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...
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.
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.
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.
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