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March 5, 2014 5:10:47 AM

Hi, everybody! I am now thinking that if I overclock my computer components, it may improve my system performance and/or prevent future system lockups. I don't have a UEFI BIOS and my BIOS revision F2. Can anybody help me on OC'ing my computer to fix lockups? Thanks! And another note: I know where my BIOS/CMOS battery is.
a b K Overclocking
March 5, 2014 5:34:18 AM

overclocking is not going to help with lockups, if anything it will cause more issues. You also need to post your system specs as we have no idea what you have so we can not advise how to overclock it. There are to many variables that we don't know so no one will be able to help overclock your system right now.
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March 5, 2014 5:39:23 AM

Are you currently suffering from system lockups? If so OC'ing will most likely cause more lockups (or do you mean your system slow downs - fps drops - when on heavy usage?)

Your motherboard's chipset isn't really good to OC, most likely you will get only so far before being limited by it.


Anyways... in order to OC you could either raise the multiplier or raise the FSB (both options should be under advanced settings -> Chipset settings or something like that since it varies from BIOS to BIOS).

I'd suggest to raise your FSB in small increments, like 5mhz then test if you get a successful boot and stress test it for like 20min with Prime95.

Once you get to a unstable point, raise your vCore to the next closest value and repeat the process.

Always check your temps in every test.

Once you hit the desirable OC / max allowed OC, give it a stress test with Prime95 of at least 4 hours (better if you let it running overnight.)

If you ran into any troubles like being unsuccessful to even get to BIOS, reset your CMOS, though seems you know that already since you stated you know how to reset your CMOS.
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March 5, 2014 5:56:01 AM

CompGee said:
Hi, everybody! I am now thinking that if I overclock my computer components, it may improve my system performance and/or prevent future system lockups. I don't have a UEFI BIOS and my BIOS revision F2. Can anybody help me on OC'ing my computer to fix lockups? Thanks! And another note: I know where my BIOS/CMOS battery is.


Perhaps your lock-ups are related to your low temps.? What are you doing to have a -1 degree reading with CPU-Z?

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March 8, 2014 6:04:12 AM

I have had the computer off for a few days. Want me to start the machine up?

EDIT: The HDD that was in the machine no longer has an OS.
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June 9, 2014 4:30:36 PM

RaDiKaL_ said:
Are you currently suffering from system lockups? If so OC'ing will most likely cause more lockups (or do you mean your system slow downs - fps drops - when on heavy usage?)

Your motherboard's chipset isn't really good to OC, most likely you will get only so far before being limited by it.


Anyways... in order to OC you could either raise the multiplier or raise the FSB (both options should be under advanced settings -> Chipset settings or something like that since it varies from BIOS to BIOS).

I'd suggest to raise your FSB in small increments, like 5mhz then test if you get a successful boot and stress test it for like 20min with Prime95.

Once you get to a unstable point, raise your vCore to the next closest value and repeat the process.

Always check your temps in every test.

Once you hit the desirable OC / max allowed OC, give it a stress test with Prime95 of at least 4 hours (better if you let it running overnight.)

If you ran into any troubles like being unsuccessful to even get to BIOS, reset your CMOS, though seems you know that already since you stated you know how to reset your CMOS.


Thanks, RaDiKaL_! Unfortunately, the motherboard died. Thanks for the advice!
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