ayushp13

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setfsb ruined everything!!!
hello friends...this is very urgent...please help..
i am using gigabyte ga-945gm-s2 motherboard.yesterday i tried my hands on overclocking after reading this article from tomshardware Roundup: The Best Overclocking Software : Introduction.i am still a newbie to this.i downloaded setfsb and without knowing anything about pll version i messed up my default motherboard frequencies i.e, with other motherboard's pll version.now the problem is iam using c2d e6600 and its one core is running at 2.4ghz and the other is running at 1.53ghz.i am going completely mad at this..i tried everything like clearing the cmos and updating the bios to the latest version, but nothing worked.then i opened my case checked out my pll version and noted it down, the most intresting part was the pll version of my board was the same as that of the picture given in the article's motherboard one i.e, ics954201BFLF.. then again i booted up my machine and ran setfsb to select the closest matching pll version and that was ics954201BGLF but what the hell...nothing happened after selecting too many frequencies of FSB/DDR/PCI.either my pc hanged or it started again by reebooting it but still with the same problem i.e one core @2.4ghz and other at 1.53ghz.i am wondering why people like tomshardware adviced to overclock your cpu with setfsb in the article even if your motherboard is not compatible with setfsb also the example of the motherboard they used has the same pll version as mine!!i am badly stucked here...do any one has some idea for what i should do to get my both cores of e6600 run at 2.4ghz...my pll version is ics954201BFLF.i dont know anything about how to use set fsb...if somebody knows please guide me and also tell me how to post the screenshots in the thread so that to have a better idea about my problem.i have no option but to purchase a new motherboard because of this.also i checked all option in bios which throttles down the cpu i.e, speedstep and all..i disabled everything in the bios which reduces the cpu core frequency but nothing happened.it is definately not the problem of speedstep because before using setfsb both cores were working fine @2.4ghz even with the particular option enabled in the bios which reduces the core frequecy to save power.everything was going fine till i used setfsb and i wish i could never have used it.also i think it happened because of my motherboard support only 1066mhz fsb like c2d e6600 does and i tried to increase my fsb speed with a wrong pll version selected in set fsb.if my motherboard supported 1333 fsb it could never have happened but iam not sure about this cause i have no idea how to use set fsb i am going mad at this and i will never touch setfsb... :fou:
 

topper743

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First of all don't blame THG!

"i am still a newbie to this.i downloaded setfsb and without knowing anything about pll version i messed up my default motherboard frequencies i.e, with other motherboard's pll version." - Don't monkey around with things you don't understand. The article stated many warnings. As does SETFSB software.

"i booted up my machine and ran setfsb to select the closest matching pll version and that was ics954201BGLF"- One must know the exact pll, not just a close one, can you understand why this is bad?

"i am wondering why people like tomshardware adviced to overclock your cpu with setfsb in the article even if your motherboard is not compatible with setfsb also the example of the motherboard they used has the same pll version as mine!!"- The mistakes here were yours not THG, in case you were wondering.

There is a fix for your problem. Enter the bios set everything to default. Reinstall windows not with the quick format but the long one. If you want to learn about over clocking read the stickies provided here and articles found around the web, do it through the bios.

Stop simpering, go and sin no more………….I’m not responsible for the quoted grammar or spelling.
 

randomizer

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I never really like SetFSB, I thought clockgen was much simpler, because if it couldn't recognise your PLL it simply wouldn't let you change anything, so it's much "safer." SetFSB shouldn't have affected the BIOS, but I'd reset the CMOS (following motherboard manual instructions) anyway.

Where are you getting this report of one core running at a different speed to another? I can't see how that is possible on a Core 2 CPU. Just for your information, 1.53GHz is very close to what you'd get with speedstep.
 

randomizer

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You missed a step or two.

1) Read up on how the settings interact with each other. Make sure you know what is meant by FSB : DRAM ratio and CPU multiplier. Know what to look for when you think you may need more voltage and what programs to use to check your overclock. Everything you could ever need to know is just a Google away.

2) (Optional) Check for any particular quirks with your motherboard, CPU or chipset (north bridge). I don't know much about P945 so I can't say much about it, but my P965 chipset for example won't run at all at 350FSB but works fine at 400FSB.

3) Ask for help if you don't get something.

4) Get into it!

5) Ask for help if you have problems.
 

boulard83

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i downloaded Setfsb when i saw it on toms, looked it ..... but didnt impressed me much, i still better like to go to bios to change my settings.