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Ok, so I've been convinced by Idiot to overclock my processor instead of attempting to buy a new one

So would any one be able to tell me exactly what I'm going to need to do? I've noticed there's a lot of software out there some guides mention to get, and some recommend trying to get into the BIOS to change the FSB which I'd much rather do then using a conductive ink pen to connect pins on the processor and do it that way, but I can't get into my BIOS tried holding del, F1, F2, ctrl + alt + enter at start up and nothing works to get me into my BIOS, only thing available is F12 for boot setup to change the boot order and also, if I do overclock, say using the BIOS, will I need to find a way to alter fan speeds and control temperatures? and if so, how do I do that?
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First off what exactly do you have to work with?
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First off what exactly do you have to work with?
An open mind, waiting for instructions xp I don't have a conductive ink pen (as far as I know, might have to take a look in the garage) and there's definitely a possibility I'll have access to copper tape, I'm guessing, as my father works on G.E. appliances a lot. Would that be the answer you were looking for? o.O
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do you have one of those pre-assembled dells? most pre-assembled PC's that you buy from big company's don't allow you to change the fsb.... or very much at that.
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do you have one of those pre-assembled dells? most pre-assembled PC's that you buy from big company's don't allow you to change the fsb.... or very much at that.
Sadly... yes... but idiot was instructing me on how to do the manual overclock, connecting pins and all with conductive ink, I just want to do a BIOS overclock though so I could get it done tonight, but I'm not sure I'll be able to since I can't even get into my BIOS and because its a pre-built dell
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post #6 of 17
well if you are having trouble getting into bios i would suggest trying a different monitor. some other people were having the problem that the monitor was not displaying the full boot process.

however even if you do get into it i doubt you will be able to do much with the bios. not a sure 100% either way because im just speculating... but from my experience your not gona be able to do jack **** with a pre-built comp.

sorry man. but if you can i will gladly help.
post #7 of 17
o and here is a lil bit of info on it not displaying some of the boot process and geting into bios.

http://en.community.dell.com/support.../19517534.aspx
post #8 of 17
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don't worry about it, that's dell for ya >.> I suppose I could always just buy the new processor I'm looking at. great deal (in my eyes) $141 for a dual core E7500 running at 2.93 ghz stock, but Idiot said if I did overclock this computer I could get to that 2.93 ghz which is why I'd love to so bad, save me a $141 xp
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post #9 of 17
well... you might be able to get there you might not... its different for each proc and each system. Ive worked on overclocking my proc for a whole year and you just cant get past "The Wall".
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Well, I'd be fine with not being able to pass a wall, as long as I can get past the stock 1.6 ghz im stuck running on right now >.> I mean if I could even get this just to 2 ghz or 2.2, I'd be pysched. I'd be able to run Oblivion muuuuuch better. I run vanilla oblivion perfectly, but I have a ton of mods including a texture pack installed for it that improve the game by a ton, but it gets laggy occasionally, but even just at 2.2 ghz im sure it'd be running great
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