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Hi,

I've had my PC (XPS 420) for about 3 and a half years so far, I upgraded the RAM to 4GB and the OS to Windows 7 64bit a while back, and recently upgraded the GPU and PSU.

However, the CPU seems to be lagging behind a bit, its an Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q6600 @ 2.40GHz (4 CPUs), ~2.4GHz

I was wondering what I would be able to overclock the CPU to without it becoming unstable, I've heard that the DELL XPS BIOS is locked from some, but others say it is accessible.

Thanks for any help!
post #2 of 4
I doubt that it's accessible. If it was, it would be there in the BIOS. I doubt there is some BIOS that you could flash so you could unlock those capabilities.

I would spend some money in finding a OC'ing board. Maybe a Gigabyte GA-EP45 board then go from there.
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open up core temp and see what your VID is and this^
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You probably have a locked multiplier and/or your motherboard just doesn't support it in the BIOS. A possible work around is to try overclocking through "SetFSB". It is an application that you can download that allows you to set your front side bus. If that doesn't work, then I doubt you will be able to overclock it.
    
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