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E8400 Overclock Failing. Help Please

post #1 of 4
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http://www.legionhardware.com/articl...g_guide,2.html

So I followed the guide above to overclock my E8400. I followed all directions on the guide (except changing memory multiplier, that I could not find on my BIOS). When I restart my computer I get a message that says something like "your overclock attempt failed, returning settings to default, press any key to continue".

My mobo is a lot different than the one in the picture and doesnt seem to let you edit as much as the one in the guide.

Here is the link to my mobo

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813130234

Just wondering what I am doing wrong

Thanks.
post #2 of 4
The reason why they are having an easier time overclocking the E8400 is because the Gigabyte X38-DQ6 is a much much much better overclocker than the MSI G31TM-P21.

To be honest, I would never attempt overclocking with the G31TM-P21 because all I would expect to get out of it is a giant headache. :/
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post #3 of 4
Agreed with the above. I have the same exact motherboard, it's not worth it trying to overclock on the board, it's a general use/HTPC mobo at best.
post #4 of 4
G31 is a horrible overclocker. You may get FSB to 412-ish at best, and you may be lacking all the BIOS settings you need for even a moderate OC.
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