Is there any overclock this system ?

Dell / Dell dxp051...
December 25, 2010 at 08:00:26
Specs: Microsoft Windows XP Professional, 2.793 GHz / 3070 MB
A Dell XPS400 2.8GHz Daul Core Pentium D
Using a freware app Speccy Iam able to accress this information reguarding this system >>>>
Intel Pentium D 820
Cores 2
Threads 2
Name Intel Pentium D 820
Code Name SmithField
Package Socket 775 LGA
Technology 90nm
Specification Intel(R) Pentium(R) D CPU 2.80GHz
Family F
Extended Family F
Model 4
Extended Model 4
Stepping 7
Revision B0
Instructions MMX, SSE, SSE2, SSE3, EM64T
Bus Speed 199.5 MHz
Rated Bus Speed 798.0 MHz
Stock Core Speed 2800 MHz
Stock Bus Speed 200 MHz
L1 Data Cache Size 2 x 16 KBytes
L1 trace cache 2 x 12 Kuops
L2 Unified Cache Size 2 x 1024 KBytes
Core 0
Core Speed 2793.2 MHz
Multiplier x 14.0
Bus Speed 199.5 MHz
Rated Bus Speed 798.0 MHz
Thread 1

Motherboard>>>>> Motherboard
Manufacturer Dell Inc.
Model 0FJ030
Chipset Vendor Intel
Chipset Model i945P
Chipset Revision 00
Southbridge Vendor Intel
Southbridge Model 82801GB (ICH7/R)
Southbridge Revision A1
Brand Dell Inc.
Version A05
Date 05/30/2006
RAM >>>>>>>RAM
Memory slots
Total memory slots 4
Used memory slots 4
Free memory slots 0
Type DDR2
Size 3072 MBytes
Channels # Dual
DRAM Frequency 266.0 MHz
CAS# Latency (CL) 4 clocks
RAS# to CAS# Delay (tRCD) 4 clocks
RAS# Precharge (tRP) 4 clocks
Cycle Time (tRAS) 12 clocks
Bank Cycle Time (tRŠ”) 16 clocks
Number Of SPD Modules 4
Slot #1
Type DDR2
Size 1024 MBytes
Manufacturer Crucial Technology
Max Bandwidth PC2-5300 (333 MHz)
Serial Number FFFFFFFF
Week/year 165 / 165
Frequency 333.3 MHz
CAS# Latency 5.0
RAS# To CAS# 6
RAS# Precharge 6
tRAS 16

Aplogize for such a long post hopefully I coversed all the info you need to give me advice on overclocking this machine ?
Thank You Merry Christmas

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December 25, 2010 at 08:17:00
We certainly didn't need all that. Most OEM manufacturers deliberately use a barebones BIOS to prevent too much user tampering.

To answer your question - the XPS 400 is NOT overclockable, at least not thru the BIOS. There are software programs that may work, but for the most part, they're just a waste of time.

Upgrading the crappy Pentium D to a Core 2 Duo is out of the question due to the outdated motherboard/chipset. It appears your system is pretty much maxed out. If you're not happy with the performance, it's time to buy or build something more modern.

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December 25, 2010 at 08:49:32
Actually this "crappy" Pentium D has and is performing very well and I never had any trouble with it handling any software or games I've thrown at it . Its great when multi-tasking ! I just thought if I could do something to make it even better why not ? The tower that Dell puts the XPS in ,is an amazing tower with so much room to grow ,great cooling system,etc FYI> O/S WindowsXP Pro SP3 MCE2005
Thanks for Your Input,NikRik

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December 25, 2010 at 09:38:24
Contrary to what you may think, the Pentium D IS a crappy CPU. The Pentium 4 & it's derivatives were the worst CPUs Intel ever created. Just because it works doesn't mean it works well.

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December 25, 2010 at 21:06:08
If you are generally happy with your system, most of us are happy for you. If you would like a little more performance then you will best be served getting a decent video card to improve games and other graphics and to off-load this from your other system resources, but do not get too carried away as it is an older system and an aging operating system and will need to eventually be replaced. You would notice a significant difference on a more modern system (i3 or even a core 2 duo or equivalent AMD), just avoid the very cheapest out there.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.
This site is about helping people, lets keep it that way.

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December 26, 2010 at 07:05:17
Thanks Fingers ,
I appreciate your information and suggestions ! I know how technology changes so fast you buy something and its old news very quickly . I do not see any reason to spend the $ on a compleetly new system. However a better PCI-E graphics card would be a nice addition. As of now I have an ATI X300SE HyperMem 128MB PCI-E Graphics card.
Thanks ,NikRik

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