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Windows 7: Overclocking CPU on a MSI 0a90

12 Sep 2015   #1
JonnyLectron

Windows 7 64Bit Ultimate
 
 
Overclocking CPU on a MSI 0a90

I don't have options in the BIOS to increase the FSB or change the CPU multiplier.
I am unable to install the Intel Extreme Tuning Utility, I get the error "cannot install on unsupported platform"
Is it possible to overclock my Petium Dual Core e2160 1.8Ghz up to 2.4Ghz on this board? I did notice the BIOS chip is removable with a chip puller.


I'm interested in doing this so I can run some "CPU" instensive games at better frame rates, like Java based Minecraft and Project Zomboid, as well as Terraria. I recently overclocked an AMD c-50 with Radeon HD6250 chip set based laptop from 1Ghz to 2.6Ghz, and the performance gain was incredible across those 3 games. It used to average roughly 20 fps at the lowest settings, and now I can run the games at the same settings in the mid 40 fps mark at 1280x768. I also undervolted the base 1.2 volts to 1 volt, and the power supply no longer gets hot. I have no battery for the laptop. HP/Comquack CQ57 for anyone curious. [EDIT] The base voltage is 1.3 volts.

My computer specs are listed also.


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13 Sep 2015   #2
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi and welcome to SevenForums,
That old machine was never intended to be a gaming machine,

To start the bios are most likely legacy which is why you get the platform error = mother board upgrade in order.
PSU is very inadequate along with all of the 5200 rpm hdd's = upgrade to ssd's
Then you get into the cpu/ ram.....

If it plays any games you'd be lucky
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13 Sep 2015   #3
Dude

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

Aggree with above, that system does not have overclocking chances
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23 Sep 2015   #4
JonnyLectron

Windows 7 64Bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dude View Post
Aggree with above, that system does not have overclocking chances
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ThrashZone View Post
Hi and welcome to SevenForums,
That old machine was never intended to be a gaming machine,

To start the bios are most likely legacy which is why you get the platform error = mother board upgrade in order.
PSU is very inadequate along with all of the 5200 rpm hdd's = upgrade to ssd's
Then you get into the cpu/ ram.....

If it plays any games you'd be lucky
Alright guys, thank you for taking a peek at that. I would like to upgrade a xeon quad here. I work as a cook in a bar and grill so $$$ isn't something I have.
link : Refurbished: Lenovo Desktop Computer D10 XEON E5410 (2.33 GHz) 8 GB DDR3 1 TB HDD Windows 7 Professional 64-Bit - Newegg.com
Would my current setup be adequate to run skyrim and oblivion? I play fallout 3 at 720p on high with vsync off and its great.
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23 Sep 2015   #5
wasnotwas

W10 Pro x64, W7 Pro x64 in VMware
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JonnyLectron View Post


I recently overclocked an AMD c-50 with Radeon HD6250 chip set based laptop from 1Ghz to 2.6Ghz, and the performance gain was incredible across those 3 games.
160% overclock is going some - especially on a laptop
My System SpecsSystem Spec
24 Sep 2015   #6
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

That computer does not have a graphic's card so it would be only using onboard graphic's
It does have pci-e slots so you can add one possibly but it does not say what wattage power supply it has
I would ask that question.
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28 Sep 2015   #7
JonnyLectron

Windows 7 64Bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by wasnotwas View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JonnyLectron View Post


I recently overclocked an AMD c-50 with Radeon HD6250 chip set based laptop from 1Ghz to 2.6Ghz, and the performance gain was incredible across those 3 games.
160% overclock is going some - especially on a laptop
yeah I'm quite impressed myself. I'll post proof off some screen captures in a bit.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ThrashZone View Post
That computer does not have a graphic's card so it would be only using onboard graphic's
It does have pci-e slots so you can add one possibly but it does not say what wattage power supply it has
I would ask that question.
I intend to get a amd card and jam in it when I commit to buying it all. I have a gt720 in my current computer I can temporarily put in. I beleive it might have a 250/300 watt power supply, because the processor in it is quite power hungry.
I will ask about it though, I didn't think to do that because the computer I'm on is the only one I haven't bought a new power supply for. I normally get antec basiq 430w power supply
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28 Sep 2015   #8
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

430w
Just my 980 hybrid requires a minimum 500w psu
Currently have a 850 P2
I believe my asus 980 gold requires the same running a 1200 P2 it could have SLI in it's future
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12 Oct 2015   #9
JonnyLectron

Windows 7 64Bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ThrashZone View Post
430w
Just my 980 hybrid requires a minimum 500w psu
Currently have a 850 P2
I believe my asus 980 gold requires the same running a 1200 P2 it could have SLI in it's future
That is intense man. I just want to run Skyrim or GTA on a PC, not ram disk my OS for lolz. You're setup could do that.

Have you ever tried a different monitor refresh rate other than 60hz? I never had a monitor that could run more than 75, and I was wondering if refresh rates are good for relieving eyestrain. I'm considering picking up a monitor that can be run at a higher refresh rate than 60hz.

For reference, I have seizures. I used to use a 64fx dual core 1.5 ghz with a Nvidia AGP 6200 512 mb card, and i used it on s-video with a huge Sharp tube tv. That tube made my head hurt, and if you squint, you could see the refresh lines. I switched to a Dell 15" flat panel LCD(?), and I lowered the refresh rate to 29 and it made my head hurt, even though it was a flat panel LCD(?).
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12 Oct 2015   #10
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
Yep I believe monitors do their own thing most of the refresh rates are in the games settings on what happens but that is not my thing I don't know much about the process of what makes a monitor so what it already does

My asus 144Hz monitor is listed in my system spec's so look it up it's pretty good a fairly reasonably priced it needed minimal adjustments in settings
I have been using theater mode I believe it looks the best with a slight 5% dimming on brightness.

Like anything a system needs to be able to push the pixels to be able to take full advantage of a monitors features,
So a 144Hz monitor may make items better it's all about what the recommended resolution starts with
I wouldn't expect a 32bit system to do well gaming or having or looking good on a large screen t.v.
But that would depend on the hardware.
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