Closed Solved

Can you overclock an OEM Dell Optiplex GX260?

Let me explain a bit, it's not really OEM, but at the same time, it is. It uses some OEM parts such as the motherboard, processor, CPU Fan, and the power source, but it has a custom Hard Drive, DVD/CD Drive, and video card. My question is, what possible program can I use to overclock my 2.8 GHz Socket 478 Pentium 4, since I know the bios is locked? I am currently using an AGP XFX Radeon 4650, which I overclocked to as far as I can safely go, but I need to push the processor a bit more until I can get a replacement PC. What possible program could I use to overclock the CPU? I tried CPU FSB and Clock Gen, CPU FSB didn't work because I use Windows 7, and Clock Gen just didn't work for some reason.
11 answers Last reply Best Answer
More about overclock dell optiplex gx260
  1. For overclocking the problem is that the Dell BIOS does not allow it program or not! You can look on the internet for a modified BIOS (I have come a cross them in the past) but Overclock on that CPU is not going to help much. Just beware a bad BIOS flash can leave your computer useless.
  2. As long as you are using an OEM motherboard from Gateway, Dell, HP, Acer, etc... you cannot overclock.
  3. This topic has been moved from the section CPU & Components to section Overclocking by Mousemonkey
  4. to overclock it you will either flash your bios with a moded one or need to change your board
    otherwise you cannot overclock it
    oem blocks some features of board which are necceasorry for overclocking.
  5. So no chance of overclocking it, even with programs? Not even if I install a new 2.2 GHz Core 2 Duo to replace the Pentium 4?
  6. yup
  7. Alright, well, thank you all for the help. By the by, how much faster and/or smoother would it be with that new processor?
  8. Best answer
    depends on your overclocking
    10% overclocking will make it to perform ~10% better in benchmarks,
    ~5%-15% in games

    keep monitoring your temps

    by the way, are you planning to buy a neew board, if yes then sellout your curent board, ram and cpu, and START a new thread in system build section, you can use other parts on a new build

    p4 are too old you can have a far more better pc in 100$ having 4gb of ddr3 ram and good duel core cpu
  9. Best answer selected by davidmull12.
  10. Thank you so much, I really appreciate the help.
Ask a new question

Read More

Overclocking CPUs OEM