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AMD Phenom 555 unlocking problem

  • CPUs
  • Windows 7
  • AMD
  • Phenom
Last response: in CPUs
October 17, 2011 6:20:47 AM

Hello.When I try to unlock cores, Windows 7 sometimes boots, but sometimes it doesn't. When it boots its perfectly stable.
Should I change anything more in BIOS/Windows ? and what is the maximum stable voltage for the 555?

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October 17, 2011 7:24:09 AM

The X2's have locked cores for a reason. Sometimes they are stable, sometimes they are faulty.

Try unlocking only one of the two locked cores to see if you can at least get a stable X3. If not, you are out of luck.
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a c 308 $ Windows 7
a c 114 À AMD
October 18, 2011 1:31:56 AM

Please visit an overclocking/unlocking guide. hopefully 1 written for your specific motherboard.