|I don't understand your comments:|
"I upgraded the RAM to 7/8ths Its potential" - what does that mean? You're running a 32-bit OS so your RAM amount is maxed out. I'm not sure if you have 4GB installed or not, but the max the OS will recognize will be between 3.0 & 3.5GB....looks like you're already there.
"I slightly upgraded the Video card, only getting 3/4ths that" - 3/4ths of what? The X300SE is an extremely weak card, plus it uses Hypermemory. It has 128MB dedicated memory on the card itself, but "borrows" system RAM on the fly on an as-needed basis.
"Yet it gives SpeedStep option..." - SpeedStep doesn't speed the system up, it slows it down.
"Stupid Teasing Company" - what's the tease? The majority of OEM's cripple the BIOS settings to prevent overclocking. This prevents tech support from being swamped with calls from the clueless masses who would tinker with their settings, then make their system completely unbootable.
Your Dell isn't meant to be overclocked & even if you are able to find a software overclocking program that will work, the results will be very limited. Time to face the facts, you do not have a very good machine, regardless of what you think the potential might be.