I have the mobo mentioned in title combined with an E8400. It's an oldish rig now and I don't mind (too much) if it dies but thought I'd give OCing an attempt to extends its usefulness (which I've never tried before).
After reading around, theses are the settings I used when attempting to do a small push to 3.6Ghz:
Disable the following features-
Limit CPUID (was disabled by default)
Enable the following features-
CPU TM (was enabled by default)
Apply the following settings-
CPU Clock Ratio: 9x
CPU Host Freq (FBS): 400 Mhz
PCI Express Freq: 100 Mhz
Memory Multi: 2x (giving 800 Mhz Frequency, for DDR2 800, 5-5-5-18)
Ram Timings: Auto, it detects it as 5-5-5-18
System Voltages: Auto - manage CPU Voltage Control (vcore I think, loadline calibration etc.)
When I save and exist, the computer restarts and boots into windows. Then if I run CPU-Z, the FSB is still 333.3 Mhz and the system appears to still be running at 3.0Ghz rather than 3.6Ghz. What is odder; when I change the ram timings or voltages and anything else, those changes still take effect and register in CPU-Z.
I got no idea why it won't keep the FSB settings, I've probably done something wrong but I'm too new to this to realise what.
well first off i wouldn't just try to put in settings for an overclock. you have to slowly raise your fsb or multiplier until it fails then increase the voltage. anywho, when you exit your bios do you go to the last tab and hit exit and save settings?
I do have a spare HDD but that will have to wait until this weekend. Do you think doing a system restore would probably fix the problem. Installing and uninstalling the software was one of the last things I did and I thought system restore should clean out any registery changes etc. made?
Thanks for the help so far, I really appreciate it.
I tried a system restore to before I installed EasyTune but the same problem persists. I'll do a clean install tomorrow on a separate drive to conclude if this is the problem, though I'm becoming more doubtful that this is the issue (having run Glary and system restore).
Normally when you install software to do overclocking for you it saves all the stuff in profiles. I know with AMD Overdrive you can uninstall the program, but if you dig into your programfiles a little you will be able to see an AMD folder with all the profiles still in it. Go into your program files and see if theres any Gigabyte profiles to delete. Make sure you delete the right stuff..