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can i take my cpu out of my hp and put it in a custom built pc and overclock it ? becouse dont they block that from you doing it on a pre built one from hp?
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I would think that you could replace your HP motherboard with one that overclocks well. That may be it. You WILL need an aftermarket CPU Cooler and MAYBE faster RAM (depending on what speeds you want to hit).
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You need to post some specs of your machine.
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can i take my cpu out of my hp and put it in a custom built pc and overclock it ? becouse dont they block that from you doing it on a pre built one from hp?

it is possible .... & yes pre built machines usually have a locked bios

u can try & use software to OC it but that causes more trouble than good most of the time...

what chip is it...? might be worth just keeping the HP online & building a whole new rig
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It depends on his system and I got a .4 ghz STABLE overclock with setFSB but ditched it because it would not allow me to adjust RAM speed. I think it would be better to not overclock on an HP motherboard anyways. May be harmfull.
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can i take my cpu out of my hp and put it in a custom built pc and overclock it ? becouse dont they block that from you doing it on a pre built one from hp?
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i have a hp pavillion a6110n
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about a year ago
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Quote:
Originally Posted by jrharvey View Post
It depends on his system and I got a .4 ghz STABLE overclock with setFSB but ditched it because it would not allow me to adjust RAM speed. I think it would be better to not overclock on an HP motherboard anyways. May be harmfull.
mate....he stated in the OP he wishes to take the cpu out of the HP & OC it in a purpose built rig......

so yes it is possible...
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ok so if im just swaping out motherboards and keeping everthing else the same do i have to erase my hard drive?
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