The thing is, I used the Auto OC Genie tool in bios, everything went great, and is now @ 3.5 at 3 cores. Idles at 36C, how do I know if it is stable?
Also, how do I unlock the 4th core with this MOBO? I enabled Unlock CPU Core, + ACC, save and exited bios, Computer boots, but when I get to windows boot screen that says Starting (Windows 7), it freezes when it shows the first red dot, and the Computer resets, and it goes and goes like this forever.
First, set everything to it's stock settings. Then, Enable ACC and unlock. After that, if it boots, run Prime 95 to see if it's stable. If it isn't try a slight (only one step) vcore increase. If it still fails, that 4th core is a dud and that's why it was sold as an X3. If the 4th core works, then you can try overclocking it. You will probably not reach that same 3.5Ghz speed with the 4th core