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July 4, 2010 11:19:07 PM

I have this motherboard

GIGABYTE GA-MA785GM-US2H
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

and this processor

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


I did the normal way recommended to unlock, the bios even shows it as a Phenom II x4 afterwards and then my computer either freezes at the loading logo for windows or goes to a black screen, this is on WINXP and Win7, is it my operating systems having issues or is the core just that defective? Anyone else have this issue and fixed it? If it is just a defective core then oh well I didn't buy it to have a 4th core just thought Id see if I could activate it as a bonus.

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a c 105 à CPUs
July 4, 2010 11:27:02 PM

you have a defective core

my x 435 also showed up as PII x4 when unlocked but if i try to run any program it just crashes. no big deal since you can OC it well and that will prove more beneficial in gaming then the 4th core.
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July 4, 2010 11:33:31 PM

Ye, ill invest my money into a better cooler, stock keeps it decent (under 35c usually) but most likely not over-clocked. Ive just never overclocked anything which is what makes me worried.
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a c 105 à CPUs
July 4, 2010 11:37:00 PM

its easy, the OC forum will show you how its done. i had the x3 435 @ 3.5ghz.
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July 4, 2010 11:43:35 PM

Was there a huge difference in preformance?
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a c 105 à CPUs
July 4, 2010 11:53:38 PM

depends on the game. in dual core games yes, in multi-core games it was not as much of a difference. I ended up putting it into a business PC when I got a good deal on a Phenom II x 955.
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July 4, 2010 11:56:32 PM

On stock cooling would I be able to get it to 3ghz at a stable tempature?
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a c 131 à CPUs
July 5, 2010 12:25:37 AM

jasonpwns said:
On stock cooling would I be able to get it to 3ghz at a stable tempature?

For sure. In my experience, I've been able to obtain a 20% overclock on AMD processors without an increase in voltage by increasing the FSB. So 11% should be easy. I can't guarantee it 100% of course, but I can say that it is at least 95% that you can do it.
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a c 105 à CPUs
July 5, 2010 12:29:45 AM

jasonpwns said:
On stock cooling would I be able to get it to 3ghz at a stable tempature?


yes, the athlon II run at cool temps
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