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Alright so im a total noob and need some instruction here.



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I think thats all anyone needs to know... So pretty much i am interested in overclocking my CPU. it IS a pre built Acer if that makes a difference. I was wondering if it can be done and if so how.
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it is a prebuilt. you cannot overclock no matter what. simple as this. so no. it cannot be done.

/thread.

Reason's: the bios is locked, so you cant edit anything.

Pre-built's Motherboard and powersupply cannot handle the extra strain and have a good chance of failing or simply not being able to handle the load.

and on stock OEM cooling? dont think so.. you are **** out of luck.

EDIT: new power supply and motherboard. like scrotes said. however.. even if the bios allowed it. your mobo or psu couldnt handle it.
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yep ud have to buy a new mobo and power supply if u want to overclock that cpu
    
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Well than seeing how i cant do that is there anyway to overclock my GPU?

Its an ATI Radeon HD 5450
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for the GPU, most of us on here use MSI Afterburner
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Here's a link for MSI Afterburner
    
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Just follow one of the guides here: http://www.overclock.net/amd-general...l-threads.html

Since your CPU multiplier is locked, Just turn up the fsb higher by 2-3 then boot into windows and use a stress test software, if it passes the test, restart and go to bios and increase fsb again. More info can be found on the link I posted.

Take note that turning up the fsb increases the speed of both CPU and RAM


However, I dont suggest you overclock your phenom because its already very fast.
Its your HD 5450 that is slow, that graphic card is designed for HD movies only and not gaming. Better just to replace it with something faster like an HD5770 or GTX460.

This guide is for AM2 processor but yours is AM3, but its very similar and I learned how to OC just by following it: http://www.overclock.net/amd-general...ocket-am2.html
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So, are you actually going to fold on it?
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