Originally Posted by blitz6804
Change "K8 CPU Clock Ratio" from "Default" to "5x." The HyperTransport multiplier is not visible in the pictures you posted, the option should be there somewhere. I will point out that Thlnk3r will suggest you change "Center Spread" to "Disabled" while overclocking. I personally always left it on, but I defer to his experience on other people's systems.
As to your earlier question of CPU temperatures, in CoreTemp, never permit the temperature to exceed 71Âº C
. Ever. Not even for a second. (A second might not cause any damage, but I am paranoid about temperatures.) A good goal to shoot for is the low-to-middle 60s.
As for the "in excess," yes, I do mean greater than that. Most Manchesters I see run happiest around 2.5-2.6 GHz. Some do get up to 2.7 GHz or even 2.8 GHz on air cooling, but those are the exception and not the norm.
Okay I looked and looked I really believe my bios doesnt support it. It might be out of date? Can I update a bios?
When I boot it says GA-K8N-PRO SLI F3
Here is the update page
Do I update to f10?
I saw in a forum its easier to overclock if you have at least f6 bios.
Can I just download and install the bios? or Do I have to reformat in order to do so.
EDIT: I Apparently mistaken the bios for chipset sinces those are installed after a fresh reformat.
I have an outdated bios and I think thats why I dont see the HTT Multiplier.
Ill take a look again for the option, I dont know "how" and rather not flash my bios.
It it possible to just ramp up the mhz from 200 in 10 intervals and just run orthos to check for stability? possible increase voltage as well?
or is there usually only one "safe" overclock method?Edited by Prideless - 12/26/08 at 8:19pm