 600W
    Seagate ST3500418AS 500GB
    Saphire ATI Radeon HD5770
  3. I did unlock an 555 last night on a ma785gt-ud3h.
  4. gothicfighter said:
    I did unlock an 555 last night on a ma785gt-ud3h.



    Just read your thread, did you manage to OC it and what benchamarks did you get? :o
  5. Don't need to OC it now. Benchmark improved quite a lot on Everest, mostly on top 5. Crysis running better than ever.
  6. gothicfighter said:
    Don't need to OC it now. Benchmark improved quite a lot on Everest, mostly on top 5. Crysis running better than ever.



    Dude, i am so jealus. :pt1cable:

    Can't wait for my shippment to arrive and unlock that beast... :wahoo:

    BTW, what gpu are you using??
  7. I'm using a beautifull Gigabyte HD5770 1GBDDR5, 128bits.
    edit:man, you got ~the same card :D. You won't regret! What resolution are you using?
  8. gothicfighter said:
    I'm using a beautifull Gigabyte HD5770 1GBDDR5, 128bits.
    edit:man, you got ~the same card :D. You won't regret! What resolution are you using?


    I have an old 17'' crt monitor (i know... [:thegreatgrapeape:5] ) so for the moment i am running at 1280x1024

    5770 Rocks..... [:lectrocrew:6]

    Have you updated to 10.3 yet?
  9. Starges said:

    Hope it works for me with this specs:

    ASRock A785GXH/128M Socket AM3
    Super Talent DDR3-1333 2GB (will upgrade later)
    Thermaltake TR2 600W
    Seagate ST3500418AS 500GB
    Saphire ATI Radeon HD5770

    That mobo is known to unlock extra cores. Hope you get a good unlockable CPU.
    I believe the chances now are more than 50/50 since chip yields for Phenom II are better and even good cores are locked by AMD just to fill in demands for dual or tri core.
  10. Thanks for the morale boost randomkid... [:lectrocrew:2]
  11. Starges said:
    Thanks for the morale boost randomkid... [:lectrocrew:2]

    Welcome... I myself have an unlocked x3 720BE OC's to 3.6Ghz running for 3 months now and have undergone brutal OC attempts up to 3.8Ghz and 1.56v ( but not stable there ). So definitely I will not be one of the naysayers of unlocking cores...
  12. What coolers do you reccomend? I've heard some great reviews about these so far:

    http://www.corsair.com/products/h50/Default.aspx

    http://www.zalman.com/ENG/product/Product_Read.asp?idx=356

    Though i have to say am really liking the Corsair H50 [:lectrocrew:5]
  13. Also as you may have noticed i have 2gd of ram. Will that in any way bottleneck the performance of my 555BE or 5770 when OCed?
  14. Starges said:
    What coolers do you reccomend? I've heard some great reviews about these so far:

    http://www.corsair.com/products/h50/Default.aspx

    http://www.zalman.com/ENG/product/Product_Read.asp?idx=356

    Though i have to say am really liking the Corsair H50 [:lectrocrew:5]

    I don't know about the H50 as I never looked into it...

    Zalman is not bang for buck... it is fancy and nice to look at but a Xigmatek Dark Knight beats it in terms of performance and easy install ( no need to take out motherboard from the case ) and its not bad to look at too. I'm quite is a hurry so can not give the link rightnow. Search for Frosty Tech Review on these coolers. If you just care about performance and willing to go to great lengths to install it ( removing motherboard from the case ) then best bang for back is Cooler Master Hyper 212.
  15. Starges said:
    Also as you may have noticed i have 2gd of ram. Will that in any way bottleneck the performance of my 555BE or 5770 when OCed?

    No it will not bottleneck. It is easier to attain higher OC with single stick of RAM than more.
  16. H50 coolers do a pretty good job, and they're quiet. But you can get HS/Fan coolers that perform as well or better.

