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    Re: 45nm Athlon X2 5000+ which is based on Phenom II available in the UK!

    Quote Originally Posted by DanceswithUnix View Post
    Shall try and take a screenshot then

    I stupidly ended up with one of these as it was on Scan Today Only offer for just £36. I wanted an old X2 to upgrade an old AM2 board to dual core, and that seemed like a steal of a price. If I had done my homework I would have realised it was not compatible before buying let alone stuffing it in the board.
    I did pretty much the same but realised it before Scan sent it out so I amended my order.

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    Re: 45nm Athlon X2 5000+ which is based on Phenom II available in the UK!

    Quote Originally Posted by scaryjim View Post
    Athlon X2 5400+ for under £50? Not very cheap I admit, but not too bad either...

    And if you decide to sell / get rid of the X2 5000+ let me know
    They did that just to annoy me, last time I looked there was *nothing* dual core AM2

    I notice they have one a few quid more than that which whilst only 100MHz faster is also into the free packing price range so would actually be cheaper.

    OTOH, for that 51 quid I might be able to get a motherboard for my mistake purchase that has a 710SB and unlock friendly bios

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    Re: 45nm Athlon X2 5000+ which is based on Phenom II available in the UK!

    I had a quick look over lunchtime, and you can get a Gigabyte 760G + 710SB uATX board for 46 quid on ebuyer which is tempting. Need to check MythTV compatibility though. ASUS do a cheaper board but no ACC BIOS support.

    Full sized ATX would have been better, but you really pay a premium for that don't you!

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    Re: 45nm Athlon X2 5000+ which is based on Phenom II available in the UK!

    Quote Originally Posted by DanceswithUnix View Post
    I had a quick look over lunchtime, and you can get a Gigabyte 760G + 710SB uATX board for 46 quid on ebuyer which is tempting. Need to check MythTV compatibility though. ASUS do a cheaper board but no ACC BIOS support.

    Full sized ATX would have been better, but you really pay a premium for that don't you!
    This motherboard has ACC:

    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/ASRoc...SATA-RAID-mATX

    http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/...d.php?t=233254

    The motherboard also has dedicated RAM for the IGP.


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    Re: 45nm Athlon X2 5000+ which is based on Phenom II available in the UK!

    Quote Originally Posted by DanceswithUnix View Post
    They did that just to annoy me, last time I looked there was *nothing* dual core AM2
    They probably did this to annoy you, too

    You could sell the motherboard for more than £20, I reckon...

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    Re: 45nm Athlon X2 5000+ which is based on Phenom II available in the UK!

    Quote Originally Posted by scaryjim View Post
    They probably did this to annoy you, too

    You could sell the motherboard for more than £20, I reckon...
    Yeah I saw that too. Don't think I could be fussed with the hassle of reselling the motherboard though, and can't imagine a use these days for a motherboard with a non gigabit ethernet port.

    I think instead I will be taking the wife to the local Chinese restaurant and spend the money on crispy duck, nom nom!

    I'm sure a use for my currently useless CPU will turn up if I procrastinate long enough

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    Re: 45nm Athlon X2 5000+ which is based on Phenom II available in the UK!

    Quote Originally Posted by CAT-THE-FIFTH View Post
    This motherboard has ACC:

    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/ASRoc...SATA-RAID-mATX

    http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/...d.php?t=233254

    The motherboard also has dedicated RAM for the IGP.
    That is damn good value isn't it!

    Am amazed that power stage could drive a 3.9GHz overclock though, it looks like a 95W job.

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    Re: 45nm Athlon X2 5000+ which is based on Phenom II available in the UK!

    Quote Originally Posted by DanceswithUnix View Post
    ... I think instead I will be taking the wife to the local Chinese restaurant and spend the money on crispy duck, nom nom! ...
    That sounds like a much better plan to me

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    Re: 45nm Athlon X2 5000+ which is based on Phenom II available in the UK!

    Quote Originally Posted by DanceswithUnix View Post
    That is damn good value isn't it!

    Am amazed that power stage could drive a 3.9GHz overclock though, it looks like a 95W job.
    The motherboard was originally around £35 or something along those lines on Scan a few months ago!!

    I wish I had got one as the price has now gone up!!


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    Re: 45nm Athlon X2 5000+ which is based on Phenom II available in the UK!

    First attempt didn't work but that was with the old BIOS that came with the board (Dated March 09). Will try a confirmed for unlock BIOS over the weekend.

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    Re: 45nm Athlon X2 5000+ which is based on Phenom II available in the UK!

    Tried BIOS A09 (most recent). It recognised it as a phenom FX5000 but wouldn't boot into Windows.

    I've switched to the earlier BIOS A07 which I'd seen had confirmed unlocks of dual core phenoms and I am am now typing this booted up as Phenom FX5000 x4 @ 2.2GHz.

    Seems like a reasonable start. I need to go and install some stuff @ default settings and then I can try playing with my new Quad

    Edit: Will post more once I've got everything up and running. Meanwhile:
    Last edited by Uriel; 22-01-2010 at 11:24 PM.

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    Re: 45nm Athlon X2 5000+ which is based on Phenom II available in the UK!

    Awesome stuff uriel. How are you getting on with your quad?
    I tried using an older bios but it hasnt worked... yet, i guess it wouldnt hurt to try some others

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    Re: 45nm Athlon X2 5000+ which is based on Phenom II available in the UK!

    Things are going alright but not entirely getting my own way. It's a bit of a lottery whether I can get the unlocked CPU into Windows consistently at any speed. It regularly bluescreens from cold boots. Also got it working with the latest bios with a bit of voltage tweaking.

    Once it's in Windows all seems fine. I've not yet had a crash once I'm actually in Windows. I can benchmark and stability test to my heart's content. It's quite happy looping prime95 blend and 3dmark06 @ just over 3GHz for example.

    I suspect I may need to tweak the CPU-NB voltage a bit.

    Edit: I never had a problem with POST @ quad. It POSTs @ stock voltages. If there's actually a defective core I've heard chips don't POST when ACC is set to auto.

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    Re: 45nm Athlon X2 5000+ which is based on Phenom II available in the UK!

    Think I'm going to settle for 3 GHz unless I can sort out better cooling. 3GHz gets a little toasty, at least with the side of the case on. Airflow may help as I'm running about 6-8°C cooler cpu temp with the side off.

    Booting into Windows seems consitent now so there's a sign of improvement

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    Re: 45nm Athlon X2 5000+ which is based on Phenom II available in the UK!

    Need to do some stability testing to confirm but I think I'll be sticking at 3GHz for now. Looking pretty good. It's making it into Windows and doesn't throw up any Prime errors in a shortish test.

    Pushing 62° though (at least with the case closed), which is the rated maximum for AM2+ Phenom IIs. May be able to improve airflow a bit but I don't want it to get too noisy.

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    Re: 45nm Athlon X2 5000+ which is based on Phenom II available in the UK!

    A bit of gaffer tape, a fan and spome cable ties has pushed CPU temps down. Now 35°C idle and 55-59°C under load.

    Seems to be making it into Windows consistenly now. Prime for several hours never a problem. I'll leave settings as they are for the time being.

    £36 for a 3GHz Phenom II ain't bad

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