Originally Posted by NDK
It is not possible to overclock XPS 435t. You have to change the motherboard. Believe me, there is no other way. Asus P6X58D perfectly fits to dell case, however front panel connectors are a real pain.... Am currently trying to work something out.... There's another thread here on OCN which I'm trying to bring back to life.... still got no response... Check out the post by WilliamPerdigon -
I'd be willing to bet this isn't entirely true. Most HP's are this way with the default hp/compaq bios. However since most hps use Intel made motherboards, you can simply flash the bios with an intel release for that motherboard, which will unlock a lot of the bios's features hp doesn't want you to have access to. Doing this may void your warranty, I would check first, but it is safe to do. Keep in mind if the bios isn't moded to support the oem, you will loose your windows activation. There are ways around this however, and in your case since it is an oem computer and has a legal tag on the side. The reason you can unlock these features is simple.. it's an ami/award or pheonix bios that the oem just programs their version of. The portion of the bios that actually controls the motherboard is the same, bit by bit.