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I just bought a new HP m8020 media center pc. I am going to start using it for game and processing speed is only 2.13ghz so I was wanting to overclock it to boost it up a lil, for my more high end games. The motherboard is a asus and model is P5LP-LE. The processor is a intel core 2 Duo 6420. If anyone nows of any programs or just being able to overclock of the motherboard and or bios would be helpful.
post #2 of 15
Sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but you cant overclock a prebuilt, ie hp. You should of built your own. Yes theres software to do it but I would notreccommend doing it that way at all. Just live with what you have.
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post #3 of 15
Why didn't you built your own computer? Better overclocking protentials and cheaper.

It's kinda hard to OC it
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post #4 of 15
No overclocking on an hp.
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post #5 of 15
Shortys, he's right its probably not overclock-able.
Due to being an HP

There is software, but its pretty shady and not really recommended.

However- that C2D will work in a better motherboard... maybe time to swap it out?

Oh- and PS, you act as if 2.13Ghz is bad.
If it was a P4 chip, sure.
2.13Ghz C2D does a LOT more work than a P4 @ that speed.
I know it's not a set fact, but you can think of it as being roughly twice as fast since C2D are ~12 operations per clock cycle, and P4s are ~6 ops/cycle.
Plus, it's dual core, so it offloads work to the other core.
Trust me - its fine for gaming!

    
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Fill in your computer specs detailed here- http://www.overclock.net/specs.php?do=addsystem
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post #7 of 15
No Overclocking For A Pre-Build.

Should of built you own >_>
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post #8 of 15
Guys chill out with the "SHOULD HAVE PREBUILT, NOOB!"

He's clearly new here, 1 post!

He'll know next time, jeez guys relax.
Most of the world doesn't have to overclock to be happy.

And he clearly was misinformed quite a bit, as he thought 2.13Ghz was too low.
Get my drift?
    
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post #9 of 15
id kill right now for a 6420
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post #10 of 15
If higher clocks = better, you can have my D and give me your 6420
    
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