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Old 03-10-2004, 06:39 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey, I'm on a Sony PCV-RX's the CPU-Z summary:

Number of CPUs 1

Code Name Willamette
Specification Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 1700MHz
Family / Model / Stepping F 0 A
Extended Family / Model 0 0
Brand ID 8
Package mPGA-478
Core Stepping C1
Technology 0.18 µ
Supported Instructions Sets MMX, SSE, SSE2
CPU Clock Speed 1693.7 MHz
Clock multiplier x 17.0
Front Side Bus Frequency 99.6 MHz
Bus Speed 398.5 MHz
L1 Data Cache 8 KBytes, 4-way set associative, 64 Bytes line size
L1 Trace Cache 12 Kµops, 8-way set associative
L2 Cache 256 KBytes, 8-way set associative, 64 Bytes line size
L2 Speed 1693.7 MHz (Full)
L2 Location On Chip
L2 Data Prefetch Logic yes
L2 Bus Width 256 bits

Mainboard and chipset
Motherboard manufacturer ASUSTeK Computer INC.
Motherboard model P4B-LX, REV 1.xx
BIOS vendor Award Software, Inc.
BIOS revision ACPI BIOS Revision 1004
BIOS release date 10/18/2001
Chipset Intel i845 rev. A3
Southbridge Intel 82801BA (ICH2) rev. A3
Sensor chip Winbond W83627HF

AGP Status enabled, rev. 2.0
AGP Data Transfert Rate 4x
AGP Side Band Addressing supported, enabled
AGP Aperture Size 64 MBytes

DRAM Size 512 MBytes
DRAM Frequency 132.8 MHz
CAS# Latency 3.0 clocks
RAS# to CAS# 3 clocks
RAS# Precharge 3 clocks
Cycle Time (TRAS) 6 clocks
# of memory modules 2
Module 0 Hyundai Electronics SDRAM PC133 - 256 MBytes
Module 1 SpecTek Incorporated SDRAM PC133 - 256 MBytes

Windows version Microsoft Windows XP Workstation Service Pack 1 (Build 2600)

Now here's my problem, I want to overclock so the computer will last me until Christmas, however I can't enter the BIOS. There's no warning page on startup and I've tried many times to get can I?

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Tried spamming your delete button after reboot?

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you want to overclock so it will last you till next christmas? if you don't know what you're doing you'll be lucky it'll last you till next week, read articles on how to do things... "Use The Search!!!"
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Old 03-10-2004, 01:09 PM   #4 (permalink)
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i know how to overclock, but i just can't get into the BIOS, i know what to do once im in

i have spammed delete, f2, f8, escape, ctrl-escape, and mashed all the buttons...nothing worked...i don't even see the words like "press delete to enter setup."
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Old 03-10-2004, 08:12 PM   #5 (permalink)
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BlindApex the reason why you can't get into CMOS is probably because there is none or is disabled. have you tried F4 and BOTH of the DEL keys?
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Old 03-11-2004, 04:07 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Do a P.O.S.T test and see if there is something wrong with your bios you can do this By getting your post codes for you bios

Here are some links that will help you in your adventure

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Hard Drive:maxtor x2 120 gig ATA133 w/ 8meg buffer
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