Then went to unlocking cores by using the ACC and pressing X on start up screen,booted to windows fine everything went well.Besides Cool and quite and C1E had been enabled after seeing low clock speeds and low V core in ATXU so quick restart and disabled them and everything was normal.
Then went to testing with Prime 95 on Blend Ran for 30 mins no errors or warnings.Temps went up but not by much
ATXU had temps at 33c idle again and 100% load 47c no core temp with x4 cores
Still 1.425v on the V core
Tested WoW and liked the profromance gain was told would not see a gain as it only ran off 2 Cpus and high clock speeds,I noticed large gains in 25 man Raids and higher FPS on higher settings.
Ran it for 4 days no BSOD was great with great temps as WoW was never using 100% of CPU and not seeing over 42c Temps
Today i had plained to stress test for 6 hours Prime 95 with current settings before trying a x4 overclock.
Picked up a error in Core 2 within 15 seconds Fatel error rounding was 0.5 expected less then 0.4 stoped test.checked ATXU settings rerun Prime 95 for 1 hour no errors or warnings stoped test.
Reset Bios back to 2 cores ran Prime 95 with the above volt specs not changing Picked up the same error on the same core stoped test and rerun for 1 hour + and did not see the errors again trying a few times and normally getting a the same error 1st test after rebotting.
Did some reading and was mentioned to try Small FTTs test and not blend as RAM maybe to blame>I have not touched any RAM settings still all on auto
Both X2 and X4 passed 3 hour+ FTTs Prime 95 tests with no errors.
I have not touch V core voltage why is it 1.425v on both X2 and X4 not higher by any means but higher then my other stock CPU sitting at 1.350.
Should i try to lowering RAM from 1600Mhz back to 1333Mhz?
Changing Dram voltage?
Will the rounding errors hurt my PC from what i can find may create hardrive errors?
Have seen errors on core 2 in X2 and X4 modes Testing on blend Prime 95 anywhere from 10seconds in to 5 minutes this CPU is brand new how can it be showing errors in X2 stock settings?Have not seen a error using FTTs Prime 95 tests on X2 or X4.
Everytime i disable X4 or enable i must log back off and turn off CnC and C1E first time CnC or C1E had Vcore at 1.1 and 800Mhz Clock speeds still i never seen any BSoD.before i noticed so thinking it was stable even then.
Also sorry in advice for spelling and grammer see kids stay in school...
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how do u change the # of cores your using, i have asrock extreme3 970 also but i have a fx-4100 cpu its a quad core but
when i use cpuz and other programs it says i only have 2 cores and 2 threads I upgraded from a dual core to the fx4100 and my performance has dropped i don't understand all of the bios settings so i dont want to go mess with them until i know more of what i am doing
for now can somebody help me get my cpu to run on all 4 cores