Originally Posted by MjrTom
If you are interested in overclocking your pc further, and there is definately no way to lock it in the bios i would suggest looking at a new motherboard.
If you are interested in doing this let us know as we can point you in the right direction
Yes I can lock it, definitly. By default the PCI-Express speed setting is set to auto and my manual says to leave it at that (I assume it's under the assumption the user ain't ocing). But the problem is that I can't get past FSB 215 with it locked... when I can reach FSB 230 easily when it ain't blocked.
So if you guys think there's nothing that can be done to achieve an higher "safe" oc than FSB 215... I guess I should get a new mobo... no?
TBH I'm really starting to wonder if ocing is really worth it. I mean I spend SOOOOO much so far to get a decent overclock and look where I am right now! FSB 215 is the highest safe FSB I can reach... I spend like 65 for a Zalman7700 all copper, 30 bucks for fans, 60 bucks for a big typhoon, 200 bucks for good ocing memory, 120 bucks for a good ocing powersupply, 10 bucks for AS5... (and I can't count the hours I put in that rig installing all those things and messing with the bios... and I value my time A LOT) ! ***FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF Am I just crazy unlucky or is just ocing a stupid non rentable thing to do???