hey I have a Intel core duo e6300 1.86GHz desktop and I have read ALOT of forums and did Alot of YouTube/video studying and feel completely kool with overclocking from the BIOS but I have a different bios than most other Intels that I saw.. I have a co965103.86A.5493.2006.1102.1728 and I just wanna know if it is still possible to overclock with that BIOS? If so how can it be done? If not how could I get around that to overclock? Thanks for taking the time to read this and I appreciate any answer I get thanks!
Hi, overclocking has everything to do with quality of your motherboard (like north bridge cooling, solid capacitors etc.), memory modules, cpu cooler you are using, sufficient airflow in your case and your knowledge of overclocking, don't worry about the bios version you have. just OC as high as you can without voltage tweaking.
Can you give me your motherboards exact model number, then i'll be able to tell you if its good enough for overclocking.
Remember that bios options differ from motherboard manufacturer to motherboard manufacturer, so that's why the overclocking options, bios options looks different from other boards as you mentioned. Low end motherboards don't have the overclocking capabilities/options in the bios like more expensive higher end motherboards, so you are limited to certain overclocking options in the bios. that's why i said your board is not suited for overclocking. I'd recommend saving up for a sandy bridge or amd bulldozer build when it's released (bulldozer), i know it's easier said than done but it's time to move on, if you are not playing games your current pc is just fine. Regardless whether you play games or not quad core cpu's is the way to go now.