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Is it possible to "unlock" a BIOS?

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I was just wondering, as my CPU is coming to the end of it's life if it would be possible to unlock my BIOS (not my sig rig, which isn't my current PC) to try and squeeze a little more out of the CPU?

According to CPU-Z I have an American Megatrends P01-B0 BIOS on a PackardBell M3700 board (which is locked).

My CPU is an Intel Pentium T4500, which has had a core failure so is a single-core, clocked at 2.3GHz on 1.15v.
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Only if there was for some reason a bios hack for your particular board (which I would look to get the manufacture, etc.) otherwise no you're pretty much stuck with what you have.

You also have to remember, even if there was for some reason, OEM boads are made as cheap as possible, so overclocking would likely burn out components quickly as they aren't made to take any more voltage than absolutely necessary, thus why you pay more $$ for custom boards. You could buy an extremely cheap mobo on which you could o/c with, but seeing that you're only running on one core, its probably not worth it.
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