It worked.The Un happanable Happened

Compaq / Kt478aa-acj sg3440il
May 6, 2011 at 05:47:34
Specs: Windows XP(Things Happened to my WIN 7), 2.4 GHz / 2037 MB
I finally overclocked my Intel Pentium Dual Core on an MSI Ms - 7525(Boston) HP OEM un-overcolckable board.I overclocked with the Set FSB program.The PLL is RTM876-665.I have succesfully overclocked the FSB from the stock 800 MHz to 961 MHz.So my CPU speed went from the stock 2.0 GHz to 2.4 GHz.My CPU speed is proven to be 2.4 GHz instead of the original stock 2.0 GHz by Set FSB,Speed Fan,CPU-Z and CPUFSB.Yes I have done the un-doable.

Everybody that has an MSI MS - 7525 try this and tell me if this works!

Dont turn up the FSB all-at-once or your PC will crash.Turn it up One at a time(well ten at a time actually.)Turn it up from 200 to 210 then to 220 then to 230 then to 240.It it goes any higher you might get all ways crashing systems.And after it reaches 240 you have successfully overclocked your CPU to 2.4 GHz.The 240 FSB is only for an Intel Pentium Dual Core E2180.I don't know how other processors will behave.



CPU:Intel Pentium Dual Core E2180 @ 2.4 GHz
Mother Board:MSI MS - 7525
Hard Disc:250 GB

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May 6, 2011 at 06:10:03
"Yes I have done the un-doable"

No one said it was "un-doable" but it is not a "good" way to overclock, therefore it is not recommended. If you had a decent motherboard with full overclocking options, you'd be able to hit 3.0GHz at 1600MHz FSB with the optimal FSB:DRAM ratio of 1:1, plus the system would be completely stable. Software overclocking does not provide the flexibility necessary for a stable overclock. It does not allow you to change the CPU multiplier, lock the PCIe & PCI buses, disable Spread Spectrum, adjust the RAM settings, adjust the FSB:DRAM ratio, etc.

Beware future stability issues & the possibility of data corruption due to running the related buses out of spec. It may not happen immediately, it may not happen at all, but it definitely is a distinct possibility.

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May 6, 2011 at 07:09:23
but it is better than no overclocking.i wanted to overclock because i felt my cpu was really old!!!!.Plus now i'll be able to play games on pcsx2 faster

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May 6, 2011 at 07:13:56
by the way does the biostar g41-m combo support my 64 nm processor since it says "paired with an intel 45nm processor".and does my motherboard have a pci-e x16 slot and can an nvidia geforce gts 450 or a gt 440(cant make up my mind)work on my motherboard(ofcourse i'll upgrade the psu).and will the processor bottle neck the GPU(gts 450/gt 440).

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May 6, 2011 at 09:25:11
"i felt my cpu was really old!!!!"

A Pentium 1 is really old. A dual core Pentium (which is based on the Core 2 Duo) is not. The only problems with it are the small 1MB L2 cache & the slow FSB. There's nothing you can do about the L2 but with the right board, you should be able to overclock the snot out of it. 2.8GHz can be hit easily, 3.2GHz with a little bit of work.

"biostar g41-m combo support my 64 nm processor"

Do you mean G41-M7? The E2180 isn't on the CPU support list, but I don't see why it wouldn't work. The E2140, E2160 & E2200 are all listed.

As for the video card, the GTS 450 is a much better card than the GT 440 & it's priced accordingly. Pay close attention to the specs. The 450 has 2x as many stream processors plus there can be huge differences in the memory clock speeds. Look for a card with GDDR5 or DDR5 rather than GDDR3 or DDR3.

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May 6, 2011 at 10:34:03
whoops i didn't mean that one.i meant the gigabyte g41-m bad.can my MSI 7525 handle the gts 450 cuz the gts 450 + PSU will cost a lot and i don't want to spend a lot of money(so no mobo if gts 450+PSU)

ps.i have a 200 watt stock psu i think

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May 6, 2011 at 11:31:40
A 200W PSU isn't gonna get the job done. Are you in the US? Can you buy online? Newegg has good deals of PSUs all the time. If you don't mind playing the rebate game, you can get a decent unit for well under $50. For example, here's 2 versions of the Corsair 430W, one for $20, the other for $30:

A GTS 450 will run you about $100.

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May 6, 2011 at 18:57:30
Just ran across this board but it's almost sold out:

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May 6, 2011 at 22:08:47
screw the gts 250 im gonna buy the gigabyte g41m combo and overclock the hell out of my cpu(and play some emulator games).plus i like using integrated graphics anyway.its kind of fun to play games at their graphics card for me!!!!!! :D
god why does PSUs cost more than a Motherboard.

