Hello. I bought a pc didnt build it. It came with a 2.8 ghz phenem ii x4 820. When I open ati overdrive I cannot adjust anything. Is this because the computer is factory? Is there anything I can do to be able to overdrive the cpu or my ati 5450 untill I can upgrade it? Thank you in advance.
Bios is normally accessed by pressing delete or an F-key whilst turning the system on, does yours say anything like ' press F8 to enter bios'?
**Edit, looks like your stuck trying software-based overclocks if anything, http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/forum/257795-11-unlock-ga...,
possibly flashing bios might help, but I wouldn't bother to be honest, save up and build a killer system
ati overdrive is related to video card over clocking. if it is offed by the video card as a feature it will by default be locked as there is a key like icon at the top of the ati overdrive window. which must be clicked to unlock the overdrive slider bars.
as for cpu over clocking the bios would have those settings
or attempt amd OVERDRIVE software
but i have had no success in experiencing any positive results from Amd overdrive tool.
the phenom2 is highly over clockable but if its not a black edition the multipliers may be not as varied