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anyone overclocked a Dell Optiplex GX620

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im looking into getting a cheap desktop to play with for now then build and upgrade as i go

http://cgi.ebay.com/Dell-Optiplex-GX620-Pentium-D-3-0GHz-1GB-160GB-m6-/310291026926?pt=Desktop_PCs&hash=item483ec953ee#ht_2462wt_1139

planning on getting that then maxing out the memory "8g ddr2"

im just wondering if this computer can even be overclocked as is? ive never atempted an overclock so i wana get this to try plus this is actually a bit larger then my current set up

duel pentium r 1.8 2gmem ddr2 320g hdd

ill be upgrading the hdd in that desktop to 1tb



currently only asking about overclocking the cpu
Edited by hifonics10 - 1/29/11 at 5:40pm
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as is know. the board is locked from being OC. you'd have to change the board out at least to be able to OC
    
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dell motherboards do not allow overclocking bios-wise and software-wise, so no you cant overclock it. i wouldnt advise it anyway as the stock cooler is horrendous.
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OEM computers like these (mass produced by companies like Dell, HP, Acer, etc) typically do not have overclocking options in the BIOS. As such, you'd have to resort to using software overclocking tools, which are a mess. Support for specific hardware is spotty, and any overclock results you get are likely very unstable.
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so i would be better off getting another board. how do ik if a board supports oc. im new to this but want to get into it dont have alot of money thats why im looking into getting this plus its something cheap to play with incase things go wrong. if i do oc i wont be using the stock cooling.


http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813121047

i could get this board but this only has a max mem of 4 but that would be cheaper over all then getting 8 i dont run much atm a few games that i would just like to run better for example i cant play halo 2 on my laptop very well at all its retardedly laggy even in campain i also do alot of halo combat evolved and custom edition im wanting to start getting into a few newer games as well so thats why im wanting to get this desktop and oc it even if i have to swap out the mother board thats not to much of an issue since the price doesnt change much
Edited by hifonics10 - 1/29/11 at 5:53pm
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imo no point overclocking an old pentium D
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why not? its something i wana try why pay a grand on something then when i try to do oc it i ruin it? makes sence to me to buy a cheaper machine max it out even stock it would still be better then what i have currently
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