Overclocking problem

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  1. Nebel

    Nebel MDL Novice

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    Hello, I bought a Pentium E2160 and Asus P5GC-MX/1333 motherboard a while ago. I managed to overclock it to 2.16ghz (from 1.8). However I feel like trying to go higher since I read that E2160 can go extremely high with stock cooler (3.4ghz or something).
    However it's refusing to go that high. If I try to go a bit higher it's refusing to boot, and if I set fsb to 300 then it seems to be working fine, but it's refusing to find my harddrive, and wont boot windows (which is western digital sata I believe).

    I know my motherboard is one of the cheapest and might not support that high, but what if I flash to another version? Or use some modded bios? Would that work? I dont need to go over 3ghz or something, but about 2.6-2.8 would be nice if possible.
    I saw a thread here with modded BIOS, and found mine, however I am not sure if it's the right one, since there are few versions of my motherboard (without 1333 fps for example), so I'm unsure if it will break something.
    My motherboard revision is 3.05G (I believe so, the letters are very small and I didnt feel like removing all my parts just for that).

    Any ideas, anything?
    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. petar

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  3. Nebel

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    Okay I did read it, however I dont know how to get into DOS in Vista.
    When I push F8 while booting I only get to choose safe mode, safe mode with networking, safe mode with command prompt (which should be dos) and run normally.
    When I try to enter safe mode with command prompt and try to flash, it still tells me that I need to run DOS to flash.
    So, how do I enter DOS in Vista?
     
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  5. Nebel

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    Alright I managed to flash it from windows to the latest version, however it still didnt help much. After 243 FSB it's refusing to boot, after 285 it boots but fails to find my harddrive.

    Another question, what is it exacly that's modded with those bios mods?
     
  6. petar

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    The modded bioses have a SLIC inserted inside them, the unmoded doesnt.
    Read this post for more info:
    http://forums.mydigitallife.net/posts/11101
     
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  7. RomanS

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    Sorry for distortion

    Hi Nebel, hi petar,

    I'm sorry for coming into your discussion without practical suggestions, but I think it is not worth going higher than 2,0 Ghz - the speed will be higher than that of any Pentium D, and overclocking it to a maximum will never achieve the level of Core 2 Extreme. I mean what for ? To maim the CPU ?

    Sorry again.

    - Roman.
     
  8. petar

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    I was just pointing out what this bios mods are.
    I dont want to overclock my system..I have core 2 duo at 2 GH and 8MB cash, 2 GB RAM and GM965 Express Chipset and I'm very satisfted with the performance.
     
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  9. paspao

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    For me, 266 fsb, 667 ram, 120 pci express (important!), are the maximum settings to 2,4 overclock the system.
     
  10. hawkes

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    I think it is your DRAM problem. DRAM frequency will increase with FSB. so, if you want overclocking, you must set suitable CPU/ DRAM.
    For example, E2160 with 200MHz, and you DRAM DDR800, so the auto rate is 200/400, when you overclocking CPU to 300MHz, DRAM real work frequency is 300*(400/200)*2 = 1200MHz, The pc will not start.
     
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    I think it is your DRAM problem. DRAM frequency will increase with FSB. so, if you want overclocking, you must set suitable CPU/ DRAM.
    For example, E2160 with 200MHz, and you DRAM DDR800, so the auto rate is 200/400, when you overclocking CPU to 300MHz, DRAM real work frequency is 300*(400/200)*2 = 1200MHz, The pc will not start.