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Locked bios on Intel 975X Motherboard

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I purchased a gateway FX8040 system a while ago. I decided to overclock the cpu but most settings on the bios are grayed out and thus can't be accessed. Therefore I can't overclock my computer... The processor is a q6600 and here is what I could find out about the motherboard:

4006151R Intel (Big Arm) 975X Viiv Motherboard
vendor: Intel Corporation
model: OEMD975XBGG1
revision: AAD59331-206
chipset: Xi975X

The computer manual mentions that I must move a jumper in order to set the computer to configuration mode. I did, but all I could change were ram settings... Is there any way I can unlock the bios or some software I can download that will allow me to overclock my pc? I contacted costumer support but they didn't offer much help (shocking, I know).

Thanks!
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Nope, OEM boards are built specifically for the system they are in, and further are always locked, as overclocking would void the warranty. Even if you could "unlock" the bios (which is completely impossible) Intel has never allowed overclocking controls on there motherboards.

So in short you're S.O.L. on the situation without entirely replacing the Mobo.
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Like JeremyFR said, OEM PC'S have thier BIOS locked, some exeptions tough; XPS 710, Blackbird etc.
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