Hi there, i want to overclock my pentium 4 processor but i dont have access to the advanced settings in my BIOS- apparently there are some special hotkeys to use so you can gain access to them but i can't seem to find them anywhere. theres nothing in my motherboard manual or anything? can any one help?
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Re: Cant access advanced bios settings
Hi, to access the Bios Configuration Setup, On Any PC.
Depending On The Bios Manufacturer i.e Pheonix-AMI et,c.
You press F2 Or Delete Or Esc At The Initial System Boot-Up.
Power On. Press One of the designated Buttons immediately, after starting the computer.this should access the Computers Advanced Bios Settings.
** Please note:- Altering any settings in the bios, can cause undesireable effects to your computer**
Even failure To Start, Or Boot-Up.
From my own personnal experience, it is better to underclock a cpu rather than overclock it.
If a CPU Is designed To Run At a certain speed, running it above it,s designated speed cycle, can damage either the CPU Itself, the Memory Or Motherboard.
Probably wiser, to upgrade The CPU rather Than Overclock It.
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In the BIOS (probably in advanced features or overclock menu or the sorts) you'll need to either find the option to tune down FSB (probably around 200) or your CPU multiplier. CPU speed is FSB*multiplier, so you can yourself calculate the desired speed. If you need any help finding the BIOS menu these functions are in, I could do a little more research, but for now I'll trust you can find them yourself.
The following link will tell you the very simple way to overclock this processor. Half way down the page you will find the header "OVERCLOCKING"
http://www.value-reviews.com/index.php?page=pentium-dual-core-e2140 "Since the architecture was designed for the 1066 MHz FSB, overclocking
is as trivial as setting the FSB to 1066 MHz (266 MHz quad pumped). ...you instantly get a 2132 MHz CPU with little increase in temperature."
The boards I have seen were overclocked by changing the CPU speeds or the voltages going to the CPU. Change the setting back. When you get into the BIOS setup screen(A lot of them you get into by pressing the delete key when starting up) look for the "Default settings" After clicking on them,save the settings. Thsi wil bring you back to the Safest board setting according to the board maker.
eneble cpu overcloking from bios settings, but I do not recomand this cause you might fry it..:P so...reboot , press del to enter bios settings ..choose cpu setings by pressing enter , choose overcloking ...sellect by pressing enter ..at the end ya press F10 and yes to save and reboot
Why do you want to overclock it? Have you changed the cooling system? Overclocking might fry your processor if the cooling cannot keep up with the heat. Does your motherboard support overclocking? The option might be locked. There might be a jumper on the board that you have to mingle in order to enable that setting.
some pentiums are locked at the set speed but there are no jumpers you have to alter the settings are in the bios eg the timing and there may be step ups to increase the processor speed, but remember you get far faster response times by fitting more memory as overclocking can cause overheating and crashes.
You have to go into your bios and see what your front side bus and memmory speeds are. If you overclock you cpu, sometimes you need to underclock your memmory. Say step your memmory down to 333mhz and overclock your front side bus(fsb).
Normally your fsb is 200 and only increase it by mhz. Restart, go into windows. and see if it is stable.
I always use cpu-z and gpu-z to check all of my hardware settings. I use ati tool to overclock my x1950 and it is great. There really isnt any good cpu overclocking tools because its better to do it in the bios.
Do a specific search in google for your processor and overclocking.
The 800 MHz seems to be your system bus speed and not the CPU speed. They a related but no quite the same. Overclocking is usually defined as forcing something to operate at a higher speed than it was designed to. If you changed the 800 MHz to 1.6 GHz in your BIOS then yes it could be considered overclocking.
One thing I would like to mention is that when changing clock speeds in your BIOS, do it in small steps, if done in large steps it can cause system instability.