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Unlocking Core / Freezing on startup


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#1 TripleDigitRide

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Posted 20 September 2013 - 12:46 AM

Board: MSI 970A-G45
Processor: AMD Phenom II X4 960T (was told it's a Black Edition)

They made it sound so easy, almost fool proof. So I gave it a shot. Not so fool proof.

Like dummy, I tried using the OC Genie II to unlock a core. After I clicked "apply", then PC rebooted and froze "Starting Windows" screen.


Any ideas how to reverse what I just did?

Thank you in advance.


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#2 TripleDigitRide

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Posted 20 September 2013 - 07:45 AM

I've tried rebooting in safe mode, with prompts, normally, etc., but it freezes every time. If I choose to start Windows normally, it freezes at the Starting Windows screen.

The guy that I got the PC from gave me a disk titled "MSI MB Firmware and Software. Not sure if trying to run that will fix the issue, so I'll wait to get some input from a resident expert.

Thank you in advance.

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Posted 20 September 2013 - 08:06 AM

Also, I didn't change any settings before attempting this. All I did was open the Control Center/OC Genie II, chose the Unlock CPU Core option, clicked one or two buttons to open a core (at least I think that's what I was trying to do), clicked apply, then clicked ok/yes when it prompted me to reboot. That's when it froze at the Starting Windows screen.

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Posted 20 September 2013 - 08:51 AM

Fixed it myself.

Restarted computer while holding delete to enter setup menu. Pressed F6 to restore defaults. F10 to save and reboot.

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Posted 20 September 2013 - 09:32 AM

Forgive my AMD ignorance, but exactly what core were you trying to unlock on a Phenom II X4 960T?  I am typing this on the wife's 3 core (unlocked 4th), but an X4 CPU should have everything already "unlocked".  Do you see 3 or 4 CPUs in Task Manager?


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Posted 24 September 2013 - 08:45 AM

The Phenom II X4 650T, Phenom II X4 840T, Phenom II X4 960T and Phenom II X4 970T are all six-core Thuban CPU's with two cores deactivated.


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