hello, i read this thread - Overclocking a Lenovo Thinkcentre (Wolfdale/Core 2/E8200, Intel Q35) at OC Forums, and thought about it, and did some research into ECS q35 motherboards. i found this model, 945G-M3, that looks exactly like the motherboard within my lenovo m57p 9979-A1u system. the thread brings about the idea of flashing the ecs bios onto the lenovo board to enable overclocking support, which sounds entirely possible, but i don't want to brick my board, so ifigured i would ask and see if it is worth a shot.
Specs: Antec Earthwatts EA-750W Green PSU Intel E8400 Wolfdale @ 3.00Ghz (stock) 2GB prOMOS Ram @ 800(?) mhz Lenovo M57P 9979-A1U OEM Motherboard XFX nVIDIA Geforce GTS 250 512MB Asus Xonar D1 Stock Cooler, Can Change, Probably to a NZXT Havik 140
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also, the motherboard's northbridge is intel, i believe a q35, and an unknown southbridge. 6xSATA ports, 2xPCI, 1xPCIE1x, 1xPCIE16x, realtek onboard audio? also has onboard video, gma950 perhaps?
would flashing this motherboard make the i/o ports or expansion slots not work? if so, thenn it's not worth it. but, if it works, how much do you t hink i could overclock the e8400 to? maybe 3.5ghz?