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#28721 9-Dec-2008 15:07
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Hi there and thank you, Im having a problem with my system since i recently installed windows vista ultimate, i was using same hardware with windowsXP pro before installing vista and was able to overclock my CPU quite happy, however since i installed vista ultimate, non of the programs i used to use can find the chipset(i installed the Vista compatible ones). i used all the programs i could find and even the ASUS AI suite and Ntune that i used to use with XP however non work now. I installed the NForce drivers for the chipset and still don't find chipset. I normally overclock combining Bios settings and additional software for changing FSB.
AMD64 dual core 5000+
PSU 680Watts
PCE 7950GX2
4GB of DDR2 667Mhz
Windows Vista Ultimate

Thank you if you had a similar issue and find it solution or if you may know ways of troubleshooting these thing,


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  #183597 11-Dec-2008 17:57
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Easy bro, follow the following 10 steps.

You'll need - A copy of norton system works, preferably illegial.
                - A micro-electronics repair kit or, if not available, a blowtorch and a knitting needle
                - Steady hands and a Playstation 3 wireless controler
                - Insurance
                - A bucket

1. Install norton system works on your computer. You will notice that your computer starts to slow down, once it's completely frozen you're safe to pull out the plug from the wall.

2. Open up the case and remove the heatsink from your CPU - try and do this while the heatsink is still very very hot. NO NOT USE GLOVES (these will generate static electricity and kill your computer and probably make you blind)

3. Using the needle-nose pliers and screw driver from your kit pull pry the metal cover off the top of the CPU.

4. Very Carefully find the 'speed dial' on your cpu and wind it forward. Don't wind more than 15 minutes or your games / movies will suffer 'reverse lag' and trademe auctions will end before they are schedualed.

5. Put the cpu back together and reinstall it in the PC. If the heatsink is copper then don't put it back in (we'll sell that later). If it is made of some other material - ie. ABS plastic - then stick it back in but don't forget to use plenty of thermal grease. If you don't have thermal grease then don't use any.

6. Once the PC is back together then turn it on. Don't worry if nothing happens.

7. Pour a bucket of water into your PC while it is running. Stand back (alternatively you can sit very close to enhance the effect)

8. Call your insurance company. Explain that you installed Windows Vista and Norton System Works and that when you turned on the PC it pissed itself and died. THEY WILL UNDERSTAND.

9. Use your insurance money to buy a PC half as good as you had. Install Windows XP Pro. It will run much faster, like 17 times faster (or 11 times if you're using iTunes).

10. When you're next driving down the road and someone fails to indicate then overtake them at 80k's. Pull a u-turn up ahead and drive back towards them as fast as possible. When you're sure you cant miss open the window and throw your PS3 controler at their windscreen. Make sure to scream "YOURE NOT PLAYING GRAND TURISMO!!!!"


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  #183605 11-Dec-2008 18:31
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To actually answer your question, you shouldn't need windows programs to overclock. A decent BIOS will have all the voltages and clock speeeds of everything i'm pretty sure. What kinds of things were you modifying with the windows tools?



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Ultimate Geek

  #183613 11-Dec-2008 19:38
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Hi ExDee, the motherboard bios offers limited tools for overclocking dispite even on the box and manual saids overclocking tools that i can only change multipliers, memory frequency, and HTT (AMD AM2+) however does not provides any way to adjust the frequency of the FSB front side bus for locked cpu multipliers. that is why i want the chipset be recognised by windows programs. in winXP pro i used to overclock cpu using Bios by changing ram, HTT, pcie frequencies and then i used to boot to windows and use Ntune to change FSB then tested in windows with everest ultimate edition and prime95 then if stable keep raising FSB.



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  #183637 11-Dec-2008 21:54
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Hmmm, seems your motherboard isn't one which prouds itself on overclocking capablity.
I can't give much advice on this, but these guys are a bit more clued up on it. Consider asking there.

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Ultimate Geek

  #183672 12-Dec-2008 08:01
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GP forums and clued up in the same sentence :/

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  #183722 12-Dec-2008 12:21
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plas: GP forums and clued up in the same sentence :/

Just because its a bit more laid back doesnt mean everyones stupid...
I'll bet he'll get a better response on overclocking there rather than here. Though you might be met with "your board isnt designed for it".

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Master Geek

  #183733 12-Dec-2008 13:43
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I like your post EnzoYug, got several laughs out of me :)

As to the topic on hand, you might want to try CrystalCPUID. I actually use it to underclock my system at idle as it does a much better job than AMD's cool'n'quiet, but it'll quite happily overclock as well.



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Ultimate Geek

  #184072 14-Dec-2008 17:35
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Hi there thank you all for the help and information, but nothing have worked so far and suspecting is vista but not sure. well i updated the bios if in case but did not fixed the problem, now i think there is a problem of chipset drivers as when i start any program that provides information about mobo it saids unknow chipset or chipset error, or chipset not found??? but everything works the games the web the sata2 hdd? the only thing is no matter what software i use to see fsb and chipset i get an error. i have updated the nforce chipset files servle times unistalling first the oldones and then installing newones, installation goes without error but somehow i cant seemed to find chipset info on windows? but check hardware devices manager on vista and no problems with drivers or faulty or disabled items???? i don't know what to do.



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