if i change the multiplier to 15x my computer won't boot, it gets to the screen with the windows flag. I have tried multipliers in between 7x and 15x but they are unstable and when under stress my computer shuts down.
Yes,a Multiplier of x7 Is COMPLETELY NORMAL on Phenom II based CPU's since Cool'n Quiet and TurboCore are enabled . If you try to set the Multiplier to x15 manually in the BIOS, when your computer is at load, it will crank up your multiplier to x18 with a Low voltage that was for x7 multipliers Which IS EXTREMELY UNSTABLE and could break your CPU! If you want to force a multiplier of x15, you have 3 Options :
1- Turn off Cool'n Quiet in the BIOS.
2- Set in Power Options in the Control Panel to "High Performance"
3- Using AMD OverDrive to disable TurboCore and Manually set Clocks.
You better do the 2nd and the 3rd one together (That is the One that worked for me, since I have a AMD Phenom II 1055T.)
unfortunately, nothing mentioned so far helped. Even with AMD Cool n' Quiet disabled the multiplier cannot be raised above 7x without instability. Disabling Turbo Core didn't help either. I tried AMD Overdrive to increase the multiplier and it was able to set it to 15x but the second i started the stability test my computer shut down
I forgot to mention, and it may be important but this all started when my processor shut the system down because it was overheating (I was rendering a scene in 3ds Max and forgot to set the affinity to 4 cores to stop it from overheating, i 99% of the time remember but this time I did not).
Sorry I response take so long, I'm 16 and have school
Yes my bios is up to date. Well, until a few weeks ago my processor never had any problems, and I have had this computer for almost a year (I did have to get a new PSU but that was because my last one had weak amperage), would it take that long for the 95w max to start causing problems?
PC Wizard says that it has sufficient power, but as you can see it doesn't detect the voltage right so i don't know how accurate the wattage is either
My computer wouldn't be able to run with those voltages, right?
And I really want to say thank you all for the replies