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Can't change CPU speed :'-( any ideas?

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Okay so I recently noticed that my cpu was running at factory speeds.. no biggy load up my bios and change the setting again right? wrong. I've flashed the newest revision of my bios but it didn't make a difference. If I change voltages though it does make the change (checked with CPU-Z) and same with RAM speeds and voltages... but changing the FSB frequency doesn't do a darn thing. Got any ideas here guys?
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Its not an OEM machine right? Juwst making sure...
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Nope. The only OEM part is the HD. I built this rig myself.
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Are you pressing F10 to exit the BIOS WITH saving your changes? Make sure your pressing the right key to exit bios saving the changes, you may just be exiting the BIOS
    
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I actually select "Exit BIOS Saving changes" when I'm changing settings. Like I said the changes I make to CPU voltage and RAM speed or voltage actually take effect. This is really starting to get annoying!
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post #6 of 14
its a via board they dont really let you overlock musch if at all
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post #7 of 14
The problem is the chipset. It may not be overclock well at all, and it is therefore resetting to factory settings.
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Yea, I didn't know much about chipsets when I built this rig... hence the POS. Anyway, any ideas on how I can get my overclocks back? I really hate taking the hit in FPS when playing games
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post #9 of 14
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Originally Posted by whe3ls View Post
its a via board they dont really let you overlock musch if at all
Actually, the VIA 890 chip set has a lock and can OC!

Did you set the lock manually or is the PCIe on "Auto" ... if so set it to 100!
Make sure any necessary options that require User settings to OC are set correctly.
    
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post #10 of 14
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There actually is no Auto setting for the PCI-e and it was already at 100. I left the rest of my settings the same as when I hit 2.35 GHz a few months back when I was testing the limits of my system.

I have used a program that came from ABIT calle OCGuru that is supposed to let you overclock on-the-fly in Windows. Maybe thats messing up the BIOS settings? The program also successfully changes voltages but not clock speeds...

Check out these two pics to see what I mean





The Core Voltage is clearly affected but not the Bus Speed.
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