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Athlon 64 X2 4400+ brisbane/gigabyte M61P-S3 motherboard

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Heya, i've seen a few other topics about this combo but neither seemed to get my problems.

Anyway, i'm trying to breathe a little more life in to this pile of junk while i'm saving up for something less last century by overclocking the CPU.

Now the biggest issues i have is when it comes to the BIOS settings. I don't have some of the options i supposedly should have.

BIOS version is F5 dated 06/21/2007, i looked in to updating it but as i've never done anything like this before i just figured i'd work with what i've got.

These are the only options i have in the "MB intelligence tweaker"
CPU frequency (currently set at 250)
PCI-E clock (set at 100)
CPU clock ratio (set at auto)
Robust graphics booster (set to disabled, only affects VGA cards)
VGA core clock (disabled due to RGB)
CPU HT-Link voltage (normal)
Chipset voltage control (normal)
DDR2 voltage control (auto)
CPU voltage control ((normal) if i increase this manually even by one step the PC shuts down almost instantly after booting up, so it's set at 1.2500v)

That's it.

I have disabled cool'n'quiet (what does that do anyway, just getting in the way?)

I don't have a HT multi option (or is that the CPU clock ratio? If so the suggested 4x does not work for me because my lowest manual is 5x), i don't have a ram speed option and i don't have a spread spectrum option.

That said, i have managed to get the CPU up to 2868Mhz from 2.3Mhz (don't laugh frown.gif ). I'm just worried that because i can't change all the things mentioned i'm putting the PC at higher risks then i should. As if overclocking isn't enough.. tongue.gif

It has overheated 2 times in 4 days, but that's probably because my apartment is a heat magnet in the summer and i can't "vent" it properly as all my windows are on the same wall. I have a table fan helping my poor 64 alpine pro CPU fan so most of the times it's ok, though frequently hovering around or above 70 degree Celsius when i'm playing games..

Anyway, does the lack of above options make a difference or is it ok as is?

Oh yeah, before anyone asks. I tried listing my PC in the "rigs" tab but other then knowing what my motherboard, gfx card PSU and CPU is i'm utterly clueless. It's a missmatch of "upgrades" spanning back almost 7 years and i wasn't interested in anything but "is it better then what i had".
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I wouldn't overclock it further at that temperature unless you get a better cooler, perhaps a Hyper 212?
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Yeah i might get one. But even if it is a cheap buy i'm planning to get a new PC in a hopefully not a too distant future so it kinda feels like a waste to spend more money on this one.

But i suppose i could use it on my new one.
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