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Hey, I was wondering how I would go about overclocking this processor through the bios, I've done it before but it's been a while and I'm a little lost. I just need to know what I need to change in the bios and to what values.

If any more info is needed I will provide, please help! haha
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Don't on that motherboard. The VRM's and power phase system is KNOWN for failure on Version 1.0-1.3 on that board.
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go into the BIOS setting and
up the FSB speed
along with over voting the NB and cpu to keep your system stable
this will overclock you Memory too
Edited by 3dfxvoodoo - 12/27/10 at 10:41pm
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I had it overclocked on this same system before, and it was running fine for the past year and a half. Never had any problems.
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well on that cpu u should be able to get at least 3.85,that's as high as i could get it stable,see my wifes rig.
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I had it overclocked on this same system before, and it was running fine for the past year and a half. Never had any problems.
Did you ever touch your VRM's? I'll bet money on it that they're burning hot even at stock.
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Did you ever touch your VRM's? I'll bet money on it that they're burning hot even at stock.

you can put a heat sink on them
or put a fan next to it
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my temps for my system never get above 38 degrees, I have never felt the vrm. I didn't come here to be told not to overclock, I just want the info lol.
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my temps for my system never get above 38 degrees, I have never felt the vrm. I didn't come here to be told not to overclock, I just want the info lol.
go into the BIOS setting and
up the FSB speed of the cpu
along with overvoting the NB and cpu to keep your system stable
this will overclock you Memory too
Edited by 3dfxvoodoo - 12/27/10 at 10:43pm
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my temps for my system never get above 38 degrees, I have never felt the vrm. I didn't come here to be told not to overclock, I just want the info lol.
Okay then, but don't say I didn't warn you. I had that board. It caught FIRE at stock settings (mine was version 1.3). It took me SEVEN MONTHS to get a solution from Gigabyte's crappy customer service. They kept sending me dead burnt up boards back as replacements. I had to FILE A LAWSUIT, to get my money back out of that crappy board.

If you want, here you go:

Up the reference clock. Keep the HT as close to 2000 as possible. Keep the NB clock under 2400 or so (you can up this later). Keep the RAM as close to stock as possible. Apply voltage when needed. Don't pass 55*C load temp on the CPU.
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