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January 2, 2010 9:23:42 PM

So, I have a Phenom x2 550 and a MSI 790fx-GD70 yet I can't unlock. I've tried all the bios that msi offers but none work. If i'm doing it wrong can someone give me a guide specifically for the mobo i'm using. And I heard of the 1.5b3 bios, but i can't find that anywhere, can someone give me a link to that?

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a b à CPUs
January 2, 2010 9:27:11 PM

You are stealing money from AMD, bustard! :non: 

In fact, I would do the same thing if I were you. :kaola: 
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a b à CPUs
January 2, 2010 9:30:57 PM

Haha, yea, that was the reason i went with amd.
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January 2, 2010 9:55:00 PM

Well i dont know much about unlocking cores but maybe this will help.

http://www.*****/forum/hardware-canucks-reviews/21087-msi-790fx-gd70-am3-motherboard-review-12.html

Has you motherboard and cpu.

(well guess toms forums dont like hard ware canucks)
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January 2, 2010 10:07:10 PM

Damn. I would get a dual core AMD instead if I know there's such an OFFICIAL guide for doing the unlocking. :fou: 
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January 2, 2010 10:08:39 PM

i5 is not the best bang for the buck anymore.
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January 2, 2010 10:09:18 PM

lol, AMD don't actually support it. in fact they have gone to great lengths to stop people unlocking cores.

but who cares what they tihnk? i got a quad core processor for 140NZD. even an athlon 620 here sells for about 200NZD...
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January 2, 2010 10:13:00 PM

welshmousepk said:
lol, AMD don't actually support it. in fact they have gone to great lengths to stop people unlocking cores.

but who cares what they tihnk? i got a quad core processor for 140NZD. even an athlon 620 here sells for about 200NZD...

You are in NZ too?!

BTW, I was so frustrated that the price of PII-955 came down so much two weeks after I bought my i5.

It cost about the same as i5 when I was building my PC.
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January 2, 2010 10:16:33 PM

lol, yup.

i built my rig right before the I5's came out. got a 550 for 140 bucks. absolute bargain. the 955's were so overpriced. most stuff is around here though.

hence why im holding off on getting a 5870. 700 dollars at most retailers. rip-off....
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January 2, 2010 10:24:48 PM

So I found this page http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/showthread.php?t=22..., and it has the custom bios for my mobo to unlock. However when i click on the download page for my Bios, IE MSI 790fx-Gd70 it brings me to the page error 404 not found. and i can't dl it. But for some reason, users on the forums have been able to dl it. Help?
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January 2, 2010 10:25:44 PM

its probably be taken down. ask if someone can forward it to you. or just gogle it til you get a result.
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January 2, 2010 10:26:38 PM

welshmousepk said:
lol, yup.

i built my rig right before the I5's came out. got a 550 for 140 bucks. absolute bargain. the 955's were so overpriced. most stuff is around here though.

hence why im holding off on getting a 5870. 700 dollars at most retailers. rip-off....

The price of GFX is not that bad compared to other countries except for the US and Canada.

The GFX and PSU seems to be the only PC parts that are reasonable in price here.
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January 2, 2010 10:29:05 PM

well im always comparing to the US, and i cant help but feel ripped off. PSU's are well priced here, i agree. but buying CPU's, MOBO's and even RAM or HDDs is not good.

though im getting my second 4890 for only 300 bucks, which is actually cheapper than most US retailers. not bad.
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January 2, 2010 10:30:48 PM

welshmousepk said:
well im always comparing to the US, and i cant help but feel ripped off. PSU's are well priced here, i agree. but buying CPU's, MOBO's and even RAM or HDDs is not good.

though im getting my second 4890 for only 300 bucks, which is actually cheapper than most US retailers. not bad.

From Playtech's special?
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a b à CPUs
January 2, 2010 10:33:16 PM

Good to hear that someone is also in NZ and feels ripped off as well. :kaola: 
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January 2, 2010 10:38:22 PM

lol, yeah.

im not sure, im debating between the playtech xfx and oczone's cyclone.

http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/272952-28-unlocking#t...

im seem to be disucssing it with myself in that thread. but i cant decide. i want decent aftermarket cooling, but i dont know which of the two is better. the cyclone seems very good, but theres a chance it can be seated badly and have very high temps. and im having trouble finding a review of the xfx one.
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January 2, 2010 10:42:34 PM

welshmousepk said:
lol, yeah.

im not sure, im debating between the playtech xfx and oczone's cyclone.

http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/272952-28-unlocking#t...

im seem to be disucssing it with myself in that thread. but i cant decide. i want decent aftermarket cooling, but i dont know which of the two is better. the cyclone seems very good, but theres a chance it can be seated badly and have very high temps. and im having trouble finding a review of the xfx one.

The link you provided directed me to this thread..... ^^;
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January 2, 2010 10:52:41 PM

welshmousepk said:
oh...

er... try this...
http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/277802-33-aftermarket...

I would go for the one with Cyclone OPEN cooler and put it at the top PCIE slot if your current HD4890 is with reference CLOSED cooler, because it will prevent the air intake of your reference cooler being blocked.
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a b à CPUs
January 2, 2010 11:07:03 PM

problem is, the cyclone card HAS to go on the bottom. otherwise the crossfire bridge wont reach over the cooler.

they dont make this easy...
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January 2, 2010 11:09:43 PM

welshmousepk said:
problem is, the cyclone card HAS to go on the bottom. otherwise the crossfire bridge wont reach over the cooler.

they dont make this easy...

I would go with the XFX one then.
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January 2, 2010 11:12:04 PM

you think?

i do like xfx, but i cant find any reviews of that exact model. and a forum i was on seemd to tihnk its cooler wasn't so great.

if i get the xfx, should i get a scythe musashi for my current card do you think? i should i keep it with the stock cooler?

lol, i just cant decide.
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a b à CPUs
January 2, 2010 11:13:13 PM

sorry, hijacked threa, ill move this to the other oen so we can finish this.
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January 2, 2010 11:30:08 PM

thanks
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