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Missing BIOS settings on Intel board make OC impossible!!!

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I've been doing a lot of research on whether or not I should try to OC my computer. My mother board is the "bad axe" d975xbx, and boy is it bad. I found several websites (including this one FROM THE INTEL WEBSITE: http://download.intel.com/apac/resel...rclock_ENG.pdf) which assure me that my bad axe has many overclocking functions. So many websites told me this, I got excited and bought some great RAM: Crucial Ballistix PC2-8000 DDR-2 1000.

Then, when I get the memory and install it into the computer and go to the BIOS to start OCing, low and behold, the options are MISSING!!! I have attached two pictures to this post, one from a website showing off the BIOS and one from my computer showing a much different menu. Most of the important OC options are missing.

WHERE HAVE ALL MY BIOS OPTIONS GONE?!?!?!? I emailed Intel but they're horribly, pathetically useless. I guess I'm kind of an idiot for not checking my BIOS at first, but INTEL THEMSELVES show the options there in the BIOS. I have the latest BIOS version and everything is current on my computer.

Someone PLEASE help me figure out this debacle of a scenario, and warn your friends that Intel bites the big one.

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Have you updated the bios?
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I updated the BIOS to 1463 which was released on 11/29/06. It is up to date.
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With some motherboards, you have to press Control and F1 when in the BIOS to get all the "advanced" options to display. Without knowing anything about this board atm, perhaps this is the same with it? Perhaps there is some other key combination to display all the "advanced" options?

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I know there's some way to override that. you need a circuitwriter - there should be three metal circles on the motherboard somewhere -- o o o -- like that. you need to cover up the last two = |o - - | with the pen.
i wish i could find where i read about this...
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I haven't overclock with an Intel board since the D875PBZLK, so in that 2nd picture:



The 2nd half, in blue, that's where you have to temper for over-clocking settings. Change from Default to your manual settings. And there's gotta be something else somewhere.
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I haven't overclock with an Intel board since the D875PBZLK, so in that 2nd picture:



The 2nd half, in blue, that's where you have to temper for over-clocking settings. Change from Default to your manual settings. And there's gotta be something else somewhere.
Yes Do as said above. However also as another member stated with some motherboards there is a Button combo you needto press to Unclock the advanced/Overclocking options...I wont lie to you though that Intel Motherboards has a lack over overclocking ability.
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Thanks a lot for the info. I probably should have made this clearer, but the screen I have in my BIOS is the one lacking all of the good OC options.

Upon you recommendation kylemartiniv, I went around looking for the |o o o| mod and found it here:

http://forums.legitreviews.com/about6375.html

The reason I was not able to get the options is that they are only unlocked when you have a X6800 installed. Maybe they should tell you that when you get the board. Maybe. I have to go get a conductive pen, but the mod looks pretty simple and straightforward.

Thanks for all your guys' help, and I look forward to asking you guys more questions when I crash my computer.

THANKS!!!
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