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AMD Phenom II X3 720 2.8GHz Triple-Core Black Processor unlock 4th core question

DarkstaR

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Hi man  ;)

I'm glad to know that your x4 20 has passed all the stress tests so logically you won't have to relock its 4th core just check the temperatures with hwmonitor118 which is very reliable... thanks for congratulating me and good luck in the future...and don't forget: become and be a Gigabyte addict !!  ;D 8)
P.S: If you have the bargain to sell this Biostar for the MA770T-UD3 (entry/mid level mobo) just do it and you will be able to relock the 4th core when you want  ;)
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Acer 23" P235 Hdmi

DS,

After testing and let the system burn in, I am very happy to announce all is well, and the system is now in the hands of a very happy new owner.

I installed, tested, then removed Windows 7, then installed Windows 8, and everything is working just fine.

Thanks again for all your help!

Soar
AMD 1055T
GIGABYTE GA-990FXA-UD3
XFX 6870 DD
Corsair Vengeance 1600 16GB
OCZ ZX-850 Watt Gold
HAF 932

Intel i5-3570
ASRock Z77 Extreme4
GeForce 560Ti
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Corsair Vengeance 1600 16GB
CM HAF X Blue

Both Systems:

Windows 7+8
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DarkstaR

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Hello soar !!
Wonderful !! you just need to softly overclock your quad core --> at 3.0ghz , why not trying ?
Besides what about this rc release of windows 8 ? Did you notice differences in comparison with win 7 ? Is this new OS less hungry in memory than vista and seven ?
Antec Nine Hundred Two V3
Seasonic X-460 FL (fanless) 80+ Gold
AMD Athlon X4 760K
G1.Sniper A88X 3.0
8Gb Crucial Ballistix Tactical Tracer R/G
Scythe Katana 3
Gigabyte HD 7970 Ghz Edition
Samsung 830 256Gb SSD
Seagate Barracuda Green LP 2TO
Sony-Nec 7240 S
Acer 23" P235 Hdmi

Hello soar !!
Wonderful !! you just need to softly overclock your quad core --> at 3.0ghz , why not trying ?
Besides what about this rc release of windows 8 ? Did you notice differences in comparison with win 7 ? Is this new OS less hungry in memory than vista and seven ?

DS,

Sorry for the delay in returning a message to your reply!  Have been a little overwhelmed at school lately.

Well, thanks for the encouragement to overclock to 3.0Ghz...but the computer is now in the hands of a new owner.

Windows 8 requires much less install area, less RAM, and generally I like it.  It does take some getting use to, but many people simply set it up so the desktop appears exactly like Windows 7.

It is free, easy to install, and works well.   Why not try it?

Soar

AMD 1055T
GIGABYTE GA-990FXA-UD3
XFX 6870 DD
Corsair Vengeance 1600 16GB
OCZ ZX-850 Watt Gold
HAF 932

Intel i5-3570
ASRock Z77 Extreme4
GeForce 560Ti
OCZ ZX-850 Watt Gold
Corsair Vengeance 1600 16GB
CM HAF X Blue

Both Systems:

Windows 7+8
Scythe Temp Monitor + Fan Controller

DarkstaR

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OK soar i can say that your rigs don't live very long with you as you usually sell them very quickly !!!  :o
Concerning win 8 i should try it... is it the final release candidate ? You can confirm to me that this new os eats less memory than vista and seven ?
Antec Nine Hundred Two V3
Seasonic X-460 FL (fanless) 80+ Gold
AMD Athlon X4 760K
G1.Sniper A88X 3.0
8Gb Crucial Ballistix Tactical Tracer R/G
Scythe Katana 3
Gigabyte HD 7970 Ghz Edition
Samsung 830 256Gb SSD
Seagate Barracuda Green LP 2TO
Sony-Nec 7240 S
Acer 23" P235 Hdmi

Has anyone actually succeeded in unlocking the 4th core of this CPU with a Gigabyte 970 or 990 board?  If so, where did you do it, since there's nothing called Advanced Clock Calibration in the 900 series BIOS, as there is in the 790X where I was able to unlock mine.  Thanks,
« Last Edit: April 01, 2012, 04:06:20 am by highstream »
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