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Hi i'm new to this forum so sorry if this is the wrong section.

I purchased a pre built desktop about 4/5 years ago and decided to take all the components out of the old small case into a new one, add a new psu and new graphics card, all that went fine.

The current specs:

CPU -Core 2 Quad Q8300 2.5ghz
GPU - Nvidia gtx 460
RAM - 4 gig ddr3

The system is quite old and since the cpu was never amazing I have been trying to overclock it until i can afford a new Motherboard, CPU and RAM bundle.

But the problem is that i don't know if it can be overclocked as it is a acer motherboard and i try to enter the bios it goes into CMOS when i press the DELETE button on startup



I have entered the Frequency/Voltage control menu and it just has 2 options which are to enable or disable "Clock to all DIMM/PCI" and "Spread spectrum"

Does anyone know if this means i cannot overclock it?
or will there be another button to enter bios on start-up as it only says press delete to enter setup or F12 to enter the booting menu?
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Do you know the exact model of your motherboard?
This might be a silly question but does ACER actually manufacture said mobos or do they buy OEM and brand it?
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Thankd for the quick reply

On SIW it says
Manufacturer - ACER
Model - EG43M
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Thankd for the quick reply

On SIW it says
Manufacturer - ACER
Model - EG43M

Can you tell us the exact model of your ACER?

This motherboard model is returning a gigabyte LGA 775 mobo, some acers have a G43T-AM but i dunno, maybe with the right acer model I can help you out a bit more.
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Can you tell us the exact model of your ACER?

This motherboard model is returning a gigabyte LGA 775 mobo, some acers have a G43T-AM but i dunno, maybe with the right acer model I can help you out a bit more.
It is Acer Aspire M3800
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Thankd for the quick reply

On SIW it says
Manufacturer - ACER
Model - EG43M

This is what I came up with, Does it look similar to this knowing it is and OEM
http://www.gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=2963#ov

Here is a link for you system from the Acer site.
It will give you more information about you computer
http://panam.acer.com/acerpanam/desktop/0000/Acer/AspireM3800/AspireM3800sp2.shtml

Just upgrading your GPU/video card from onboard video you will get great results.
Edited by hyperkite - 3/13/13 at 8:11am
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With a 250 watt power supply I do not if you want to start overclocking...jmo
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With a 250 watt power supply I do not if you want to start overclocking...jmo
I 2nd this. 250watts isn't enough to do much of anything other then run the rig itself.
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post #9 of 12
Is this your MOBO? http://www.ascendtech.us/acer-aspire-m3800-mbu1909002-motherboard_i_mb4acmbu1909002.aspx

If so I haven't found anything about how to overclock it, it might not have any bios options, I'd wait for someone more knowledgeable with this subject to answer though.
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post #10 of 12
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Hi you all didnt read that i installed a GTX 460 in the first post tongue.gif and i upgraded to a 500 watt psu too

Here are screenshots of the motherboard too it doent look too similar to any of those 2 :s




Edited by mattamz - 3/13/13 at 8:29am
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