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How to overclock ECS Nforce4 A754/Sempron 3100

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Hi, this is my first post but I've been reading alot about the Nforce4 A754 and overclocking the Sempron 3100. I recently picked up this combo and have not been able to successfully overclock the CPU. I updated the bios to the most recent one that ECS has (9/2005) but still can't get it to overclock...at all.

With the original bios, I was able to overclock to around 2.0Ghz but I wanted more. The FSB setting in the new bios doesn't seem to make a difference. CPUZ still shows 18xxMhz @212Mhz FT no matter the FSB setting in the bios. The multiplier went from 9X to 8.5X with the new flash. I've exhausted all options, is there something I'm missing?

Damn, posted in the wrong section. SORRY!
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Welcome to the forum!!!!!
hmmmmm...ECS huh?
Most ECS boards only allow minor overclocking as they tend to run the processor at it's rated speed...I have an old ECS and it ran my 1.3GHZ duron at 1.35...with no overclocking and an Applebred at 1.85GHZ !
EliteGroup makes sound,stable,yet over-tamed mainboards unfortunate for us owners...but it should last for a really long time and it's hi-performance settings...if you want to go WILD...look elsewhere
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Originally Posted by reelizmpro
Hi, this is my first post but I've been reading alot about the Nforce4 A754 and overclocking the Sempron 3100. I recently picked up this combo and have not been able to successfully overclock the CPU. I updated the bios to the most recent one that ECS has (9/2005) but still can't get it to overclock...at all.

With the original bios, I was able to overclock to around 2.0Ghz but I wanted more. The FSB setting in the new bios doesn't seem to make a difference. CPUZ still shows 18xxMhz @212Mhz FT no matter the FSB setting in the bios. The multiplier went from 9X to 8.5X with the new flash. I've exhausted all options, is there something I'm missing?

Damn, posted in the wrong section. SORRY!

Welcome to the site and enjoy your stay.

Don't know much about that board other than it wasn't very overclocking friendly.
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Welcome to the forum!
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Thanks a lot for the welcome guys. I figured out my problem thanks to another post on this site about flashing the bios. I went back to default settings and reflashed. Now, all is well in overclock land. I'm at 2.4Ghz now and loving it!
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