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ok, scrap the post i made on my bios problem, because atm i can live with it, what i am unsure about is this

i cannot increase the fsb on my motherboard in the bios, i have checked this on numerus websites and found people with the same problem, i am running a GA_7IXE4 motherboard, now i want to upgrade it or overclock it a little, to see what it can do, but for either i need to change the fsb

for overclocking i need to change the fsb or multiplier, now i know you have to colour something in with pencil?...(could you be more specific>?) for changing the multiplier.

now if i want to buy a new processor i need a board that supports 266hzfsb for a double speed increase (1ghz-2ghz) but my board only supports a 200hz fsb and the product i want to buy is an xp2400, now i am trying my hardest to make sure i dont have to buy a new motherboard so i am asking here before i do, if i change the multiplier and leave the fsb and 200hz can i still make a new cpu manage the speeds it is capable of?

also, my processor atm is an amd athlon 1ghz, but when i run some software which tells me the type of processor i have, quiet often it says my processor is an amd athlon thunderbird 1.4, so if u could overclock it to that, it would be great

well, i am pretty new to all this but i learn fast, but i prefer to ask computer wiz's before i go a head and do something wrong

thanks for you time :roll:
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Post 3+ Months Ago

you have a few msiconceptions, but regardless what you will be looking for are some header pins ON your motherboard to switch the FSB.

I've never heard of coloring in anything with pencil, but I know on some processors you have to unlock it.

I would say if you are unsure, DON'T DO IT!
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b_heyer wrote:
I would say if you are unsure, DON'T DO IT!

I agree 100%

and on this board, I don't think you're gonna get the advice you seek
when it comes to playing with bios or clocking. At least not from me,
because I'm not gonna get into any trouble for giving out bad advice.
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why don't we tell him to water cool while we are on the modding/oc'ing topic :-D
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yeah! add water to your electronic devices, it ALWAYS makes it [blur]FASTER![/blur]

HEHEHEE :twisted:

























j/k :P
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Usually if your motherboard supports overlocking I believe they talk about how to do it in the manual. I know with my motherboard they do, but its the type of motherboard that is kind of made for overclockers I think.

I think it really depends on the motherboard itself on how to overclock it. I am not entirely sure though, I have never overclocked anything. Just have heard a few things and read some articles at:

http://www.tomshardware.com/
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1 thing, watercooling, how stupid do you think i am, if i could afford watercooling if i wanted it, but it was only a question, no need to treat me like a kid, although i am 1, but still, thats not the point. i just turned 16 today
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we were all just joking kalbal. no offense was intended
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well, cus it my b/day, i might be able to afford a new mobo and 2ghz proc, all adds up 2 £89 not bad eh!? or is it?
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I am not sure, how much is £89 in USD($)?
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sorry, i do not know how to translate that :s, i am sure there is some software that can ;)
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may I ask what is wrong with watercooling?
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Jimmie wrote:
may I ask what is wrong with watercooling?


I have read up about this and the more i read the more i don't really like.

Your putting water near your computer, say it leaks out of the water cooler? What you going to do then?
I know more than likely it won't but i don't think i would risk it.

Btw £89 in $ is: $141.67
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well, watercooling can be a good idea, but i would only choose a well known manufacturer, i have known people who have tried to make their own, but i would not suggest it
http://www6.tomshardware.com/cpu/20020102/watercooling-01.html ;)
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im probably gonna get a watercooling system for my comp. and definately wouldnt use anything but a well known manufacturer for it....
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Plus I'd imagine your are able to test it out of your case for leaks before actually putting it in.
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yea, but i read an artical somewhere (not sure) but a guy made his own watercooled system, everything he made himself, it leaked because he made the actual block that sits on the cpu our of copper and it rusted?...something like that. but any way, he was able to salvage his comp by letting it dry...(somehow)

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