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Originally Posted by DarkPyro;12098104 
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-forums/desktop/f/3514/p/19284084/19517534.aspx

ironic, I looked at that exact page about half an hour ago while trying to get into my bios xP lol I don't have any other monitors to try it on though xp
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Sorry to say this but dell does not support overclocking... To be perfectly honest with you aswell i would not overclock a processor that is under a dell stock cooler anyway, they are designed to keep the processor cool at stock and stock only so i wouldn't attempt it.

If you do get the new processor make sure it is supported by your motherboard and the bios version aswell, if you like post a CPU-z screenshot (type CPUz into google and download it) of the mainboard tab so we can get some info to help you.

Other than that what i can suggest also is when you decide to get a new PC come back here and make a thread and people will help you to build your own, you will save a bucket load of cash and have a better PC to boot.
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post #13 of 17
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If I do get a new PC, I'd like to simply get a laptop though which I have no idea how to build on my own, I don't even know how to build a desktop on my own, so I'd love to upgrade/ overclock this one xP but apparently I'm not going to be able to :'(
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post #14 of 17
Laptops suck for gaming, they get hot, cost more, and give you less performance.

There are many guides on how to assemble a pc.
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Yeah, but I'd love one for the portability as my family goes on stupid trips every summer >.> so it'd be awesome to take with me. But yeah I "assembled" a computer on new egg today (going through there products looking for everything I'd need and having one tab for each product I would need and simply adding up the costs) total came to around $720 with all mandatory parts and the specs crushed a couple $800 and $900 gaming computers I saw pre built. I'll be saving up my money ASAP especially once I get a job in the coming months, then I'll post back here with sort of a challenge to see who can "assemble" (the same way I did, just post me all the links to their chosen products) the best computer within a certain budget xD
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Originally Posted by rivaldog;12109490 
Yeah, but I'd love one for the portability as my family goes on stupid trips every summer >.> so it'd be awesome to take with me. But yeah I "assembled" a computer on new egg today (going through there products looking for everything I'd need and having one tab for each product I would need and simply adding up the costs) total came to around $720 with all mandatory parts and the specs crushed a couple $800 and $900 gaming computers I saw pre built. I'll be saving up my money ASAP especially once I get a job in the coming months, then I'll post back here with sort of a challenge to see who can "assemble" (the same way I did, just post me all the links to their chosen products) the best computer within a certain budget xD

This is my forte... i have a few rigs saved for a few budgets that i have done recent aswell. So if you come back post a thread and pm me also tongue.gif
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I built my rig for about £600, have a look at some 'barebones' systems which usually have a case, PSU, CPU and mobo, then you can choose the RAM, graphics card, hard drive fans etc etc its what I did with mine and its just easier as once you get the system its just a case of plug and play smile.gif

If you want portable, check out the small form factor machines down the forum a bit, they are small and usually almost as powerful as some full tower rigs.

I am planning on making a small form factor rig at some point to take with me, gaming on laptops suck, but small form factor systems are very portable.
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