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AMD Phenom II X2 555 BE, core unlock suddenly not working?

I've had a Phenom II X2 555 BE for around 2 - 3 years. When I got it, I immediately core unlocked it with my ECS A880GM-A3 mobo, which makes it turn into a Phenom II X4 B55. A few days ago, I ...
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AMD Phenom 2 x4 955 Pin out

I broke 2-3 pins of my AMD Phenom 2 x4 955 Black Edition. Now, I am trying to find its pin configuration. I cant get its pin out or its data sheet. Please Help. I tried using a copper wire. I ...
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Disable 2 cores to meet 95w TDP

I have a Phenom II X4 965 BE CPU on a M5A78L-M LX/BR motherboard. The motherboard supports processors of maximum 95W TDP. The CPU is 125W TDP. So I disabled 2 cores of the CPU trying to avoid the ...
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AMD Phenom II X2 555 Black Edition CPU Overheating on Windows 7 64-bit

I was using the Windows 7 32-bit from last year, but switched to the 64-bit about 4 months ago. Since then I have noticed my CPU temp. is on rise. It was working fine, but as the start of summer ...
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Will a stock 1155 cooler (i3), fit an AM2+ (Phenon X4) processor/mobo?

So, I want to assemble a media center and am thinking about getting a better cooler for my main computer and using that on the media center (being built with spare parts). So, I was wondering if the ...
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AMD Phenom II core speed keeps going up and down, cool & quiet is off

I have an AMD Phenom II X4 955 that keeps going up and down between 800mhz and 3.2ghz. The multiplier also goes up and down between 4x and 16x. It does this several times a second regardless of load ...
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USB HDD not detected. Works in other PC's

My USB Seagate external hard drive got pulled out of my desktop the other day when somebody tripped on the cable, and hasn't been detected since by that desktop no matter what port I use. I tested it ...
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AMD Phenom 2 is idling at 50°C, can I get it cooler?

Is it possible to damage a CPU so that it works, but only at high temperatures? My Phenom 2 1090T is idling at 50°C and I have tried everything to get it down. I can play Deus Ex HR, Arkham City, or ...
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8Gb DDR3 1333MHz Dual Channel with 8Gb DDR3 1600MHz Dual Channel RAM?

I have a computer which currently has 8Gb DDR3 1333MHz Dual Channel Corsair RAM and I've been given 8GB DDR3 1600MHz Dual Channel Kingston RAM by a colleague. If I installed these new RAM modules in ...
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Will the same heat sink and fan work? [closed]

My friend has a Compaq Presario SR5703WM Desktop PC Product Page He Wanted to upgrade and was gonna get another faster by 600 mhz sempron, after research i told him to get a dual core or quadcore , ...
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Phenom II X4 955 BE work in socket AM3+?

On the AMD spec page, this CPU shows it works only on socket AM3. Will it work in a socket AM3+? Are AM3 and AM3+ different or the same?
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How does Motherboard and CPU affect RAM choice?

I am seeking advice on which memory to use with my motherboard and CPU. Below are my components and some relevant information extracted from their official websites. NOTE: Although this is a very ...
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Phenom x6 overheating: temperature montiors show constant 0 degrees C

I have an AMD Phenom II x6 processor which is overheating very easily, especially considering it's water cooled. I'm trying to monitor the temperature (in Windows 7) to see what's going on, but I ...
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What is AMD Bulldozer?

I am in need of replacing my motherboard and processor, and was looking at getting the AMD Phenom II x6. Then I started seeing posts about AMD's bulldozer project. What is that?
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enable AMD-v on Asus M4A88T-M with AMD Phenom II X6 1090T

I've problems with x64-virtualisation in VMware Workstation. I don't know what's the problem: Hardware: AMD Phenom II 1090T (does support AMD-v), ASUS M4A88T-M Mainboard and 8GB of RAM. That should ...
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New PC build crashes in Windows 7 64-bit

Having a bit of an issue here. Basically I just built a new PC with the following components: Windows 7 64-bit AMD Phenom II X4 955 GIGABYTE GA-880GM-D2H Kingston HyperX T1 Series ...
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Implications of disabling the AMD Phenom's TLB patch?

I'm currently running a AMD Phenom X4 9600 processor (yeah, it's aging a bit, but other recent problems mean it's not getting upgraded in the immediate future), which happens to be one of the chips ...
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AMD 700, 800 series chipset. I'm lost [closed]

I've been an Intel / NVidia user ever since I started using computers. Intel really gone up with the prices, and they won't get cheaper. So I decided to get an AMD. But WHICH one? I mean.. not ...
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AM3 pinless design?

is the Phenom X6 / AM3 motherboards a pinless design?
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Best modding cooler for Phenom II X6 1090T

I would like to upgrade my Athlon X2 5000+ to a Phenom II X6 1090T with my Crosshair II Formula motherboard (CPU is supported, I verified it). I currently mount an ASUS Arctic Ice cooler which goes ...
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What desktop chipsets support AMD's Rapid Virtualization Indexing?

Rapid Virtualization Indexing (RVI) is a hardware virtualization feature that can potentially give significant performance improvement. Intel's equivalent is Extended Page Tables. See ...
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Officially announced RAM support size doesn't apply to one of twin rigs with just one difference

It'll take a little long to describe my situation but here goes the story : In January 2009 we bought (the OEM parts) two similar systems with just one difference. One of them had a Phenom X4 CPU and ...
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Unlocking AMD Phenom II X2 550 Black Edition cores - what are the risks?

I've got the above mentioned CPU and a GigaByte GA-MA790XT-UD4P motherboard, which should be capable of unlocking the extra two cores - if I'm lucky and they're not faulty. The Internet is full of ...
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whats the difference between ganged and unganged memory on AMD Phenom?

I recently upgraded a machine from an AMD X2 CPU to an AMD Phenom X4 and notice options for toggling ganged vs unganged for the DDR2 memory on that machine. Can someone explain what the difference ...
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Core 2 Quad or Phenom II?

I'm thinking about building a new machine. It would be used for video processing, development, etc. Not gaming. 4 cores seems like a reasonable solution for this. The question is whether to go ...
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Do the AMD Phenom-II chips have the TLB/errata 298 problem?

I am looking at building a new PC and thought the AMD Phenom-II X4's were a great value for my needs. I know that the older Phenom chips with "50" at the end of the model number were the fixed ...
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Dual CPU Socket Motherboard for AMD Phenom II X4 [closed]

I have my eyes on the AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Deneb 3.2GHz at NewEgg. I want to build me an 8 core machine. Is there any motherboards out there that will take 2 of these AMD beasts? The ...