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March 24, 2013 12:53:43 AM

So I've searched on the internet, and most people told me to overclock through my Bios. However, under the advanced settings i can't seem to find anything. Som guy said that, since my PC was from Acer, they would'nt let me OC, and return it for warranty. Do you know any other way? I've tried clockgen, but the two lower options or just gone.. Help please

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March 24, 2013 12:56:35 AM

xbulow said:
So I've searched on the internet, and most people told me to overclock through my Bios. However, under the advanced settings i can't seem to find anything. Som guy said that, since my PC was from Acer, they would'nt let me OC, and return it for warranty. Do you know any other way? I've tried clockgen, but the two lower options or just gone.. Help please


sorry but your rig is not meant to nor should be overclocked.
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March 24, 2013 1:00:08 AM

Its a prebuild. So no... Acer will have a custom locked BIOS that will hinder an OC. NEVER buy prebuilds... If it is not faulty, you will not be able to return it on warranty.
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March 24, 2013 1:05:20 AM

Novuake said:
Its a prebuild. So no... Acer will have a custom locked BIOS that will hinder an OC. NEVER buy prebuilds... If it is not faulty, you will not be able to return it on warranty.


I know, not the best I've bought in my life, but anyways, i should be able to shift my motherboard in the future right? Then i should be able to overclock?:-)
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March 24, 2013 1:14:54 AM

xbulow said:
Novuake said:
Its a prebuild. So no... Acer will have a custom locked BIOS that will hinder an OC. NEVER buy prebuilds... If it is not faulty, you will not be able to return it on warranty.


I know, not the best I've bought in my life, but anyways, i should be able to shift my motherboard in the future right? Then i should be able to overclock?:-)


it would help yes but you would need a new PSU most likely too. better off just doing a new build.
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March 24, 2013 1:15:23 AM

xbulow said:
Novuake said:
Its a prebuild. So no... Acer will have a custom locked BIOS that will hinder an OC. NEVER buy prebuilds... If it is not faulty, you will not be able to return it on warranty.


I know, not the best I've bought in my life, but anyways, i should be able to shift my motherboard in the future right? Then i should be able to overclock?:-)


Yeah, but that would mean purchasing a new Windows copy. AND a new CPU cooler, AND a new PSU probably. AND its probable that the CPU cooler will not work in that case.

Let me ask you a few qs if you don't mind?
Why do you want to OC?
What is your PCs EXACT model number?

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March 24, 2013 1:16:36 AM

atomicWAR said:
xbulow said:
Novuake said:
Its a prebuild. So no... Acer will have a custom locked BIOS that will hinder an OC. NEVER buy prebuilds... If it is not faulty, you will not be able to return it on warranty.


I know, not the best I've bought in my life, but anyways, i should be able to shift my motherboard in the future right? Then i should be able to overclock?:-)


it would help yes but you would need a new PSU most likely too.



LOL ditto.

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March 24, 2013 2:25:33 AM

Novuake said:
xbulow said:
Novuake said:
Its a prebuild. So no... Acer will have a custom locked BIOS that will hinder an OC. NEVER buy prebuilds... If it is not faulty, you will not be able to return it on warranty.


I know, not the best I've bought in my life, but anyways, i should be able to shift my motherboard in the future right? Then i should be able to overclock?:-)


Yeah, but that would mean purchasing a new Windows copy. AND a new CPU cooler, AND a new PSU probably. AND its probable that the CPU cooler will not work in that case.

Let me ask you a few qs if you don't mind?
Why do you want to OC?
What is your PCs EXACT model number?



It's really not a big deal. And I'm not going to upgrade my PC until a couple years. (I'll buy a new gpu of course, but nothing else) I'm very happy for my sytem and i think it's quite descent.

i7 2600
gtx 560 ti up to 4 gb
16 GB ram
2000 GB HDD
500 w psu
Acer Predator G3610
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March 24, 2013 2:44:47 AM

xbulow said:
Novuake said:
xbulow said:
Novuake said:
Its a prebuild. So no... Acer will have a custom locked BIOS that will hinder an OC. NEVER buy prebuilds... If it is not faulty, you will not be able to return it on warranty.


I know, not the best I've bought in my life, but anyways, i should be able to shift my motherboard in the future right? Then i should be able to overclock?:-)


Yeah, but that would mean purchasing a new Windows copy. AND a new CPU cooler, AND a new PSU probably. AND its probable that the CPU cooler will not work in that case.

Let me ask you a few qs if you don't mind?
Why do you want to OC?
What is your PCs EXACT model number?



It's really not a big deal. And I'm not going to upgrade my PC until a couple years. (I'll buy a new gpu of course, but nothing else) I'm very happy for my sytem and i think it's quite descent.

i7 2600
gtx 560 ti up to 4 gb
16 GB ram
2000 GB HDD
500 w psu
Acer Predator G3610


Nope, a new mobo will not help you, the 2600 needs to have a K(2500K or 2600K or 2700K) to OC effectively.

To be fair you are right that that CPU is still very powerful and perfectly up to date. I would OC the GPU or get a more up to date GPU if you feel you need better gaming performance.

