Basic Overclocking Guide for Intel C2D Processors
Published: 17th January 2007 | Source: Overclock3D |
Today we will be showing you the basic steps of overclocking a Core 2 Duo processor on a motherboard using an Intel chipset (i975X). Overclocking should be done with extreme care and caution. An unstable overclock can create a lot of problems including corrupt hard disks, hardware failure, and other nasty things.
OC3D WILL NOT BE HELD RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY HARDWARE DAMAGE OR DATA LOSS RESULTING FROM FOLLOWING ANY OF THE STEPS IN THIS GUIDE.
With that out of the way, let's get started!
The BIOS (Basic Input/Output System) is the area we will be focusing on for our overclocking in this guide. There are Windows software utilities that will allow you to overclock from within Windows but it is not advised. Changing the settings in the BIOS are permanent and give you a much wider control to help stabilize your overclock.
Most motherboard manufacturers use BIOS's that are very similarly layed out. In this guide the screenshots you will be seeing are from the BIOS of Abit's AW9D-MAX motherboard. You may need to locate the appropriate areas for some of the shots you will see as they may not be in the same place on your specific motherboard.
Below is what most BIOS's main screen looks like.
Let's move on and have a look at what some of these areas do and what needs to be changed.