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I'm entering in the HWBot competition, and i am dead last. How could I overclock it with the stock mobo, an HP 085Ch? And, I have been looking at this mobo; http://www.asrock.com/mb/overview.asp?Model=P4VM890

How high could I OC with that mobo, if anything. I have a Intel Pentium 4 3.0 GhZ Northwood core. And, If I could, what would be the best way to oc it?
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I'm entering in the HWBot competition, and i am dead last. How could I overclock it with the stock mobo, an HP 085Ch? And, I have been looking at this mobo; http://www.asrock.com/mb/overview.asp?Model=P4VM890

How high could I OC with that mobo, if anything. I have a Intel Pentium 4 3.0 GhZ Northwood core. And, If I could, what would be the best way to oc it?

Stock boards like HP's and Dell's have limited BIOS setting and dont allow you to OC.
Best thing you can do is swap out the motherboard for an aftermarket one that will allow you to OC.
But do you really want to spend money on Socket 478 stuff?

According to the specs, it says "- Supports Untied Overclocking Technology" so you should be able to OC at least to some extent with that board, it would probably come down to the CPU more, i believe every CPU gives different results.
Also, make sure you've got appropriate cooling if you're planning to overclock.

Ive got an old Dell Socket 478 system that i use sometimes and i've tried heaps of temperature monitoring applications and none of them report the CPU temp, not sure if applications like CoreTemp or AIDA64 will report temps properly for Socket 478 CPU's.

If you want to get max performance with that era stuff, you can grab a 3.2Ghz Pentium 4 with HyperThreading for <$10 on ebay these days that will work in that board.
   
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