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June 3, 2008 10:21:09 PM


Hi,

I'm completly new to overclocking. I have a DELL C521 with Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core 5000+ 2.60 GHz
CPUZ reports: Socket AM2 940, 90nm, Core VID: 1.1 V
Dell motherboard with Nvidia GeForce 6150 chipset.

I can use the MSI utility to overclock my 8600GT graphics card ok.

Are there any such utilities to increase the upper limit on the CPU clock speed.

I've downloaded a bunch of utilities for monitoring: CoreTemp, CPUZ, HWMonitor, prime95, etc.

...but how do you actually overclock in the first place ? Bios / Dip switches / Utility ?

Any help is appreciated.

thanks

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June 3, 2008 10:27:35 PM

dblyth2007 said:
Hi,

I'm completly new to overclocking. I have a DELL C521 with Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core 5000+ 2.60 GHz
CPUZ reports: Socket AM2 940, 90nm, Core VID: 1.1 V
Dell motherboard with Nvidia GeForce 6150 chipset.

I can use the MSI utility to overclock my 8600GT graphics card ok.

Are there any such utilities to increase the upper limit on the CPU clock speed.

I've downloaded a bunch of utilities for monitoring: CoreTemp, CPUZ, HWMonitor, prime95, etc.

...but how do you actually overclock in the first place ? Bios / Dip switches / Utility ?

Any help is appreciated.

thanks


sorry. you can not overclock that dell.
June 3, 2008 10:40:39 PM

try using the amd overdirve, i use it to extra overclock my phenom sometimes , from the overclock i have in bios
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June 3, 2008 11:34:11 PM

Thanks for responses, I've tried playing with AMD overdrive but it won't let me increase the multiplier bigger then x13, which is what it's already on.

I don't seem to be able edit anything else. I have gone into the preferences and verified that all the 'edit' colume is set to true.
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June 3, 2008 11:36:01 PM

^You need to have a BE (aka Black Edition ) chip to go beyond stock multiplier. Dell for most part don't allow OCing on their PCs.
June 4, 2008 2:11:58 AM

unless its the XPS and even that, they don't allow voltage changes i think.
June 4, 2008 2:58:08 AM

next time don't buy a dell, build your own computer.
June 4, 2008 3:13:51 AM

Of course Overdrive won't let you change your multi past 13, its not unlocked. You want to up the FSB.

But I probably shouldn't say much more, it really needs to be done from the BIOS which is not possible with a dell.
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