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15-03-2010, 16:29:52


I just received some new kit and can not work out how to sucessfully unlock another 1 or 2 cores on the CPU.

I have the following:

Asus M4A785TD-V Evo
AMD Phenom X2 550
Artic Freezer V2

Here is what I tried with no sucess:

1. Update the BIOS to the latest
2. Into the BIOS and enabled Advanced Clock Calibration and Unleashing Mode (by default it runs on 4 cores)
3. Reboot - but NO post
4. Manually changed the CPU Over Voltage (which I assume is Vcore) to 1.34375 and rebooted - but NO post
5. Changed the Unleash Mode to 3 Core (0,1,2) and reboot - but NO post
6. Changed the Unleash Mode to 3 Core (0,1,3) and reboot - but NO post

Can someone please tell me what I have missed or if I am doing something wrong?

Many thanks!


15-03-2010, 16:48:50

I do know if your cpu does not have a quad or a tripple code it wont work.

Not all CPU's are capable of being unlocked, some really are just duals.

16-03-2010, 11:41:19

Does anyone know if I should be able to install Windows Server 2008 x64 on my Asus M4A785TD-V Evo with
AMD Phenom X2 550 and 8GB of OCZ Gold?

16-03-2010, 13:26:35

OK. Answer is YES!

I struggled for ages to get Windows Server 2008 to install on this spec. Turns out I had to manually set the memory settings to the following:

Memory Timing & Voltage
- Memory Clock Mode 800
- DRAM Timing Mode BOTH
- TCL 9Clk
-TRCD 9 Clk
- TRP 9 Clk
- TRAS 20 Clk
- TRC, tWR, TRRD,tRWTT, tWRRD, tWTR, tWRWR, tRDRD, tRFC0, tRFC1, tRFC2, tRFC3 all set to AUTO

Thing is, my RAM is OCZ Gold 1333. But I only get the option to go to 800 in memory clock mode. Any ideas?

16-03-2010, 17:30:21

Just manually set the speed dude. If not play with the bclk.

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