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I think the risk of updating the bios has to do with how you do it. Don't use a windows based application, load the bios on a floppy drive and boot into it. It's much safer that way. I have no idea if it's gonna help you, and I don't have enough experience to really guide you any further when it comes to this.


What do you mean? Windows based application? loading bios on a floppy drive? im lost, sorry!

You mean to download the bios and save it into a floppy disk, then load is as booting?, also this is my board:
http://www.ecsusa.com/ECSWebSite/Pro...ID=123&LanID=9

As you can see there, there are 2 updates, the newest is 2008/05/06, the oldest is 2007/12/25. But the one i already have is OLDEST than those, i checked on CPU-Z and it says: 2007/12/12.

Should i download the newest one and save it into a floppy disk then boot it or just install it in windows, im totally lost, sorry >_<.
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I just overclocked the same CPU. A few things I would say to you.

1) Get a fan and a heat sink for your CPU BEFORE you overclock. The brisbane needs a cooling rig at BASELINE!!!! If you don't get a fan, your CPU will melt/explode/other verb that means you won't have a CPU!!

2) I was able to achieve a stable overclock by changing only the Reference Clock and the RAM timings. A reference clock of 225 brought my CPU to 55 degrees.
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2) I was able to achieve a stable overclock by changing only the Reference Clock and the RAM timings. A reference clock of 225 brought my CPU to 55 degrees.
Right now im on 227 and just when running orthos(100% processor, both cores) my pc get at max 49C. o_o, and i have no cooling system or whatever >.>.

Anyway im staying with 227 for a while, till i get something to cool it down.
Right now is clocked to 2.6ghz, is enough for now.
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Try doing a stability test that gives you the CPU and Motherboard temps. My case just touches 40 degrees with cooling, and my CPU hovers just below 53 degrees. The air in the case may be 49 degrees, but the CPU is probably higher. If that is the case, you may be doing damage to your CPU
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Sometimes when im increasing the Reference Clock it happens( like i start increasing from 3~5mhz and each time windows log i test if my system is stable or unstable with orthos a couple mins).

Also i made it to 245(FSB or Recefence Clock, however u call it) today and after a couple hours of using it, i decided to turn off my pc and watch some tv, when i came back a few mins later the same problem happened: i turn on my pc, the bios wont pass but it will tell me that it resetted the values of bios and ask me if i wanna continue(f1) or i wanna change bios values(delete),which are already resetted to default, this is really annoying...
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My FSB is 227 with my mobo, which is pretty low end. Ive seen the 4400 go up to 3ghz in some cases, mines at 2.6 right now.
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