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March 29, 2010 1:56:19 AM

I'm a complete rookie, but would like to know how to over clock a Core 2 Duo E4300 on a Dell Precision T3400 (Intel x38). I would appreciate the help!

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March 29, 2010 2:04:23 AM

Is it even possible?
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a b K Overclocking
March 29, 2010 7:25:01 AM

you cannot overclock your CPU because your Bios is locked.
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a b K Overclocking
March 29, 2010 4:54:35 PM

I'm not aware of any Dell systems that let you overclock.
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a b K Overclocking
March 29, 2010 8:06:25 PM

there is a way of unlocking the Bios, but its not worth the hassle.
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March 29, 2010 8:40:13 PM

why is it too complicated? I dont mind, it is either that or get a new Quad Core. But I rather go for the cheapest option.
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a b K Overclocking
March 29, 2010 8:50:52 PM

You have a pre-built pc, this means you will notice little to no performance gains if you are successfull at unlocking the Bios & able to overclock. Dell's are not meant for overclocking unless you spend a LOAD of cash on one of their XPS or alienware models.

You want to overclock? Get a real board =)

Dell OEM boards are horrible when it comes to bumping up the CPU clocks.

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March 29, 2010 9:14:12 PM

I will say i have succesfully overclocked a Vostro 200 With the vcc and fsb padmod buuut that does not work on all motherboards. It was way worth it have a e4600 running at 3.2 from 2.4 trust me tottaly worth it. you have to draw on the actual processor with a conductive ink and change the fsb from 800 to 1066 or 1333. The way to look up this mod is search for pad mod in google i will try to find links.

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March 29, 2010 9:19:29 PM

thently said:
I will say i have succesfully overclocked a Vostro 200 With the vcc and fsb padmod buuut that does not work on all motherboards. It was way worth it have a e4600 running at 3.2 from 2.4 trust me tottaly worth it. you have to draw on the actual processor with a conductive ink and change the fsb from 800 to 1066 or 1333. The way to look up this mod is search for pad mod in google i will try to find links.

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I assume you also upgraded the CPU cooler?
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a b K Overclocking
March 29, 2010 9:31:38 PM

No not at all and it does not run that hot. oh and here is a link read through all this it will help old but best i could find.

http://www.overclockers.com/forums/showthread.php?s=a14...

The rest of the system is 4 gigs ram and my old 8800GTX. Makes a wonderfull 2ndary Gameing puter for my office.

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March 29, 2010 9:40:41 PM

well i have an OLD Dell XPS 400 (Pent. D 2.8Ghz) that came with a huge CPU cooler (6 heatpipes) and it would not withstand anything over 3.3/3.4Ghz. The temps were in the 75c+ arena. Even after I had re-pasted and re-seated the cooler the temps were just to high for daily operation.
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March 29, 2010 9:45:52 PM

OvrClkr said:
well i have an OLD Dell XPS 400 (Pent. D 2.8Ghz) that came with a huge CPU cooler (6 heatpipes) and it would not withstand anything over 3.3/3.4Ghz. The temps were in the 75c+ arena. Even after I had re-pasted and re-seated the cooler the temps were just to high for daily operation.



I did not see over 60c when stressing and with my hand on the heatsink it was barely warm I have not looked at this PC in a year or so as i said 2ndary PC my son and friends game on it but have zero stability issues. Not sure if it will help the OP but just thought I would give him and option for free or the 10 or less bucks to get the conductive ink. And you know netburst was a heck of a spaceheater anyway :)  Prescott was killer when overclocked LOL. These core 2's dont make much heat at least not till the quads anyway..

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March 31, 2010 2:12:41 AM

Im gonna do the mod, im ordering the defogger repair kit since there is no place here that sales that :(  I spent the whole day looking for it. But as soon as I get it next week Ill post results :) 
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March 31, 2010 2:15:26 AM

Im doing the 333Mhz (1333 FSB) pan mod


If it works, Ill buy the fan right away. If not stick with it for a while.

Thanks Thently for the link, great help.
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March 31, 2010 2:35:31 AM

if it doesn't work you might need to do the volt mod, I don't have any links but it's the same as the pin mod but different pins, it's for the volt of the cpu.
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March 31, 2010 3:08:25 AM

do you have an idea on how to do that?
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March 31, 2010 3:13:03 AM

Thently did you had to volt mod when you overclocked your Vostro?
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a b K Overclocking
March 31, 2010 3:26:29 PM

Yes I did I am finding it hard to find the whole list I had back when I did this but here is a link to 2 diffrent voltages I did the firsts one.

http://www.overclockers.com/forums/showthread.php?t=498...

Look for a post by JS1 with pictures
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April 1, 2010 4:12:25 AM

Ok first attempt no good. I used Loctite - Rear Window Defogger Tab Adhesive (21351). The problem is that it has two parts to mix in order for it to work, after 4 hours of application it was clear that it didn't bond at all. Next step Ill get a circuit pen to do the pin mod. I'm almost sure I cant get it locally so It'll take me a couple days to get my hands on it.
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April 1, 2010 5:36:20 AM

Do anyone know what VID I would need on E4300 to overclock from 200 to 333 (800 to 1333FSB)? Stock is 1.325 V.

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April 1, 2010 4:11:21 PM

Try 1.375. It's what I used on my E4500 and was stable at 1066 on a p45 chipset mobo. Didn't want to go higher since I was selling the chip and didn't want to burn it up.

http://forum.****/overclocking/12426-e4300-1333fsb-mod.html
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April 2, 2010 7:04:06 PM

hundredislandsboy said:
Try 1.375. It's what I used on my E4500 and was stable at 1066 on a p45 chipset mobo. Didn't want to go higher since I was selling the chip and didn't want to burn it up.

http://forum.****/overclocking/12426-e4300-1333fsb-mod.html


that link is incomplete, cant access it.
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April 2, 2010 7:24:10 PM

Sorry. I think THG filters out some of the other forums but Google has so many links to your specific issue with the E4300 hitting 1333 fsb wall.
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April 24, 2010 8:55:06 PM

Ok guys Ive finally received today the CircuitWriter. I did the 266Mhz 1033 FSB mod. Total success, computer started without any issue.

This is the pin mod I did...







No voltage mod needed :) 

I dont think I would need a better fan than the stock one. Highest temp its around 60C, avg is around 40C, almost the same as before...

I would recommend this pin mod to anyone who has the E4300 processor, Ill trial this mod extensively, after will do the 3.0Ghz mod on it, thanks all for the help.
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April 24, 2010 9:02:57 PM

You coulda also try using programs to overclock such as setfsb but it may be old
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April 24, 2010 9:09:52 PM

ubernoobie said:
You coulda also try using programs to overclock such as setfsb but it may be old


Cant do it on a Dell, must be a pin mod in order to over clock.
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April 24, 2010 9:14:02 PM

Best answer selected by Panama TJ.
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