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Windows 7: AMD Fx quad core prosessor after bios update

03 Sep 2012   #21
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Win 7 Ultimate x64

Link them back to this thread so they can see that there is 3 revisions of that board, and the one they sold you isn't the one that supports the FX CPU's.

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03 Sep 2012   #22

windows 7 home premium 64bit

When they sent me my pc, they also sent the nobo box as they put my discs in there, the box deff says tev 4.0 on it
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04 Sep 2012   #23

Windows 7 Home Premium x64

Hi there, I am having pretty much the exact same problem so I am glad to see that someone else is having the same problem (well not glad but you know what I mean).

I also bought on eBay and your setup seems very similar to mine, who did you buy from?

My spec is:

Gigabyte 78LMT-S2P AM3+ (Rev 5001)

AMD FX-4170 AM3+ 4.2GHz 12MB

ATI Radeon 6670 HD 800MHz 2GB PCI-Express HDMI

Kingston 8gb(2x4gb) heat shielded 1600mhz RAM

CPU Clock speed checked with CPU-Z and Wizard Soft an both are showing 2.81

Any suggestions or do I need to complain to the seller and get him to switch out the components, if so which ones? Please help!

Edit: Updated the bios, CPU voltage is now constantly changing between 0.93, 1.10 and 0.23
Clock speed is also changing back and forth from 2.81(14x multi) down to 1.4 (7x multi)

I have wasted my whole evening trying to fix this and I am in despair and worried that my new PC that I saved up for a year for is now frying :/
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04 Sep 2012   #24

windows 7 home premium 64bit

sorry to hear that mate. only advice i can offer is to get in touch with the company, mine is sending me the rev 3.1 mobo out, maybe yours will do the same?
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04 Sep 2012   #25

Windows 10 Education 64 bit

I do believe some BIOS options like "Cool and Quiet" will let the processor down clock when its idle to reduce heat and save power. I think there is a utility you install that goes with it. If you have that option turn it off and see if you get your full clock speed back.
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04 Sep 2012   #26

windows 7 home premium 64bit

yeah i have that dissabled and turbo, makes no difference. lol a funny update, the company said i have a diff gygabyte mobo that supports 125w processors. then he changed it to i have rev 3.1... thats funny i told him.... becuases i have the case open and im looking at the mobo, and in BIG white writing, just above the battery is REVISION 4.0 in the end i told him im reporting him to ebay and paypal, to which his reply was "sorry for the inconveniace, i'll send a replacemnt via currier. i've never fitted a mobo before, so may take it to a pc shop
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