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Thread: Need help over clocking GT5432
09-17-07, 01:25 PM #1
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Need help over clocking GT5432
Im rather new to this forum and kinda new to PC modding. Im not completely computer Illiterate and I understand how to get into my bios and understand the lingo to an extent so please bear with me if I need things to be broken down into "stupid" every once in a while lol. Anyhoo, I currently purchased a Gateway GT5432 and I hear there are ways to over clock it and get more preformance out of it. Specs: MOBO is a MCP61PM-AM, AMD Anthlon 64 X2 Processor 5000+ dual core 64-bit processor 2.6GHz, 2x 512 KB L2 cache, 2000 MHz sys bus (Vista premium) , NVIDIA GeForce 6150SE 128 MB shared (soon to be 8800 GTS 320MB) 300W power supply (ordered 500W), 320GB SATA II HDD(thinking of getting a raptor), upgraded from 1024 MB DDR2 to 3072 MB DDR2 PC 4200 (plan on upgrading to DDR800 4 GB if possible)...phew. Ok, I've heard there are ways to modify the BIOS to accept DDR 800 and overclock my processor from BIOS as well but Im afraid to burn out my pc. I know I need a new heatsink for processor and Im ordering a new coolermaster case. I need any detailed help I can get to tweak my bios (I checked and its possible) and any suggestions. I know I should have built something from scratch but I got everything for 200 bucks (before memory upgrade) and I couldnt pass it up.
I appreciate any help,
Last edited by Devilman Ver2.0; 09-18-07 at 10:33 PM.
09-17-07, 02:50 PM #2
not many people have the same exact bios or motherboards for that matter so it will be tricky to find specific answers for yours especially being a gateway. i think i remember somebody on here recently had a similar system though and found a way to OC it. do some searching. for general OCing help, read the stickies.
for $200, it sounds like you got a good deal.
what brand psu did you order? it's not all about wattage ratings. quality and stability is a big part too.
a raptor probably isn't really necessary unless you do a lot of hard drive intensive work like rendering and graphics work. stick with the 320 for now and maybe get another in the future to put in a raid configuration.
if you're still using xp, 3 gigs of ram is plenty. it's probably good enough in vista too.x2 5600 21/45 w/Tt ruby orb
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09-17-07, 03:10 PM #3
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I plan on doing some hardcore gaming. I know I cant get much out of my unit but I wanna push it as much as I can, I ordered a coolermaster powersupply for the case I cant remember the model # but my friend told me its specifcally for the coolermaster case I ordered. I tried what I found on a similar post from this board in relation to the same thing (raised my CPU freq to 215 x13) but when I checked it under computer properties it said I was still running 2.6 GHz.. is that cause Im still running PC4200 memory and not the DDR 800? Maybe I didn't do it right...anyways I restored everything back so I wouldn't blow anything up but Im determined to figure it out. Thatx for the advice tho.
Any other suggestions are welcome.
09-17-07, 04:10 PM #4
It seems like you are renovating your most of your PC, so why not just buy a budget motherboard to go with it? It will make everything so much easier.Main Rig
CPU: AMD X2 4200+ @ 2.71 GHz (258 x 10.5) | Motherboard: ASUS A8N-SLI Deluxe
GPU: EVGA Geforce 7800 GT (SLI) 465/1101
HDD: Western Digital 80GB | RAM: 2GB Patriot DDR 400 2-3-3-5
CPU: Intel E6750 @ 3.7GHz | Motherboard: ASUS P5Q Pro
GPU: EVGA GTX260
HDD: 2x Western Digital Raptor 150GB RAID 0 | RAM: 2GB Patriot Extreme Performance DDR2 800 4-4-4-12 1T
09-17-07, 04:41 PM #5
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Thank you for the suggestion,
I already thought of that but Im trying not to spend anymore money than I already did (my wife will kill me!! lol!) I already ordered my case, memory and power supply not to mention already spending $200 on the unit before mods and as it stands my budget is squeezed to its limit so what Im trying to do is get the most of what I have because I plan on using this unit till atleast Feb (tax season ^_^) and I might not even be able to upgrade it then. So if anyone has any clear instructions on how to modify my bios or tweak it Im all ears.