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    Default Need help with cpu speed

    Hi I have a HP Pavilion 8760c
    it's a P3 733 Mhz, and I really need help just to change this number to 800mhz to meet a game requirement. It might be very hard because I'm a computer noob even though I owned this machine for 5 years. My motherboard doesn't have a jumper, and nothing is mentioned about changing any frequency in BIOS so I guess I can't overclock. Is there a way to just to fake the cpu speed so I can install the game?(the game detects and prevents me to start the game) Just 66 mhz off I really don't want to risk changing a cpu for such a old machine. Thanks for any suggestion

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    Default Re: Need help with cpu speed

    You can't and even if you could overclock, the min. specs on games mean that the game can run, but the game itself would be unplayable.

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    Default Re: Need help with cpu speed

    save up and by a new computer. you have the computer for 5 years!! i think its time for an upgrade.

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    Default Re: Need help with cpu speed

    Quote Originally Posted by Chaos2003
    You can't and even if you could overclock, the min. specs on games mean that the game can run, but the game itself would be unplayable.
    Usually.

    Honestly, that machine is so obsolete that it's just not worth messing with. It really is time to replace it.

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    What game...just curious.

    But go here... http://www13.plala.or.jp/setfsb/

    and Email Abo if your MB is not supported. He is really cool in helping people trying to figure out how to OC. He tried several times with my Dell XPS gen2 with no success, but he did help someone else get some good OCs on a previously unsupported setup.

    You should have no problems getting 800 out of a 733 even with stock cooling.

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    Default Re: Need help with cpu speed

    Yeah I think I should get a new one but I'm just a student with both parent unemployed :( Anyways I could play almost any online game with this machine like WOW, Guildwar, and even HL2 with not much lag. So I believe I can run this game, RYL, with no problem.

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    Default Re: Need help with cpu speed

    Quote Originally Posted by matm347
    What game...just curious.

    But go here... http://www13.plala.or.jp/setfsb/

    and Email Abo if your MB is not supported. He is really cool in helping people trying to figure out how to OC. He tried several times with my Dell XPS gen2 with no success, but he did help someone else get some good OCs on a previously unsupported setup.

    You should have no problems getting 800 out of a 733 even with stock cooling.
    Can those programs really overclock my VIA pro 133A? I have limited knowledge on overclocking. What is and where can i find my clock generator? btw thanx for telling me this, i hope i could overclock

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    Default Re: Need help with cpu speed

    Guildwars and Half-Life 2 require very little CPU power, and rely more on your graphics card. I'd guess that game has some serious CPU needs if the installer forces you to use an 800MHz CPU or better.

    Quote Originally Posted by koflmf2003
    Can those programs really overclock my VIA pro 133A? I have limited knowledge on overclocking. What is and where can i find my clock generator? btw thanx for telling me this, i hope i could overclock
    Try this one for your board. You can find the clock generator by looking at the motherboard for a certain chip. I remember I did this some time ago when I was looking into overclocking my Gateway.
    Last edited by Yawgm0th; 01-12-2006 at 08:27 AM.

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    Default Re: Need help with cpu speed

    I think mine is VIA VT82C694X Apollo Pro133A
    it's changed by HP though, it has a onboard video card Nvidia TNT2 16mb and no jumpers. How does these overclocking program works?

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    wow i bought a m390n and i learned how to build computers and how to refromat and do all this crap but my processor kind of sucks for over clocking i have a p4 3.2 ghz HT and it said my max oc speeds can only go up to 3600 in ASUS probe i have surpassd those speeds but my computer just restarts sometimes out of no where but i dont get why the temps for the cpu is still aroun 105 stable at those speeds. the reason iam asking this is because my friend has a 2.8 ghz HT and hes oc it to 3.6 ghz no problem. plz give me some ideas of what to do
    heres my comp specs]
    p4 3.2 ghz HT oc 3.6
    patriot ram 2.3.2.5 cas rating 1 gb
    x800xl graphics
    200 gig hard drive 7200 not sata

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