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Thread: cant overclock with Phoenix Bios!

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    cant overclock with Phoenix Bios!

    Phoenix Bios hides the features that allow you to overclock for "safety" purposes. I have a pentium 2 233mhz. with an intel 440 lx motherbord. if anyone has any idea as to how one could go abouut overclocking their computer under these conditions it would be very helpful.

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    I have the 233 and a Tyan mb. I finally dumped the tyan mb and installed an ABIT BX6, put the 233 in lit it off and then went into "soft bios setup" tweaked it to 100fsb set to run at 300mhz. Its my son's game box mainly. Another thing about Phonix bios is sometimes they also run a Dallas Clock that is a bitch to swap out when it goes bad. Phoneix isn't that hot for OCing IMHO.

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    I had one of those at one time and I took it out in the front yard, nailed it to a lg X and made a Pagan Sacrifice. I bought a replacement battrry for it and then couldn't find a shop in Seattle that wanted to do the 32 pin soldering. It seems like it likes to discourage OCing. Choose carefully when you replacement.

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    CharredPC
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    Cool

    I have a P2 400 in an Intel BX440 board... thing came with my gateway... all bus speeds, etc, are technically bios controlled, but are locked out so as to be "non-OC-able". I've tried various fsb programs, but succeed only in freezing things up completely. I have wondered about flashing another (slightly better?) bios on mine, but have been told there's a good chance I'd just kill it Anyone have any ideas? Feel free to mail/icq me anytime. Just eager to do a LITTLE better than 400.. (398, actually!)
    System specs: (if anyone cares
    160 MB SDRAM (100 Mhz)
    2 13 Gig hardrives etc, etc..

    Thanx in advance, CharredPC

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