Originally Posted by Nude_Lewd_Man
The BIOS is at whatever the defaults are - when I restarted for the first time after my friend left, that's when it decided to bork the OC and revert to stock settings...and IDK what they are... :$
CPU temps are normally in the 60s, thanks to the fact that there's no heating turned on in the room (room temps are controlled by leaving the windows open [front and rear] and how far the door is open to restrict the draft...the computers provide the heat) and the 2k RPM fans with the Mega's...
Download CPU-Z, and it will show you your bclk, multiplier and voltage settings. It a great little program and free.http://www.cpuid.com/downloads/cpu-z/1.55-setup-en.exe
Raise your multipler to 20x, and your bclk to 180. That's right at 3.60Ghz. Bump your cpu to 1.325v. Check all this with CPU-Z once you're up and running. WATCH YOUR TEMPS! If it goes up past 75-80C folding, then bump the bclk down.
I don't know if you have software that lets you do this from your OS or you'll have to change the settings from your BIOS. Run folding for a while (do this while you're at home and monitoring your system). If you BSOD or lock up, reboot and set you bclk down by 5 (175, then 170, etc) until it's stable.
Once stable there, if you want to keep going, bump your multipler to 21x...run it and see. Then to 22x if it's still stable.
That should give you a quick and dirty, no lose way to get better performance without any problems except maybe using more kW. It won't give you your BEST performance...but much BETTER performance.
Any other ideas for getting NLM up to SPEED quickly, Misfits?