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overclockin a Dell P4 1.3 Ghz....possible?

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jlo56

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Oct 22, 2002
I have heard that companies such as Dell give u bad mobo that cant be overclocked...
I tried to increase FSB speed but noticed that it was locked :-(

Is there any other way i could o'c the mobo, especially a Dell mobo? (i think Dell makes their own cheap mobo)
 

looktall

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normally with the big brand OEM's the mobo's have little or no ability to overclock.
i've heard that sometimes dell can be an exception, simply rebadging boards from other companies and leaving overclocking options intact.

if you've tried to increase the fsb with no luck you might have a "no overclock" board.
how did you try? in the bios?
check the board itself for jumpers. there may be an "auto fsb" jumper which is preventing the changes in the bios.
 
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jlo56

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yeah, i tried increasing fsb thru flash BIOS but didnt work.
Where can i find the board jumpers that u mentioned?
 
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jlo56

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i meant wut do the board jumpers look like? where could they most likely be found on a mobo?
 

looktall

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the jumpers would look like a row of pins (in pairs) with a small plastic block shorting two of them. (the block has metal inserts)

or they could be dip switches. which is a small plastic box with tiny little switches. all the ones i've seen are blue with white switches.

as for location, well they could be anywhere.

all this is assuming they are even there.
don't go getting your hopes up as there may not even be any.
 

strikerecon

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i don't think you can oc with dell mobo.
you need to change mobo to oc.
by the way p4-1.3 is willamette.
it is not that overclockerable.