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FIC K8M-800M
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I downloaded the latest bios last year directly from my computer's support site. I have been reading information on the subject of overclocking, as well thinking I would be able to. I ran clockgen but needed the pll number and not to my surprise, I didn't find any with this FIC motherboard. Anyway I found one similar in this site, but the link is down. I am trying to try Oc'ing this computer since I heard that AMD semprons from the early 2000's were easy to overclock with stock fans, I recently added another fan and my cpu is stable at 40, basically I am trying to get the most out of this computer since it can handle it and I don't want to invest in any hardware on an older pc.

Motherboard Name FIC K8M-800M

Motherboard ID 05/11/2005-K8M800-8237-6A7L1F09C-00

Award BIOS Type Phoenix - AwardBIOS v6.00PG

Award BIOS Message Version VVC08EM
http://global-download.gateway.com/GDFiles/BIOS/BIOS/BIOS_eMachines_VVC08EM_A_A.zip?acerid=633903954775596520&Step1=DESKTOP&Step2=T%20SERIES&Step3=T3103&OS=ALL&LC=en&BC=EMACHINES&SC=PA_6E
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Try this at your own risk!

[EDIT: LINK DOWN] http://dl.dropbox.com/u/747181/FIC%20K8M...34s282.zip

Regards
Admin
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(05-30-2011, 12:24 AM)1234s282 Wrote: Try this at your own risk!

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/747181/FIC%20K8M...34s282.zip

Regards
Admin

Thanks! I will backup files/folders etc. and will try to flash later as it's the wee-hours of the morning. I've been looking for a flashable bios mod or cross flashing for about a month, tinkering with case fans and mod configurations to further cool this setup. I am using Win XP SP3, so I just recently, finally decided to install the DirectX 10 mod, and lo and behold it increase the performance of this PC by at least 35~45% videos are clearer, everything seems to work better, without the bios mod. I added a fan to the CPU drawing air in, since I ran into high 30's constantly having it the other way around. In addition, I made an upward facing solution for the GPU using my old spare and so far I have been getting mid to low 30's system/cpu and low 40's GPU even at the highest loads.. so I'm sure that a lot of folks can find this mod very useful, for those old eMachine setups out there.

Just as a quick-FAQ what features where you able to unlock besides the frequencies before I flash?

Late, mansgame
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It unlocked this Sempron 3100+, it took me a while to figure out
the LDT timings and that they were the HT links I dropped it down to 200mhz
maxed out the bus to 232 and I am hitting low 40s @full load running 2 fans. I was not able to change the volts and vcore is this normal though?

idle load:
[Image: cpucomplete-maxedcpu11.jpg]

Edit: I meant to say I am running this with 2 case fans and 1 cpu fan on top of my stock cpu -sort of a ghetto mod if you will.

Note- Once I changed the bus value to around 207 or so without lowering the HT link PC (800Mhz default) wouldn't start normally, so lowering the LDT *HT link* 600Mhz or less was the most favorable.. in order to max the CPU, as I did to 2.08 Ghz, you need to use the minimum of 200 MHz for this one. I have experienced no problems whatsoever. I am using the stock 285~ watt PSU, and will probably add a SATA HDD in the future. Big Grin
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Does this unlock the ability to be able to use both the IDE and the purposely disabled sata ports at the same time? Emachines shows the sata ports enable/disable, but specifically disables detection on the sata ports while something is on the ide ports ([censored] emachines)...would love to be able to use all 6 ports (2x2ide and 2 sata)
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