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Athlon ii x3 455 Overclocking Help

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June 9, 2012 5:29:59 PM

I've just recently got all of my components working
"Asrock 970 extreme3
Athlon ii x3 455
500 GB Western Digital hard drive
550 diaboltek psu
NVIDIA GeForce 8400 GS
Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit "
and everytime i exit Asrocks UEFI bios with UCC on ( thats supposed to unlock it to a Phenom x4 b55 ) it freezes on " Starting Windows "

and when i take the option off when i restart the computer. my windows loads and i'm able to use it like normal.
And i'm sure my fourth core is actually there cause i tested the temps when it showed in bios before i set up the computer 2 days ago.

If you haven't already guessed i'm a beginner at all of this and i please need a thorough answer.

Thanks in advance.

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June 9, 2012 8:01:41 PM

Apparently the 4th core is bad and it is therefore not possible to unlock your CPU, like so many other X3's.
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June 12, 2012 6:38:30 PM

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January 30, 2013 10:35:53 PM

I have the exact same motherboard and cpu and I'm not having any issues with the UCC feature
That's strange :heink: 
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January 30, 2013 10:47:00 PM

You could give it a bit more voltage but if its not even getting into windows its unlikely to be 100% stable.
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