hi again. i just have a few question. i unlock a amd athlon 2 x3 450 to four cores with ga -970a-ud3. but when i try to unlock the amd 960t window will not start after the 1 st start up. i have to reboot it again to make window start up. when i check to see if i had 6 core in cpu-z, i only saw four cores. so i check bios, it show the board still being unlock and i can start the pc up every time now and it would run with the board being cores unlock mode. what am i doing wrong? are there some setting that i am missing.
I have 3 of them, and one was unlockable, all are OC'd a bit. It's a phenomenal processor, a lot of people dont realize its only 95w tdp, and it produces significantly less heat than other phenom II processors, especially the popular 955.
Hi Smiley12, congrats on being a 960T owner, they're marvellous wee chips.
Whilst I presume you have done all of the below, I will make sure:
You have slightly upped your CPU voltage (1 increment EVER AT A TIME) slightly and it's still not stable?
Have you tried unlocking core 4 and 5 seperatly?
From the looks of things it may appear as though you have 2 faulty cores, hence why AMD made it a ZOSMA and locked it to the 4x core.
But hey, don't fret, whack a cooler on that puppy and watch him fly.
The stock cooler is well.. cr@p, and by replacing it and with a wee bit of tweakage you should be able to hit 4GHZ, but don't forget about your Northbridge!
Something that I consider 'safe' especially for a 960 would be:
CPU muliplier - 18 for now (3.6ghz)
North bridge multiplier to 12 (2.4ghz)
prime95 that for a while and work your way up from there. Always remember baby steps, and only change 1 thing at a time, slowly working your way upwards.