ha! nope, it is a Phenom II X4 850. I have a couple of these, and they both unlock L3 without issues. Light benching shows it is just there with Phenom II X4 980 and rivals. Decided the old-timer Athlon 64 X2 3600 in a MSI K8N Neo2 Platinum will go for a rest(was not using it anyway). Dug out one of the Phenom II X4 850s that the kids had way back in 2011, paired with an ASUS M4A77T.
Just plain air cooling, stock voltage except for the DDR3-1333MHz RAM, now clocked at 1800MHz, 1,65V. Slow old HDD used.
Runs well, think I'll use this as my workshop workhorse for now.
From what I remember, the 8xx Phenom IIs came out a bit later than Denebs initially and were sold as budget chips, in the Propus codename group. Phenom II line was being closed down while FX and FM was being prepared for launch. I reckoned these 8xx were all Denebs with neutered L3, of which for the most part the L3 was unlock able with a good success rate.
This rig was equipped with 2x2GB DDR3-1333, OC to 1800, worked fine. Swapped the spinning disc to an SSD. Found another pair of same 2x2GB at home, so I added that, seemed to work, but a couple of days now with freezes. Will need to check if the added RAM causes issues while RAM oc. The unlocked L3 seemed to play no role. Come to think of it, also swapped the GPU recently from nvidia geforce to a Radeon HD. Ouch, another rig to troubleshoot
This rig I had equipped with 2x2GB DDR3-1333, OC to 1800, worked fine. Swapped the spinning disc to an SSD. Found another pair of same 2x2GB at home, so I added that, seemed to work, but a couple of days now with freezes. Will need to check if the added RAM causes issues while RAM oc. The unlocked L3 seemed to play no role. Come to think of it, also swapped the GPU recently from nvidia geforce to a Radeon HD. Ouch, another rig to troubleshoot
Could be the Ram you installed or perhaps has a bit of v-droop there and the cpu didn't like it.
The next thing, with the added ram at that OC, did you leave the DRAM voltage as it was? I've had to in the past run an extra 0.5v when OC memory and running 4 sticks instead of 2.
to test the RAM and see if that is the cause, I'd look to run TM5 in windows, if no errors pop-up you should be OK, for a better/warmer feel, you could run Memtestx86 and let it run over night and see if there are any errors that pop up.
zila1: If you liked that mouse that much another type or brand may not suit you. If you can find another one, I would get it. Maybe two more if you can swing it and put one away.
Aug 7, 2022 20:05:58 GMT -5
ShrimpBrime: Any suggestions, or should I just get another of the same mouse? I did get a lot of years from it....
Aug 7, 2022 17:51:51 GMT -5
ShrimpBrime: I dislike my new mouse. Need suggestions. Was spoiled for a long time with a Razor mamba tournament edition. The mouse wheel has 4 buttons on it's own, I liked the side to side page scroll feature it had. The lazer wigz out occasionally.
Aug 7, 2022 17:50:46 GMT -5
antinomy: So if you lack of sex, VIA's here to help you
Aug 6, 2022 18:15:01 GMT -5
antinomy: Nano has twice performance for same clocks against the older C7. But compatibility is a bitch. Bench(f**n)mate won't run on it, W10 didn't run too (maybe there is some build that will), some benchmarks are finicky about VIAs.
Aug 6, 2022 18:14:45 GMT -5
antinomy: The architecture has changed a few times. C3 is like the stone age. Superseeded by C7. Don't remember about IPC but the bus changed from P6 arch (Pentium 2/3) to quad-pumped (Pentium 4/Core2). Then it has been replaced by Isaiah architecture (VIA Nano).
Aug 6, 2022 18:12:45 GMT -5
austin86: yeah the c3 was a slow chip, some of the zhaoxin CPUs use VIA architecture too.
Aug 4, 2022 11:28:46 GMT -5
Macsbeach98: And dont go much better either
Aug 3, 2022 16:34:57 GMT -5
Mr.Scott: I have a few VIA's. Not much different than PIII's.
Aug 3, 2022 15:21:08 GMT -5
ShrimpBrime: No, haven't gotten into VIA processors actually. Figure try and recoup the spending on the board even though I really like it.
Aug 3, 2022 10:56:14 GMT -5
austin86: Have you ever played with VIA CPUs? they have some very low TDP. many are sub 20w
Aug 3, 2022 8:30:33 GMT -5
austin86: Cool idea. the b660 is a good chipset albeit a little simple. I do have a Asus csm board so my experience could be gimped.
Aug 3, 2022 8:30:06 GMT -5
ShrimpBrime: Try to build a sub 100w system. Then maybe sell it. Just a thought at this point. Bit have a B660-I it would work perfect with.
Aug 2, 2022 16:18:44 GMT -5
austin86: I almost got one of the faster Pentium's, what will you be using it for?
Aug 2, 2022 9:05:30 GMT -5
ShrimpBrime: I was thinking of building with a celeron or Pentium gold. Like 59 bucks for a dual core lga 1700
Aug 1, 2022 20:25:13 GMT -5
austin86: I got my 12100f on ebay for about 96 dolors before tax/shipping. its a lot of CPU for the price
Aug 1, 2022 8:09:56 GMT -5
ShrimpBrime: Celeron and Petium gold are both under 100 bucks. 12th gen.
Aug 1, 2022 7:35:53 GMT -5
george: my workshop 5600G been really rock solid, not one hick-up so far, pulls good. wife's old i3 still pulls good also, though I do not have experience of the newer i3's though.
Jul 31, 2022 20:01:19 GMT -5
ShrimpBrime: the kids 1st and 2nd get chips to 5000 series. APU for my Daughter I think and 5600X for my youngest son.
Jul 31, 2022 14:19:42 GMT -5