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msiv48

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#1 14 years ago

Ok i need to know how to overclock my processor for more proformance. I have Windows XP Pro 5.1.2600 build 2600 dell 4550 it came with an obviously cheap processor called the 'x86 Family 15 model 2 setpping 6 GenuineIntel ~2392mhz' BIOS version 2.3 1024MB RAM Could i possibly overclock the processor to get more proformance? it has sufficent cooling, a hood going right to the heatsink, out through the back.




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#2 14 years ago

If you want more gaming performance you want a new video card, if you want more desktop performance you want a new processor. Anyway, if your processor is 2300mhz dont worry about it, its good enough.




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#3 14 years ago

I really wouldn't suggest you overclock for two reasons. First, it really is not something you should do unless you are quite familar with computers. Second, that is plenty of speed. Mine is only 1.2 ghz and I have no problems with it.




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#4 14 years ago

what good graphics card can i get for 60 dollars or around 60




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#5 14 years ago

none




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#6 14 years ago

haha good answer i just got my 9800pro (200USD) umm about the over clocking thing, its not all that hard to change stuff and make it go fast but you need to have good cooling good case with cooling. If you want to do it you should goto www.hardocp.com and goto their forums and tell them what you want to do they will try to help you. Its over whelming at first but everything is soo just read about it a litttle first then start changing stuff. im not trying to sound careless its just that when i didnt know what i was doing everyone was like !!!CAUTION!!! and scared me so i didnt really want to do it cause i though i was going to ruin everything but then i tryed it and it was very easy the only think you should not touch that much is the voltage thats something that will burn up your brand new CPU even though there is a auto shut off thing when it gets too hot (you can adjust the C of that from your BIOS)




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#7 14 years ago

CPUs and video cards should come with software that will allow you to overclock with a click of a button. My GIGABYTE FX 5950Ultra video card came with a program like that and i overclocked to 525/1000mhz with about 5 clicks of the mouse. That is a great feature with gigabyte cards.




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#8 14 years ago

Umm....that's in all nvidia drivers.....




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#9 14 years ago

if you overclock your dell you will lose your warranty for the whole computer, and also cus its a dell you can really only upgrade thru them otherwise a new graphics card may not work in your comp. if you want to overclock you whould build your own homebuilt comp. dont have to worry about compatibilities and only the warranty on the cpu.




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#10 14 years ago

You can't overclock CPU's (or mem or FSB) in Dell's. It's locked in the BIOS.




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