OverClocking with older mobo

May 7, 2013 at 09:03:26
Specs: Windows XP
Have an older Dell/ Intel 1st gen i7 mobo with A05 Bios
The Bios has F2/F12 entries but, no availability to change more than simple boot disc, usb, hyperthreading selections and the like.
How do i gain access to overclocking?

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May 7, 2013 at 09:38:29
Overclocking an OEM system is a bad idea. These systems do not stand up very well to the added stresses, such as heat, that are caused by overclocking. Manufacturers are well aware of this and leave out the BIOS settings necessary for overclocking. This protects you from failures and them from the resulting warranty claims. OEM systems usually have only basic settings in the BIOS.

Overclocking is best confined to home built systems where you control the quality and specifications of the components used.

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May 8, 2013 at 19:49:56
"How do i gain access to overclocking?"

You won't, OEM systems (generally speaking) have these features locked out, you could try a software overclock, but then you'd have to ask yourself, are you really going to see any gains from said overclock.

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