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Thread: Can I overclock a Dell




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    I hope I'm not asking a stupid question as I cant find the answer anywhere. I have a Dell 8300 3.0 Ghz P4. How do I find out what mother board it is and can it be overclocked?

    Thanks.

    HG.

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    you can try to go inside your BIOS, see while the FSB can change or not. If your DELL is under warantty, better u don't change any setting of those computer. want to play OC is better buy a clone system, it u can change any setting, any part and anyway u like.

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    I have searched and found the answer.

    Apologies.

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    This must be one of the most common questions asked here.

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    Thats because many people buy dells and then they are not satisfied with their performance because they suck

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    i have a dell to, it's ok. if you say dells suck, which in most ways they do, what should i do about buying a computer. should i be daring and try to build my own, or is the somewhere i can get a computer that is suitable for my needs.

    needs= lots and lots of high performance gaming

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    Build your own. Most people learn how by just doing it. No special training or something stupid like that.

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    ya, but if i were to build my own computer (thinking about it) wouldn't i just be doing the same thing dell does. wouldn't dell and myself be using the same parts, so what is the difference?

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    No. Dell will use bad RAM, bad motherboards, bad power supply units, bad cooling (if you want to overclock anything), sometimes even bad video cards (unless you pay extra for a seperate AGP card). On top of that, Dell includes your Windows installation with a bunch of useless ****. You can't overclock or anything remotely similar.

    Oh, there's also the part where you can get a much better computer for less money than a Dell costs.

    Plus you can customize a computer you build a lot more.

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    figures, thanks for the goog information. do you think $2000 or possibly a little more would be enough to custom build a computer that would be able to handle any game that's out there today?

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