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Thread: Possible defective cores?

  1. #1
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    Jul 2009

    Default Possible defective cores?

    I have the GA-MA790XT-UD4P mobo and AMD 550 X2 BE combo. I set the BIOS to hybrid/auto and it seems the 4 cores unlocked BUT I think the extra 2 may be defective. When running just the 2 cores, CPUID had normal values ... 3112 Ghz and around 1.3 Vcore.
    However, now CPUID is showing 803 Ghz with a 0.992 Vcore. Every once in a while, it will flash the "normal" values then return to the 803. All BIOS settings are pretty much default. I usually don't OC because I need my computers to last for at least 5 years (I'm poor) and OC'ing might shorten that lifespan. I may just decide to stick with the 2 cores as I use my computyer only for the internet and gaming.
    Anyway, any opinions on why I'm getting those values would be appreciated.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Apr 2009

    Default Re: Possible defective cores?

    Hi JerBear
    Yes I had this issue as well. No just joking! (LOL) I did have to flash my bios for the new AMD code. Which Bios do you have? You may want to check and see if you have the latest bios. Here is a link to the F4G Date 5/22/2009 for the ga-ma790xt-ud4p. Asia(China) downloads the quickest and it's in english too. -----> GIGABYTE - Support&Download - Motherboard - BIOS Download

    Lsdmeasap has provided these really simple instructions for flashing your bios------>
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  3. #3
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    Jul 2009

    Default Re: Possible defective cores?

    When I bought the mobo, it had BIOS F3 on it. I used Q-flash to flash F4 and it bricked the board. I had to send it to Gigabyte and they burned in a new F4 for me. So I don't really want to try and flash F4G.

    I went back to 2 cores and now it's still reporting 803 Ghz ... geez ... this is why I hate messing with settings. A BIOS change like that shouldn't ruin my CPU ...

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