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Windows 7: Overclock AMD Athlon II X2

28 May 2010   #1
SamuelDinnadge

 
Overclock AMD Athlon II X2

Can you over clock this CPU? AMD Athlon II X2
It currently runs at 2.7GHz
Thanks


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28 May 2010   #2
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Yes you can, but not in your case. Unfortunately for you yours in a HP computer (would be the same if it was a Dell, etc), and HP and just about any other off-the-shelf computer manufacturer locks the bios so that the features/settings that allow for overclocking are inaccessible.
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28 May 2010   #3
Dark Nova Gamer

Windows 7 Ultimate, OS X 10.7, Ubuntu 11.04
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by stormy13 View Post
Yes you can, but not in your case. Unfortunately for you yours in a HP computer (would be the same if it was a Dell, etc), and HP and just about any other off-the-shelf computer manufacturer locks the bios so that the features/settings that allow for overclocking are inaccessible.
I believe there are program to accomplish overclocking as well. I'm not any help with the programs part of it as I have it easy (bios overclocking) but its something that should be looked into.

To the original poster, it would help if you posted what Athlon II X2 you have. For example there are Athlon II X2 240's, 245's, and so on. (I have the 240)
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28 May 2010   #4
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

For what it's worth here is the motherboard in his HP,

Motherboard Specifications, M2N68-LA (Narra6) HP Pavilion Slimline s5300uk Desktop PC - HP Customer Care (Hong Kong - English)

Nvidia based board (6150SE 430) and at best if it work with it for a software overclocking solution,

NVIDIA DRIVERS 6.06
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31 May 2010   #5
IMUSXx

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

You could use softFSB or something similar. This would require a supported clock generator on your motherboard. You would have to open the case and find the chip on your board and verify the model number for the clock generator. google how to do this if you dont know what i mean.
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31 May 2010   #6
vierasniper

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by stormy13 View Post
Yes you can, but not in your case. Unfortunately for you yours in a HP computer (would be the same if it was a Dell, etc), and HP and just about any other off-the-shelf computer manufacturer locks the bios so that the features/settings that allow for overclocking are inaccessible.
I have the 235e, is there any way to unlock it? i've searched on google and youtube but i have come up empty handed. my rig is an eMachines ET1331-G. any help would be aprreciated, i wanna overclock it to 3.0 Ghz
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31 May 2010   #7
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

You're in the same boat as the OP. Short of a new motherboard, no as Gateway locks their bios as well.
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31 May 2010   #8
IMUSXx

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by IMUSXx View Post
You could use softFSB or something similar. This would require a supported clock generator on your motherboard. You would have to open the case and find the chip on your board and verify the model number for the clock generator. google how to do this if you dont know what i mean.

Like i said. I have overclocked many of OEM machines this way. Just because the motherboards bios is no help doesnt mean it isnt using a chipset/clock generator that is farely common. Chances are high that if this machine is not brand new it will be supported.
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