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Unlocking cores with an MSI motherboard and Phenom CPU?

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December 13, 2010 7:50:49 PM

Does anyone have any experience with MSI motherboards? I have an MSI 770-G45 and I am attemptimg to unlock my AMD Phenom II x2 555 BE. I have the Auto core unlock enabled and Advanced Clock calibration set to Auto. Doesn't appear to be effecting anything? Went into the core screen and only showing 2 active cores. Any ideas on what else I should try? Any voltages I should change? What voltage value is recomended. I have a coolermaster 512 Cooler on the thing, so it should run plenty cool. Should I mess with the FSB switches? or should I wait until I unlock the cores? The dip switches offer up to 20% increase in FSB frequency.
December 13, 2010 8:11:56 PM

disregard that question about the cores. Sorry, I am new at overclocking. But, I do want to know if I should mess with the FSB frequency? Is that necessary?
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December 14, 2010 7:10:22 AM

you have an MSI motherboard, your lucky it even posts and functions for a week
December 14, 2010 1:10:24 PM

apache_lives said:
you have an MSI motherboard, your lucky it even posts and functions for a week

+1 to that! Went through 2 of them, 3rd one is on it's way. Don't even know what to do with it!
December 14, 2010 5:02:53 PM

what is a good brand of motherboard for core unlocking and overclocking? Something not to crazy expensive. similar to my MSI 770-g45? Because I am having problems with it posting properly, can't enter the BIOS all the time, unlers I clear CMOS.
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December 14, 2010 5:19:39 PM

If you've unlocked your cpu and its faulty you will have all sorts of problems.