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I Don't Think I Can Overclock... Can I?


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#1 Kanye

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Posted 10 September 2008 - 03:52 PM

I have a Sony Vaio RX540 desktop PC made in late 2001 I believe. I looked in the BIOS but I didn't see anything about overclocking. Is there any other way to do it?

Intel Celeron Tualatin 1.2GHz processor
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Posted 10 September 2008 - 05:05 PM

I don't want to discourage you, but just because it's an Asus board doesn't mean it will easily overclock. The BIOS is written for each computer manufacturer and most box makers try to suppress overclocking.
Another consideration is if you have the stock heatsink and fan
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#3 Kanye

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Posted 10 September 2008 - 05:17 PM

I won't be pushing it to like 2GHz or anything, probably just like 1.5 or something. Not much of a difference, but I want to get as much as I can out of this old thing. Would I need a better fan to support that speed because of heat or would stock still do fine?

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Posted 13 September 2008 - 06:01 PM

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Posted 13 September 2008 - 09:17 PM

The BIOS might be locked down to prevent overclocking. If you cannot adjust the FSB or multiplier, overclocking is almost impossible. There are BIOS hacks you can try but they are risky and not for a novice.

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Posted 14 September 2008 - 04:12 AM

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Given the age of the PC and the fact that you want to increase it's speed by 25% I think you could have serious problems and may end up killing your PC. Overclocking can stress components and make your PC unstable.
Why not upgrade instead? Low end Mobos & Processors are cheap, as is memory. You could easily double or treble your PC's speed at relatively low cost.
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Posted 14 September 2008 - 03:58 PM

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Given the age of the PC and the fact that you want to increase it's speed by 25% I think you could have serious problems and may end up killing your PC. Overclocking can stress components and make your PC unstable.
Why not upgrade instead? Low end Mobos & Processors are cheap, as is memory. You could easily double or treble your PC's speed at relatively low cost.

Just keep in mind that updating the mobo might require you to change processors (Different sockets) or RAM. You will also have to reinstall Windows. A 25% increase is a large increase that may stress your PC beyond what it can withstand. You might want to consider overhauling your PC or getting a new one.

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