Help with Compaq ASUS A7V8X-LA Need custom BIOS
Posted 18 June 2006 - 10:39 AM
Posted 18 June 2006 - 11:03 AM
Posted 18 June 2006 - 12:50 PM
Posted 18 June 2006 - 01:36 PM
Having had a quick Google, it turns out that this board is supposed to be pretty much unconfigurable in terms of overclocking, as it cuts down on support calls.
Posted 18 June 2006 - 01:42 PM
Posted 18 June 2006 - 03:02 PM
In my experience of Compaq's (mainly older ones admittedly), you can normally disable the Compaq Splash screen from inside the bios. The bios should be accessible by pressing the F10 key a few times as soon as the monitor LED turns from amber to green.
Whether you can overclock the cpu from the bios, I'm not sure. Compaq always used to have the cpu clock settings set by jumper on the motherboard, but like I said, I'm not that familiar with the newer ones.
Posted 19 June 2006 - 03:39 AM
It is possible, but it'll often work out cheaper to buy a new retail motherboard instead. The Asus A7V8X-MX is the nearest one to your LX board, only it doesn't have front-panel Firewire support, but it isn't exactly the best board to overclock with - all you can do with it is up the front side bus to 166 (if it isn't set there already) and that's about it, apart from overclocking the memory.
Posted 26 March 2007 - 01:33 PM
Is it the BIOS problem? Or PSU? Or memeory?