Discussion in 'Motherboards & Memory' started by MohawkAngel, Feb 25, 2010.
I want to know if this motherboard has the necessary chipset to unlock my Phenom X2 550BE?
Yes, if your CPU will actually unlock. The board has SB710. SB710 and SB750 have the "unlock" ACC function.
If you look on the Asus website, it says right in the bios list that there is an unlocking mode. http://support.asus.com/download/download.aspx?model=M4A785-M&SLanguage=en-us
Ok and is there any place to show me how to unlock with that specified motherboard?
It's easy. All you need to do is turn on "Unleashing Mode" in the bios. It will all be there in the manual, and in the link above.
Ok thx ill go buy that board right away
I have that board and yes it has the "Unleashing Mode" and if your CPU will unlock then you will be able to run all cores.
Item bought. Perfect HTPC mobo i suppose. Next step....blue ray dvd and htpc horizontal computer case ...when ill have the money Paid 103$ taxes included for this board and sold my one year old Asus m3a78-cm for 80$ Good deal !!!
Unlock the CPU and let us know what happens!
Yep no problem ill do it tonight but here its 21:25 and thats time for all friends to log in on msn at same time so ill tell you tomorrow
If i knew you had them to sale i would have buy from you instead. If it work then people should buy it for low budget htpc and gaming rig.
You do know that unlocking the extra cores may not work, right?
Good luck, nonetheless. I was quite happy when I successfully unlocked my 4th core.
I know and it could also unlock only 3 cores but i dont care..i got a good decent board with HDMI.
Yes, and the Asus' bios allows you to choose which core you want to unlock, which is really cool if only one has a deffect.
ahhh how much i love ASUS, they are really great and congrats on a good mobo
Any update Mohawk?
tried to unlock but shut down as soon as i try. i have to change some setting and try more
Up the voltage before you unlock it. I hope you didn't get a chip with 2 bad cores.
Wouldn't expect it to Shut down but rather just not unlock the core. Did you try it at it's default setting of -2% across the cores. You may have to increase or decrease to adjust stability per core.
Also check this out >> http://www.overclock.net/amd-cpus/535501-amd-phenom-ii-core-unlocking-guide.html
But then wouldn't that mean no OC'ing headroom whatsoever?
IMO, if it didn't unlock I would leave it alone but the option is to adjust across the cores till you find your stable point. You can start at 0 and go up or down if he REALLY wants to unlock it.
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