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This question is asked very often, the simple answer is that it depends what kind of motherboard you are using.
Proprietary Computer manufacturers such as Dell, HP, Compaq, Gateway, IBM and most manufacturers use Intel motherboards that have the necessary BIOS options locked. For those users there is always hope, you can try using software overclocking programs, they do not work as good but can give you a boost.

The software is not universal, so it would not be guaranteed to work on your computer, so I have created a thread at http://www.overclock.net/showthread.php?p=271681 were you can post your software findings so that others can refer to your findings. Please check the thread to see if you can find anything that will work for you.

If you are using a custom built computer and do not know if your motherboard has the needed options please feel free to post the questions in the related motherboard section for us to assist you in accessing the possibility.

Even if you cannot Overclock your computer at this point in time I would like to emphasize that you are always welcome to remain on Overclock.net for help with computer related issues or to help others with their problems.

Contributed by Lostnhell
post #2 of 8
answers a lot of newbie questions- smart thinking.
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post #3 of 8
could have mentioned where to find overclocking software
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YA WHERE COULD I FIND THE OVERCLOCKING SOFTWARE I HAVE AN HP AND NEED THE SOFTWARE WHATS UP WITH TELLING ME ABOUT IT BUT NOT TELLING ME WHERE TO GO TO GET IT LOL WHAT EVER ILL FIND IT . PS A SIMPLE LINK WOULD HAVE BEEN NICE HEHE (O_o)....LB LATER
post #5 of 8
mabey its best not to mention where to find overclocking software to a new-b before they do some research first. they should be abel to find it while they are learning. i would hate to see some newb overclock his moms pc to the oint it burns on an acount that he had no idea what he was doing.
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Please read the third paragraph for references to Overclocking software
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excellent faq
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post #8 of 8
thanks alot nice faq
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