i tried to overclock from the BIOS, i modified the bus speed just a little bit(my multiplier is set X15 and my bus speed is 200) but when i restart my pc i get a screen saying "detecting IDE drives....." (it takes a little bit too long on that screen) then i get another screen saying "disk boot error....insert system CD" then i restarted, selected in the BIOS "load optimized settings" and everything went back to normal! that only happens when i overclock!
then i tried setfsb, i moved the lever a little bit and my computer crashes!
my specs: intel pentium D 925 @ 3.00GHz ECS 945GCT-M3 with a phoenix BIOS (v3.0E) in CPU Z, it says that i have version 6.00 PG(05/22/2007) power supply: ULTRA 550 WATTS (model: ULT-H550W ATX Power Supply) RAM: DDR2 1024 MBytes (i have 2 ram sticks of 1GB each) PC2-5300 (667 MHz, both sticks together) Micron Technology (manufacturer)
my video card: XFX nvidia GeForce 9600 GSO overclocked to 650 MHz(core)
in case you read my last thread, i was trying to upgrade my cpu but i couldnt, thats why i thought in overclocking my current CPU
i cant afford another computer
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Do you have the most recent BIOS for your board?
Hmm yeah an 07 BIOS is pretty dated, definitely check if there's a new one.
Sounds like it's probably an issue with the FSB being tied in to other clocks. A very common one is the RAM causing issues because it is tied in to a ratio with FSB, so you'll want to lower that or raise timings.
Definitely go through everything in your BIOS carefully.