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Unlocked cpu locked or something? HELP!!

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May 22, 2009 9:19:19 PM

Aight so i have been trying to overclock for about a month now, with no success.
System:
ECS GF8200A MOBO
AMD Athlon 64 x2 5000+ Black edition processor
2 GB ddr2 pc2-6400 dual channel ram
Latest Bios on ECS website

Heres the problem:
In my bios, whenever i change the multiplier to anything it appears to do what its supposed to do in the bios. When i start my computer and run CPU-Z, however, it shows that the processor has not been overclocked and that the vcore is 1.6 volts. In my bios i set the voltage to around 1.325-1.4. same result everytime.

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May 22, 2009 11:11:43 PM

Don't rely on CPU-Z.
Click on Start/ right click on My Computer/left click on Properties. Under the "Computer" heading, you should see what the CPU is running at. I increased my
multiplier to 15 and it's running at 3.01 Ghz.
May 23, 2009 12:13:29 AM

cmichael138 said:
Don't rely on CPU-Z.
Click on Start/ right click on My Computer/left click on Properties. Under the "Computer" heading, you should see what the CPU is running at. I increased my
multiplier to 15 and it's running at 3.01 Ghz.


I have a system heading (vista 64) and it only says: AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 5000+ 2.60 GHz
Anywhere else i could check?
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May 23, 2009 1:24:15 AM

Is there possibly some bios setting i could be missing or setting wrong?
May 23, 2009 1:52:06 AM

Cool and Quiet off...

Save?
May 23, 2009 2:03:50 AM

Yes i have been saving. Where exactly would Cool and Quiet be? I have an auto fan temperature control and that seems to be about it...

EDIT: upon looking in my bios, i found AMD C&Q. I was unable to select it because its grayed out. but it does say disabled. I went back to the multiplier and put it on 14. Saved and booted up fine. Now CPU Z is reporting my multiplier and core speed accurately! however it still says that the vcore is 1.6v but i dont mind that because my cpu is running nice and cool.

EDIT #2:I noticed that now the cpu is running at a solid 2800 MHz, cpuZ is reporting my ram running at exactly 400MHz. it also says FSB*:*DRAM is CPU/7. 2800/400=7...
did i miss a huge thing everytime i went through overclocking tutorials?
May 23, 2009 11:43:45 PM

OK so now ive ran into a new problem. No matter what anything else is set at, i cant get my computer to POST if i have the vcore at 1.4v or higher. Help?

And cpu-z is still reporting my vcore as 1.6v no matter where i set it. Does anyone know of any reliable software to measure my vcore in vista 64?
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