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Overclocking P4 E-Machines?

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I'm at my dad's house for Christmas vacation right now until Tuesday, and he's got an old E-Machines computer I helped him pick out before I knew alot about computers.

I opened it up to clean the dust out for him, and I noticed a sticker inside that said something about jumper settings and enabling the BIOS setup options.

Once I got it sort of clean, I started it up, and I noticed it has a Pheonix Award BIOS, and I could actually change clock settings. Is this something they used to enable a few years ago or something? I was pretty fascinated by the options inside a proprietary machine weren't locked down like most others.

I'd like to offer to take his computer home and upgrade it for him since I'm coming back in February. I noticed he's got a 512MB stick of 5400 DDR2 Corsair RAM in there. I could easily put in a couple of cheap gigs of RAM, and maybe even a quieter fan for his CPU. Everything seems mostly well-taken care of. I think the faster RAM would really make a difference.
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takes that long to upgrade? lol

go for the overclock just watch the temps
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Okay forget I ever said anything. I just found out from my dad last night that they actually had some work done to it a few months ago and in the process they got a new motherboard not long ago, lol.

I might still hook them up with some more ram or something.

Thanks anyway!
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