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smile.gif Hi! im new here, new as in this is my first post, i need help on tweaking (right term?) my BIOS so i can have my pc run on max performance. im talking about CPU Overclock, DRAM speed?, PCI-Ex for vCard boost and whatever is there possible, tried Unlock core but cant go to OS. here is my specs as follows:

GA-M68MT-S2 details
AMD Phenom(tm) II X2 555 Processor 3.20GHz details
6.00 GB DDR3 Kingston [2gb@1333 / 4gb@1333]
Windows 7 64-bit Operating System
NVIDIA GeForce 9600 GT 1GB details
S20B300B 20" LED Monitor details

advance apologies for spoon feed >.< im noob on this stuff, i just know how to have fun with my PC, thanks a lot! thumb.gif
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the mother board you have wont handle being over clocked. that board was made for stock settings its only a 3+1 phase power board and not made for any THP's over 95 watts. Everyone Ive know that has pushed this board has had there capastors melt
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smile.gif Hi! im new here, new as in this is my first post, i need help on tweaking (right term?) my BIOS so i can have my pc run on max performance. im talking about CPU Overclock, DRAM speed?, PCI-Ex for vCard boost and whatever is there possible, tried Unlock core but cant go to OS. here is my specs as follows:
GA-M68MT-S2 details
AMD Phenom(tm) II X2 555 Processor 3.20GHz details
6.00 GB DDR3 Kingston [2gb@1333 / 4gb@1333]
Windows 7 64-bit Operating System
NVIDIA GeForce 9600 GT 1GB details
S20B300B 20" LED Monitor details
advance apologies for spoon feed >.< im noob on this stuff, i just know how to have fun with my PC, thanks a lot! thumb.gif

You can absolutely overclock your Phenom II x2 555 CPU from 3.2Ghz to 3.8Ghz by increasing CPU vCore to 1.35v in BIOS. 3+1 Phase is enough for entry level overclocking of 80watt CPU.

All you need is to set the Base Clock to 238 and CPU multiplier to 16x in BIOS.
Set the HT frequency at 2142Mhz or HT multiplier to 9x
Set the CPU/NB frequency to 2142Mhz or CPU/NB multiplier to 9x
Increase the CPU voltage to 1.35v.
Set the DRAM ratio to 5.33 or frequency to 1585Mhz.
Increase DRAM voltage to 1.65v or 1.7v


Remember Overclocking is obviously Risky and can permanent damage/burn your component when you do anonymous changes in BIOS without specifically knowing about that. We need to know ambient temperature of room before overclocking. Also it is very necessary to monitor your system component's temperature when your system is in overclocked state. Use CPUz utility to monitor frequency/voltage of CPU/memory.

Use speedfan to monitor CPU/DRAM voltage

Important: you mother board has only 3+1 phase. Three phase for CPU and one for Memory. This power is only suitable for any Phenom II X2 CPUs, but for X4 and X6 they are nothing.

If you have any feature called 'Hardware Thermal Control' in your motherboard's BIOS then leave this enabled.
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^ I would advise against extremely heavy pushing on this motherboard (i.e. beyond 1.4V).  It does not use a quality 3+1 phase system and there is no VRM protection.  The FETs are recycled from old designs that were known for failure with 95W TDP Athlon II quads.

 

The extra phase by the way does not supply the memory, it supplies and converts for the integrated memory controller (IMC/NB) portion of the CPU.

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The extra phase by the way does not supply the memory, it supplies and converts for the integrated memory controller (IMC/NB) portion of the CPU.

Oh how fool I am redface.gif I really didn't know that it supplies to CPU/NB..........Many thank you Sir for teaching me that......I was in under the impression that it directly supplies to DRAM because actually I had read that information in somewhere in forum which was partially wrong .....It's my bad I didn't try to check on my own . Thank you again !

And for overclock I just thought that most VRMs at least can provide 35Amperes (105A for three phase), then I calculated by
Power Consumption = TDP x ( OC MHz / Stock MHz ) x ( OC Voltage / Stock Voltage )^2

If PII X2 555 @ 3800Mhz at 1.35v

Power Consumption = 80 x ( 3800 / 3200 ) x ( 1.35 / 1.30 )^2
Power Consumption = 102.4 Watts

Then I divide this by OC Voltage to know Ampere requirement ( Since we know Watt = Volt x Ampere)

( 102.4 Watts / 1.35 Volts ) = 75.85 Ampere

Now I divide this value of Ampere by 3 (Because of 3 phases for CPU)

75.85 / 3 = 25.3 Ampere from each phase

Finally I thought that if 25.3 Ampere is required by each phase then it might be much safer than those MSI 790FX boards where all MOSFETs blew up while providing max theoretical current.
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thumb.gif hello! now thats very informative replies! later when i get home ill try those settings coz im currently at work, hope my pc wont melt, million thanks guys!

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thumb.gif hello! now thats very informative replies! later when i get home ill try those settings coz im currently at work, hope my pc wont melt, million thanks guys!
(leveled up from noob to less noob) >tongue.gifwink.gif
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hey Arjay any hope didn't work with me frown.gif when I had blown up my two mobo. ! Xd_1771 and truckerguy are absolutely true too. As there is no VRM protection, CPU voltage of more than 1.375v also higher CPU frequency may really kill the board. Do not try overclocking on this board if room temp is more than 25 degree celsius...there are many new good motherboards that come at good price, if you ever think you need new one, just ask us !
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Personally I would listen to xd_1771.
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^ I would advise against extremely heavy pushing on this motherboard (i.e. beyond 1.4V). It does not use a quality 3+1 phase system and there is no VRM protection. The FETs are recycled from old designs that were known for failure with 95W TDP Athlon II quads.



The extra phase by the way does not supply the memory, it supplies and converts for the integrated memory controller (IMC/NB) portion of the CPU.
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Personally I would listen to xd_1771.

Yeah man, I mostly respect xd_1771 too ! And I have already warned 'Arjay' about what 'xd_1771' has commented is absolutely right.
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Well..I just learned something new biggrin.gif
I'd just go up a little bit in frequency..and try OCing cpu/nb more..If I was you.
 
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