New to the forum so let me start with a little bit of background. I'm 21 years old and have been interested in computers since about 11. I've recently decided to dapple in some computer modifications and building . I decided to start with taking a old Dell Demision B110. I've upgraded in the following ways
1. installed a Geforce 6200 2656mb Pci gpu
2. upgraded to 2 GB DDR SDRAM
3. upgraded to a SL6PG (Intel Pentium 4 3.067 GHz)
My question is there any way to unlock the dell bios on a intel 865gv chipset( i know unlikely however cant hurt to ask ) to allow for overclocking? Then More importantly would like to know of a motherboard i can purchase for overclocking abilities. Preferably a Motherboard that has a good reputation without a lot of hassle for overclocking. Socket is 478 with a P4 HT SL4PG Northwood running at 3.0.
Any advise or suggested components is appreciated. I don't mind invest a little bit of money nor am i trying to have this computer the fastest it can run; Mainly trying to learn more about building and overclocking as well as just earn experience along the way.
No to changing the dell board bios. Look for the same chipset in msi, asus, etc. I check ebay or computer geeks for older boards. Don't spend too much; may be cheaper to sell off your old stuff and start over. Now may be a good time to upgrade the cpu/board/ram all at once. You can sell it for free on craigslist or anandtech's for sale forum if you live in the states.