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How do I overclock my E7400?

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Hey everybody, I'm new to these forums - I need some help here. I'm completely oblivious to overclocking, and I'm looking into overclocking my Intel C2D E7400.

My specs:

Dell Inspiron 518 -
http://www.pcworld.com/product/32125...8.html?p=specs

PSU / Diablotek 500W -
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817822008

CPU / Intel C2D E7400 (stock speed 2.80GHz) -
http://ark.intel.com/Product.aspx?id=36500

RAM - 4GB

If you wanna link me to the most basic tutorial for overclocking, I'll use that, but I'm really new at this and I have some questions specific to my situation so I don't F stuff up-

  • How high can I overclock my CPU without requiring a new fan / add-ons? - how do I do this?
  • Would an OC help me boost performance with an HD 5770?


Again, I'm really new at this so I need my hand held through this process (haha jk but seriously.)

Ask me if you need any other specifications. Tips and comments would be greatly appreciated, thanks everybody!!
Edited by aznbrigader64 - 4/23/11 at 7:16pm
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I don't think you can overclock that unfortunately.
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I don't think you can overclock that unfortunately.
Could you explain please?
post #4 of 25
You cant, sorry.


Your bios is locked down, not allowing you to adjust any FSB settings which is essential for overclocking.
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Originally Posted by The Master Chief View Post
You cant, sorry.


Your bios is locked down, not allowing you to adjust any FSB settings which is essential for overclocking.
is there a way to work around it?
Edited by aznbrigader64 - 4/23/11 at 7:22pm
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is there a way to work around it?
No unfortunately, there's nothing you can do.
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is there a way to work around it?

edit - well while we're here, is it possible to use a Sapphire HD 5770 with my current, ****ty PSU?

HD5770 -
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-873-_-Product

** Would it fit inside my Dell Inspiron 518 case? **
Yes it should.
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No unfortunately, there's nothing you can do.
well while we're here, is it possible to use a Sapphire HD 5770 with my current,terrible PSU?

HD5770 -
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-873-_-Product

** Would it fit inside my Dell Inspiron 518 case? **

^ okay thanks for the answer

for future reference, not to play 20-questions, could I move all my stuff to a new motherboard, then would it be possible?
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Quote:
Originally Posted by aznbrigader64 View Post
well while we're here, is it possible to use a Sapphire HD 5770 with my current,terrible PSU?

HD5770 -
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-873-_-Product

** Would it fit inside my Dell Inspiron 518 case? **


I definitely would NOT even let that PSU near my rig let alone power a 5770.
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Weird, how did I answer his question before he posted it?
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