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Can someone give me a hand to overclock please

Discussion in 'Overclocking & Cooling' started by jakjones, May 22, 2006.

  1. jakjones New Member

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    Hi
    I have been reading up on Overclocking my CPU i have found 2 examples of people who have managed to overclock my particular Processor ...and the directions say i have to enter my BIOS on start up and alter my Front side bus speed and Multipler ....ok i enter my BIOS but i cant change anything ??
    I guess because its locked ?

    If i purchase a BIOS upgrade will that allow me to alter the values?

    Im a bit stuck as you can see !:confused:

    My System Specs

    Dell Precision 650

    P4 Xeon 2.4 GHZ x2

    2GB DDR RAM

    256MB NVIDIA 6800GT O.C to Core 410MHZ Clock 1.10GHZ

    X-FI Extreme Sound Card

    Connection ADSL 1.1Mbps
  2. cjoyce1980 New Member

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    We need to know what your motherboard is to be able to provide details, but from my deals with dell machines, all there bios are locked. So you need to use software tools to overclock. The link below is a software tool for overclocking, there are many out there. try the sites below and see what tools you can find.


    http://www.cpuid.com/clockgen

    http://www.majorgeeks.com
  3. jakjones New Member

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    my mother board

    Well
    its : this is from everest program and thankyou for replying so quickly !


    Motherboard Properties
    Motherboard ID <DMI>
    Motherboard Name Dell Precision WorkStation 650

    Front Side Bus Properties
    Bus Type Intel NetBurst
    Bus Width 64-bit
    Real Clock 133 MHz (QDR)
    Effective Clock 533 MHz
    Bandwidth 4267 MB/s

    Memory Bus Properties
    Bus Type Dual DDR SDRAM
    Bus Width 128-bit
    Real Clock 133 MHz (DDR)
    Effective Clock 267 MHz
    Bandwidth 4267 MB/s

    Chipset Bus Properties
    Bus Type Intel Hub Interface
    Bus Width 8-bit
    Real Clock 67 MHz (QDR)
    Effective Clock 267 MHz
    Bandwidth 267 MB/s

    Motherboard Manufacturer
    Company Name Dell Computer Corporation
    Product Information http://www.dell.com
    BIOS Download http://support.dell.com
  4. ZenZimZaliben

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    Ahhh Dells. Dells are not ment to be overclocked. They are ment to run at exactly thier rated speed to keep that handy warranty in place. Thats the whole purpose of buying a manufactured machine.

    Even with software tools overclocking a dell is not a good thing. All of the cooling is controlled by the Locked Bios. So you wont have the luxury of setting the CPU fan to run at 100% all the time. Only when it needs extra cooling will it kick up the RPMs and thats at its rated speeds. With Overclocking in effect it may be "to late" for the fans to cool down the heat. (Not to mention you will void your warranty)

    Your best bet. Pull all the guts outa the DEll and use what ever you can on a new system. Buy a case, motherboard, powersupply and rebuild it. That is the only way you can really get a good overclock and be Safer...Not safe, but a whole lot safer.
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    Yeah dude, Dells are prebuilt comsumer rigs. Good luck trying to do ANY mods to a Dell. Your best bet is to consider selling it and building your own rig, then you have all the options open to you!
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    get a new motherboard, or just build a whole new system
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    Acually, you can overclock with Clockgen, but the cooling on a Dell... Not recommended. Buy a new mobo and you are set. (also a better cooler, or 2 in your case)!

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