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I'm looking to overclock my Dell Optiplex 755 It has an Intel 2 core duo processor that has a stock rate of 3.0Ghz
Im not looking for a huge difference. I want to overclock it without having to buy a new cooling or anything. Just looking to get a little more umph out of it. I have a EVGA GeForce 8400 GS 1 GB DDR3 PCI Express 2.0 video card that should be here tomorrow. I have 4GB of ram (4 X 1GB cards) I would like to overclock the Processor first and if i can do the ram then okay but im not to worried about it. Was just wondering if i could get any help on how to start this process. I looked at my BIOS and the Processor tab wont let me change anything in it. So as of right now I'm at a stalemate with my computer until i can get into that tab. I dont really want to put much money into this computer seeing as it was only $150 when i got it, +20 for 2 more gigs of ram and another 30 for the video card.

Thanks in advance for any advice or input (Good or bad)
post #2 of 9
I am not entirely sure if you can overclock.

99.999% of overclocking occurs in the bios. Dell does a pretty good job of locking down all the bios control.
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So what would i have to get to be able to overclock? A new mobo right?
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So what would i have to get to be able to overclock? A new mobo right?

Yes, and a new PSU and cooler probably wouldn't hurt either.
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So what would i have to get to be able to overclock? A new mobo right?

probably a new rig in general. Just a month ago I had a job where I did nothing but fix those PCs for a school. That thing is just such a waste of time and effort to do anything to it.

A good start for getting a decent performance boost would be reinstalling the operating system. IDK when the last time you did that was, but if it was a year+ ago then doing a fresh install will improve performance.
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Actually its a completely fresh install. I only have internet. Skype and my antivirus. There isnt anything wrong with this computer for what i want it for. I actually am mainly going to be playing Diablo 3 on it. Wont run with stock video card though. The computer has no bloatware on it either. Just windows 7 Prof. legal and activated and my basic every day stuff.

I dont plan on having this computer for a long time thats why i wanted cheap upgrades. Maybe a year tops
Once the summer comes around im going to be working (only 16, parents wont let me get a part time during school) So i might build a rig during the summer or something.
Edited by EzKialez - 5/14/13 at 10:07pm
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Actually its a completely fresh install. I only have internet. Skype and my antivirus. There isnt anything wrong with this computer for what i want it for. I actually am mainly going to be playing Diablo 3 on it. Wont run with stock video card though. The computer has no bloatware on it either. Just windows 7 Prof. legal and activated and my basic every day stuff.

If it has sata ports on it of any kind, you could look at getting a cheap/used agility 3 ssd to put D3 on. You can sometimes score them for as little as 30 bucks for a 60gb version.
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Okay I'm a little computer smart. But what exactly would that do?

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Okay I'm a little computer smart. But what exactly would that do?

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SSDs are much faster than HDDs, both in read/write and in latency. Using an SSD will greatly increase the speed of any disk operations; it's pretty much the single biggest upgrade for general use.

Also, you said Diablo 3 won't run on your 8400GS? You could also get a low-profile Radeon HD 7750 for ~$100-110, which would give an enormous boost to your gaming performance.
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