i've had my athlon for about 2 months and it's running great ! but before i was able to get windows 7 i used Asrocks bios to unlock the 4 core. which it did and showed to me as a phenom b55. but since my setups been working it doesn't seem to boot fully for me to even see my desktop people ahve told me that it's defective.
but i think it's because of my cooling maybe, because idle my cpu is 49 c* which is bad and im going to buy a new cooler. and its usually 54 when im playing games and stuff. but maybe it doesn't unlock because it just over heats and freezes/shutsdown ? could that be the problem ? please help.
There is a 32-bit version of 7, but I don't think it's worth it to go 32 bit.
I would just OC the three good cores if I could.
ahh dangit, it wouldn't do use my ram fully any way ( 8 gigs ). Actually I don't really know what are the best voltages and all that with my 3 cores. I have an Asrock 970 extreme3 mobo that comes with a AXTU Extreme overclocking utility and when i need a performance boost all i do is raise the CPU frequency, PCIE frequency for my graphics and north bridge CPU. what do you suggest i set them to when i'm needing a boost in speed ?
Hi this is my first post thought I'd pitch in, I have a rana athlon X3 435 and successfully unlocked the fourth core and been using it in the windows 7 64 bit environ from the time I have bought it. just use the ucc in the bios not the overclocking bios in the OS as it will get it unstable and I have a asrock mobo 890gx extreme 3 too and the cooler is however a hyper tx3 and the only thing I would recommend is getting a better cooler first like the others have suggested. Like maybe a noctua NH d-14
well any way. i'd like to know since i just declined my shipment and got my money back which cooler should i buy for my cpu and what voltages should i set it to for maximum performance out of the 3 cores i may have.
my set up is
MSI N610GT-MD2GD3/LP gpu
Asrock 970 extreme3 mobo
Athlon x3 455
8 gig vengeance DDR3
Diaboltek 550 PSU
Windows 7 64 bit
i too think i should be upgrading my cpu and my case because i've only recently gotten into computers about 6 months ago and since i was ofcourse anxious to get everything quickly i settled for a case that was uglier than i thought after extensive research after buying it and also my athlon 3 i though would be able to clock to its 4th core when i needed it to, for me to be able to play games. and please feel free to point out the wrong wrongs about this setup because i'm still a beginner in all of this my system is stable with my cpu at 40 c
lmfao but seriously how can i optimize my cpu for top performance without the 4th core. (when i get the cpu cooler you advised me to purchase above. and also i think i do need to get a better case but that will come in time :3
PLEASE SINCE YOUR AN EXPERT PLEASE HELP ME I JUST THINK I SORT CIRCUITED MY MOBO. i dont know what to do no i have to use the gameroom weak computer and mine just keeps saying no input and now i did research and it said not to put metal underneath your mobo. WELL I DID cause i couldn't mount it with my stupid case ! im so stupid oh god. i don't even know what to do cause honestly i really dont wanna spen money on another mobo
well i guess i fixed it now. i was using some of those thingy screws that have a hole in it into my case and then i set my motherboard ontop of it so that it could mount. next thing i knew after all was well because before the srews where always too short due to there being no stand up thingys to do so easily. so yeah. basically it wasn't working after i turned it on after it was standing straight up and i new i had a big problem. i though it was the graphics cause the screen was no input and i was like " IM FUCKED. " and also i sat here for like an hour on the computer finally to learn that i cannot use metal underneath the mobo. so i was like wow well looks like i gotta buy a new one. next thing i know im over here taking it apart and try it without the screws and it worked THANK YOU MOBO GOD.
be more specific. i set down the standoffs like i was supposed too and i set the accordingly with nothing off. every screw was in and nothing was unplugged. what was the problem so that i can fix it later ? because i know for a fact i didn't do anything wrong