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Tweaking my Processor

By joeschmotz
Jul 1, 2009
  1. Hey I own this Compaq Presario, and I want to boost the clock speed of the processor to 3.0 Ghz from 2.7...It does not appear I can do it in the BIOS, so can anyone tell me if I can tweak the motherboard to do it? Here are the specs below...

    Motherboard description Motherboard manufacturer's name: Asus M2N68-LA
    HP/Compaq name: Ivy8-GL6

    CPU/Processor Socket: AM2
    Supports the following processors:
    Athlon 64 X2 with Dual Core technology
    Athlon 64
    Sempron

    Front-side bus (FSB) 2000MT/s (2.0 GT/s)

    Chipset NVIDIA GeForce 6150SE nForce 430

    BIOS features System BIOS core brand: Award
    Keyboard combination to used to enter BIOS: F10

    Form factor Micro-ATX: 9.6 in X 9.6 in

    Memory Dual channel memory architecture
    Two 240-pin DDR2 DIMM sockets
    Supported DIMM types:
    PC2-4200 (533 MHz)
    PC2-5300 (667 MHz)
    PC2-6400 (800 MHz)
    Non-ECC memory only, unbuffered
    Supports 2GB DDR2 DIMMs
    Supports up to 4 GB*
    32 bit PCs cannot address a full 4.0 GB of memory.



    NOTE: *Actual available memory may be less

    Expansion slots Two PCI
    One PCI Express x16 graphics (for graphics card)
    One PCI Express x1 (for cards such as network, sound, tv-tuner)

    Video graphics Integrated graphics using nVidia GeForce 6150SE
    Up to 256MB of system memory (with 512MB or more system memory)
    Also supports PCI Express x16 graphics cards
     
  2. red1776

    red1776 Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe Posts: 5,219   +157

  3. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] Hello, nice to meet you! Posts: 3,435   +145

    You can't do this in the standard HP BIOS.
    That sounds like a possible alternative, of course there are the risks.
     
  4. red1776

    red1776 Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe Posts: 5,219   +157

    yes indeed HK, thats why the other link :)
     
  5. joeschmotz

    joeschmotz TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 22

    Hey people! I installed that nTune, and it lets me tweak my monitor and see how my computer is running, but I don't see where I can actually do any tweaking of the performance.
     
  6. red1776

    red1776 Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe Posts: 5,219   +157

    Hey Joe, i think you might be looking at the performance monitor, after you install have you seen this screen?(see attachment)
    for the chipset you have (nForce430) ntune should get you at least partial control (FSB) at least if not voltages.
     
  7. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] Hello, nice to meet you! Posts: 3,435   +145

    If you don't understand overclocking (which I think is included in the overclocking guides and warning threads), you increase the hypertransport speeds or multiplier, for most processors, you cannot change the multiplier, so you should up the hyperstransport. Normally it should be 200, now don't go crazy and and triple it or something, your cpu speeds will likewise try to triple, fail, and BSOD.

    You can look at this:
    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/phenom-overclock-athlon,2161-3.html
     
  8. joeschmotz

    joeschmotz TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 22

    nope

    i dont get that window for some reason. Also, the program keeps quitting on me too. Maybe I need to try to reinstall it...
     
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