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September 13, 2010 5:45:18 PM

Let's start out by saying I'm a noob at this. I recently built a new system. Something to play around. I have an Asrock 890fx Deluxe 3 MB ( 1.40 bios) and a Phenom II x2 555. I have no problems unlocking it to a b55 x4. I ran prime95 for 4 hours with no problems. The problem I have is that Internet explorer keeps crashing when I'm running with the cores unlocked. any ideas would be appreciated.
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September 13, 2010 6:24:51 PM

I noticed similar symptoms when overclocking my i3, so I stopped. I would simply try explorer without the extra cores. It's a gimmick frankly to depend on unlocking cores when you can buy a regular propus or phenom II for only a few dollars more. You can also try firefox, but I found it to be less secure and have fewer features than explorer 8.0.
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September 15, 2010 4:59:58 PM

I tried running Foxfire and the flash player keeps crashing (with the cores unlocked). I'm tempted to flash the bios with the newest version to see if that might help (probably not). The system is brand new and it screams compared to my old one. If I could just figure this problem out I would be totally happy with it. I knew when I got the PII 555 that unlocking wasn't a sure thing, but it's stable in prime95.
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September 15, 2010 5:30:19 PM

Yeah....my ol' lady gets unhappy when she can't play Farmville...lmao
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September 15, 2010 9:18:20 PM

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every version of IE after 6.5 is total crap..!
6.5 got props but I do not know who took over development after that but,
they dropped the ball and focused in compatibility with other Microsoft software only,
all other functionality went to pot.
every single version freezes or craps out and give the report error to microsoft crap.
just sucks.
I use firefox and then I have a copy of opera for back-up.


Internet Explorer 9 alpha or beta (not sure) came out and is available for download, should be released within some months :)  We'll see what MS's new browser can do!
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September 15, 2010 9:49:09 PM

I've heard that going to device manager and uninstalling the core drivers one at a time and rebooting (with the cores unlocked) might do it. Anybody ever hear of that?
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September 15, 2010 9:55:45 PM

If you get instability with 4 cores unlocked you probably have bad core, try reducing it down to 3 cores and see if it works better then, if not you got one of the duals that was destined to be a dual due to errors in the other cores.
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September 16, 2010 12:04:41 AM

So, even if it passes prime 95 for 4 hours it can still have a defective core?
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September 16, 2010 12:25:11 AM

Do you have problems with any other programs(non web browsers) crashing?

If not you might have a buggy plug in that is crashing out FF and IE since its about to pass prime for a while.
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September 16, 2010 12:38:11 AM

Everything else runs good (games)....it's just when I start web browsing.
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September 16, 2010 12:45:04 AM

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Yo.
I read about that today on-line.
The title say, " Microsoft re-invented the browser "...
Still, I don't even want to download it.
Maybe in time and after the first set of updates for it.. :D 


Well the beta doesn't have much...it doesn't have any options...features...not even a damn address bar. Just a little window you open to put in an address...it LITERALLY has nothing else. Thats how simple it is, but lets see what it will be once its finally released. And BTW, I never had problems with IE8...? What is wrong with IE8?...the only reason I use firefox is because it has some nice addons, skins, and is more customizable...but IE8 is very fast and works fine also..
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September 16, 2010 2:34:14 AM

How did you know...?...OH MY SIGNATURE! LOL. Yeah, Ray Lewis is my man, he is getting old but he delivers ridiculous hits. Thats Ravens defense for you.
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September 16, 2010 3:13:55 AM

Quote:
Yo.
I read about that today on-line.
The title say, " Microsoft re-invented the browser "...
Still, I don't even want to download it.
Maybe in time and after the first set of updates for it.. :D 


http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/240375-49-thoughts-be...

Read it. I tested FF 4.6 and IE9 beta.

blackhawk1928 said:
Well the beta doesn't have much...it doesn't have any options...features...not even a damn address bar. Just a little window you open to put in an address...it LITERALLY has nothing else. Thats how simple it is, but lets see what it will be once its finally released. And BTW, I never had problems with IE8...? What is wrong with IE8?...the only reason I use firefox is because it has some nice addons, skins, and is more customizable...but IE8 is very fast and works fine also..


Um thats the preview. the Beta has the address bar and everything apart from the menu bar. in fact I am typing this from IE9 Beta. The above link has info on it and I tested it vs FF 4.6 to see which one is better. Both are great but IE9 beta has a slight edge. IE8 itself wasn't bad but I can tell you that IE9 is much smoother than IE8 and feels much faster too.

As for the problem for the OP, Which versions of FF and IE are you using?
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September 16, 2010 12:34:07 PM

I'm using IE 8 and FF 3.6.9
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September 16, 2010 4:47:15 PM

^Windows XP, Vista or 7?

If you have Vista/7 then it could be possible that it is assigining the bad core the browser since it was made for multicore CPUs.

