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#1 Griemar

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Posted 02 March 2013 - 04:12 PM

First let me begin with saying that I'm new here and fairly new to OC'ing, so please bare with my ignorance of the subject. I have recently received a old rig that personally I feel has some real potential to have new life brought into it. The rig was given to me because it was "broken" but aparently the old owner knew nothing about computers, since all I had to do is replace the RAM to get it to fire up. Anyhow, here are my system specs:

 

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Model : BuyMyPC ClientPro 585
Serial Number : 426616******
Mainboard : Intel D975XBX
Serial Number : BQBX63******
BIOS : Intel BX97510J.86A.1487.2007.0902.1724 09/02/2007
Total Memory : 1GB DIMM DDR2

Processors
Processor : Intel® Core™2 CPU          6300  @ 1.86GHz (2C 1.87GHz, 2MB L2)
Socket/Slot : FC LGA775

Chipset
Memory Controller : Intel 82975X Memory Controller Hub 4x 267MHz (1GHz), 2x 512MB DIMM DDR2 668MHz 128-bit

Memory Module(s)
Memory Module : Southland MicroSystems 40001953-02 512MB DIMM DDR2 PC2-5300U DDR2-666 (5-5-5-15 3-20-5-3)
Memory Module : Southland MicroSystems 40001953-02 512MB DIMM DDR2 PC2-5300U DDR2-666 (5-5-5-15 3-20-5-3)

Video System
Monitor/Panel : ViewSonic VG910s
       (1600x1200, 19.1")
Video Adapter : NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GTS  (96SP  1.19GHz, 640MB DDR3 1.58GHz 320-bit, PCIe 1.00 x16)

Operating System
Windows System : Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.01.2600 (Service Pack 3)
Platform Compliance : x86
 

First off, please pay no attention to the fact that I'm only running 1Gb of RAM, that's all that I had laying about and I'm currently waiting for new RAM to arrive.

 

My problem is this, I have downloaded the IDCC app from Intel that says it's for my MB and constantly get a error telling me that my board does not support IDCC. Thus using that to OC is out of the question. Also, Whenever I'm in the bios, there are no settings allowing me to make changes for FSB, voltage, ect. However I know this board and CPU are OC'able because I've read MANY posts about it being done and that the CPU that I have is able to run quite well in the 3.0Ghz range.

 

How do I begin the process?

What am I missing?

 

I'm not asking to be led by the hand, but some sort of starting point would be helpful. Thanks in advance.



#2 cjloki

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Posted 02 March 2013 - 04:58 PM

hey hello and welcome to occ griemar, ...so this link will certainly help you learn how to overclock your core c2d, and inside you'll find verran's guide, which i hope you'll get into and read before you get into graysky's...i gained a better understanding of the process by doing so, and i think you will too...and by the way i applaude your willingness to "learn by doing" rather than being coached....aboooyah !,...but if you have confusion or questions about anything feel free to ask the community....pretty much everyone here at occ is willing to offer info and insight if needed..... :thumbsup:


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Posted 02 March 2013 - 05:37 PM

it's been a quite a while since I oc'ed one of them. watch the temps, not just the cpu but the north bridge as well..


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Posted 03 March 2013 - 07:51 AM

Thanks for your replies. I've read both of the tut's but I still have the issue that I can't access any clock settings in my bios. Does anyone know if there is a jumper setting or something that unlocks these options? As stated before, I have a Intel D975XBX rev 304. I thought it may be the "Bad Axe" board, but I can't find any way to validate it. Also, all my searches show the board as the XBX and NOT the XBX2. Maybe flashing a older bios may help?

 

I'm officially confuzled :wallbash:



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Posted 03 March 2013 - 08:22 AM

well sir, i hate to say it, but due to the fact that your computer is mainly a proprietary (factory built) system, you may be locked out intentionally by the builder, BUT, if there is any way to undo that bios setting it would likely be found in here at intel motherboards support,...it is possible as you said above, that you  "may"  be able to flash the bios to a newer configuration that will allow you to access your settings and then be able to overclock,...i'm not certain because i've never owned an intel board , but i have read of others who have successfully done this...maybe there is more intel board experience out there in the community...

 

kwik edit: i just bumped into this here, maybe a help, idk


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Posted 03 March 2013 - 09:31 AM

well sir, i hate to say it, but due to the fact that your computer is mainly a proprietary (factory built) system, you may be locked out intentionally by the builder, BUT, if there is any way to undo that bios setting it would likely be found in here at intel motherboards support,...it is possible as you said above, that you  "may"  be able to flash the bios to a newer configuration that will allow you to access your settings and then be able to overclock,...i'm not certain because i've never owned an intel board , but i have read of others who have successfully done this...maybe there is more intel board experience out there in the community...

 

kwik edit: i just bumped into this here, maybe a help, idk

 

 

Thanks again for your response, but your actually incorrect. This rig is built from gound up with all the components bought seperately. There are no propietary parts that I've found anywhere. I'll check out your link and see what it has to say there. Thanks again.



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Posted 03 March 2013 - 10:00 AM

First let me begin with saying that I'm new here and fairly new to OC'ing, so please bare with my ignorance of the subject. I have recently received a old rig that personally I feel has some real potential to have new life brought into it. The rig was given to me because it was "broken" but aparently the old owner knew nothing about computers, since all I had to do is replace the RAM to get it to fire up. Anyhow, here are my system specs:

 



Computer
Model : BuyMyPC ClientPro 585
Serial Number : 426616******
Mainboard : Intel D975XBX
Serial Number : BQBX63******
BIOS : Intel BX97510J.86A.1487.2007.0902.1724 09/02/2007
Total Memory : 1GB DIMM DDR2

ok sorry, i saw this, and made a presumtion...my bad...nevermind...


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#8 Griemar

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Posted 03 March 2013 - 10:24 AM

 

First let me begin with saying that I'm new here and fairly new to OC'ing, so please bare with my ignorance of the subject. I have recently received a old rig that personally I feel has some real potential to have new life brought into it. The rig was given to me because it was "broken" but aparently the old owner knew nothing about computers, since all I had to do is replace the RAM to get it to fire up. Anyhow, here are my system specs:

 



Computer
Model : BuyMyPC ClientPro 585
Serial Number : 426616******
Mainboard : Intel D975XBX
Serial Number : BQBX63******
BIOS : Intel BX97510J.86A.1487.2007.0902.1724 09/02/2007
Total Memory : 1GB DIMM DDR2

ok sorry, i saw this, and made a presumtion...my bad...nevermind...

 

 

Now that you pointed that out, I'm a bit curious, LOL. However, while I research this even further, I did find out some other news. This board DOES have a jumper setting to allow OC'ing....sorta. Turns out that there is a header that needs to be jumped to open up all the bios settings. I just learned this from the following link: http://i4memory.com/...ug-jumper-3004/

 

Now I just flashed back to the old Bios that this person suggested and then reflashed with his modded Bios, but alas it has made no difference. I'll have to wait until I get paid later in the week to buy a conductive pen and try modding the board directly. Hope that will resolve my issue.



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Posted 03 March 2013 - 11:01 AM

OK, now I'm getting a bit grumpy about this deal. I just web searched the mentioned BuyMyPC ClientPro 585 and there is in fact a proprietary build out there that appears to have the exact same specs as what's inside my case. I'm now wondering if in fact the prior owner pulled the guts from another PC and passed it off as his/her own build. Granted, it's a free rig, but I took this rig off their hands to be a toy/learner PC for myself.



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Posted 04 March 2013 - 12:14 AM

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