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    I am totally new to overclocking and I have been reading some of the posts on this forum, but I don't get how to overclock. Can somone give me a link to a site that will explain overclocking to me and how to get me started with overclcoking.

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    Here is the mystical magical answer to all your problems:
    Click here for the answer to this question and about 90% of the questions you will ever have

    Heck, I'll help you more than that:
    Click here for a more specific solution to your problem

    Seriously, just go into your BIOS. Find settings for voltages, front-side bus, and multiplier.

    Anyway, do you have a pre-built system, like a Dell, Gateway, or Hewlett-Packard? If so, you almost definitely won't be able to overclock, anyway.

    On top of that, you may not have adequate cooling for overclocking. System specifications would be nice to know (assuming you built this or a friend built it for you).

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    I do have a Dell right now but I was just wondering how to overclock and what it is

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    Heh, Dell here too. No overclocking can really be done on one of these suckers, so I hope you bought it with a processor thats already fast, cuz it wont be getting any faster. You can still overclock graphics cards and buy faster memory.

    EDIT: Overclocking is making a processor (Computer Processing Unit) CPU or a (Graphics Processing Unit) GPU run faster than its stock clock speed which is measured in megahertz, but new CPUs run at more than two thousand megahertz so most people will say gigahertz (as in a thousand megahertz) so my 2530 megahertz CPU would be written as 2.53 gigahertz.
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    Actuall 2.53GHz. ;)

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    Oooh, Dell. Look up SoftFSB. It's an OC tool that allows you to to adjust the FSB from within Windows.

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    softFSB is not a subtitute for a decent motherboard.
    it doesnt allow for voltage changes which are essential for reaching a high overclock.
    the motherboard may not be able to reach high FSB speeds either.
    personally i cant see much point in overclocking a dell. if its too slow either upgrade it or replace it. just my :2cents:
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    thanks for the replys and I dont plan on overclocking the dell I have but i might overclock my new rig im buulding when i get enough cas, but I just wanted to knbow how to overclock as im new to it. Thanks I found some good guides that will help em out once i get my new comp

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    Quote Originally Posted by wayout44
    Actuall 2.53GHz. ;)
    I did not include abbreviations, oh well :roll:
    Intel Pentium 4 2.53GHZ 533FSB
    1024MB PC-3200 DDR-SDRAM
    Sapphire Radeon 9800PRO 128MB
    Foxconn 865-PE6LS Motherboard
    Western Digital WD400BB 40GB, Western Digital WD600BB 60GB Hard Drives
    POWTEC Demon 480W PSU
    Dell UltraSharp 18001FP 18" LCD Monitor
    Windows XP Professional SP2

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