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I dont know how to overclock, i barely know what it is, but i got this new comp, i dont really want to screw up my comp so the safest way would be the best for me. main specs are on my system config, just give me the basics and what i can do with it.



!!!** now i need help badly, things have gone wrong read through and see if you can help**!!!
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If this is a Dell you are not going to overclock!! People would need alot more info on what system you have, mother board is a big part of it.

Check out this thread and this thread as well.
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if its HP (cept the Dell mon) which i think it is NO OC 4 U
    
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this is no dell, its a custom comp, sorry ill have to look up the mother board later
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Alrighty then, since you did not list your motherboard in your system specs, I won't be able to give too specific of advice since I won't know which brand of mobo you have or what BIOS you have.

Do you know how to get into your BIOS? When your computer is booting up you should see a message somewhere on the screen saying Press "_" to get into BIOS or maybe something else to that same effect, press whatever button it tells you to press, for my mobo it is DEL, once you are in your BIOS you can overclock your machine. let me warn you now, overclocking is a long and involved process which can easily take hours to find your best overclock! That being said it can also be very rewarding and even fun.

To overclock an Intel CPU you will basically want to raise your FSB (Front Side Bus) in 5MHz increments, raise it by 5MHz, save changes and reboot. If you were able to get into Windows, get back into your BIOS and repeat until you cannot boot into Windows.

Once you have reached the point where you cannot boot into Windows you have reached a "wall" to get past this wall you will have to do one of a number of things;
1) lower your FSB:RAM ratio, set your RAM to a lower speed (only do this if your memory is running above its rated speed)
2) raise your voltages, I would raise the CPU vCore first by 1 or 2 steps and try to boot, if it fails again try raising your motherboard's (chipset, NB etc.) voltage.

Is your CPU an 820 or 920? If its a 920 you should be able to overclock it very high, probably over 4GHz without any trouble, as you can see my 930 is at 4.21GHz with air cooling. If its an 820 you probably won't get much farther than 3.5GHz.

Also, we're gonna need more info about your computer http://www.cpuid.com/cpuz.php download that program (CPUz 1.33) and run it, it will tell you all sorts of info about your computer, including which CPU you have (exact model) and which motherboard you have (mainboard tab) and the speed and brand of your memory, once you have found that info out, please fill out your system specs with as much detail as you can.
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ive been in my bios, it is a pentium d bios
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had like an nt and big number and something said something about sw singlemode and it was disabled, the proccesor said pentium d with 64t technology, 4 1 gig sticks of ram, i dont know exaclty what proccessor i may need to call the person who made it tommorw.
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post #8 of 57
Download CPUz (linked in my post above) it will show you everything. You don't even have to install CPUz, you just run it and it reads from a file called the CPUID, you won't believe what kinds of info it will show you lol.
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Yes do find the motherboard specs, find out what the ram specs are as this will have a big role in overclocking as well, and by the looks of it your 350 watt PSU is already going to have a hard time keeping up with that Pentium D 2.8, Im going to guess the CPU is a 820 and not a 920, so it is going to be pretty harsh on your PSU, and also on temps, you need to download a program called CPUZ found here. You also need to download a program called SpeedFan which can be found here.
CPUZ is a program for which you can ID your system hardware, CPU, motherboard and your ram speed and timings. Post a screen shot of the main page on CPUZ, then post a screen shot of the mainboard specs, current ram specs and the defult ram specs. See example bellow.

Speedfan is a program in which you can monitor your temps which is a big deal when overclocking, as long as you can keep your temps low the sky is the limit depending on which hardware you have.
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im sure you will want to know this info i just screen captured these things


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