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Old 03-14-2010, 11:08 PM   #1
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Default Overclocking an Alienware.

As i posted in my last threat, i just ordered a alienware. I know that when you order them they can overclock them for you for about 200$. Is it possible to overclock them on your own? Is it difficult?
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Default Re: Overclocking a alienware.

Laptop or desktop?

Actually i don't think it matters. Dell locks their BIOS.
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Default Re: Overclocking a alienware.

well, technically you can overclock anything if you put enough work into it, but I don't see an alienware desktop being an issue. give adequate cooling, you can also overclock the laptops.
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Default Re: Overclocking a alienware.

I'm not so sure about that. If they offer to overclock it, they might leave the options open. This most likely voids your warranty though.
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Old 03-14-2010, 11:14 PM   #5
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Default Re: Overclocking a alienware.

yeah its a desktop, i heard that dell locks them, but i figured the alienware company might be different, they might not operate directly under dell. But it sure would be nice if i could, although i have no idea what im doing.

also, when i ordered it, i put two Nvidia GTX 260's in it. I am wondering if that would be as good as 1 GTX 285, or 295?
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Default Re: Overclocking a alienware.

it beats a 285, but a 295 would beat it by a pretty large margin.

Cabbs, there is always a way to overclock it.
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Default Re: Overclocking a alienware.

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it beats a 285, but a 295 would beat it by a pretty large margin.

Cabbs, there is always a way to overclock it.
True, I just never really cared for software overclocking.
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Old 03-14-2010, 11:21 PM   #8
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Default Re: Overclocking a alienware.

Well, im tryin to look it up on google, but could anyone here give me the just of how its done?
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What model Alienware is this?
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Its a Alienware Aurora.
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