Of course if you want GENERAL performance an SSD will be great too.
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March 24, 2013 3:16:10 AM

Novuake said:
xbulow said:
Novuake said:
xbulow said:
Novuake said:
Its a prebuild. So no... Acer will have a custom locked BIOS that will hinder an OC. NEVER buy prebuilds... If it is not faulty, you will not be able to return it on warranty.


I know, not the best I've bought in my life, but anyways, i should be able to shift my motherboard in the future right? Then i should be able to overclock?:-)


Yeah, but that would mean purchasing a new Windows copy. AND a new CPU cooler, AND a new PSU probably. AND its probable that the CPU cooler will not work in that case.

Let me ask you a few qs if you don't mind?
Why do you want to OC?
What is your PCs EXACT model number?



It's really not a big deal. And I'm not going to upgrade my PC until a couple years. (I'll buy a new gpu of course, but nothing else) I'm very happy for my sytem and i think it's quite descent.

i7 2600
gtx 560 ti up to 4 gb
16 GB ram
2000 GB HDD
500 w psu
Acer Predator G3610


Nope, a new mobo will not help you, the 2600 needs to have a K(2500K or 2600K or 2700K) to OC effectively.

To be fair you are right that that CPU is still very powerful and perfectly up to date. I would OC the GPU or get a more up to date GPU if you feel you need better gaming performance.

Of course if you want GENERAL performance an SSD will be great too.


Exactly! That's my thoughts also. However I'm not gonna upgrade antil further, maybe when Bf4 comes out. You should'nt know a good, cheap SSD? I do have the money, but I've allready spend much on my money on this setup.:-)
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March 24, 2013 3:20:44 AM

xbulow said:
Novuake said:
xbulow said:
Novuake said:
xbulow said:
Novuake said:
Its a prebuild. So no... Acer will have a custom locked BIOS that will hinder an OC. NEVER buy prebuilds... If it is not faulty, you will not be able to return it on warranty.


I know, not the best I've bought in my life, but anyways, i should be able to shift my motherboard in the future right? Then i should be able to overclock?:-)


Yeah, but that would mean purchasing a new Windows copy. AND a new CPU cooler, AND a new PSU probably. AND its probable that the CPU cooler will not work in that case.

Let me ask you a few qs if you don't mind?
Why do you want to OC?
What is your PCs EXACT model number?



It's really not a big deal. And I'm not going to upgrade my PC until a couple years. (I'll buy a new gpu of course, but nothing else) I'm very happy for my sytem and i think it's quite descent.

i7 2600
gtx 560 ti up to 4 gb
16 GB ram
2000 GB HDD
500 w psu
Acer Predator G3610


Nope, a new mobo will not help you, the 2600 needs to have a K(2500K or 2600K or 2700K) to OC effectively.

To be fair you are right that that CPU is still very powerful and perfectly up to date. I would OC the GPU or get a more up to date GPU if you feel you need better gaming performance.

Of course if you want GENERAL performance an SSD will be great too.


Exactly! That's my thoughts also. However I'm not gonna upgrade antil further, maybe when Bf4 comes out. You should'nt know a good, cheap SSD? I do have the money, but I've allready spend much on my money on this setup.:-)


Do not go cheap on an SSD, buy a good reliable one of whichever size you can afford. Good ones are Samsung 840 Pro, OCZ Vector. 120/128GB is a good size to look at.
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March 24, 2013 3:36:00 AM

Novuake said:
xbulow said:
Novuake said:
xbulow said:
Novuake said:
xbulow said:
Novuake said:
Its a prebuild. So no... Acer will have a custom locked BIOS that will hinder an OC. NEVER buy prebuilds... If it is not faulty, you will not be able to return it on warranty.


I know, not the best I've bought in my life, but anyways, i should be able to shift my motherboard in the future right? Then i should be able to overclock?:-)


Yeah, but that would mean purchasing a new Windows copy. AND a new CPU cooler, AND a new PSU probably. AND its probable that the CPU cooler will not work in that case.

Let me ask you a few qs if you don't mind?
Why do you want to OC?
What is your PCs EXACT model number?



It's really not a big deal. And I'm not going to upgrade my PC until a couple years. (I'll buy a new gpu of course, but nothing else) I'm very happy for my sytem and i think it's quite descent.

i7 2600
gtx 560 ti up to 4 gb
16 GB ram
2000 GB HDD
500 w psu
Acer Predator G3610


Nope, a new mobo will not help you, the 2600 needs to have a K(2500K or 2600K or 2700K) to OC effectively.

To be fair you are right that that CPU is still very powerful and perfectly up to date. I would OC the GPU or get a more up to date GPU if you feel you need better gaming performance.

Of course if you want GENERAL performance an SSD will be great too.


Exactly! That's my thoughts also. However I'm not gonna upgrade antil further, maybe when Bf4 comes out. You should'nt know a good, cheap SSD? I do have the money, but I've allready spend much on my money on this setup.:-)


Do not go cheap on an SSD, buy a good reliable one of whichever size you can afford. Good ones are Samsung 840 Pro, OCZ Vector. 120/128GB is a good size to look at.


Okay, thanks:-)
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