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Biostar A785G3 Mobo / Unlocking Processor Cores

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August 8, 2010 3:55:17 AM

Hi everyone.

I recently bought a Biostar A785G3 ver6 motherboard and an AMD Phenom II X2 555 BE processor. I was hoping to try and unlock the two dormant cores on the processor.

I read that in addition to enabling Advanced Clock Calibration (in the BIOS), you need to set a certain EC Firmware Selection to "Hybrid." Unfortunately, I didn't originally have such a setting, and after flashing the BIOS to the updated version am still unable to find it.

Can anyone tell me how exactly I should go about this? Do I even need the EC Firmware Selection option? Setting ACC to Auto otherwise causes my computer to refuse to boot, and I have to clear CMOS.

If this isn't because of the lack of EC Firmware Selection and is because one of the cores is bad, how do I use the Per Core setting to selectively enable cores? It keeps giving me values like -2%, +2%, 0%, etc, etc for each core. What do I do?

Thanks in advance!
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August 8, 2010 10:25:57 AM

It's possible your disabled cores won't run stable. You can try increasing the cpu voltage by .1 volts but your temps will rise.