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I'm a first time overclocker and was told this is the best place to get answers. In my Bios when I go to attempt to change tme CPU multiplier it asks me to enter a "DEC" number. Can anyone help me here? I have no clue what they mean. I'm still in the process of researching the whole proceedure for overclocking. I'll give a little information on my system and would appreciate any help or suggestions.

This is an update from my previous posting above:

I updated my Bios to rev 0901 to see if this helped, and nothing changed. The window for changing the CPU multiplier still states that it wants me to enter a "DEC number". When I type a value in and press enter nothing changes, it remains a blank black box. Can anyone tell me what "DEC" stands for? It's a little frustrating.



ASUS P5N-E SLI MOBO,
Intel Q6600 CPU,
INVIDIA 8800 GT graphics Card,
PNY DDR2 PC 6400 2048MB (2x1024),
Zalman 9500A CPU Cooler.
Thanks!
Edited by mack728 - 5/18/08 at 10:02am
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check out the guide in my sig--that should help!
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DEC? ive never seen that in my BIOS and our mobos are similar. flash it to the newest version, my factory BIOS had misspelling and some options just didn't work, then I flashed it and everything fine.
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also thats a nice heatsink you got there.... it seems familiar....
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Don't really remember ever seeing that, and I can't get into my BIOS at the moment.

But to change CPU multi you should be at this page in the BIOS (the first one at that link). Don't hit enter, just use page up and page down to select the multi you want.

Keep in mind that the q6600 multi (as with most) is locked, so you can only select between 9x, 8x, 7x, and 6x multies.
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Originally Posted by mack728
In my Bios when I go to attempt to change tme CPU multiplier it asks me to enter a "DEC" number. Can anyone help me here? I have no clue what they mean.
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Originally Posted by THEBREN
DEC? ive never seen that in my BIOS and our mobos are similar.
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Originally Posted by TriBeCa
Don't really remember ever seeing that, and I can't get into my BIOS at the moment.
"DEC" is short for decimal. To people who never paid attention in any maths lessons at school, decimal simply means a "normal" number. For example: 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9. You get the idea.

By telling you to key in a DEC number the BIOS is simply trying to emphasise that you can't key in the characters "ABC" for example, as they aren't numbers. You also can't use binary numbers, or hexidecimal numbers.
Edited by t4ct1c47 - 5/18/08 at 8:29pm
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