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A little (big) help with overclocking, please?

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I've been searching everywhere, looking at everything I could, but I just couldn't get anything to work.

My BIOS has no settings that I can change to overclock, and I believe it is locked.
As for my specs, they're attached in images.

I am a novice to overclocking, I have no clue about it, but on the other hand, I'm not a computer illiterate, so just help me as best as you can, please.




post #2 of 18
You'll not be overclocking on that OEM system at all I'm afraid.
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Clockgen didn't seem to work...
Is there no way at ALL to overclock without changing my current hardware?
Are you absolutely sure?

I don't know if this changes anything, but Packard Bell isn't the manufacturer, rather Asus.
This is probably the result of a modification to my Windows, but the rest of the specs are what you see in my attachments.

And if you are sure that I can't overclock my PC, well...
That sucks, considering I can't upgrade any time soon...
Edited by Pakundo - 1/4/11 at 12:02pm
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Was this a commercial system, or did you build it yourself from other parts?

If it's a retail ASUS motherboard, you can always try to flash the BIOS to an unlocked one.
    
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I did add some additional 1.5 GB RAM, and the GeForce 8600 GT...

What would I risk by flashing the BIOS to an unlocked one, and if it works, what would happen, other than the unlock of my BIOS?
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Flashing your bios isn't as big of a risk as it used to be, most mobo manufactures have their own utility that will do it from within windows now.

You always take the chance of bricking your computer with a flash, but I wouldn't worry to much about it these days.

Nothing will "happen" so to speak, it will just unlock more options for you in your bios and maybe let you overclock.
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post #7 of 18
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Good to know.
Now I just need to find an unlocked BIOS to flash that happens to fit my motherboard.
But of course, Asus does not offer support for my specific motherboard, only other, similar ones.
Can anyone help me with that, please?

Thanks for the help so far, though.

Edit: This is WEIRD!
I am finding little to nothing on the internet about my specific motherboard, M2N-TVM/S...
Edited by Pakundo - 1/4/11 at 12:30pm
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We can help a lot more if you go to UserCP--->Edit System and input your information for us.
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post #9 of 18
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Originally Posted by jasonhardin View Post
We can help a lot more if you go to UserCP--->Edit System and input your information for us.
I thought the attached images in my first post would be enough?

Also, I'm on Windows 7, and the closest I get to what you said is the Advanced tab in System properties...
Edit: So are you, so can you clarify, please?
post #10 of 18
You'll brick your board if you flash a normal asus bios to it. Asus might be the boards manufacturer, but the bios and usually the EPROM are provided by the OEM, and 99.9% of the time it's a custom job. If it were that easy, everybody would be doing it.
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