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Thread: Is this even overclockable?
05-27-09, 07:40 PM #1
Is this even overclockable?
Okay iv been looking for a few weeks for ways to overclock my board, the bios dont offer anything and i cant find new bios for my board as well. My comp runs 20C on idle and 35 at full as well.
Heres my comp specs.
Mainboard : ECS 945GCT-NM
Manufacturer : ECS
Product : 945GCT-NM
Version : 1.0
Serial Number : 00000000
Support MP : Yes, 2 CPU(s)
Version MPS : 1.4
Chipset : Intel i945G/GZ
Processor : Intel Pentium E2160 @ 1800 MHz
Physical Memory : 5120 MB
Memory Controller : DIMM, SDRAM
Number of connectors : 4
Supported Speed : Unspecified
Supported Voltages : 3.3v
Error Detection Method : 64-bit ECC
Error Correction Capability : None
Current/Supported Interleave : 1-way/1-way
Video Card : NVIDIA GeForce 9600 GSO
Hard Disk : WDC (400 GB)
DVD-Rom Drive : Optiarc DVD RW AD-7173A
Monitor Type : Gateway FPD1975W - 19 inches
Network Card : Realtek Semiconductor RTL8168/8111 PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet NIC
Operating System : Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.01.2600 Service Pack 3
DirectX : Version 9.0c (September 2009)
05-29-09, 06:34 AM #2
not sure if you can, but something to try is a program called setfsb, just download it from a quick google search. good luck man
05-29-09, 01:58 PM #3
Yeah cant find a single generator that will find my mobo anybody know anything i can do (maybe a safish flash of the bios?) iv tried systools setfsb and a few other homebrew OC progs but nada.
05-29-09, 02:15 PM #4
The clock generator for the 945GCT-xx should be either RTM866-485 or ICS9LPRS419DFLF, both of which are supported by the latest 2.x version of SetFSB.
06-06-09, 06:37 PM #5
Okay i Tried the first one got a error, the ics9lprs419dflp loaded the FBS (but didnt work) I tested a few others, tried just searching for my base FBS at 199.5 found a few but after changing to anything it start lagging and sooner or later i get the blue screen. heres a pic see if it helps
Last edited by Crypticalz; 06-06-09 at 08:34 PM.
06-08-09, 10:41 AM #6
The best option for overclocking that CPU/mobo combo is going to be a BSEL pad-mod which will increase the FSB from 200 to 266. I seem to recall the 2160 I played with not needing a voltage bump at that speed.
There are a few guides on the forum, just search BSEL.Q9650, Rampage Formula X48, 4x1GB G.Skill PC2-6400 (D9GMH), HD 6950 2GB, 2x 64GB SandForce 1222 SSD RAID 0, BFG LS1000, Gamer4670K, ASRock Z87 Extreme 4, 2x8GB Crucial PC3-1600, GTX 650, 240GB Intel 335 SSD, 1TB WD Black, Seasonic S12-650W, Lightroom4E6600, nvidia e-7150 i630, 2x2GB Mushkin PC2-8500, HD 4650, 500GB WD Blue, Antec 380W, HTPCWhat computer do you have? And please don't say a white one. - Sheldon Coopercpu on water, cards air, me whiskey! - icebob
06-09-09, 07:30 AM #7
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** Under TITLE II, SECTION 210.340 it is legal to overclock **
06-09-09, 08:05 AM #8Q9650, Rampage Formula X48, 4x1GB G.Skill PC2-6400 (D9GMH), HD 6950 2GB, 2x 64GB SandForce 1222 SSD RAID 0, BFG LS1000, Gamer4670K, ASRock Z87 Extreme 4, 2x8GB Crucial PC3-1600, GTX 650, 240GB Intel 335 SSD, 1TB WD Black, Seasonic S12-650W, Lightroom4E6600, nvidia e-7150 i630, 2x2GB Mushkin PC2-8500, HD 4650, 500GB WD Blue, Antec 380W, HTPCWhat computer do you have? And please don't say a white one. - Sheldon Coopercpu on water, cards air, me whiskey! - icebob
06-15-09, 10:33 PM #9
whats the risk of doing this can it actully cause any problems (not including shocking it)