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December 8, 2012 10:08:04 PM

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Motherboard: Biostar Tz77xe3
CPU: Core i5 2300 @ 2.8Ghz (28x100)

My processor will only boot windows if:

Fixed CPU ratio: Enabled

Fsb at 100 (it displays 95, but its working at 100x)

Also, the fsb displays at 100x! It displays an fsb of 95 as 9500!

I cannot get any fsb's other than 100 or 95

I bought the processor used... so I dont know... WHATS WRONG WITH IT?

Also, my GTX 460 is doing a nice job of getting hot... to Diablo 3? What is this mockery?
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December 8, 2012 10:11:18 PM

What is the CPU?
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December 8, 2012 10:19:51 PM

payturr said:
What is the CPU?


My bad, thats the most important part of this thread :na: 

Core i5 2300

Edited the OP with info.
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December 8, 2012 10:25:58 PM

that model is locked to begin with xD it needs the designated K at the end of the model to indicate an unlocked multiplier. Also, 460 is OLD. Diablo 3 is probably too much for it - try to get a 650/650ti.
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December 8, 2012 10:32:37 PM

payturr said:
that model is locked to begin with xD it needs the designated K at the end of the model to indicate an unlocked multiplier. Also, 460 is OLD. Diablo 3 is probably too much for it - try to get a 650/650ti.


The 650 is ugly, and slow, and cant SLI

I'm getting a second 460, and I'll be fine..

And you can play with the multiplier on the non K's, you can't get any lower than 26x or any higher than 34x on a non K 2300.

Also, thats not the point, the problem is it wont boot with an unlocked CPU ratio (Where it slows down the processor during idle to conserve power)
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December 8, 2012 10:37:55 PM

I don't know - 460s are old, if you don't like the 650, 660 and 660ti's are fine too. As for your processor, you're 100% its not the board? I mean its possible it could be the CPU but I doubt it.
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December 8, 2012 10:44:46 PM

payturr said:
I don't know - 460s are old, if you don't like the 650, 660 and 660ti's are fine too. As for your processor, you're 100% its not the board? I mean its possible it could be the CPU but I doubt it.


I've swapped 3 motherboards, I'm positive the CPU is what it is.

460 SLI looks cool in the case, and is faster than a stock 660ti.

I'm glad the 6xx series is bringing back the sexy shroud design though.
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December 8, 2012 10:49:07 PM

Thats bad. I mean, I can't really imagine it being the CPU. Seems so, unlikely. Is there any physical defect with the chip?
EDIT: It seems to be native to the chip. I googled it, and I found an interesting post on a thread.
http://www.overclockers.com/forums/showthread.php?t=696...
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December 8, 2012 10:53:16 PM

payturr said:
Thats bad. I mean, I can't really imagine it being the CPU. Seems so, unlikely. Is there any physical defect with the chip?


None visible. And it was bought used... 120$ for a core i5? A steal.
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December 8, 2012 10:53:42 PM

Read my post, I edited it, also DAMN thats a nice price!
EDIT: Reading about how its not supposed to be overclockable, I'm assuming what the 2300 is is a 2500K with something onboard damaged, and that its just underclocked.
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December 8, 2012 11:45:46 PM

Its not really OC that bothers me. Its just that the core multiplier HAS to be fixed for the system to run, and the bios likes to enable that process all the time, freaking me out that something died, when everythings fine.
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December 8, 2012 11:55:28 PM

Interesting. Sounds somewhat defective.
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December 9, 2012 12:07:28 AM

Processor OC's within limits, and runs fine. Except for the Core lock feature (power saver), so I'm guessing somethings wrong with the processors delivery system.
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December 9, 2012 12:17:03 AM

Well its not forever, you can use it until you can afford to buy a Haswell CPU
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December 9, 2012 12:27:45 AM

GTX460 crunches D3 for breakfast at 50-70% utilization... Something's wrong with your card's cooler.

http://i.imgur.com/jBMmI.jpg
Took a screenshot in Rakkis Crossing since it's the laggiest area in the whole game since 1.0.4. My 460 is severely overclocked too.

About CPU overclocking, 2nd and 3rd generation i3/5/7 (Sandy/Ivy Bridge) don't allow tampering with bclk, atleast not over 5MHz.
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December 9, 2012 12:39:54 AM

My Zotac GTX460 OC'ed to 700mhz

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