Have an E4500 that was oced to 3ghz on an MSI p31 board. Motherboard kinda broke and it would only run the cpu stock and even then it wasnt stable because it would freeze after a few minutes of prime95, however was ok just internet browsing. So i got a new motherboard so that i could have a functioning pc again. Got the Gigabyte ga-g31m-es2l. Now with this new motherboard it is fine when at stock but i cant seem to overclock it. Did post first time but now wont at all if oced. So i changed to a spare cpu my friend had which was a celeron e3200 dual core and the same problems occurred. Very occasionally it will oc but then if i restart the pc it doesnt post and goes back to default settings. Also i have swapped out the psu for a corsair 650w and corsair 800mhz ram to problem solve aswell and had no affect. Does anyone know what the problem could be.
320gb seagate sata
single dvd drive
Generic 500w psu
Yeah i know how to overclock and all that because i have done it plenty of times before with other computers. I havnt missed anything like memory dividers. Do you think it could be something wrong with the motherboard.
Or you left all the memory settings on Auto and when you raise the FSB, you ended up overclocking your memory past its ratings.
The G31/G41 chipset is an economy chipset. You probably will not be able to push the FSB frequency much past 333 MHz. But with your CPU's, that's not a big problem because they have a relatively low FSB coupled to a relatively high internal multiplier.