Overclocking My PC

Gateway / Fx530qs
April 18, 2009 at 16:11:00
Specs: Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium, 2.394 GHz / 8187 MB
I'm unsure How to OC my system. Some of my freinds say I won't be able to since it's a Big Box OEM. In Bios I see no options to change bus speed frequency only RAM. Could anyone lend a hand?

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April 18, 2009 at 18:14:11
Most OEM machines aren't overclockable thru the BIOS. You're going to have to try overclocking software.



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May 3, 2009 at 20:22:10
Thanks for the reply! I checked out those bits of software but
I'm not getting the results I want. I think I'd like to purchase a
new mb, one that is oc freindly and maybe new gfx cards but
last winter I attempted this and found that most retail mb's
aren't compatible w/my system. None of the components are
in the right place. I believe my mb is a btx. You have any
ideas? Anyone?

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May 3, 2009 at 20:55:20
The BTX form factor was dumbazz idea Intel came out with to deal with the ridiculous heat issues with the P4 Prescott. They all but abandoned BTX when the Core 2 Duo was released because it doesn't have the heat issues of the P4, but the OEMs were stuck because they were set up for it.

Get rid of that system while it still has some value, then build or buy something decent.

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