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Thread: How is overclocking done in the Bios?

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    I went to the bios and looked everywhere. It gives me no option to change anything. What can I do to do some over clocking to my computer?
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    O/S: Windows Xp Service Pack 2
    Processor: Intel Pentium 4
    Speed: 2.6 ghz
    Graphics: Nvidia Geforce 6800 128MB DDR SDRAM
    Ram: 1Gig of ram
    Comp Model: Hp Pavilion a250n
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    You have an HP, a comp assembled by a manufacture: So you can't overclock in the bios.

    You can only OC in the bios if you built your own comp, and even then some crappy mobos dont support OC.
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    If you have to ask this question then I don't think you should attempt overclocking.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Virtualbody1234
    If you have to ask this question then I don't think you should attempt overclocking.
    Nah, he could easily download an OC utility and overclocked that P4 to 4ghz.
    Biostar XE T5
    i5-750 @ 4.0 GHZ stable (CM Hyper 212)
    2 x 2GB Cosair XMS3 DDR3 1600MHZ
    Radeon 5850 @ 866/1254MHZ
    Intel X25-M in RAID 0
    WD Caviar Black 2TB in RAID 0
    3 x Asus 25.5" VW266H LCD [Eyefinity]

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    I think it's highly unlikely that the stock PSU could/would provide the power necessary to do any serious OCing.
    "I am the one who knocks."- Heisenberg

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    Well I did do research before I posted and I saw where it said you cannot overclock assembly lined computers BUT the reason why I asked was someone managed to overclock the same mobo I have, but I just read it off another forums found on google. But he didn't mention what he used. Anyways VirtualBody everyone has to learn sometime and I may not have the option of overclocking on this computer, but that doesn't mean I don't know how too.
    Systems Specs
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    O/S: Windows Xp Service Pack 2
    Processor: Intel Pentium 4
    Speed: 2.6 ghz
    Graphics: Nvidia Geforce 6800 128MB DDR SDRAM
    Ram: 1Gig of ram
    Comp Model: Hp Pavilion a250n
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    Successfully upclocking a PC is a real balancing act and requires more than the ability to crank the FSB.
    Your hardware must support it.
    A typical assembly line PC lacks such hardware.

    Open your case and look at the PSU.
    If it is a Bestec (or any of it's ilk where the wiring weighs more than the interior components) stop right there- you're done.

    What kind of control options does your BIOS offer?
    How good is your RAM?

    If (and that is a big "if") you could raise the clock speed can your cooling handle the extra load?

    Are you willing to accept the possibility of killing your machine and can you recover from an OCing crash?
    Instability arising from pushing your PC's performance past the norm can take many guises- can you diagnose the problem and rectify it?

    Finally...what's the point of this exercise?
    Just to see if it can be done, or are there performance deficiencies you want to address?
    "I am the one who knocks."- Heisenberg

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    Quote Originally Posted by clocker
    Successfully upclocking a PC is a real balancing act and requires more than the ability to crank the FSB.
    Your hardware must support it.
    A typical assembly line PC lacks such hardware.

    Open your case and look at the PSU.
    If it is a Bestec (or any of it's ilk where the wiring weighs more than the interior components) stop right there- you're done.

    What kind of control options does your BIOS offer?
    How good is your RAM?

    If (and that is a big "if") you could raise the clock speed can your cooling handle the extra load?

    Are you willing to accept the possibility of killing your machine and can you recover from an OCing crash?
    Instability arising from pushing your PC's performance past the norm can take many guises- can you diagnose the problem and rectify it?

    Finally...what's the point of this exercise?
    Just to see if it can be done, or are there performance deficiencies you want to address?
    Ah clocker, you describe the joys and tears of OCing so eloquently
    Biostar XE T5
    i5-750 @ 4.0 GHZ stable (CM Hyper 212)
    2 x 2GB Cosair XMS3 DDR3 1600MHZ
    Radeon 5850 @ 866/1254MHZ
    Intel X25-M in RAID 0
    WD Caviar Black 2TB in RAID 0
    3 x Asus 25.5" VW266H LCD [Eyefinity]

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    You really think that?
    If so, it's only because I stand on the shoulders of giants.

    And poop on their heads.
    "I am the one who knocks."- Heisenberg

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    Quote Originally Posted by clocker
    And poop on their heads.
    Eloquently, too.
    “Think about how stupid the average person is, and then realize that half of 'em are stupider than that.” -George Carlin

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