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Can I overclock using Intel D945GCNL MOBO?

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Hello, new to the board and to overclocking. My son has an older PC and we're trying to make it last. He'd like to play some games that require a CPU speed rating higher than he has now.

Specs:
CPU - Celeron E1200 1.6Ghz dual core
MOBO - Intel D945GCNL, Bios NL94510J.86A.0036.
RAM - 2GB PC4200 DDR2
GPU - XFX 9600GSO 768mb DDR2
PSU - 450W

There doesn't appear to be any tool in the BIOS to allow overclocking. I've researched this CPU and reports say it's stable @ 2.4Ghz, which is all we probably would need out of it. Are there any windows based programs that would allow overclocking rather than doing it in the BIOS? Any advice would be appreciated. thanks
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Well..Honestly your computer seems a little dated, if you have the money I would suggest a total system upgrade
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Don't bother, it's not possible.

Time to upgrade
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