Re: Can i over clock my computer??? Need help
Sorry mate, but DELL's own brand BIOS's dont allow overclocking. I'm guessing that the Pentium 4 that you are using is the original 1.8GHz Willimate core, or perhaps a early Northwood, you'll be running at a 400MHz bus and unfortunatly these are the slowest of the pentium 4's.
If you are lucky, your motherboard might support a 533MHz FSB P4, so check up on Dells website and check the maximum FSB. You might need to update the BIOS if it does. Then, my advice is to get a 533MHz Pentium 4 with a prescott core, coz these are faster than the 533MHz Northwood core (unlike the 800MHz variants, due to the Hyperthreading).
This is only if your lucky though, personally if you could afford it, get a new case and PSU, get shot of your Motherboard and CPU, and get a cheap NF2 400 chipset motherboard, and a Barton 2500+ athlon CPU. If you could afford a bit better, go for an Athlon64 or P4 6xx series setup (dependant on wether you go for AMD or Intel)
Oh, quick question. If you just purchased this machine about a year ago, are you sure that it is a 1.8GHz Pentium 4 and not a Celeron?
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