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BIOS will not let me go to OC settings. HELP!

  • BIOS
  • Dual Core
  • Overclocking
Last response: in Overclocking
July 10, 2008 4:29:42 PM

Hey i have a e2180 intel dual core processor and for some reason when i enter my BIOS their is no option for

overclocking or changing FSB or memory or voltage or anything of that sort. I tried pushing buttons like

ctrl+f1 but tht doesnt work and neither does ctrl+alt+f1. I bought this computer premade and im not sure

what the mobo is. Can someone please help me out and tell me any other ways i can access the OC settings

by pushing buttons. My BIOS is Phoenix AwardBios CMOS.

Thank You :D  :D  :D 

More about : bios settings

July 10, 2008 4:45:50 PM

Most big name companies disable overclocking options. Guess you should have asked questions before you bought anything.


a b K Overclocking
July 10, 2008 4:47:50 PM

What is the model of your motherboard?
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a b K Overclocking
July 10, 2008 4:56:46 PM

Download CPUZ and check under Motherboard for your motherboard model,etc.

If you have a Dell/HP,etc you won't be able to OC through BIOS. However, in some cases you MAY be able to do a BSEL/volt mod to increase FSB.
July 10, 2008 4:56:52 PM

I guess it really depends on what you mean by "premade" If you bought your PC off the shelf at your local Wal-Mart, your BIOS options have deliberately been disabled by the manufacturer. This undoubtedly lowers their warranty claim rate as overclocking is a good way to damage a computer. If you bought it from a local computer shop that custom built it for you, you would most likely have all BIOS options available to you.

Based on your description, you have an "off the shelf" PC and you will have no OC'n options.
July 10, 2008 5:00:06 PM

Is it a brand name??
If yes
It's too late to talk about overclocking
July 10, 2008 6:04:00 PM

yea its brand name off the shelf LOL
oh well
im proabably going to end up building my own computer
i have a qustion, do you need a PCI-slot card when makeing your own computer and do you need power protectors?
July 10, 2008 6:04:34 PM

and whats this BSEL/volt overclocking you
were talkin about??