Re: Overclocking an Alienware.
Is his cooler better than mine? Its good hes looking to overclock too, cuz i think we just about got the same system.
i just read this review, the guy tells you what you can play with in the bios.
"Do not pay $200 to overclock the 920 because it is a simple option in the BIOS.
Load Level Overclocking
and that is it... you now have a 3.2 GHz 920 processor.
You can adjust QPI, Memory Ratio, CPU Core(NonTurbo) Ratio, Vcore Offset, DDR3 Voltage, IOH Voltage QPI and Uncore Voltage, BClk, PCI Frequency, PCI-E Frequency, but NOT the uncore multiplier.
Dell's Tech Forum states that overclocking does not void your warrantee, however it also states that overclocking over 3.2 GHz will dramatically reduce the life of the CPU, so I left it at 3.2."