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First time OC'er who needs help

By kendallbea183
Jun 22, 2008
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  1. I am trying to over clock my computer with the only problem bieng I cannot do anything vie the BIOS b/c I am using a HP computer that I hate now, and can't be OC'ed by the BIOS

    My system specs are

    AMD Athlon 64 X2 4200+ @ 2200 mhz
    Mainboard - MSI AMETHYST-M
    Chipset- ATI RS482
    CPU Voltage 1.10V

    I would love for someone to guide me through the process and show me a few programs I can use to tweak my voltage, multipliers and everything I really want to make my 2.2 GHZ into alot more...

    When I attempt to use Clockgen and push it past 2.3 GHZ I get the Blue Screen of Death and the computer crashes... so any advice, and guidance would be very much apreciated, I was looking and saw how helpfull you guys are and how a few people got off very well with thier O/C
  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,840   +165

    " so any advice, and guidance would be very much apreciated"...

    Overclocking is done by bios settings and the hardware. You have essentially answered your own questions here... "can't be OC'ed by the BIOS"... When you start building your own systems, that will be the time to learn about overclocking
  3. CMH

    CMH TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,573   +9

    Branded computers generally can't be overclocked, so you're kinda out of luck there.
  4. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,840   +165

    Right you are CMH :)
  5. nissanman

    nissanman TS Maniac Posts: 362

    True, a branded system cant usually be overclocked. Sucks i know.
  6. CMH

    CMH TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,573   +9

    Your options seem to be to replace the motherboard, or just stick with what you got.

    And really, I don't think its worth the money replacing the motherboard just to overclock. Better off just buying a new PC or something.
  7. pdyckman@comcas

    pdyckman@comcas TS Rookie Posts: 718

    You might want to register with "Overclockers Anomyous".....online forum. They will have your answers. Sometimes it's not worth it to O'C at all. Overclocking requires much cooling, knowledge of your setup, etc. Good Luck.
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