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    OVERCLOCKING

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    by dtdaniels04 ·

    Hello fellow Technicians. I am having a problem, I just finished building a PC and everytime it boots up I get a message saying “overclocking has failed please press f1 to re-configure. Can someone please tell me what is wrong

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    • #2671757

      Reply To: OVERCLOCKING

      by thechas ·

      In reply to OVERCLOCKING

      Best guess, is that the clock settings in BIOS for the CPU front side buss and multiplier are not correct for your CPU.

      Some more details would help.

      To verify what CPU you actually have, download the CPU ID utility from the CPU manufacture.

      For AMD CPUs, I find that I often have to manually set the FSB and multiplier for it to be correct.

      Chas

      • #2671726

        Reply To: OVERCLOCKING

        by thechas ·

        In reply to Reply To: OVERCLOCKING

        Got your message.

        There are several versions of the Pentium 4 CPUs.

        You need to verify that you have the correct CPU for your motherboard and memory speed.

        If the CPU requires a higher front side buss speed than your motherboard or memory support, that could cause the BIOS to report an overclocking error.

        Likewise, if the CPU is for a lower FSB than your motherboard is set for, you could get the same error.

        What hardware do you have?

        RAM: type and speed
        CPU: EXACT Intel part number
        Motherboard:

        Chas

      • #2670697

        Reply To: OVERCLOCKING

        by dtdaniels04 ·

        In reply to Reply To: OVERCLOCKING

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