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Thread: Memory: "Wrong Value reported by BIOS"

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    Default Re: Memory: "Wrong Value reported by BIOS"

    What black edition means is an unlocked multiplier. What you are referring to by "unlocked" is setting the advanced clock calibration to auto in BIOS. This will enable the cores that were disabled by AMD.
    The best information on how to install a 64bit version of Windows 7 on a 32bit version of windows
    Installing and reinstalling Windows 7

    If you want to move from a 32-bit version of Windows to a 64-bit version of Windows 7 or vice versa you'll need to back up your files and choose the Custom option during Windows 7 installation. Then, you'll need to restore your files and reinstall your programs. For more information about performing a custom installation, see Installing and reinstalling Windows 7*.

    To install a 64-bit version of Windows 7 on a computer running a 32-bit version of Windows, you'll need to start, or boot, your computer using a 64-bit Windows 7 installation disc or files.
    Using the Custom installation option without formatting the hard disk

    The Custom option installs a new copy of Windows 7 on the partition you choose. This erases your files, programs, and settings.

    Back up any files and settings you want to keep so that you can restore them after the installation is complete. You'll need to reinstall your programs, so make sure you have the installation discs and product keys for the programs you want to use in Windows 7, or setup files for any programs you downloaded from the Internet.

    Some programs such as Windows Mail and Outlook Express are no longer included in Windows 7. If you used Windows Mail or Outlook Express as your e‑mail program, you'll need to install a new e‑mail program after you finish installing Windows 7 to read your messages or to send and receive e‑mail. For more information about programs you can use, go to Looking for Windows Mail? on the Windows website.

    If you're running a 64-bit version of Windows and plan to install a 32-bit version of Windows 7, programs that were designed to run only on a 64-bit operating system might not work. Check the software manufacturer's website for more information, or go to the Windows 7 Compatibility Center webpage to search for hardware and software tested to be compatible with both 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Windows 7.

    If you don't format your hard disk during installation, data files are saved to a Windows.old folder on the partition you installed Windows 7 on. However, you should still back up your files. If you have data files that are encrypted, you might not be able to access them after installing Windows 7. If you've backed up your data files and then restored them after installing Windows 7, you can delete the Windows.old folder
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    genegold is offline Member
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    Default Re: Memory: "Wrong Value reported by BIOS"

    Quote Originally Posted by Acebmxer View Post
    The only way you can switch from 32 bit os to a 64 bit os, is you have to format the drive and reinstall using the 64bit os.
    This is wrong, and so apparently is artdrivers info about using Custom. I cloned the drive, and then without any reformatting installed Win 7 successfully using the standard new installation choice (not Custom). It was even more successful than I had hoped for, as I chose I: drive and it ended up being labeld as C:, solving a small problem. In any case, the install recognzied what was there, made a windows.old folder and left everything else on the drive except the contents of Users and Program Files, the latter being handled differently in the 64-bit version. So yes, apps had to be reinstalled but a lot of other folders were left. And that helped things go very quickly (several hours vs. a few days switching over from XP). Thanks.

    You're not wrong about the common usage of "unlocking," it's just that with *this* specific model CPU it's also being widely used online to refer to getting the fourth core into operation.

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