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Windows 7: not sure if overclocking will work

06 Aug 2010   #1
saroy94

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 
not sure if overclocking will work

I'm new to overclocking, haven't overclocked anything before, but i'm thinking of overclocking my core 2 duo E6600 as I realised theyre great for overclocking.

However I don't know whether overclocking will work with my CPU. Are there any limitations or does overclocking work on every single CPU?


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06 Aug 2010   #2
Lordbob75

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Saroy, Overclocking can be done on more or less any computer. However, if you have a prebuilt computer from a company like Dell or HP, the BIOS may be locked and you will be unable to overclock.

If you have a laptop, don't even consider OCing.

~Lordbob
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06 Aug 2010   #3
saroy94

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 

yes my pc is infact a prebuilt HP desktop. How can i tell if the BIOS is locked or not?
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06 Aug 2010   #4
Lordbob75

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by saroy94 View Post
yes my pc is infact a prebuilt HP desktop. How can i tell if the BIOS is locked or not?
HP locks all their BIOSes.

~Lordbob
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06 Aug 2010   #5
saroy94

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 

Ahh fishsticks! thanks for letting me know :)
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06 Aug 2010   #6
Wishmaster

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Almost all pre-builts lock thier bios.

Likely because the chance a bad OC (excessive voltage etc) can damage hardware is pretty good. So they lock them to prevent anything like this happening.
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07 Aug 2010   #7
saroy94

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 

ahh :\ I wanted to overclock it aswell, seeing as a lot of people have overclocked the same CPU over 3.0Ghz, would have been awesome.
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07 Aug 2010   #8
saroy94

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 

how about emachines? Do they lock their BIOS?
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07 Aug 2010   #9
freaky88

MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by saroy94 View Post
how about emachines? Do they lock their BIOS?
i have a emachines and i dont think they do, not sure tho....
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