overclocking deminsion 9100

Discussion in 'Benchmarks & Performance' started by me_man, Jul 4, 2006.

  1. me_man

    me_man OSNN Junior Addict

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    how do i do it?
    its a pentium D
    x300 SE vid. card
    1GB ram

    i jus wanna overclock my processor if i can i think its a duel-core
    and if i can how do i do it?
     
  2. madmatt

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    You can't overclock Dell computers/processors. Dell locks down the bios.
     
  3. ray_gillespie

    ray_gillespie Moderator Staff Member Political User

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    To be honest mate, o/c'ing would do little to your performance. Spending £200 on a decent PCI-express graphics card would send your performance through the roof (with games anyway, which I assume is what you're looking to increase the performance of).
     
  4. kcnychief

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    And if you circumvent that, it does void your warranty.
     
  5. ShepsCrook

    ShepsCrook Red Sox Fan!

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    New video card: case closed...

    Seriously though, your video card could be replaced and your machine would be that much better. I overclock my processors all of the time, but if you don't have the hardware to support it, your overclock won't be at all noticeable.
     
  6. me_man

    me_man OSNN Junior Addict

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    i need a new video card? (ShepsCrook) the x300 wat it came with, is a 128mb AGP i also hav a 9200 256mb AGP (older one). wick 1 wuld b better to use with this?
    also r u sayin i can overclock my cpu w/the proper hardware?
    and wat wuld b the proper hareware?
    more ram?
    better cpu?
    or wat?
     
  7. madmatt

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    How much money do you want to spend?

    To give you an idea: I just purchased the X1800 XT (512MB) for a customer, cost $350.00.
     
  8. me_man

    me_man OSNN Junior Addict

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    X1800 XT !?!?!?!?
    BADDA** VIDEO CARD THERE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    naaa id just rather find out wich 1 of mine wuld b betta 4 this system?
    and find wat upgrading i wuld hav to do as far as overclocking this 9100
    ShepsCrook said wit the right hardware
    or if i need better hardware i jus wanna learn how to overclock this or if i can?
    u said i culdnt but he said w/the right hardware
     
  9. madmatt

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    You CAN'T overclock the CPU on that computer. You can, however, upgrade the video card. The X1800 and X1900 series are compatible with Your Dimension 9100.
     
  10. kcnychief

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    If you are thinking about replacing your video card at this time, you may also want to consider getting a card with a bare minimum of 256MB of dedicated RAM to allocate for smooth functionality when Vista comes out. Also make sure the card supports Direct X 10 or above.
     
  11. me_man

    me_man OSNN Junior Addict

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    thnx 2 all
     
  12. dreamliner77

    dreamliner77 The Analog Kid

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    If you can't afford to upgrade a video card, you can't afford to be overclocking.
     
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  13. me_man

    me_man OSNN Junior Addict

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    money wasnt an issue in this topic
    i was just getting some help
    dreamliner77

    another question
    isnt an agp video card better then a pci video card?
    comparing a 512mb pci card and a 512mb agp card?
     
  14. kcnychief

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    AGP is a dead technology and is being phased out by Motherboard manufacturers.

    If you are investing in a video card, and have the slots to support it, go with PCIx (PCI Express)
     
  15. me_man

    me_man OSNN Junior Addict

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    how do i know if i have a PCIx slot
    i know i have 3 -4 pci slots 1 AGP slot and 1 it looks like a small version of a AGP slot<dark brown like the agp ones>
     
  16. kcnychief

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    According to the specs on a Dimension 9100 you should have a PCIx1 and a PCIx16 slot, one of each.
     
  17. me_man

    me_man OSNN Junior Addict

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    so the AGP slot my video card is in isnt a AGP slot?
     
  18. kcnychief

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    Again, going by listed specs, there should not be any AGP slots in your machine.

    The two I listed above, plus 3 legacy PCI slots.
     
  19. me_man

    me_man OSNN Junior Addict

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    yous right my bad
    under device manager it said it was in pci slot 10
    it looks like a agp slot though
     
  20. madmatt

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    Dimension 9100/9150 series has the above specs listed and does NOT have an AGP slot.

    Your X300 SE card is in fact PCIe.