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A friend of mine wanted to OC his machine but his mobo is a Acer g33t-am v.1. I was telling him to get another mobo but out of curiosity, anyone tried to oc it before, or is it even capable of OCing. he runs a q6600 g0 with i think 8gb ram @667. He has a 8800 ultra on a 580w psu. The bios is American ver. R01-A0
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Pretty sure most OEM Acers come with a locked bios or bios's without any overclocking options...


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apparently the bios is locked: http://www.maximumpc.com/forums/view...4a59daaf518e5c
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Pretty sure most OEM Acers come with a locked bios or bios's without any overclocking options...


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apparently the bios is locked: http://www.maximumpc.com/forums/view...4a59daaf518e5c
thx Delphi. Ill let him know to get a new mobo.
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Overclocking with those particular parts aren't going to be easy.


1. He needs to get at least a good P35 chipset board..or 750i chipset if he wants to SLI.

2. Then overclocking that quad involves an aftermarket cooler. (OCZ Vandetta 2 or TRUE).

3. Also..8gb of that crap 667 ram will be pain in the you know what when it comes to overclocking.
First of all, 8gb of ram really stress the northbridge. Also I don't know how much headroom he has if any on those 2gb sticks of 667 ram.

4. And I don't know what brand of PSU he has..but it is the OEM one..then he needs to upgrade when he overclocks as that ULTRA might already that put generic brand PSU at its limits...
Oveclocking requires stable power...not some generic brand PSU that saids 580watts.

5. Some OEM PC cases doesn't fit the standard ATX form of motherboard. If it does, it will have very limited air flow. So he or she might need a new case. Something like an ANTEC 900 or the like.



The point...it takes more than just a new motherboard to overclock that quad right with his given parts.

Als
Edited by crazcookye - 10/4/08 at 1:04am
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Overclocking with those particular parts aren't going to be easy.


1. He needs to get at least a good P35 chipset board..or 750i chipset if he wants to SLI.

2. Then overclocking that quad involves an aftermarket cooler. (OCZ Vandetta 2 or TRUE).

3. Also..8gb of that crap 667 ram will be pain in the you know what when it comes to overclocking.
First of all, 8gb of ram really stress the northbridge. Also I don't know how much headroom he has if any on those 2gb sticks of 667 ram.

4. And I don't know what brand of PSU he has..but it is the OEM one..then he needs to upgrade when he overclocks as that ULTRA might already that put generic brand PSU at its limits...
Oveclocking requires stable power...not some generic brand PSU that saids 580watts.

5. Some OEM PC cases doesn't fit the standard ATX form of motherboard. If it does, it will have very limited air flow. So he or she might need a new case. Something like an ANTEC 900 or the like.

The point...it takes more than just a new motherboard to overclock that quad right with his given parts.

Als
Yeah i feel you, specially about the ram, it will probably limit his oc lots....

He already got a new mobo so ill see what i can do .

About his psu, don't worry bout it, it's not the oem, he changed it when he got his old 8800 gts last year, plus he only has one sata hdd and one dvd drive.

As for the HS, he bought my vendetta 2 so that problem is settled.

And finally his tower does suck, its small and will barely fit the vendetta2 but he has a spare one that is bigger(if push comes to shove).

ill let you know the outcome probably next week, when i get my TRUE and give him my vend 2.
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