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E2160 Will Not Overclock


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#1 johnrhance

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Posted 23 December 2007 - 01:57 PM

I recently built my new computer.

abit Fatal1ty FP-IN9 SLI
e2160
EVGA 8600GT
2GB G.Skill 5-5-5-15 2T
160GB Seagate Barracuda 7200.10
Thermaltake TR2 430W

I successfully installed Vista Ultimate and now I would like to start overclocking the 2160. I go into the bios and slightly raise the FSB, but when I try to boot I get an error and the FSB stays the same. I tried lowering the FSB but that doesn't work either. The only thing I can change is the multiplier, which is currently at 9x. Do you all have any idea why I can't seem to change the FSB at all? The only thing I can think of is maybe I got a bad board?

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Posted 23 December 2007 - 02:49 PM

There could be a setting in the BIOS that's locking the FSB - or that won't let you change it because it'll affect something else.

FWIW - In the old days we'd have killed for an unlocked multiplier! Try raising it and see what happens (multiplier x FSB = CPU Clock Speed)
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Posted 23 December 2007 - 03:46 PM

http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/mainboard...fpin9sli_5.html

You might want to bookmark that link.

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Posted 23 December 2007 - 11:40 PM

I can't raise the multiplier any more, it only goes to 9x. Thanks for the link, but I couldn't find anything useful in it.

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Posted 24 December 2007 - 01:22 AM

Overclocking voids all warranties!
If you toast it, it is your responsibilty!

Why would you want to anyway?
In the beginning there was the command line.

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Posted 24 December 2007 - 01:48 AM

Overclocking voids all warranties!
If you toast it, it is your responsibilty!

Why would you want to anyway?


Some people want to squeeze out that last little bit of performance. I don't see anything wrong with that as long as they are aware of the inherent dangers associated with it, after all, it is their computer.

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Posted 24 December 2007 - 08:16 AM

Overclocking is a fun activity - and a challenge to get the most out of your system. Until something fries (been there, done that, got the t-shirt!) and you've got to start replacing things!
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Posted 24 December 2007 - 11:26 AM

I'm not worried about frying parts. The processor was only $79 so I can always replace it.




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