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E1200 only going to 1.76ghz on Biostar 945GC-M7? LOL!

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I got sick of my 2.96ghz wall that I was stuck at on my E1200 in my EVGA 650i motherboard, so I dropped an E2180 in there from another build and it is completely happy with 3.25ghz 24/7 stable and without much tweaking I can boot VISTA to the desktop at 3.4ghz and 3.6ghz I'm just not Orthos stable.

BUTTTTTTT...... I took the E1200 and decided to drop it into the Biostar 945GC-M7 motherboard for a microATX HTPC build and I can't get it to even POST over 1.76ghz! LOL!

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813138104

I thought for sure I was going at least get 2.4ghz or something out of it...

Any comments or suggestions out there?
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post #2 of 12
that should overclock just fine. I would update your bios first and then go from there
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that should overclock just fine. I would update your bios first and then go from there
BIOS updated, still won't break 1.76ghz
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whats your vcore? and stuff. The reviews on newegg said that this board can overclock, then again i never trust neweg reviews
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Biostar motherboards are known for their crappy OC abilities. You're very lucky if you manage to get anything over a 200MHz boost.
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Can you do a BSEL mod on this processor? If so, I'd try that.
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Quote:
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Biostar motherboards are known for their crappy OC abilities. You're very lucky if you manage to get anything over a 200MHz boost.
That's so off it's not even funny.


Clearly you've never heard of the TForce.
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Can you do a BSEL mod on this processor? If so, I'd try that.
Thanks, I think I'll locate a conductive circuit pen sometime today and post the results later..
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That's so off it's not even funny.


Clearly you've never heard of the TForce.
TForce 550SE got me 950 mhz (ON A AMD)

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Originally Posted by Penicilyn View Post
That's so off it's not even funny.


Clearly you've never heard of the TForce.
lol havent heard of Tforce. But from whatever I've ever read here on OCN, biostar mobos are absolute crap for intel OC'ing.
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