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March 26, 2012 7:16:02 PM


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)



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March 26, 2012 7:30:28 PM

Bottom left of the BIOS should be Frequency/Voltage Control. If not, make sure you have the latest BIOS.
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March 26, 2012 7:45:58 PM

I have F4 bios, it's the latest on the mobo's gigabyte download page.
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March 28, 2012 7:39:18 PM

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...
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March 28, 2012 7:41:17 PM

Wait, might have found something in the manual:

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.
March 30, 2012 5:29:54 PM

I'll try that soon.
March 30, 2012 5:36:11 PM

Okay, I found Frequency/Voltage Control. I went in it, I saw "System multiplier", or something like that and frequency, or something near that and the frequency was grayed out and it had 667 set.
March 30, 2012 6:01:53 PM

Here's the exact settings I found:

System Memory Multiplier and that was set on Auto.

(grayed out)Memory Frequency, which was set to 667.

What should I do now?
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March 30, 2012 6:35:28 PM

take the multiplier and such off auto. Then you can manually set your values.
March 30, 2012 7:55:19 PM

I set the multiplier to 1.5 and the memory frequency was automatically set to 455. It was still grayed out and no other settings appeared. Those two are all the settings I've got.
March 30, 2012 7:55:44 PM

What can I do in those circumstances?

P.S. I forgot this add the question in my last post.