Overclocking a Dell (with Q8300 CPU), any way?

Shark974

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So my brother has a Dell XPS 430. That comes with a Q8300 CPU, 2.5 ghz, 7.5X333.

We looked in the bios and there's no overclocking possible.

So is there anything we can do? There was a Windows program we looked into called SetFSB, but it didn't seem to support his exact motherboard from what I could figure. And even if it did, I think overclocking would be pretty handicapped without the ability to change the multiplier. It would take a 400 FSB just to hit 3 ghz.

So are we out of luck?
 

Tsumi

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Yes, you are out of luck. Unless you manage to find a custom bios somewhere on the internet.
 

mda

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And even if it did, I think overclocking would be pretty handicapped without the ability to change the multiplier. It would take a 400 FSB just to hit 3 ghz.

Even if you did have a motherboard that could change CPU multipliers, you probably won't get far as the multipliers are only unlocked downwards.
 
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