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Windows 7: can i overclock my system? acer x1700

19 Dec 2010   #1

Windows 7 Professional x64 (6.1.7600)
can i overclock my system? acer x1700

Brand Acer Series Aspire Model AX1700-U3700A Type Home / Home Office Processor Intel Pentium dual-core E2220(2.4GHz) Processor Main Features 64 bit Dual Core Processor Cache Per Processor 1MB L2 Cache Memory 4GB DDR2 Hard Drive 640GB SATA 7200RPM Optical Drive 1 SuperMulti, Double Layer DVD±RW, DVD-RAM featuring Labelflash Technology Graphics NVIDIA GeForce G100 Graphics Card, with 512MB Discrete Video Memory and up to 256MB of Shared Video Memory Audio High-Definition Audio with 5.1-Channel Audio Support Ethernet Gigabit Ethernet LAN Speaker Amplified Stereo Speakers (USB Powered) Keyboard Acer USB Keyboard Mouse USB Optical Mouse Operating System Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
MotherboardChipset NVIDIA GeForce 7100 + nForce 630i
CPUCPU Type Pentium dual-core Installed Qty 1 CPU FSB 800MHz CPU Speed E2220(2.40GHz) L2 Cache Per CPU 1MB CPU Socket Type LGA 775 CPU Main Features 64 bit Dual Core Processor
GraphicsGPU/VPU Type NVIDIA GeForce G100 Graphics Interface PCI Express 2.0 x16
MemoryMemory Capacity 4GB DDR2 Form Factor DIMM 240-pin Memory Spec 2GB x 2 Memory Slot (Total) 2 Memory Slot (Available) 0 Maximum Memory Supported 4GB
Hard DriveHDD Capacity 640GB HDD Interface SATA HDD RPM 7200rpm
Optical DriveOptical Drive Type DVD Super Multi Optical Drive Spec SuperMulti, Double Layer DVD±RW, DVD-RAM featuring Labelflash Technology
Write max: 18X DVD+/-R, 6XDVD-RW, 8X DVD+RW, 8X DVD+/-R DL, 12X DVD-RW, 48X CD-R, 32 CD-RW
Read max: 16x DVD-ROM, 48x CD-ROM
AudioAudio Chipset Integrated
CommunicationsModem 56K. V92 LAN Chipset Integrated LAN Speed 10/100/1000Mbps
Front Panel PortsFront USB 5 Front IEEE 1394 1 Front Audio Ports 2 Card Reader 14-in-1 Digital Media Card Reader
CompactFlash (Type I and II), CF+ Microdrive, MultiMediaCard (MMC), MMCmobile, Reduced-Size MultiMediaCard (RS-MMC), Secure Digital (SD) Card, miniSD Card, xD-Picture Card, Memory Stick, Memory Stick PRO, Memory Stick Duo, Memory Stick PRO Duo
Back Panel PortsPS/2 2 Video Ports 1 DVI, 1 HDMI Rear USB 4 eSATA 1 RJ45 1 port Rear Audio Ports 5 ports S/P DIF 1 port
ExpansionPCI Slots (Available/Total) (0/1) PCI Express x1
(0/1) PCI Express x16
Physical SpecDimensions 15" x 10.7" x 4.2" Weight 12 lbs.
Manufacturer WarrantyParts 1 year limited Labor 1 year limited

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19 Dec 2010   #2


Short answer: Probably not.

Long answer: Overclocking settings are most likely locked out in the BIOS as it's an OEM PC. Plus the CPU cooling most likely isn't adequate enough to support overclocking.
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29 Dec 2010   #3

Windows 7 Pro x64

Most, if not all "home based" PC's are not OC-able at all. Of course, now that I just spouted off, others will show systems that are OEM OC-able....

I do not include higher-end gaming type rigs that are much like the systems you or I would build at home from parts we might buy at places like Newegg....

Overclocking is just a way to squeeze out some extra processing power from a chip (or chipset).... Its the "poor guy's way to run a (sorta) higher-end system for half the money".....

The AMD Phenom II X6 1090t (stock at 3.2GHz) seems way under rated by AMD. I bet many 1090t's are being used daily near 4.0 GHz without a hiccup.....tho maybe using an aftermarket HSF of some type. Why they bothered to release the 1100t with such a piddly boost in stock speed is beyond me....
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29 Dec 2010   #4

Windows 7 Professional x64 (6.1.7600)

i was just tryin to squeeze some more juice outta it but owell .its ok im going into the army anyways. i do play medal of honor even tho i dont have the recommended specs. owell i dont wanna break my system
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