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Hi,

I'm trying to oc my E2180, which I've read can go to 3Ghz on stock cooling. But I don't have any real overclocking options in my bios. The motherboard is a Foxconn mATX 946GZ7MA / 946PL7MA with a Phoenix bios. I can change the PCI-E frequency, DRAM timings and frequency (a choice of 667 or 573 i think), and FSB speed. There are no options for CPU:RAM ratio? Is that the right thing? or voltage options anywhere. Obviously if this means my motherboard will not support proper ocling could someone tell me and I'll just give up

I can change the FSB speed to 220 however anything over that and I wont boot and I have to reset CMOS. I'm assuming this is due to lack of voltage?

Is there some kind of bios upgrade or different version that will allow me to change everything properly so I can actually do a proper oc?

really appreciate any help,
safe
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i5 3570K 4.2Ghz ASUS P8Z77-V LK MSI GTX 970 4GB 8GB Corsair 1600Mhz LP 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
500GB Seagate 80GB 2.5" SATA Corsair Force 3 120GB Sony AD-7261S-0B 24x 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Freezer 7 Pro Rev. 2 Win 8.1 64 Pro ASUS VG248QE Zowie Celeritas 
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OCZ ZS-650w Antec 300 Logitech G400s QCK Heavy 
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post #2 of 4
Have you gone to the foxconn website. It looks like that may have been in a pre-built system. I had a sony vaio desktop and spent weeks trying to unlock the bios. Then one day I was changing out the RAM and forgot to put in the new RAM, turned it on and all it did was beep. I installed the RAM and upon boot up it brought me to the bios with a bunch of options to OC. Maybe give that a try but you should also make sure that you have good cooling before you OC anything.
post #3 of 4
Here is the link to your mobo there go here and there is also a manual to download bios updates and see if that works
post #4 of 4
Thread Starter 
Cool thanks man. I'll check the links and also might try that RAM thing you mentioned. I'm pretty sure it's not from a pre-built or company system. My friends dad, whom I bought it off, builds computer privately and when I got the motherboard it came with it's individual manual and all the cables + box etc etc.

I'll post back
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i5 3570K 4.2Ghz ASUS P8Z77-V LK MSI GTX 970 4GB 8GB Corsair 1600Mhz LP 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
500GB Seagate 80GB 2.5" SATA Corsair Force 3 120GB Sony AD-7261S-0B 24x 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Freezer 7 Pro Rev. 2 Win 8.1 64 Pro ASUS VG248QE Zowie Celeritas 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
OCZ ZS-650w Antec 300 Logitech G400s QCK Heavy 
Audio
ASUS Xonar DG 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 3570K 4.2Ghz ASUS P8Z77-V LK MSI GTX 970 4GB 8GB Corsair 1600Mhz LP 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
500GB Seagate 80GB 2.5" SATA Corsair Force 3 120GB Sony AD-7261S-0B 24x 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Freezer 7 Pro Rev. 2 Win 8.1 64 Pro ASUS VG248QE Zowie Celeritas 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
OCZ ZS-650w Antec 300 Logitech G400s QCK Heavy 
Audio
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