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Overclocking AMD Athlon 64 X2 5200+ on a MCP6PB M2+ motherboard

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January 19, 2012 10:11:44 PM

I would like to overclock my CPU from 2.7Ghz to 2.9 or 3.0Ghz. But the bios on my motherboard doesn't have the Multiplier or Voltage options for the CPU. It does have the BUS speed that I can change, but only changing that would make the CPU unstable wouldn't it? Is there any programs I can use? I have an aftermarket cooler that allows me to cool AMD CPU's up to any Phenom II x4 CPU, so I assume my cooler is strong enough. I know the exact voltage, multiplier, and bus speed I need to get 3.0Ghz I just need a way to do it.

I do know my CPU is not a black edition, so this will cause difficulties anyways...
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January 19, 2012 10:29:10 PM

Black Editions are the only CPUs able to do multiplier overclocking, everything else is FSB, and to get it stable you might have to lower multipliers on things like the RAM and HT bus because increasing the FSB also increases the HT bus frequency, the northbridge bus frequency, and RAM frequency.
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January 19, 2012 10:35:15 PM

Is this a Windsor core or Brisbane?
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January 19, 2012 10:58:34 PM

It is Brisbane. I have just recently been told that "NPT fid" is the CPU multiplier and "NPT vid" is the voltage for my CPU. Correct me if I'm wrong.
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January 19, 2012 11:13:32 PM

Tell me the model and manufacturer and I can try to find out for sure.
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January 19, 2012 11:16:23 PM

MCP6PB M2+ N68S Biostar
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January 19, 2012 11:21:11 PM

The multiplier is maxed out at 13.5, which is what it was originally set to, and the FSB isn't affecting the CPU no matter how high it is.
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January 19, 2012 11:23:28 PM

If you could send me a picture of the BIOS screen with the following fields that would definitely help!
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January 19, 2012 11:26:56 PM

Are you applying the FSB frequency (via saving and exiting) if yes then it could be you're messing with another bus frequency maybe RAM or something. The multiplier is supposed to be maxed out because the CPU is locked.
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January 19, 2012 11:27:35 PM

I just confirmed that the NPT fid is the multiplier and the NPT vid is the voltage, so if the multiplier if it is maxed out at 13.5 and the FSB doesnt affect the CPU at all, it even says "CPU FSB" how do I overclock? I change it in the Bios, but after windows starts, CPU-Z says its back at 200. If you still need a picture please ask again and I'll see what I can do. If this is any help, my RAM is DDR2 667 4GB

Sorry to be so complicated, but if i cant overclock, than so be it.
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January 19, 2012 11:32:37 PM

If you have the nVIDIA forceware drivers installed (or whatever they call them now a days) you can download this http://www.nvidia.com/object/nvidia-system-tools-6.08-d... - nVIDIA system tools, basically tools to tweak/overclock your nVIDIA GPU, motherboard, and your CPU.
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January 19, 2012 11:35:15 PM

Does CPU-Z say it's at a higher CPU frequency? (ignore bus speed for a moment)
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January 19, 2012 11:36:05 PM

I will try this and Ill get back to you shortly.
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January 19, 2012 11:44:29 PM

CPU-Z says 2712.48MHz (200.92x13.5) as the frequency
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January 19, 2012 11:47:25 PM

New info:
reference clock (HHT) 200.978 MHz
HT bus frequency 1004.891 MHz
HT multiplier 5.0 x
This nvidia thing you told me to download is telling me this information
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January 19, 2012 11:47:51 PM

Did you try overclocking with nVIDIA system tools?

You HT bus multiplier should be the same as the northbridge and CPU multiplier if I remember correctly.
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January 19, 2012 11:51:19 PM

Do I have to restart the computer for the changes to take affect? I assume I do.
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January 19, 2012 11:51:50 PM

You do not have to restart.
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January 19, 2012 11:54:05 PM

I increated the bus with this tool, but nothing happened, even though the tool says something did. CPU-Z is still saying the exact same information as earlier.
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January 19, 2012 11:56:28 PM

Hmm.... at this point pictures are all that can help me because looks like this mobo has some incorrect settings causing this or you need to get a new mobo.
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January 19, 2012 11:58:57 PM

I hope its incorrect settings, because this is a new motherboard :( 
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January 20, 2012 12:06:19 AM

A bit old for a new motherboard lol.
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January 20, 2012 12:12:36 AM

I got it as a replacement for my old broken motherboard, and it had to fit all my original parts I had in my old computer.
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January 20, 2012 12:15:43 AM

Yes! The NVIDA tool worked! CPU-Z had to be restarted for it to post the most current info. But for some reason "My Computer" on windows says I still have a 2.7Ghz is that normal?
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January 20, 2012 12:17:38 AM

Windows clockspeed reporting is meh...
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January 20, 2012 12:18:52 AM

Thank you so much! :) 
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January 20, 2012 12:19:51 AM

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January 20, 2012 12:24:14 AM

No problem :)  but on my mobo it reset the settings and didn't save it soo.... BIOS is a more permanent solution.
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January 20, 2012 12:42:40 AM

whooleo said:
No problem :)  but on my mobo it reset the settings and didn't save it soo.... BIOS is a more permanent solution.

I went into my bios and changed everything to the settings that the nvidia tool set it to so they match exactly, even though the nvidia tool is the one controlling it, that might help it from resetting :) 


On a side note, I find it amusing that my temps changed little to non :)  I love my coolermaster heatsink
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January 20, 2012 1:16:27 AM

Lol, well looks like your set mate, and good luck overclocking!
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