    Whenever I'm on the prowl for a new cooler, I always hit up Frostytech
    http://www.frostytech.com
    They review new coolers often, and have an archive of well over 250 coolers for comparison, all ranked according to performance and noise. One of my favorite pages of theirs is the Top 5 page.
    http://www.frostytech.com/top5heatsinks.cfm

    You can go through their reviews and tests and find inexpensive gems like Evercool's Buffalo or Akasa's EVO120. (Which sell for ~$15 and cool sub-125W CPUs very, very well.) I have two Akasa EVO120's - one on a 95W 7850 BE (Kuma), the other on an old X2 5000+ BE (65W). Both are OC'd to ~3.2GHz, and neither ever breaks 43C in Prime95 with the fan at 100%.
  17. No, I'm using 10.2. Thanks for the heads-up! A lot! I too have an old 17" CRT :D
  18. Starges said:
    Hi,

    Has anyone succesfully unlocked the new Phenom II x2 555BE? Do i use the same process as unlocking the 550BE?

    If anyone has, please post your stats here, and the process used.



    Here is what I got out of my 555be so far.

  19. OMG. That's almost 4 ghz!
  20. And its completely stable at 3.92? .... Geez!
  21. Starges said:
    And its completely stable at 3.92? .... Geez!


    It took a while to get it but it ran prime95 for 1 hour at maximum heat. I have it overclocked in the bios. After I boot I can run AMD overdrive and change the multi on cores 1 and 2 to 20 and get 4 GHz on just those 2 cores stable. You can see that CPUz shows at 4GHz but cores 3 and 4 are still at 3.92GHz. So Im running 2 cores at 4 and 2 cores at 3.92 stable.
  22. antischmegma said:
    It took a while to get it but it ran prime95 for 1 hour at maximum heat. I have it overclocked in the bios. After I boot I can run AMD overdrive and change the multi on cores 1 and 2 to 20 and get 4 GHz on just those 2 cores stable. You can see that CPUz shows at 4GHz but cores 3 and 4 are still at 3.92GHz. So Im running 2 cores at 4 and 2 cores at 3.92 stable.
    http://www.matrixcomputersunlimited.com/4gig.jpg



    Thats amazing dude! [:boudy:2] Must me one heck of a cooler you got there.

    Let me know how high you reached, and post some benchies for me. [:jaydeejohn:5]
  23. ok heres mine

    Phenom II X2 555 BE unlocked and stable ( even tho i only run it for daily use @ 3900Ghz and memory @ 10660 Mhz


  24. I have a 550BE running 4 cores at 3.55GHz @ 1.3875V (17.5 x 203) which runs Prime95 temp @ 49C max. This is the max I can get @ 1.3875V and any voltage increase increases the temp by nearly 10C (using hyper TX3) what temps are you guys getting higher clocks running?
  25. I have a 555BE. only was able to unlock one core, other one was defective.
  26. cowgod2007 said:
    I have a 555BE. only was able to unlock one core, other one was defective.



    well still paid dual core price for a tri-core :) right :P i just like building pc's and seeing how far i can OC on just air and the unlocked cores i just see as a "bonus"


    thank you AMD lol
  27. hi this is what happened after unlocking the cores. I made some intel burn test all in default settings but failed



    specs:

    cpu: amd phenom x4 b55 be processor
    gpu: xfx hd 6870 1gb
    cooler: coolermaster v6gt
    mobo: msi 870-g45 (10.7 bios version)
    psu: ocz modxstream 700w
    ram: 4gb ddr3 1333 kingston value ram
    hdd: 500 gb seagate sata
    casing: none

    do i need to adjust something? can anyone help me with this issue. thanks in advanced!
  28. krazipo said:
    ok heres mine

    Phenom II X2 555 BE unlocked and stable ( even tho i only run it for daily use @ 3900Ghz and memory @ 10660 Mhz

    hey so what voltage did you kept for the cpu..can u guide me through the same.Because i tried unlocking 2-3 times bt it goes unstable like a splash screen kind of effect for which i need to restart my pc


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