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 Post subject: Overclocking (FSB) in Linux?
PostPosted: Sun Apr 27, 2014 11:29 am 
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Well, my web searching turned up nada, so here I am. I've got some older hardware I was thinking about putting Linux on (probably Ubuntu, but I'm open) and I wanted to know if there is a Linux utility for setting/increasing FSB. The mobo in question is a dual Xeon LGA775 with FSB 333Mhz (SuperMicro X7DVL-3). In Windows I've used SetFSB to OC it to 400. I was wondering if anybody knows of a similar software tool in Linux (or any other Linux software means of achieving the same end).


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 Post subject: Re: Overclocking (FSB) in Linux?
PostPosted: Sun Apr 27, 2014 12:03 pm 
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I don't believe you can, you have to do it through BIOS. In fact, you should probably do it through BIOS anyway.


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 Post subject: Re: Overclocking (FSB) in Linux?
PostPosted: Sun Apr 27, 2014 7:51 pm 
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I agree, but the BIOS doesn't support it and I'm hard-headed.


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 Post subject: Re: Overclocking (FSB) in Linux?
PostPosted: Sun Apr 27, 2014 7:57 pm 
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Alright, so after poking around, you need something called an MSR module for the Linux kernel. You can look at this link for some information. Otherwise you could try running that program you had under WINE, assuming you don't need root access to do what you need to do (otherwise, just sudo it).

In other words, like most low level things in Linux, it's probably a pain in the ass to do.


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 Post subject: Re: Overclocking (FSB) in Linux?
PostPosted: Sun Apr 27, 2014 8:42 pm 
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I figured it wouldn't be pretty. I had considered WINE, but figured that it might not work with something so close to the metal. I haven't actually y'know tried it.
Thanks for the link. I took a quick peruse and it looks good. I could have sworn I searched their forums, maybe I was at EOC. So many blue forums, I get confused sometimes. Anyways, thanks again.


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 Post subject: Re: Overclocking (FSB) in Linux?
PostPosted: Sun Apr 27, 2014 8:57 pm 
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could look here http://www.overclock.net/t/296994/welcome-to-overclock-nets-downloads-section


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 Post subject: Re: Overclocking (FSB) in Linux?
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Thanks for the link g.m., we could really use something like that over here.


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 Post subject: Re: Overclocking (FSB) in Linux?
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I used to use this program when I was running older xeons and it worked very well when folding though I dont know if it would work in linux. it is tailored to the mainboard so you would need to look for your specific board. http://www.filecluster.com/System-Utilities/Benchmark-Diagnostics/Download-ClockGen.html


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 Post subject: Re: Overclocking (FSB) in Linux?
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I tried that one. I think that's the one I tried that won't work in Windows 7 because of a driver loading issue, and I tried everything. I even found a program that lets you put Win 7 in a "developer mode", so as to be able to load any driver you damn well please. I ended up using SetFSB.


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I wasn't sure how updated it was, it is from back in the xp, win2000 days


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 Post subject: Re: Overclocking (FSB) in Linux?
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Yeah, I was rooting around for old programs, had to find solutions as old as the hardware. Unfortunately, software got in the way. I was toying with the idea of loading XP. I lucked into something that worked before things got out of hand. Only reason I'm thinking about Linux for this thing is that there's supposed to be a (slight) edge SMP Folding, but if I sacrifice the (recently acquired) OC, then it's a wash.


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 Post subject: Re: Overclocking (FSB) in Linux?
PostPosted: Mon Apr 28, 2014 8:50 am 
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Have you looked at this program? I am not sure if you are supported.

http://sourceforge.net/projects/lfsb/

Also,, have you taken a look at this?

http://www.overclock.net/t/1205257/over ... ames-given


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 Post subject: Re: Overclocking (FSB) in Linux?
PostPosted: Mon Apr 28, 2014 9:08 am 
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LatiosXT turned me on to that thread. I checked out that program, it's like a Linux version of SetFSB, but with more limited PLL support. Mine's not on the list, but it looks like the program is still being actively developed, so maybe I can get support. Thanks.


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