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Old May 11, 2012, 05:33 PM
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Plus for a phenom (x6?) that psu is a bit light.... like the last guy said it could very well be the board/ psu are inadequate
I'm planning to get a 600watt CX-600 from cosair. And no for phenom x6. It only supports 4core up to 95watts for athlon II and phenom II. The athlon II x4 620 (R:C2) works fine but that CPU literally overheats. Thats why I stop using it.

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The M2N78-LA doesn't support Phenom II's.
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The M2N78-LA doesn't support Phenom II's.
Yes it does thru BIOS update. I also found out that that CPU had a defective core. I disable one thru window 7 and now it works great. But still RMA it because one of it's core is defective. Sadly, I can underclock or undervoltage because of the HP motherboard.
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Old May 11, 2012, 06:50 PM
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How is that normal guys, I wouldn't care if the topside was butter smooth, I don't want any scratches or marks on a CPU that I get from any sort of manufacturing or mounting, I'd return it for replacement ASAP.

Why should I get a scratched up CPU when others get one that looks more 'normal' ?
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How is that normal guys, I wouldn't care if the topside was butter smooth, I don't want any scratches or marks on a CPU that I get from any sort of manufacturing or mounting, I'd return it for replacement ASAP.

Why should I get a scratched up CPU when others get one that looks more 'normal' ?
You read my mind sir.
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Old May 11, 2012, 06:56 PM
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How is that normal guys, I wouldn't care if the topside was butter smooth, I don't want any scratches or marks on a CPU that I get from any sort of manufacturing or mounting, I'd return it for replacement ASAP.

Why should I get a scratched up CPU when others get one that looks more 'normal' ?
why would it really matter? As long as they arent deep scratches that could affect cooling, its not like you're looking at your heatspreader a lot.
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why would it really matter? As long as they arent deep scratches that could affect cooling, its not like you're looking at your heatspreader a lot.
OK lets put it this way, you go buy a new car, and I will put some scratches on the side, not happy? I wonder why? oh that's right you wanted what you paid for, well we all want what we pay for.
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My point is you won't be seeing the cpu at all, comparing a car to something that isn't visible under usage isn't the same.
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How is that normal guys, I wouldn't care if the topside was butter smooth, I don't want any scratches or marks on a CPU that I get from any sort of manufacturing or mounting, I'd return it for replacement ASAP.

Why should I get a scratched up CPU when others get one that looks more 'normal' ?
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OK lets put it this way, you go buy a new car, and I will put some scratches on the side, not happy? I wonder why? oh that's right you wanted what you paid for, well we all want what we pay for.
It's not fair, but it's simply the way it is. Random retail samples get pulled for testing all the time, whether or not it's left in "like new" condition depends on the tester's mood. A good CS rep would give you the RMA though. (at least in my experience)

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Yes it does thru BIOS update. I also found out that that CPU had a defective core. I disable one thru window 7 and now it works great. But still RMA it because one of it's core is defective. Sadly, I can underclock or undervoltage because of the HP motherboard.
Just because HP says it does, doesn't mean it will do so safely.

Many users experience issues with boards that claim to support 4-6 core processors. The problem is most of these boards have completely inadequate power delivery. In your case it's pretty obvious the problem is the motherboard since it runs stably with a core disabled. There's a good chance you've already damaged the mosfets on your board.

For reference:
About VRMs & MOSFETs / Motherboard Safety with high-TDP processors - Overclock.net Community
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OK lets put it this way, you go buy a new car, and I will put some scratches on the side, not happy? I wonder why? oh that's right you wanted what you paid for, well we all want what we pay for.
Those marks on the IHS upper surface have no influence on the functionnality of the CPU. They are purely marks left by the manufacturing plant tooling when the chip was tested.
Get over it.
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