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overclocking a P3 need help!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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#1
ok i have this older P3 1000mhz cpu dell yes its a dell and its got agp and im buying a x1300pro tomorrow for 100$ canadian and i was wondering is there eny programs/tools to overclock the P3 to a P4 at least like 1.100-200 clockgen doesnt work eny other programs ?
 

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The Dells are hard locked so I dought you will get any thing from it OC wise .
From what I know about Dells is they are that way for a reason warranty .
I don't know any program that will do this for you other than clock gen and I would not do it that way ever since the only real way is to do it through the bios and Dell has that locked out .
 
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crap is their a cracked bois or enything i really need to OC it a little :(
 
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i want to oc our dell desktop, but it can't, and it doesn't have any thermal sensors? i wonder how that happened.
 

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get a new computer that one is way out of date any way. sell it and a new one.
 
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get a new computer that one is way out of date any way. sell it and a new one.
lol look at my system specs i have a good comp this is a oldy for my sis to keep em off mine.
 

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a P3 is a P3 - they just cant do much these days. Just do your best to minimise the OS, especially for ram usage - your sis cant bitch too much if it looks ugly, as long as its smooth and ugly.
 
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i want it to play need for speed most wanted im putting a x1300pro in it so it might play fine how knows.
 

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i want it to play need for speed most wanted im putting a x1300pro in it so it might play fine how knows.
Really I would not waste the money on a new video card like that for a out of date system .
Like we have said there really is nothing you can do to get "more" out of it . the fact that it is a Dell and a P3 is enough to say not worth the fight!
 
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but will it play need for speed most wanted thats all i need it to play and the other games i have i know it will play so.. and im not going to but tham a 400$ comp
 

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but will it play need for speed most wanted thats all i need it to play and the other games i have i know it will play so.. and im not going to but tham a 400$ comp
Most likely not as newer games need more CPU power to run them need for speed barly played good on a athlon XP can't imagine what it would be like on a P3 .. :banghead: :banghead: :banghead:
 
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what video card were you running ?
 

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Just leave it and buy a new PC. Putting money into a machine that old is known as false economy.
You also can't 'OC a P3 to a P4' because they are based on a different architecture.

I also doubt that you have any chance in hell of running need for speed on that PC.
 
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darn then i might just buy a ati 9200 for it then
 
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what is the best video card i should get for this p3 rig i need something better then the 32mb intergrated one.
 

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PCI or AGP? in AGP, something like an nvidia 6600GT, if its PCI, you're pretty screwed - Nvidia FX5200 or ATI 9250 is the only options.

Edit: make sure its an AGP4x motherboard too, modern 8x AGP cards do NOT work in AGP 2x slots - they physically fit, and go up in a puff of smoke.