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Message 871911 - Posted: 4 Mar 2009, 2:54:11 UTC - in response to Message 871908.  

1) reflash to another BIOS. BIOS that has overclocking features.


Highly dangerous if the BIOS wasn't tailored to the motherboard. Being that this is a "corporate stable" model, I would expect all BIOSes designed for this board to have no overclocking options in any version of the firmware.

2) open the case and see if they installed FSB selector. FSB selector could be a set of jumpers or it could be a DIP switch.


Also unlikely again, due to this being a "corporate stable" motherboard. A determined corporate user would also think of this and try overclocking that way, which would defeat the purpose of preventing users from overclocking their machines at work.

I also have a "corporate stable" board from Asus and there is absolutely no way to overclock (its an AM2 board) via jumpers or BIOS.
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Message 871913 - Posted: 4 Mar 2009, 2:57:17 UTC - in response to Message 871813.  


BTW, there is another "hard question" about the same motherboard.
I chose it because it has embedded GPU chip. The reason was to use embedded chip for video output while leaving PCI-E nVidia board for CUDA-only computations.
But I can't configure Vista to use both devices. IT refuses to see both GPUs.
IS it possible? (to run intel's ebmedded GPU andnVidia 9600GSO GPU simultaneously?

Theoretically it is possible. The key is to find out how Vista treats intel's IGP. Look up in device properties how Vista list intel IGP. Is it PCI device?
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Message 871915 - Posted: 4 Mar 2009, 3:01:38 UTC - in response to Message 871911.  

1) reflash to another BIOS. BIOS that has overclocking features.


Highly dangerous if the BIOS wasn't tailored to the motherboard. Being that this is a "corporate stable" model, I would expect all BIOSes designed for this board to have no overclocking options in any version of the firmware.

2) open the case and see if they installed FSB selector. FSB selector could be a set of jumpers or it could be a DIP switch.


Also unlikely again, due to this being a "corporate stable" motherboard. A determined corporate user would also think of this and try overclocking that way, which would defeat the purpose of preventing users from overclocking their machines at work.

I also have a "corporate stable" board from Asus and there is absolutely no way to overclock (its an AM2 board) via jumpers or BIOS.

I definitely agree with all of your points. Just wanted to list the most common available options. Frankly, I am too much of a wuss to even think of trying BSEL mod :-)

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Message 872243 - Posted: 4 Mar 2009, 22:58:49 UTC - in response to Message 871813.  


BTW, there is another "hard question" about the same motherboard.
I chose it because it has embedded GPU chip. The reason was to use embedded chip for video output while leaving PCI-E nVidia board for CUDA-only computations.


I think this is the optimum way to run CUDA - on a dedicated device. I use an old 7600GT for video and an 8800GTS(512mb/G92gpu) for CUDA. Both cards are running at x4 speed (P43 chipset), but that hasn't been a problem.


But I can't configure Vista to use both devices. IT refuses to see both GPUs.
IS it possible? (to run intel's ebmedded GPU andnVidia 9600GSO GPU simultaneously?


It should be possible since the Q35 manual mentions a dual view configuration option - and Vista certainly appears to be the OS Gigabyte had in mind for this board - as evidenced by the constant references in the manual. Maybe it's time to get Gigabyte support involved...

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Message 873737 - Posted: 8 Mar 2009, 15:21:13 UTC - in response to Message 870674.  

Hi,
Try the following site: http://www13.plala.or.jp/setfsb/
It looks as if this guy knows what he is talking about.

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Message 873752 - Posted: 8 Mar 2009, 16:26:06 UTC - in response to Message 873737.  
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Hi,
Try the following site: http://www13.plala.or.jp/setfsb/
It looks as if this guy knows what he is talking about.

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Message 873791 - Posted: 8 Mar 2009, 18:32:52 UTC - in response to Message 873752.  

Ahh...thanx for the info. Things I didn't know and were too afraid to ask...

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