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Celeron won't OC

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I baught a HP computer awhile ago. It has a 2.8ghz celeron procesor. i relized it wasn't able to over clock so i replaced the mobo with a MSI mobo. I then tried to overclock it in the bios, the bios doesn't let me do much but it does let change the ram frequence and the cpu frequence. my cpu's default frequence is 100mhz so the next step up is 133mhz. I then saved it to my bios and rebooted.. it would not boot up! so i reset the bios and tryed changing the settings and still won't OC. so i then tried programs to OC. I can't really find my exact mobo, i can find one close to it but.. so i try FINE TUNING and bumped it up 1mhz and the computer just locks up and does nothing. i've tried everything and it won't OC its driving me insane! i've even droped the cpu to 2.79mhz and it locked up! whats going on ? any help is appreciated!
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Older celerolns are locked
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Unfortunately, most store-bought computers grey out all or most of the overclocking options. Software overclocking is your only real option, and it sounds like that isn't going very well. You pretty much have two options with your current gear 1) hunt around for different software OC programs and maybe find one that supports your mobo and 2) possibly find a different BIOS for your mobo that makes some overclocking options available. Your best bet is to get a new motherboard. I'm not aware of HP doing anything goofy with their systems (Dell, for example, has done some funky things with their PSUs, cases, and other components that makes upgrading components difficult). A new mobo will get you around the hurdles you've been encountering, but unfortunately, it will hit your wallet. I wish I had better advice for you. Good luck!
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its only about a year old... well that kinda sucks! thanks alot
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Same thing was happening to me with my P4, I went to my MOBO's manufacturer's website and DLed the latest BIOS and flashed my old one, I was finally able to OC.

See if there are any BIOS updates for your MOBO and flash it, try it after.

P.S. be very careful flashing your MOBO, follow given instructions strictly.

By the way if you have 800Mhz FSB your default frequency should be 200Mhz (quad pumped).
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In my experience, no matter where you get a celeron CPU, weather from a store bought computer or from custom made computer, CELERONS do not overclock easily, and don't take very kindly to overclocking. My best advice...switch to AMD they ROCK! They will usually have a lower FSB than INTEL, but over all...AMD IS THE BEST
Hope this helps.
PS. I have a Celeron processor, and I am experiencing the same thing. I have an intel celeron northwood. and you?
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