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Windows 7: Overclocking help?

01 Nov 2010   #21
zekramcross

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit
 
 

Where do you find that?


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01 Nov 2010   #22
Lordbob75

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zekramcross View Post
Where do you find that?
In the BIOS settings when you first boot your computer.

~Lordbob
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02 Nov 2010   #23
zekramcross

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit
 
 

Oh ok captain then what do I do from there?
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02 Nov 2010   #24
Lordbob75

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zekramcross View Post
Oh ok captain then what do I do from there?
Lol Cap'n Bob....

Anyways. If you are not familiar with BIOS settings and CPU settings, I highly recommend you take the time to research your CPU (temps, OCing results, etc) and explore your BIOS. Find all the settings and look them up, find out what they do and what effect they have on your CPU.

~Lordbob
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02 Nov 2010   #25
thefabe

Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit / XP Home sp3
 
 

My suggestions would be to take some pictures of your bios opened to different tabs so we can see what is available to change.
Even though you have unlocked your bios Dell is notorious for not having very many user changeable features.

Though it is not reccomended you could do a googgle search for third party overclocking software but this is HIGHLY dangerous. and unstable.

With as old as your CPU and system is your really not going to see anything worth going through all the trouble to get. Plus I imagine your using a stock cooler which is problematic to begin with. I say this cause I don't see any cooling in your system specs and ANY overclock could possibly ruin your system due to it's age and not enough cooling. Especially if it requires any voltage increase.
Fabe
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02 Nov 2010   #26
zekramcross

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit
 
 

Well I have done some research on the Dell website as long with some help from my techer in Tech school. My teacher says that increasing the voltage of my 6 year old CPU is kinda dangerous just like Fabe said, but it is possible to do some minor tweaking in the BIOS to increase the Bus speeds to 133 MHz to 150 MHz.

To add to this she also said something about cooling and how that is a BIG factor in OC. Also, she said not to do it becuase of the age of my CPU and stock cooling. My friend is a BIG fanatic when it comes to OC CPUs, but unfortunetly he also told me to NOT to do it becuase of age and cooling as well with other factors.

Well I would like to thank you guys for helping me out with my curious problem. I know didn't get to OC my CPU becuase of age, but I know I will get to do it on my future computer i'm buying later on( Don't worry I'll tell you guys what I bought when I buy it =)).
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02 Nov 2010   #27
Lordbob75

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zekramcross View Post
To add to this she also said something about cooling and how that is a BIG factor in OC. Also, she said not to do it becuase of the age of my CPU and stock cooling. My friend is a BIG fanatic when it comes to OC CPUs, but unfortunetly he also told me to NOT to do it becuase of age and cooling as well with other factors.
What I said...

I don't know that the AGE of it would affect overclocking, but overclocking it would have very little benefit because it is already too low on power.

~Lordbob
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03 Nov 2010   #28
Thorsen

Win7 Home Premium 64x
 
 

That is why I suggested earlier to just purchase a new Pentium 4 @ 3.2Mhz. This is ten times safer than OC'ing your current one. The build is the same and the chip is the same, but it is tested and rated at that speed. I would also suggest getting a different Heatsink Fan for the CPU as well that will cool the chip properly....

Another note is that changing the FSB also overclocks the Ram. So the Ram will also have to have proper cooling.
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03 Nov 2010   #29
Lordbob75

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by truckerich View Post
get into the bios and crank up voltages 5%. I've ran my cpu going on 3 years now at 3.0 to 3.5 v. memory 1.9v no problem.
Just a gamer having fun.
First off, TERRIBLE idea.
EDIT: This isn't just a terrible idea. This will DESTROY that CPU. Literally.

Second off, if you are running your CPU at 3.5 volts it should have MELTED by this point.
Your CPUs operating voltage is 0.85V – 1.3625V.

~Lordbob
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03 Nov 2010   #30
zekramcross

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit
 
 

Thank you Lordbob for saving me from what almost was a CPU funeral.
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