Solved how to overclock hp d220

Hewlett-packard Compaq d220 desktop
December 30, 2012 at 08:54:11
Specs: Windows XP, pentium 4 2.67and 1gb ram
i have a hp d220 and i have upgraded the bios too but even than it can't be overclocked. there is no option for overclocking in bios so what should i do help me any one plz . i'll be thankful

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December 30, 2012 at 11:47:53
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HP & other factory-built computers don't provide overclocking options in the BIOS, and the CPU itself is probably locked to it's stock speed anyway. That's one of the disadvantages of buying a brand-name PC.

if you want to be able to overclock you need to have a computer custom-built for you or build one at home using all retail components, a retail motherboard & a fully configurable BIOS instead of one which has been specially made for the computer manufacturer.

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December 30, 2012 at 13:29:35
Your system specs are listed below.

Apparently you only have 1GB RAM so maxing out at 2GB should improve performance somewhat. Unfortunately the only graphics upgrade path available is standard PCI. That means your system will never be a decent gaming machine. Overclocking cannot make up for too little RAM & poor graphics.

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January 2, 2013 at 00:20:00
can it be unlocked or not

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January 3, 2013 at 04:38:14
No. For many years now the system manufacturers have had their BIOS' designed so that they cannot be overclocked. This is due to the fact that they choose their hardware components based on cost and features and test them under normal use with no margins for the additional stress that overclocking would cause. They do not want to be responsible for repairing or replacing systems or components due to failure due to this additional stress under their warranty so they make sure that you cannot overclock. Since they have their motherboards built to their specific specifications, you cannot simply use the BIOS from the closest over-the-counter motherboard because it will not work right, and most of the time will render the motherboard useless and beyond repair.

In order to overclock you would need a quality motherboard that is designed for it, higher performance RAM, a distinct graphics card, a better power supply, a system case that has better air flow, and a larger high flow case fan. At that point, you might as well get an up to date processor that is unlocked for overclocking (most processors (Intel) after the 1st generation i-series need to be the unlocked 'K' series to overclock). In other words, you really have to start from scratch.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.

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