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May 6, 2011 at 22:18:03
is there any bios upgrade/modded bios upgrade that will help me overclock from my bios

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May 6, 2011 at 22:23:13
here is my motherboard

gigabyte g41 m combo(found it on a magazine)is it good for overclocking????

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May 7, 2011 at 00:43:35
why does CrystalCPUID say my CPU has hyper threading???

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May 7, 2011 at 07:29:42
If you want to play games & play them well, you need a decent video card, there's no way around it. Upgrading the motherboard or overclocking the CPU can NOT make up for the lack of good graphics.

If money is tight, scrap the motherboard idea, get the Corsair 430W PSU for $20 (after rebate) & get a low cost gaming video card like this Radeon HD 4670 for $45 (after rebate):

"why does CrystalCPUID say my CPU has hyper threading???"

Must be a glitch in the software. Your CPU does not support HT.

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May 7, 2011 at 09:21:40
Overclocking an OEM computer is a bad idea no matter how it is done. Overclocking increases power consumption and heat generation and OEM computers have only limited tolerance for either. OEM manufacturers are well aware of this and have removed the settings for overclocking from the BIOS. This protects you from failures and them from the resulting warranty claims. It may be possible to overclock an OEM computer but the results will not be very satisfactory and the risks high.

Updating the BIOS of an OEM computer with any update that is not provided by the manufacturer is very risky. You may find a BIOS update for a board with identical specifications but that does not mean it will work. OEM boards often have customizations that are not shown in published specifications. If these changes require a different BIOS the update will likely fail.

A failed BIOS update is a very serious matter. In many cases the only recovery is physical replacement of the BIOS chip. If it is soldered directly to the board it would require the services of a skilled technician to replace it.

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May 7, 2011 at 19:43:46
i saw crysis warhead played on an integrated card(with lag ofcourse).plus i dont know why but,im an nvidia guy.dont know why???!!!.thanks for the advice.i might buy the gt 440 if i find a low cost 300 W PSU anywere!!!!!.But for now its NEW motherboard=Overclocking=Console Games By emulator.Plus like i said i saw crysis warhead being played on the G41 chipset gma x4500.and the motherboard has overclocking options and a PCIE x16 slot I think?? so i can upgrade later in life.

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May 7, 2011 at 19:46:51
Adding to answer #12, if you use the onboard graphics, you would not be able to "...overclock the hell out of my CPU." since the onboard graphics would be a limiting factor in overclocking. It would be true that you could get more than you currently can, but not as much as your imagination thinks you can. AND as stated, you would be MUCH happier with the result if you got a decent graphics card and appropriate power supply. The upgrade in graphics will make a greater improvement in gaming and other graphics intensive programs as well as removing the graphics processing completely from your CPU and unloading it to be able to do other things better.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.

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May 7, 2011 at 20:00:21
plus that motherboard you suggested is an ATX motherboard and I think it wont fit in my Case cuz my HP OEM motherboard and Gigabyte GA-G41-M COMBO are M-ATX boards!!!!!

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May 7, 2011 at 20:04:49
im downloading "CRYSIS SP DEMO" think it will work.ha ha.90% wont 10% will right.cuz i saw on youtube crysis running on an integrated(with lag and strange polygons)

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May 8, 2011 at 08:11:15

You came here asking for advice but seem to be planning to "walk your own path" anyway, so what's he point?

Why would you waste your money on a 300W power supply? You'd have to upgrade it again if you wanted to install a REAL gaming card someday.

I provided links to a 430W PSU for $20 & decent gaming card for $45. Sure, those prices are after rebate, but if you think you can do better than $65, have at it. I doubt you'll find a GT 440 for $65, plus you'll still need a new PSU to be able to run it.

I realize there are NVIDIA fanboys & AMD/ATI fanboys, but sometimes you have to jump ship & get the best product in a certain price range, even if it "goes against your grain". From a price/performance standpoint, AMD/ATI dominates the lower end. If you want to pay more for an inferior card just because it's based on an NVIDIA chip, knock yourself out.

BTW, if you're not from the US or are unable to make online purchases, please say so - I don't want to waste my time posting links to deals if you can't or won't take advantage of them.

video cards at Newegg, priced low to high

Maybe this article will help:

Best Graphics Cards For The Money: April 2011

Here's another one:

Don't Be Surprised When Your Cheap PSU Blows Up

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May 8, 2011 at 09:39:25
i cant make purchases online

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May 8, 2011 at 19:02:58
Case closed.

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