I've got an old PC and I recently got a new CPU. A core 2 duo E6300, my motherboard supports up to Core 2 Extreme, which I didn't find for sale, so I got this CPU. I've got a Gigabyte 945-GME-DS2. It's an old mobo. I tried booting to bios settings, to see if I can overclock. I didn't find any "voltage settings", "overclocking", or anything like that. What should I do? (don't say "Buy a new motherboard.", because I need help. I read that you can OC with this mobo, so I should be able to do it too)
What options do you have in the BIOS? I checked Gigabytes site again and it appears you have rev 2.0 since you are using F4 (rev 3.0 did FC as latest). Both the manuals show the same options, with Frequency at the bottom left. Have you tried clearing CMOS? I can't imagine that would be it, but I'm at a loss if the BIOS doesn't have the options that the manual has...
1. If you don't find the settings you want, press "Ctrl+F1" to access advanced options.
2. Select the Load Optimized Defaults item in the BIOS Setup when somehow the system is not stable as usual. This action makes the system reset to the default settings for stability.
3. The BIOS Setup menus described in this chapter are for reference only and may differ from the exact settings for your motherboard.