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I built my buddy a computer yesterday (1x2GB 800 Mhz RAM, C2D 4600, 9600GT) and I was on a budget. I found a seemingly nice, cheap Foxcon board that had gotten good reviews on Newegg. As I always do, I DL the manual online before I bought to make sure it had the proper OC settings in the BIOS. It looked good, so I bought it.

It comes, I install it. Read manual. Those images of Multiplier, FSB speed, blah blah....were greyed out. In fine print in the manual (which i didnt see) it says basically, there for reference. Bah!

They include something called FOX ONE, a windows based program for OCing which is fine, it worked. But the problem is that you need to continually change it upon restart (or buy the Premium version - ***).

My question for you is - is there a good Windows based OCing utility that I can use. The mobo is fine overall, with a PCI lock (100 mhz), an unlocked RAM multiplier, access to RAM timing settings and such, but the CPU OC has to be done through windows.

PLEASE suggest a program so I can fix this.

Thanks!
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post #2 of 14
return the board, u wanna OC do it through bios it's safer and much more reliable as u have already mentioned the prog u used suxs A$$. Oh and for you to build systems with locked bios

try rivatune: i'm only going by what i've read cause i've never OC with programs.
Edited by roningai - 6/5/08 at 8:55am
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There is probably something in the bios that you have to enable, or disable to mess with the FSB, I know at first my Maximus was that way. I know they are diff bios but its probably under CPU configuration i think thats waht mine was under...
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you can also use clockgen. nice little program
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return the board, u wanna OC do it through bios it's safer and much more reliable as u have already mentioned the prog u used suxs A$$. Oh and for you to build systems with locked bios

try rivatune: i'm only going by what i've read cause i've never OC with programs.
Way to be a douchebag. I said I made a mistake. Pluse for you to suggest rivatune.........
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Maybe the BIOS has the overclock settings in "Auto", that's why you're seeing them grayed out? Try setting stuff to manual...
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post #7 of 14
I wonder if someone has tried flashing the premium bios to your board. It's worth a Google anyways. G/L
post #8 of 14
What's the part number for the board?
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What's the part number for the board?
Foxconn M7VMX-K
Again, budget
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post #10 of 14
His board should overclock. I honestly think you are just missing a setting.
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