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Thread: Need Help Overclocking eMachine




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    I have a eMachine T2042. It has a Celeron(R) CPU 2.00 GHz.
    Also has 128 Megabytes of RAM.

    I want to make it faster by overclocking it.
    Am new at this, so any help would be appreciated.

    Thanks.

    Ivan

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    pre-built computers do not allow overclocking. So Don't waste your time..

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    and even if it could be overclocked it would still be a slow ass piece of junk
    replace the computer if you need more speed
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    itd be more beneficial to add another stick of ram to that old dog :roll:

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    More useful if you use that piece of junk for a foot rest.
    or you can sell it and built a man's computer.!

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    Quote Originally Posted by gar187er
    itd be more beneficial to add another stick of ram to that old dog :roll:
    gar187er is absolutely correct - first things first, get an adequate amount of RAM and tweak your OS
    you will be surprised at the difference this will make

    as you state you are new to this, there are some excellent guides on this site to help you tweak the OS
    make sure you read and understand each step thoroughly
    know how to undo each change you make just in case
    reboot and test thoroughly between each step

    overclocking is the last step to be taken in making a PC run faster/better/more efficiently

    you have much work to do before you get anywhere near that point

    Have fun :thumb:
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    Assuming that OS is XP:
    http://www.tweaktown.com/document.ph...review&dId=324
    http://www.tweaktown.com/document.ph...Id=434&dPage=1

    And they're all right on RAM. You'll want to know what kind of RAM you have though. Download CPU-Z:
    http://www.cpuid.org/cpuz.php
    Post what type you have if you don't know much and we'll help you figure out what you should get.

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    It always amazes me how willing some folks are to spend another's money for them. Buying another machine is many times not an option so lets take a look at something that might be more in line with what you're aiming for...

    First off, more memory can help make things faster. If you're running Win9x (this includes WinME), 256MB memory is the sweet spot. If you happen to have WinXP installed, then the sky is pretty much the limit (as long as your mainboard supports it, that is). 512MB is probably as high as I would go in your situation.

    As to the overclocking, the comment was made that this probably cannot be done with your factory machine. This is pretty much the straight and narrow since manufacturers of PCs have discovered that by removing the options within BIOS that allow for overclocking and performance enhancements, they can save a huge amount of dollars annually on tech support. This is one of the easiest ways to scrap a system if you're not sure of what you're doing. So manufacturers just use a hacked BIOS that takes away the ability to make the changes necessary to overclock. BUT...

    You MAY be able to use a utility like SoftFSB to manipulate the FSB settings. With your Celeron based system this won't amount to a huge increase, but it may allow you to at least get a bit more performance out of the machine. But research your motherboard's chipset and see if it is supported by whatever utility you decide to play with. Not all of them are supported so it can sometimes be a crap-shoot, but it is at least worth a shot.

    Good luck!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Darthtanion
    First off, more memory can help make things faster. If you're running Win9x (this includes WinME), 256MB memory is the sweet spot. If you happen to have WinXP installed, then the sky is pretty much the limit (as long as your mainboard supports it, that is).
    No, 512 is good in 9x. Problems start occuring with more than that. The limit is probably 2 GB with your motherboard (the processor can't handle more than 4GB anyway). Regardless of your OS (unless it's 95 or something...), I would suggest 512 MB of PC2700 or PC3200 (we'll need to know more about your motherboard and current RAM to determine that).

    Of course, if you could get a new system, that would be a good idea. However, I can appreciate how that might not be a possiblilty.

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