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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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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.


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by TheChas In reply to

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


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