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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 06-07-2020, 12:41 PM - Thread Starter
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Overclocking option missing in BIOS

I pulled this ancient PC of mine and decided to give it a go. It performs well, considering its age, but I thought to squeeze some more juice out of it. GPU overclocks just fine, but I can't manage to OC the CPU. Why? Because there is no option for it in the BIOS(check the pic).

CPU - AMD Phenom X3 triple core 2.3Ghz
Motherboard - Gigabyte GA-M56S-S3

I know that Phenoms are generally a pain to OC but it is doable. Is my Mobo the problem here? Note that the PC was bought pre-built. I know that some manufacturers used to disable any OC options in the BIOS, so could that be a problem here? If so, is there any way to go around it? I know that the parts are super old but I was hoping for you old school overclockers to help me out. Thanks. 🙂
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 06-07-2020, 01:09 PM
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vast majority of prebuilts don't OC. if you want to OC you either need to find a modified BIOS (good luck), swap the motherboard, or try something like SetFSB. the latter is unlikely to get you more than 100 mhz and isn't really worth the hassle.

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Quote: Originally Posted by PayC ZmayC View Post
I pulled this ancient PC of mine and decided to give it a go. It performs well, considering its age, but I thought to squeeze some more juice out of it. GPU overclocks just fine, but I can't manage to OC the CPU. Why? Because there is no option for it in the BIOS(check the pic).

CPU - AMD Phenom X3 triple core 2.3Ghz
Motherboard - Gigabyte GA-M56S-S3

I know that Phenoms are generally a pain to OC but it is doable. Is my Mobo the problem here? Note that the PC was bought pre-built. I know that some manufacturers used to disable any OC options in the BIOS, so could that be a problem here? If so, is there any way to go around it? I know that the parts are super old but I was hoping for you old school overclockers to help me out. Thanks. 🙂
If that Phenom is not Black Edition it's locked.

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