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Hi overclock.net ;D, it's my first post and i need your help already ;P

So, i have got an Intel E4300 running @ 1.795.60 Ghz (never oc'ed anything) and the question is without buying anything is it possible to get to 2.0 or 2.2 or even higher ? i have a dell inspiron E520 the stats are :
Windows Vista Home Edition SP2
Ram DDR2 512x2 Samsung +1gb x2 (unknown make ) clocked @ 667mhz
ATI Radeon 4670HD 512mb
BIOS is Dell's from 07 version 2.2.1 it says also it is named phoenix?((and i dunno how to upgrade it :S))
Dell Motherboard 0WG864

From what i've read in the everest the processor runs at 1.8v
it can run max @ 5200, runs now @ 1800
(Internal clock ?? im polish so dunno how to translate that, it runs @ 800 Mhz)
post #2 of 6
Unfortunately no its not possible on that system.. The motherboard does not allow it and it dangerous to use software.....

So without buying a better motherboard & cpu cooling your better off just enjoying what you have...

I have an E4300 running in my 2nd system, they are great overclocking cpu's.

Oh, BTW.. Welcome to oc.net
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Thanks for the quick reply, could you perhaps guide me on how to upgrade the bios ?
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Prebuilt computers (Dell, Gateway, HP, etc.) can't be overclocked.
There are no settings in the BIOS for overclocking.
99.99% of the people who but these machines don't even know what overclocking is, so there's no reason for the manufacturers to include that capability.

As for a BIOS update, There are no BIOSs from Dell that would allow overclocking. Writing your own BIOS would be pretty much impossible. at best.
Edited by billbartuska - 12/22/10 at 7:03am
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Yeah DELL mobos are BIOS locked so you`ll not be able to OC..

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Thanks for the quick reply, could you perhaps guide me on how to upgrade the bios ?
If everything is working fine there is no need to update the bios...

A bad bios flash can result in a system that no longer works...


Without buying new hardware your limited to what you have, and what it runs at
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