Solved how to overclock a pentium 4 ht 2.8ghz 800mhz

May 6, 2015 at 17:33:10
Specs: Windows 8 Pro
Is there a way to do this? the bios is Phoenix revision A03. the computer is a dimension E310. The operating sustem is windows 8 pro. Any suggestions are appreciated. Thanks.

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#1
May 6, 2015 at 17:52:16
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The Dimension E310 is not overclockable. You can try software overclocking, but generally it's not worth it.

Are you running the 32-bit or 64-bit version of Win8 Pro? How much RAM do you have installed? No amount of overclocking can make up for too little RAM. 32-bit can handle up to 4GB, 64-bit should have 4GB or more. And it would be best to run an actual graphics card, not the outdated & weak onboard GMA 900.

http://downloads.dell.com/Manuals/a...

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#2
May 8, 2015 at 04:12:16
Yea. I agree with the graphics card being outdated. The board can only handle 2gb of ram, thats when it cant handle anymore. I have 768mb of RAM because I cant get it to hold 2 512 sticks. It is a 64 bit of windows 8 pro.

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#3
May 8, 2015 at 05:10:42
Overclocking is the least of your worries. The minimum RAM to run Win8 64-bit is 2GB & even with that amount, it won't perform extremely well. Basically, you have the wrong OS for your hardware config. 768MB RAM is barely enough to run WinXP decently. Plus a portion of that RAM is being used for the crappy onboard graphics. Installing a video card will allow that shared RAM to be returned to the system.

I suggest you dump Windows & try one of the Linux distros designed to run on older low-spec machines. Zorin OS 9 Lite or Linux Mint Xfce are a couple of good choices.

http://zorin-os.com/tour.html

http://blog.linuxmint.com/?p=2753

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#4
May 8, 2015 at 09:39:57
It runs windows 8 very well.

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#5
May 8, 2015 at 10:15:32
"It runs windows 8 very well"

With 768MB RAM? I don't believe that for one second.

http://arstechnica.com/information-...

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#6
May 11, 2015 at 04:11:30
I mean you don't have to believe it. Although I can assure you that it does.

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#7
May 11, 2015 at 08:29:12
I succumb to your wisdom, good sir. For I am just a lowly computer repair specialist with a mere 21 years experience. Perhaps when I return home, I will remove the majority of the RAM from my system(s), for I have foolishly installed more than is necessary. Many thanks for guiding me back into the light, for it appears I had wandered into the realm of darkness. Never again shall I believe the stipulations set forth by the beast known as Microsoft.

Long live zwing, lord of computing!


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#8
May 12, 2015 at 04:06:54
well that was unexpected...

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