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I've seen some of you guys with mulitpliers of x11 and x12, but the highest I can set mine is 10. My BIOS is 11/14/2005. To get higher multiplier options do I need a different version?

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The max multi on your cpu is 10X AMD locks higher multis on all chip except FX chips.

Just to clarify in a little more detail, AMD upward locks the multipliers on all chips except the FX series, This means you can go down to a 4x multi, but no higher than a 10x multi. To get an 11 or 12x multiplier you'ld have to go with the next series up CPU such as the 4200+X2, or the 4400+X2.

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Is there a problem with Sandra and CPU-z's reporting of CPU clocks and speeds? I am thinking I have a 11x multi but it is retained at 10 then since it is a 3800+. Every bit of software I have tells me I have the speed indicated in my sig but I am beginning to disbelieve that.

 

boo

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What is the highest multiplier you can set in the bios? I haven't seen Sandra or CPUZ misreport the multiplier. Curious about this one..

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The BIOS lets me go past 15x, haven't really scrolled up to see the max. Sandra and CPU-z do not necessarily misreport the multiplier, but the frequency speed of the CPU since I have a 3800+ that is supposed to not be able to run 11+ multi's but they show that I am and that is what I have set in the BIOS. I am mainly just curious as to what my frequency REALLY is :confused:

 

Anyway, looks like more work on the OC and memory side to get a good clock under 10x...

 

thanks a bunch

 

boo

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Do a little checking for me as my CFX will only show options up to my CPU's max mulitplier. Set a higher multi like 12 and then check CPUZ and see if it reads 12. There have only been 2 confirmed reports of AMD CPU's leaving the factory with unlocked multipliers. Maybe you have one..

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The BIOS lets me go past 15x, haven't really scrolled up to see the max. Sandra and CPU-z do not necessarily misreport the multiplier, but the frequency speed of the CPU since I have a 3800+ that is supposed to not be able to run 11+ multi's but they show that I am and that is what I have set in the BIOS. I am mainly just curious as to what my frequency REALLY is :confused:

 

Anyway, looks like more work on the OC and memory side to get a good clock under 10x...

 

thanks a bunch

 

boo

can u post a screenie?

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Ok, I was able to set it to 12x on the multi and it shows in CPU-z and Sandra. Lowered the HTT since I have not Primed over 2.8+ speeds. I am not even sure if this clock is stable.

 

Sandra always makes me rethink what IT reports since it does funky things with voltage and temp readings. However, I usually have good results with CPU-z.

 

boo

 

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That makes the third confirmed unlocked AMD CPU. First time for a dual core that I am aware of. Basically you ended up with a rebadged FX-60. Pretty cool dude. Thanks for sharing that with us..

 

Next question. Did you do anything in particular that may have forced the unlock when you swapped CPU's? I have to ask just to see if it may be possible for others to unlock the mulitpliers.

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