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How can I overclock a Dell?

_DM_

OSNN Senior Addict
#1
Is it possible to overclock a dell? is there a way to bypass there BIOS Lock?
Ok umm what if i get a new motherboard? Would i be able to overclock my 1.6ghz P4?? Where does BIOS hide in the system? The hard drive or motherboard or inside the proccessor?? if i get a new motherboard my computer wont be considered a dell right?
 
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#2
ok your dell **** is coded into the mobo
so the only way you can overclock it depends on the mobo. i doubt dell puts overclockable mobos in there pcs
i'd get a new motherboard. but then the pc is not considered a dell anymore and your recovery cd has a good chance of not working. as the cd verifys it with the DMI (to be eligable to restore) (i know its very anal) :blink:
 
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#3
BTW didnt you get a 9700 pro cuz youd be much better getting a motherboard with agp 8x:)
 

_DM_

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#4
Ok so its basically creating ur own comp right? ok i'ma ask a newb question what if i get a new mobo, well i have windows xp still? and all the stuff? Well i get softwares CDs with a new mobo or proccessor?
 
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#5
you wont get xp with the new mobo youll have to use your own that came with the dell. but with a new mobo you MAY not be able to use the recovery CD unless you can update your DMI --->which would make it seem like a dell again
 
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lurker2100

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#8
Just a warning about upgrading your motherboard. I've heard that Dell uses non-standard case layouts so you might want to make certain that a new motherboard will actually fit in your case.
 

_DM_

OSNN Senior Addict
#10
Originally posted by lurker2100
Just a warning about upgrading your motherboard. I've heard that Dell uses non-standard case layouts so you might want to make certain that a new motherboard will actually fit in your case.
ya i'll be getting a new mobo soon and a new case when i get my new partime job lol.
BTW does the powersupply come with a new case?
 
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zoey

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#11
Originally posted by _DM_
ya i'll be getting a new mobo soon and a new case when i get my new partime job lol.
BTW does the powersupply come with a new case?
Most come with, Depends what you want. I'd get one without and get your own QUIET psu, or just change them out. But if you are on a very tight budget you'll just use the one that comes with it.
 

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