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Howdy,

I just picked up a Dell Vostro 400 w/ the Core 2 Duo E6750 @ 2.66ghz. I'm pretty new to all this and I'm just wondering if its possible at all to overclock this guy? I heard you might need to change motherboards to do that. If so, what would be the cheapest option?

Thanks!
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Most likely you will have to switch out your motherboard, and I would recomend getting an aftermarket CPU cooler. Does your Vostro 400 have integrated video or a dedicated card video card?
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If you spent that much money on a prebuilt I would leave it be. The vostro is a good computer and do everything you need it to do. IF you are insistent on OCing it I think the cheapest decent board would be the Abit P35 board http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813127031
    
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If you spent that much money on a prebuilt I would leave it be. The vostro is a good computer and do everything you need it to do. IF you are insistent on OCing it I think the cheapest decent board would be the Abit P35 board http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813127031
The only thing I wonder is whether or not it is an ATX board or a BTX board?
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Good point, I dunno you may need to replace the case or opt for a smaller mobo.
    
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You would most likely need to change the case and depnding on the PSU you may need to change that also.

If you look in your case onto the side of your PSU can you please tell us the AMPS on the +12V RAIL and its overall wattage ?
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You would most likely need to change the case and depnding on the PSU you may need to change that also.

If you look in your case onto the side of your PSU can you please tell us the AMPS on the +12V RAIL and its overall wattage ?
if i recall it has a "decent" PSU. I'd grab a cheap p35 board, a cheap case, and a good cpu cooler

you could probably get a little money selling the stock mobo and case here, maybe... lol.

edit: moots is selling an extremely similar system here: http://www.overclock.net/sale/296617...re-8800gt.html

looks like from the pics it might be ATX. if it is you might be able to stuff a p35 board in there. I could be way off tho.

edit edit: looks like it's micro-ATX if it's any kind of ATX at all... lol

edit edit edit: here's a cheap, good, no frills case: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811147075

and here's an awesome sub $100 p35 OCn board:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128059

edit edit edit edit: the case I suggested might be a lil crampt. I'd suggest something else but I'm far from an expert on cases...
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if i recall it has a "decent" PSU. I'd grab a cheap p35 board, a cheap case, and a good cpu cooler

you could probably get a little money selling the stock mobo and case here, maybe... lol.

edit: moots is selling an extremely similar system here: http://www.overclock.net/sale/296617...re-8800gt.html

looks like from the pics it might be ATX. if it is you might be able to stuff a p35 board in there. I could be way off tho.

edit edit: looks like it's micro-ATX if it's any kind of ATX at all... lol

edit edit edit: here's a cheap, good, no frills case: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811147075

and here's an awesome sub $100 p35 OCn board:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128059
Good stuff.

Nice informative post. Keep it up
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Dell Vostro is a laptop......
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Dell Vostro is a laptop......
no it's not... well this one isn't

btw thx enterprise nvr had so many edits to one post b4, lol.
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