emachine bios fun (trust me this is new)
I am on my friends emachine, with onboard video... he has a serious lack of funds and this video is not cutting it, he has 1GB of ram on here, but the video is only allocated 32mb... I wanted to re-allocate some of the ram to video, say about 256... heh
1. I know I need to go into advanced chipset features : Problem bios is severely limited, only able to adjust AGP apperature size (defaulted at 64)
2. I used everest home to see the processor info, it is an amd board, ECS L7VMM with an athlon XP processor, Everest says it is a 2000+ with 12.5x clockspeed... so I am thinking in their infinite wisdom (sarcasm) took say a 1600 or 1700 and overclocked it via bios, then locked the bios. which is actually illegal since it is outside opporating standards for a company to sell a system pre-overclocked... without the ability to run it at optimal levels.
3. I can't find a good safe (FREE) bios anywhere I look, any help would be greatly appreciated, and if you wanna tell me what to expect in doing so that would be great since in the posts I have read, some of you have flashed and updated bios' a few times in here as well (on emachines) and that being the case, is there even an outside bios I can use to reset so I can access the clock tools?
4. BOTTOM LINE is there a bios out there that will allow me to utilize the overclock tools and be compatible with the ECS L7VMM mobo? I can give more specs if need be