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Can you overclock an OEM Dell Optiplex GX260?

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January 3, 2012 8:36:46 PM

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.
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January 3, 2012 9:10:06 PM

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.
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January 4, 2012 10:33:31 AM

As long as you are using an OEM motherboard from Gateway, Dell, HP, Acer, etc... you cannot overclock.
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January 4, 2012 10:48:49 AM

This topic has been moved from the section CPU & Components to section Overclocking by Mousemonkey
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January 4, 2012 12:48:09 PM

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.
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January 4, 2012 2:48:44 PM

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?
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January 4, 2012 4:11:41 PM

yup
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January 4, 2012 5:29:20 PM

Alright, well, thank you all for the help. By the by, how much faster and/or smoother would it be with that new processor?
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January 5, 2012 6:01:37 AM

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
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January 15, 2012 12:44:36 AM

Best answer selected by davidmull12.
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January 15, 2012 12:49:53 AM

Thank you so much, I really appreciate the help.
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January 15, 2012 3:43:12 AM

[:truegenius:8]
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