1. Fenrierlilfolf

    Core unlocking and temperature woes

    I have an amd phenom ii x2 550 be with a MA-785GM USH2, and I just tried and succeeded on unlocking the two extra hidden cores. The thing is, the CPU temperature is normaly between 50 and 79ºc, when idle and when doing heavy stuff, like 3d rendering, but with the extra cores it goes up to 56 and...
  2. leffykit

    SB trouble

    Having a lot of problems with the southbridge on my mobo lately, its a fairly old rig in tech terms (had it for 4 years nearly). was always fine even OC'd but in the last 2 weeks I've not only had to drop everything back to stock but also had to keep the side of the chasis off, with desk fans...
  3. ShippoFox

    Which processor is better?

    Processor one... AMD Phenom II Quad-Core N970(2.2GHz) Processor two... Intel Core i5 480M(2.66GHz) The AMD has 4 cores, but lower clock speed. The Intel has 2 cores, but a higher clock speed. What one is better and why? Processors were verrrrry easy to understand when the only thing that...
  4. MondoX44

    HELP! Getting a new notebook. Which Linux distro should I use?

    I'm getting a Lenovo Edge 14 AMD (x64) notebook , and I want to try to install Linux on it. I've been hearing mixed things about different Lenovo Edge models for different distros. Which distro should I use? I've been thinking about going with Mandriva, Mint, or Sabayon, but I really don't...
  5. codered

    AMD's released prices on Phenom II X6

    AMD released prices for 2 of their upcoming Phenom II X6 pcs. the prices are as follows: 1090T Black Edition: 125(W), AM3 Socket, 9MB Cache, 3.2 GHz Freq @ 295 USD 1055T: 125(W), AM3 Socket, 9MB Cache, 2.8 GHz Freq @ 199 USD