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Ok, so just messing around with this other pc I have. The ol' Compaq. It has the Pegatron Narra5 mobo. I have been reading and believe it is an Asus mobo? M2N68-LA? Is that right? If so is there a way to flash the BIOS to a different model? One that supports core unlocking or overclocking?

I have overclocked it with Nvidia's Ntune, and got a 20% increase in clock speed, pushing me up to 3.24ghz. Not bad if you ask me, but I have read that there is a good possibility that the chip can unlock to a x3 or x4. Just curious if there was a mod/flash to the bios to make it possible.

BTW: It isn't super necessary, it is just my HTPC, but would be nice to squeeze a bit more outta it. Already have upgraded heatsink and case cooling etc, plus a bigger PSU, so those aren't issues.

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Sometimes OEM motherboards have retail counterparts. If your motherboard fits such a scenario, you may flash the bios (sometimes called crossflashing) to the retail version. This allows for all the options in the BIOS you would get on that retail board- which include overclocking options. I must warn you, only flash if you are sure the OEM motherboard is 100% the same as the retail counterpart. If it is different, you almost assuredly brick the motherboard.
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Sometimes OEM motherboards have retail counterparts. If your motherboard fits such a scenario, you may flash the bios (sometimes called crossflashing) to the retail version. This allows for all the options in the BIOS you would get on that retail board- which include overclocking options. I must warn you, only flash if you are sure the OEM motherboard is 100% the same as the retail counterpart. If it is different, you almost assuredly brick the motherboard.
Well, that wouldn't be good, not the end of the world, but not good. Anyway to determine for sure if its the same?

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