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Hello everyone, first I want to say this is a very good forum with a lot of activity. I registered here because the other forums I participate there are much less activeand it's very boring.
I'm not very good at english so I'll be direct, sorry smile.gif

I've got a brand pc (HP) and i'm going to upgrade the VGA, but I also want to OC the CPU a bit, but in the BIOS there isn't any option about OC.

So what i have to do? Flash a stock BIOS (it's an AMI BIOS customized by HP)?
In some forums I read that this kind of mobos doesn't have all the circuits and I couldn't do OC


The CPU temperatures are good, 20-25ºC, but i think it's too low, maybe it's wrong.

Waiting for reply, thanks in advance
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OEM boards are as cut down as they can possibly get without compromising system stability, and as such overclocking on them is extremely difficult/impossible.

It is possible on some boards to flash them with a better bios to unlock some features, but often its not much.

If you are going to attempt to overclock, get a good quality motherboard and CPU heatsink, and its recommended you get a better power supply as what the OEMs use are cheaply made crap.

EDIT: Derp, didnt read the title. Gimme a moment and ill find you a decent board.
Edited by Cyrious - 5/14/12 at 10:24am
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Also check inside the case and look at the motherboard.
If you can find a serial or model number, we could try looking for the board manufacturer used by hp and get the bios from them.
I think ECS provided HP with some boards in the past but I dont know who their partner is today.
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thank you for the replies

In the mobo there is:
CT: P BJAA 2C 0Z Z1 2D7
PN: 612501 001 REV: 102

I think it's this: http://www.ebay.com/itm/ASUS-M2N68-LA-DESKTOP-MOTHERBOARD-612501-001-612501001-AMD-AM2-/130594984969

but the CPU-Z says the motherboard is a PEGATRON CORPORATION 2A99


this may help?:
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On the other hand, I think the power supply is only 300W, so i can't put a GPU too powerful...

edit: I read this CPU can be unlocked to an athlon x4 or phenom x4. Is this right?

If yes, maybe I will change the power supply to put a better GPU.
Edited by eDu90 - 5/14/12 at 11:48am
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I think you just found your motherboard, or at least an old AM2 version.
The Athlon X2 220 is AM3 so your board should be an AM3 version but does the ebay photo look very similar to your motherboard?

You have a chance of unlocking to a Phenom II x4 920 if your board supports it once flashed. http://www.overclock.net/t/1005739/what-unlocks-the-unlockable-cpu-reference-list
I suggest you post the motherboard model in the AMD boards section and let the experts help.

Take note that bios flashing motherboards is a one way trip. If you make a mistake, you break your board. It might be easier to just buy a cheap board that unlocks cpus, like the one in my sig rig.
In the early 90s, BIOSes were sold separately so we had the option to just buy a new bios if we crapped the old one.
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OK, thank you a lot.

I'm going to post a new thread in AMD board section and see what model is exactly my board.

I know it's a bit dangerous to flash a BIOS, i can't make a mistake, so i'll consider buy a CPU unlocker motherboard.
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