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So I was gifted a PC game that requires 2.66 GHz & I installed it & everything but I saw that it wasn't compatible. I checked my current chipset & I have 2.53 GHz, I don't want to go & buy another graphics card just for a few more GHz so my friend who know alot about PCs said I could overclock my PC to exert a little more GHz but not too much which is exactly what I need.



I checked out a lot of info & videos online about overclocking & how to do it safely & the only problem that I have that no one has addressed is that to overclock a CPU you have to access the FBS which is available through either Jumperfree Configuration or CPU config. under the Advanced Tab in the Bios settings before starting Windows & on my Lenovo Ideacentre K series none of those seem to be present. I want to know how can I access & change my FBS rate so I can slightly push the multiplier to 2.66 GHz
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Since you're talking about an OEM PC, there is a very good chance that the BIOS doesn't support overclocking via hardware...now there may be software which can do the deed but I'm not sure on that
    
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It's actually "FSB" which is the acronym for "Front Side Bus".

Anyway, I've never heard of a laptop that has built-in overclocking options in the BIOS, so I am going to go out on a limb and say that this Lenovo definitely lacks overclocking options.

One reason for this is because it generates more heat, and the built-in cooling system is only designed for the CPU at stock. Another reason is it requires more power as well as stable power. This is of course partly the duty of the power supply, but it's also partly the duty of the motherboard. A motherboard can easily be the deciding factor in whether or not a CPU can be overclocked all that far.

Now, I know we're only talking about a little jump from 2.53 GHz to 2.66 GHz, but I still think it applies.

However, which 2.53 GHz CPU do you have? Is 2.66 GHz listed in the minimum system requirements, or just the recommended system requirements?
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Well I have a desktop not a laptop, & I'm guessing 2.66 is the minimum? I don't know exactly but the game won't play because of the GHz. Is there really no other way to overclock my Lenovo desktop? If it can be done by software than can anybody inform me of the software needed?
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Whoa, I am out of touch. I thought the Lenovo series were only laptops!

Anyway, everything I said still applies.

But again, which 2.53GHz CPU do you have?
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what game is it? and what video card do you have in your system?
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Gotta love these vague questions... What game, cpu and gpu do you have?
    
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I have a Vista PC. My processor is an Intel Core 2 Duo CPU & My card is an E7200 w/2.53 GHz & the game that I have is Dead Rising 2.
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I have a Vista PC. My processor is an Intel Core 2 Duo CPU & My card is an E7200 w/2.53 GHz & the game that I have is Dead Rising 2.
The E7200 is the CPU.

According to the game's system requirements, it's actually very specific: it requires the E7300 at least which is to say that your best bet is to upgrade to an E7300 or better. But this must be the Recommended requirements because another site says the minimum requirements simply call for a Core2 Duo @ 2.4 GHz.

So which graphics card do you have?


Edit: I can only find one site that mentions the E7300. The rest just say "Intel Core2 Duo 2.4GHz or better". The E7200 exceeds this. So how much system memory do you have installed? Which graphics card do you have installed? Tell us everything you know about your system.
Edited by TwoCables - 1/10/11 at 12:43pm
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post #10 of 25
set fsb is the software you want if your Lenovo has a locked BIOS. If the Lenovo has Nvidia chipset you can use Nvidia system tools to raise the FSB.

http://www13.plala.or.jp/setfsb/
    
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