free bios overclocking software hp compaq evo

March 7, 2011 at 06:34:39
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March 7, 2011 at 07:00:53
OEM computers such as yours do not stand up well to the stresses of overclocking. Manufacturers do not include the necessary settings in the BIOS for overclocking to protect you from failures and them from the resulting warranty claims. While it may be possible to overclock such a system the results are rarely satisfactory and the risks high.

Overclocking is best done with home-built systems where you can control both the specifications and quality of the components used.

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March 7, 2011 at 07:34:10
The problem with overclocking software is that it's very limited as to what you can do with it. There's no means to adjust the RAM settings, CPU multiplier, PCI/AGP/PCI-e speeds, voltages, etc. Generally, all you can do is increase the CPU frequency, but you have to keep it to within a certain range to prevent all the other settings from going too far out of spec. If you have a 400MHz FSB CPU, the range is 100-112MHz. If you have a 533MHz FSB CPU, the range is 133-150MHz. But there's no guarantee you can hit the upper numbers due to the lack of voltage adjustments. I suggest you just leave it be.

You didn't post your complete system specs but if you haven't increased your RAM amount to 2GB or installed an AGP video card, those are the things that will boost performance much more than overclocking. Then again, your system is very outdated so it may not be worth spending any money on at all, especially if you have a SFF (small form factor) system.

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