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I just bought a used Dell Inspirion XPS laptop off of ebay. It comes with no documentation. I have no clue what the motherboard is, but i'm willing to find out with suggested utility tools or anyone who knows. I want to update the bios to something where i can modify the cpu speed settings. The current bios is terrible and will not allow me to change a thing. "A06 bios?) The chip is a dual intel 3.4mhz. I dont even know where to start. I know HOW to update bios, but i dont even know which bios to look for, especailly one that will be up to date, and allow me to change alot more settings than the current restrictive one. Thanks for any help!!
 

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Dont change speed frequencies in a laptop. It will get too hot and it is dangerous.
 

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Don't.
 

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ok i wont overclock it, however i would like to mess around with the bios. I bought the laptop which was made for gaming, and i'd like to tinker around with the bios to get the most out of this badboy. but right now, i'm learning a laptop is nothing like a desktop.... any leads on how to find out which bios to flash? I really have no clue where to start, and i'm scared to death to pop the case open...
 

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A bios wont let you get anything more out of a laptop.
 

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...Don't.
 

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well fckn around with the video card sure has made a noticable difference. the changes i made to my desktop made a massive difference so i'd assume the same to be true for this. most changes i want to apply to the video card, not to the laptop's cpu speed. trust me i'll get some more juice out of this baby. either way worst case.. how do i simply just put the most up to date bios available for my computer on here? I have no documentation on what computer this is, nor stickers on the computer itself. The device manager is very vague... I just want to make sure at the least this computer has the most up to date chipsets and bios... thanks , and damn you guys are fast
 

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well fckn around with the video card sure has made a noticable difference. the changes i made to my desktop made a massive difference so i'd assume the same to be true for this. most changes i want to apply to the video card, not to the laptop's cpu speed. trust me i'll get some more juice out of this baby. either way worst case.. how do i simply just put the most up to date bios available for my computer on here? I have no documentation on what computer this is, nor stickers on the computer itself. The device manager is very vague... I just want to make sure at the least this computer has the most up to date chipsets and bios... thanks , and damn you guys are fast

There is nothing to change in the BIOS in a laptop.
 

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Dont overclock anything, not even the video card. It will get hot, and it will throttle, and sooner or later, you WILL mess something up.
 

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is this a overclocking thread or a anti-clock forum? ***... .duh overclocking can ruin my ****, no ****. This isnt the first machine i've overclocked, i just have no experinece with laptops and dont need a noOb lecture
 

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is this a overclocking thread or a anti-clock forum? ***... .duh overclocking can ruin my ****, no ****. This isnt the first machine i've overclocked, i just have no experinece with laptops and dont need a noOb lecture

pc's are fine to overclock because they can be cooled properly. on the other hand laptop cooloing is appauling, hence laptop bios'snever have any options to overclock. if you have a pc you ant overclocking we will be more than happy tp help
 
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