Phenom 9500, possible?

Currently, I am awaiting a computer from eBay with a phenom 9500 that currently runs at 2.2ghz. I would like to get it up to around 2.5 but I have no idea where to start, or what to do at all. Specs are as follows:

Gateway GT5658e
nForce 6150 chipset
motherboard ??
2x500gb hdd
3gb ram
phenom x4 as listed above
currently, raedon HD 2400xt, will upgrade
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  1. stewartfan said:
    Currently, I am awaiting a computer from eBay with a phenom 9500 that currently runs at 2.2ghz. I would like to get it up to around 2.5 but I have no idea where to start, or what to do at all. Specs are as follows:

    Gateway GT5658e
    nForce 6150 chipset
    motherboard ??
    2x500gb hdd
    3gb ram
    phenom x4 as listed above
    currently, raedon HD 2400xt, will upgrade



    buzz??
  2. motherboard ??

    Well, I'm guessing Gateway is about as popular as a hole in the head (or Dell where I am). There seems to be little information out there about the motherboard and BIOS menus. A pdf of the manual would be good, but I can only find a user guide.

    So you're limited to raising the clock from 200MHz to whatever you can squeeze of of it. Most of these Phenom 9xxx's can groan out an extra 0.4 to 0.6GHz from stock without too much hassle.

    It would be good to have some idea of the BIOS menu and settings to help further.
  3. The majority of OEM motherboards have a locked BIOS where you can't overclock them.
  4. Yeah, I bet it is locked, is there a way to do it inside the OS? I still haven't gotten the computer, but it has vista and I will be installing windows 7 RC and XP alongside vista. I have no idea of the motherboard, but I will check as soon as it arrives.
  5. Not much point discussing it further unless more information becomes available. Best to wait until it arrives, then.
  6. in bios hit control f1 to open advanced settings for oc
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