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Old 04-13-2008, 08:16 PM   #1
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my computer is about four years old, its a dell dimensions 8300, my processor is an intel pentium 4 3.00Ghz (whatever that means) and i have 1.5GB of RAM.

surfing around this site really helps. now ive never overclocked my pc before but i want to give it a try.

first off, is my cpu capable of overclocking?

but overall, i just want to learn how to do it. thanks
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The cpu is eminently overclockable but i believe you will be severely restricted by the fact your pc is a Dell.
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whats overlock?
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whats overlock?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Overclocking
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Old 04-14-2008, 03:33 AM   #5
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It helps if you have specific settings in the BIOS that will allow you to overclock and do it well.
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Dell lock the BIOS (I think) so unless you buy a new motherboard then you won't be able to overclock.
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Kill ome years off of your computer but make it run better.
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Old 04-14-2008, 06:30 PM   #8
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i dont recommend overclocking dell but cant you get something to enable the bios to overclock?
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i dont recommend overclocking dell but cant you get something to enable the bios to overclock?
you could flash the bios, but there rarely are proper versions (which allow overclocking) available for mobos like that.
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The easiest thing to do would be to buy a new motherboard.
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isnt like all the factory built desktops (I.E HP, Gateway, Dell) lock up their overclocking in the bios because overclocking is dangerous and dont want their customers damaging their computers and wanting a return with their warraty?
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isnt like all the factory built desktops (I.E HP, Gateway, Dell) lock up their overclocking in the bios because overclocking is dangerous and dont want their customers damaging their computers and wanting a return with their warraty?
pretty much yes.
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The cpu is eminently overclockable but i believe you will be severely restricted by the fact your pc is a Dell.
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Ok.

So it's gonna be a new mobo and, I guess, CPU for you.

EDIT: Hang on...

If you know your BIOS then look in there and see if you have the necessary settings that allow you to OC.

Even if they are there and you achieve a small OC at least it gives you some practice.

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Old 04-15-2008, 04:27 PM   #15
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Will a compaq overclock....ill check
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Old 04-15-2008, 09:36 PM   #16
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ahh crud...

what in the world is BIOS and how do i get in there?
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ahh crud...

what in the world is BIOS and how do i get in there?
basic input-output system, basically it detects hardware and allows you to make certain changes.

to access bios you need to press a key when you start the computer. It will tell you which key to press, but usually it's either delete or one of the F keys.
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As above.

Look closely at the screen during startup.

Look for something like 'Press ## To Enter Setup' or something similar.

Do what it says to enter the BIOS.

See ya there...
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