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Anybody have an overclocking tip for me, I'm on an hp dc5800 business version and almost every overclocking option is blocked, any help!


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I don't know if the overclocking options can be unlocked, but I wouldn't dare attempt it with this PC.  It's too small for cooling, the power supply probably doesn't have good enough capacitors and other internal parts, and the motherboard's chipset is not good for overclocking at all.  So not only do I think that this would be risky if you were able to do it, but it could be a huge headache.  I mean, I would be surprised if you could get the CPU past 3.3 or 3.4 GHz - if you could even get that high, which I doubt.

 

I'm sorry for being a downer, but I don't want to lie.  You'd need to take the CPU out and make a new system with it using a better motherboard that has either the P35 or P45 chipset, a better case (for cooling), an aftermarket CPU cooler, and a better PSU that has the higher quality internals to deliver cleaner power that's more stable.  You may also need higher quality memory because the memory can be a limiting factor.  Of course, at that point you'd be better off selling the computer and building a new one from the ground up.  ;)

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Agreed ^^ But had a abit mobo and had mine @ 4 ghz ez
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Basically everything TwoCables said; this is a retail HP PC.
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You cannot overclock on an OEM machine. Time to build a custom machine biggrin.gif
 
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Agreed ^^ But had a abit mobo and had mine @ 4 ghz ez

 

Which abit board was it?

 

What CPU cooler did you have?

 

Was yours an E0, or just a C0?

 

I mean, I don't want him to think that he should get 4 GHz easily just because someone else did.  I want to drive home the point that it depends on the other parts.

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Which abit board was it?

Abit p35pro



What CPU cooler did you have?

freezer 7 pro

Was yours an E0, or just a C0?

c0 stepping. sold it an got i7 920 then different i7 920 now 930
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I had one that I ran at 3.9 daily, but that was water cooled also. The problem I see, is this old cpu is not worth spending the money on buying overclocking gear. I think it is a good cpu for basic computers, it overclocks well, but it is just old and slow.
     
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Impossible. First the motherboard cannot handle it, and the options are locked and no kind of unlock is possible.

You'd have to buy another motherboard but I don't think it's worth to invest into 775 and parts are getting hard to find.
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I think it good Just deepens on what you want to do with it. get a use mobo from here and a cheap cpu cooler (can use on newer pc too) and good to only like 40 dollar mobo. I got a great mobo from here cheap. got my old e6300 to 4 ghz buddy's wife loves it.
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