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BIOS settings &overclocking


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Hi all,

I have read in mags and on here how to overclock, however I need a few pointers. Firstly, my specs

MSI 845 Pro
Pentium 4 1.6Ghz
PC 133 512MB RAM
ATI Radeon 9600XT

Next, my BIOS settings are old, and don't have all the features that are spoken of(AMIBIOS). I can really only change the FSB and voltages, no finer tunes. Can I update this? (A point to note SiSandra suggested I should update my BIOS)

If I should, what should I update it with? Where to find it?

How do you update the BIOS and/or flash it? I have read about it but need a str8 forward description.

Lastly, at the moment I'm getting 1.78GHZ, what do you think I can get it to? I read of a guy getting about 2.3 GHz stable out of a similar config, but he had different BIOS.

thanks Sean :tazz:
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You can find BIOS updates and instructions here: http://www.msi.com.t...p?UID=89&kind=1

2.3 would be an unusual overclock. Overclocking takes a lot of trial-and-error, and patience. Go slow, moving the FSB up a few mhz at a time, while tweaking other settings. Find the max speed you can boot into Windows, and then slow it down 3-5 mhz for max stability.
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The thing is I can really only change FSb and voltage.

Can I get whole new BIOS progs or do I have to keep this one? ;) :tazz:
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Increasing FSB is the main way to overclock, you're just not going to be able to get as large of an overclock without the updated BIOS.
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Thanks for your help, but can I upgrade to a different BIOS, ie not listed on your URL, and how do I do it best?
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