XP is different though. You could try and set the affinity of the program to Core 0.
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September 16, 2010 5:29:49 PM

I'm running Windows 7 64 bit......the system is Asrock 890 FX Deluxe3,PII 555, Patriot Gamer Black running at 1600 (4 gig), MSI 5770 Hawk (2 in crossfire). OCZ Vertex 30 gig boot, and 2 velociraptors in Raid0.
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September 16, 2010 5:50:38 PM

Well i know when i was experiencing browser drops and connectivity issues it turned out to be a defective ram module.
Try Memtest and see if that's your problem.
Speedwise i notice no difference between IE8 and Firefox on Win7.
Totally different story on XP Firefox is way faster then IE.
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September 16, 2010 10:59:33 PM

I'll try running Memtest when I get off work tonight..... I did open acid3 with IE failed with a 20%.
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September 17, 2010 12:53:24 AM

davcon said:
Well i know when i was experiencing browser drops and connectivity issues it turned out to be a defective ram module.
Try Memtest and see if that's your problem.
Speedwise i notice no difference between IE8 and Firefox on Win7.
Totally different story on XP Firefox is way faster then IE.


XP has had its day. I don't think it will be around much longer. A lot of people are accepting Windows 7. Plus its EOL for MS with XP which means hardware and software will stop supporting it soon too.

As for IE8 in Windows 7, IE8 and FF 3.6 felt about the same to me. But IE9 feels smoother and faster than both.

grumpp said:
I'll try running Memtest when I get off work tonight..... I did open acid3 with IE failed with a 20%.


Well yea. Thats IE8 you are running. IE8 was designed before MS actually decided to join W3C and try to meet most of the standards. If you download IE9 Beta and run Acid3, you will get a 95/100.
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September 17, 2010 3:44:01 PM

Here's an update....I did Memtest overnight and no errors. I then got this bright idea to try IE 64 bit....so I downloaded Adobe Square. I am currently running that with no issues ( I'm keeping my fingers crossed). So does this mean my 32 bit IE and Foxfire browsers have issues? I mean they both run good with 2 cores it's just when I unlock the cores.
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September 17, 2010 4:21:13 PM

It is a possibility. I would try uninstalling IE and reinstalling it or even trying IE9 Beta.

Flash Square also has a download for 32bit if you want to try that. Its possible that Flash is the problem. Or it could be that youtr CPUs 2 extra coress have bad 32bit instruction sets and is why they were turned off.
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September 18, 2010 1:52:04 AM

jimmysmitty said:
http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/240375-49-thoughts-be...

Read it. I tested FF 4.6 and IE9 beta.



Um thats the preview. the Beta has the address bar and everything apart from the menu bar. in fact I am typing this from IE9 Beta. The above link has info on it and I tested it vs FF 4.6 to see which one is better. Both are great but IE9 beta has a slight edge. IE8 itself wasn't bad but I can tell you that IE9 is much smoother than IE8 and feels much faster too.

As for the problem for the OP, Which versions of FF and IE are you using?


Oh yeah! I downloaded the Beta like 20minutes ago and it seems excellent. Its fast, smooth, and very responsive. Just one thing though...why does everything seem kind of blurry, as if font smoothing is screwed up or something, stuff, especially text doesn't have that super sharp look as in other browser. Any ideas?
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September 18, 2010 2:52:19 AM

What Prime95 test are you running? Also, another CPU/Ram test I like is LinX 0.6.4, it uses all of the ram and stresses my CPU more than prime (and consequently reveals instabilities much faster too). Depending on the prime setting you use, it may or may not be stressing the ram or CPU extensively.
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September 18, 2010 2:53:14 AM

Which Beta blackhawk, IE or FF? They may both be using a new rendering system.
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September 18, 2010 3:09:25 AM

Talking about Internet Explorer 9. AND OMG! I tried the Firefox Beta 5 and it has the same thing...the test is all weird and blurry kind of. Firefox 4 Beta 4 was fine, beta 5 became like that. And Beta 5 sucks, its really unrepsonsive. IE9 is excellent. Microsoft redeemed themselves with windows7, an excellent OS, and I think they'll do the same with thier browser.
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September 18, 2010 3:19:18 AM

I've had no issue with FF Beta 5 (or now actually 6, which is a stability update).

FF Beta 5 has GPU acceleration on by default (as does IE 9 I think) which might be what you are seeing.
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September 18, 2010 3:28:52 AM

Oh beta 6 has already been released...wow, Beta 5 just came out a few weeks ago. Oh well, I'll try it. But I am really liking Internet Explorer 9.
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September 18, 2010 4:35:14 PM

Well.....I uninstalled the adobe flash player and installed IE 9 and re-installed the flash player and all seems to be well. The ol' lady is totally happy now (playing Farmville with no issues..lmao). I want to thank everybody for their input....Damn I love this thing and it was a blast to build....now all I need is for the Browns to win the division this year...(HA)
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September 19, 2010 12:14:26 AM

^Pffffff.....the browns...To win Division, you need to get past my Ravens...and Guess What? That AIN'T HAPPENING! KEEP DREAMING! What was your record last year..like 2-14? You are already 0-1. Its no use dude, give up on your browns.
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November 10, 2010 1:42:07 PM

I am having exactly the same problem as grumpp.

New Phenom II 555 BE unlocked to four cores. Only settings changed in BIOS were EC to Hybrid and ACC to Auto. No change to voltage etc.

Mobo is Gigabyte GA 880GM USB3.

Problem is same IE and FF crashing. Even reinstalled my OS XP SP3. I even tried reseting it back to 2 cores as it was but the problem persists. So unclocked again.

Please help.
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