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Dell's motherboard - can't overclock CPU. Any solutions?

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New Member
Jun 2, 2016
So as we all know Dell's motherboard manufacturing system is pretty crap, does not allow for any overclocking at all (at least software side).

I'm running a Q8400 (1333FSB, 2.66GHz) paired with a good 450W PSU. Is there any way I can overclock this chip even a little bit? I've heard about tape mods, but I believe LGA775 are only 800 & 1066 mod supported. 1333->1600 isn't?


Benching Team Leader Super Moderator
Dec 19, 2012
You could try SetFSB or similar software. If it recognizes the PLL chip you're good to go.