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Pentium 4 Overclocking from 2.2 GHz.


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#1 terrytek

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Posted 30 May 2013 - 03:29 PM

Hi BleepingComputer Community,

 

Is it possible to overclock an Intel Pentium 4 clocked at 2.2 Ghz with a 398 MHz FSB and Northwood core? I want it at least 2.5-2.8 GHz because I use some intensive applications and this is only a single core so i need the extra speed to help me with my duties on the computer.

 

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Posted 30 May 2013 - 03:31 PM

If i need a BIOS update, will this info do?

 

BIOS Type: Phoenix-Award BIOS Date: March 24th, 2003 BIOS ID: 03/24/2003-i845G-LPC47M1-6A69VM3EC-00 BIOS OEM: (BIOS A02) - A02 Chipset: Intel 2560 rev 3 SuperIO: SMC LPC47M10x rev 0 at port 004E Manufacturer: Dell Computer Corporation Motherboard: Dimension 2350

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Posted 30 May 2013 - 04:20 PM

what is the make and model number of this computer?

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Posted 31 May 2013 - 03:05 PM

http://speccy.piriform.com/results/FLG8dN1kN7ZmthMmEchdJM5

 



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Posted 31 May 2013 - 06:00 PM

Seriously teryteck, others may prove me wrong, but I do not believe this processor can be over clocked.

 

This is a Dell Dimension 2350 desktop computer correct?

 

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Posted 31 May 2013 - 06:27 PM

correct.



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Posted 31 May 2013 - 06:40 PM

are u sure it cannot be overclocked??



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Posted 31 May 2013 - 06:47 PM

Not 100% But usually Dell computers use hardware that is simply standard hardware. If overclocking is possible, you'd be able to make changes in your BIOS settings and those options would be there where they could be changed. You are running a single core processor to begin with and doing some web searches does not come up with any words of over-clock related to this processor.

 

Let me call this topic to another Advisor just to be sure. Okay?

 

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Posted 31 May 2013 - 09:51 PM

I had another Advisor look at this topic and they PMed me back indicating I am correct, you can not over-clock this CPU and the boards that support this chip at Dell were not manufactured with over-clocking in mind.

 

Sad to have had to provided you with this answer. Dell makes straight-forward machines that are favored towards the average person wanting a computer to compose book reports and surf the web.

 

Although they can play computer games, both on-line and off disk, they do not have options available in the BIOS firmware to change RAM timings, CPU speeds or voltages.

 

Asus computers is ONE such computer manufacturer that builds their systems with over-clocking in mind. There are others, but I chose to keep it down to one example.

 

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