Hi guys, I recently built myself a new computer around a amd x3 435 processor and a asus m4A78LT-M motherboard. At first I was hesitant to use the asus core unlocking as this is the fastest computer I've ever had and it was fast enough for me, I also read that there was a very small chance you could do damage to your processor, but that core unlocking just kept calling my name.
Two days ago I was feeling pretty lucky and hit it and it worked! It actually shows up now as a phenom x4 on cpuz, AOD and in my bios. My question is that this motherboard is rated at 125TDP and in cpuz it says my cpu is 126TDP... is there a chance this could be a problem? Also, can I still try to overclock this processor when I get a better cooler being this close to the max TDP on this motherboard? One more question... When I upgrade my motherboard will this processor automatically show up as a phenom x4?
No. Leave it alone for awhile. Cpu-z and other software isn't always accurate for all boards and all readings. Use a hardware monitor program such as coretemp and check your temps. And no; when you change boards, you have to do the same procedure again. Unlocking the core is a software setting. It's not permanent.