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Windows 7: Intel i7 Turbo Mode

18 Jul 2010   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Intel i7 Turbo Mode

Hey ppl. I've only had positive experiences with my Dell XPS 435t/9000.
The only thing that sucks is that dell has put some kind of block on the BIOS settings for overclocking/turbo mode for i7. Does anyone know of any methods to remove this blockage or another way around it, any programs u can use or anything? Sucks that I'm not able to overclock it.

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18 Jul 2010   #2

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by hawkin90 View Post
Hey ppl. I've only had positive experiences with my Dell XPS 435t/9000.
The only thing that sucks is that dell has put some kind of block on the BIOS settings for overclocking/turbo mode for i7. Does anyone know of any methods to remove this blockage or another way around it, any programs u can use or anything? Sucks that I'm not able to overclock it.
What BIOS version do you have?

Ken
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18 Jul 2010   #3

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Dell, like many OEM manufacturers installs a limited BIOS. They don't want their customers overclocking. There have been hacks in the past, but I wouldn't recommend anything like that, and certainly won't look for them

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19 Jul 2010   #4

7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by hawkin90 View Post
Hey ppl. I've only had positive experiences with my Dell XPS 435t/9000.
The only thing that sucks is that dell has put some kind of block on the BIOS settings for overclocking/turbo mode for i7. Does anyone know of any methods to remove this blockage or another way around it, any programs u can use or anything? Sucks that I'm not able to overclock it.
I can't see Dell blocking Turbo Boost. Dell is bad, but they're not so retarded as to cripple a main feature of a cpu. You have Turbo Boost, but you probably don't notice it because the jumps in clock speed aren't very dramatic: 3.07GHz to 3.3GHz is a relatively minor bump.

IntelĀ® Coreā„¢ i7-950 Processor (8M Cache, 3.06 GHz, 4.80 GT/s IntelĀ® QPI) with SPEC Code(s) SLBEN
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19 Jul 2010   #5

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Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Fumz View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by hawkin90 View Post
Hey ppl. I've only had positive experiences with my Dell XPS 435t/9000.
The only thing that sucks is that dell has put some kind of block on the BIOS settings for overclocking/turbo mode for i7. Does anyone know of any methods to remove this blockage or another way around it, any programs u can use or anything? Sucks that I'm not able to overclock it.
I can't see Dell blocking Turbo Boost. Dell is bad, but they're not so retarded as to cripple a main feature of a cpu. You have Turbo Boost, but you probably don't notice it because the jumps in clock speed aren't very dramatic: 3.07GHz to 3.3GHz is a relatively minor bump.

IntelĀ® Coreā„¢ i7-950 Processor (8M Cache, 3.06 GHz, 4.80 GT/s IntelĀ® QPI) with SPEC Code(s) SLBEN
I took the OP to mean overclocking, as turbo is almost assuredly on. But to overclock, many turn it off. At least that was how I took it

A Guy
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19 Jul 2010   #6

7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Hawkin,

If it's any consolation, you don't actually need to OC as that 5970, pushed by your 3GHz i7, will run any game at max settings at your resolution. Oh... what an unfortunate situation to find yourself in.
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