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Old June 24, 2009, 09:13 AM
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This thread has me excited. As I'm typing this I am looking at my spanking new still in the box Gigabyte MA790X-UD4P. I've already downloaded the "famous unlocking" F5 bios for this board & have it waiting. My X2 550 is in transit set to arrive on the 29th. Now all I have to do is get a decent case, possibly the NZXT Beta, and a good power supply & I'm set. I'll report back with hopefully my success at unlocking the 550.
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Old June 24, 2009, 09:17 AM
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This kind of pisses me off because I actually PAID for a quad. If I had known that these exploits were possible I would have waited.
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Old June 24, 2009, 09:22 AM
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This kind of pisses me off because I actually PAID for a quad. If I had known that these exploits were possible I would have waited.

I guess you can see it that way but think of it like this. At least you have a guaranteed Quad. Unlocking is possible for the 550 for example, but not always 100%.
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This kind of pisses me off because I actually PAID for a quad. If I had known that these exploits were possible I would have waited.
Well , its a strange thing because even if unlocked not all of them will work right.

I'd rather put my money into something that is known to work than gamble.
That being said, I will eventually have a X2 550 on the way for a Folding Box.
So, we shall see.

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Old June 24, 2009, 10:17 AM
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I've also seen this on the [H] forums, and these chips are clocking higher than the quads.
I also bought my quad when it came out, and I got 50 bucks off through a price match @ NCIX, paid 280 and I thought I was getting a deal.

I would have waited if I knew.
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Old June 24, 2009, 11:08 AM
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I've also seen this on the [H] forums, and these chips are clocking higher than the quads.
I also bought my quad when it came out, and I got 50 bucks off through a price match @ NCIX, paid 280 and I thought I was getting a deal.

I would have waited if I knew.

Still unlocking the 550 & getting a good overclock with all 4 core enabled is still a crapshoot. Even though the cpu & motherboard cost combined was about what you payed for the Quad alone. It's all about your priorities.

If this was a build for my primary system I'd probably go with a "genuine" quad before I'd go with the X2 550 "Experiment". It's my secondary pc so it's all fun.
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Alright fair enough.
I guess I'm just bitter because I can't push past 4ghz no matter what I do. :P
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Alright fair enough.
I guess I'm just bitter because I can't push past 4ghz no matter what I do. :P
Heh luck of the draw anything past 3503 isnt stable in windows for me.

Granted I only paid $158 for my CPU.
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Old June 24, 2009, 11:54 AM
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Try it with only 3 cores, I guarantee that you will be able to go higher.

The guys at [H] have been pushing the x2 550BE to well over 4 ghz :o
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Try it with only 3 cores, I guarantee that you will be able to go higher.

The guys at [H] have been pushing the x2 550BE to well over 4 ghz :o
Nope 3503 is the limit @ x4 or X3, 3750 is able to boot into windows @1.475v but isnt stable. Even throwing 1.55v doesnt get me any more stable.
Thats just the wall on my chip, I have tried ever combo that I can think of and the last stable clocks are 226x15.5, I have settled in @ 250x14 for 3500
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