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This is the specs. This is the problem:
  1. The only successful OC I've done is on my GPU.
  2. AMD OverDrive doesn't work on my chipset (NVIDIA MCP61)
  3. I've got dial up and it's bloody murder trying to to get through this whole post.

What I need:
  1. The final specs on max stock OCing for the AMD Phenom 9500
  2. Some software tool that will do the job. The BIOS on this particular rig nearly bare of any options whatsoever.

Just basically a simple, easy to understand "Overclocking for Dummies:AMD Phenom 9500/NVIDIA MCP61"

Any help in this area would be highly appreciated. AIM is DFFAQCHIEF. Feel free to IM me.

Thanks :-D
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The only place I can find your motherboard is on a Gateway system so I assume you don't have any options in the BIOS to overclock the CPU since you have an OEM PC. So you must be looking for a OC program for your CPU but I don't know of any universal CPU overclocking utility that works with all motherboards. You could try clockgen although that never supported any motherboards I had. I'm sorry about the dial-up. I feel for you, I had it at one time.
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thx. That program didn't work. I dug through the net and found a bios that matched my chipset from the mobo manu. It let me set the bus speed up 3MHz after tinkering with a bunch of settings but now my fan's going full blast and it's noisy as hell which isn't a big deal... just sort of annoying.

I think I found some software that will let me up the CPU voltage and do some more tuning. The new BIOS just isn't letting me do anything else. it's NVIDIA NTune. I'm not sure if it'll work or not.

Should I try to go back to my old BIOS?
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.... from what I've read, people have had plenty of problems with nTune, so I don't think you want try that either. The safest way to change settings for OCing is through the BIOS, which unfortunately, your board has little to work with. ECS boards are usually really limited for BIOS settings to OC with anyway.(which you already know) That's why OEM's put those kinds of boards in.... they don't want people overclocking and potentially damaging components.
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Can anyone help me find the Gateway GT5662 Original BIOS? I've dug through the internet and can't find anything. Gateway refuses to help me. I'm submitting a request to the mobo manu. but if anyone could help it'd be greatly appreciated!

The BIOS I loaded is for my chipset but thanks to... I believe it's grimmreaper... I found out that just because a BIOS is for a certain chipset doesn't mean it'll work for your particular system. It's messed up everything. NTune isn't working right, hell even the system properties page can't read the simple specs on it.

I'd love to get this before it damages my machine permanently. I will forever be indebted to whomever can help me!

Thanks a million in advance!
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Originally Posted by pruittboy View Post
Can anyone help me find the Gateway GT5662 Original BIOS? I've dug through the internet and can't find anything. Gateway refuses to help me. I'm submitting a request to the mobo manu. but if anyone could help it'd be greatly appreciated!

The BIOS I loaded is for my chipset but thanks to... I believe it's grimmreaper... I found out that just because a BIOS is for a certain chipset doesn't mean it'll work for your particular system. It's messed up everything. NTune isn't working right, hell even the system properties page can't read the simple specs on it.

I'd love to get this before it damages my machine permanently. I will forever be indebted to whomever can help me!

Thanks a million in advance!
Pruittboy, I visited Gateway's website but could only find the supported drivers. Sometimes they'll issue a BIOS download for updated fixes. I honestly think your out of luck. Do you have a warranty on the computer from Gateway? Give them a call and issue a RMA for the motherboard. Obviously if you tell them you changed the BIOS then they won't help you.
You could also purchase a completely new motherboard that offers overclocking capabilities. It's up to you

Good luck
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post #7 of 7
SOFTWARE OC = BAD

please please please don't oc with software. you obviously had enough money to buy a phenom so go to newegg and by a cheap am2+ mb and slap your cpu in it and oc away. please
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