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Thread: The BIOS dont let me overclock




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    I was trying to overclock my computer but the BIOS don't let me change the CPU speed. In fact, it only shows the total speed and the System Bus but I can't even try to change this. What can I do?

    My PC:

    Pentium 4 1.5
    Motherboard Intel 845HV
    GeForce 4 Ti4200 128 Mb
    256 Mb RAM

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    You can download a modified BIOS, or haxXx0r it j00s3lfz0r ;). In other words editing one yourself. You might be able to even do a fancy hardware mod, and be able to change the stuff you want! Tell us your specs, and we will tell you whats up :afro:

    NOTE: I assume you know how to adjust FSB and Multiplier settings (If you have them available...)
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    [Mobo] Asus A7N8X w/ Modified 1003 Uber BIOS w/ Custom Boot logo
    [CPU] Athlon XP 2200+ Thoroughbred
    [Memory] 512 Samsung PC3200 DDR400 w/ Copper Heatsink(s)
    [Video Card] Geforce 3 ti200 128 DDR Special Gold Edition

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    [Case] All aluminum Skyhawk case w/ custom cut blowhole
    [HSF] Volcano 11 Xaser Edition
    [Northbridge] ThermalTake Crystal Orb
    [Southbridge] Aluminum Northbridge heatsink attatched

    Operating System:
    [OS] Windows XP Pro w/ SP1

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    If you are dealing with a bios like mine (Compaq) then a program such as CPUFSB http://www.podien.onlinehome.de/ may be of some assistance. It's not the best way to go about doing an overclock but it is about all that I was able to find that would work for my system.
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    Some Motherboards will require you to use jumpers and/or DIP switches to set the speeds. If you have an OEM computer (i.e. Dell, HP, IBM) dont expect to get any OCing done.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PrairieDawg
    If you are dealing with a bios like mine (Compaq) then a program such as CPUFSB http://www.podien.onlinehome.de/ may be of some assistance. It's not the best way to go about doing an overclock but it is about all that I was able to find that would work for my system.
    How do I use this progam? What I change to overclock?

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    Remember that there is no such thing as perfectly safe overclocking and that doing so will void warranties and possibly kill your system (or components thereof). If your system is a cheap mass produced thing like my mobo then even more caution is advised.

    There are a lot of more experienced and more knowledgable people on this forum than I and they may be able to give you some pointers. My knowledge has been gained through trial and error on my own system with no real background or expertise in the field. I know that the things I have done to this thing make my local techs cringe.

    In order to use CPUFSB first thing you have to do is to find out exactly what motherboard you have (manufacturer and type). In my case it was a real challenge because companies like Compaq have a habit of making that info a bit tough to come by but I eventually found the answer at http://www.motherboards.org/ . Anyway, once you have the needed info then you enter it into the appropriate space and (assuming that your board is supported) the correct PLL should appear in the alloted area. At this stage all that is required is to increase the frequency to the desired level. Too much of an increase will cause your system to freeze and a reboot is then required. Use caution! Read the faqs on the site that hosts CPUFSB and any other info that you can find. Use small steps and test your system for problems before going to the next step. Good luck.
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    I have updated my BIOS, tried to use the CPUFSB (not compatible with my motherboard) and I still can't overclock my computer. Does anyone else know another way to do this?

    Thanks for Everybody Who Tried to Help Me!

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    Have you read this?
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