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31-Jan-2005, 01:49 AM #1
Solved: over clocking my dell inspiron 1100
i've heard just a little about over clocking, but i have heard that dell 'locks' their bios, keeping one from overclocking the hard drive.

as it is, i have a 2.4gig processor, and certainly wouldn't mind bumping that up a little.

is this possible?
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31-Jan-2005, 02:01 AM #2
dell does lock their bios so i dont think it is possible my friend. i have read on a few forums that some companies such as sony have used oem mobos. if they do/did (not sure on the validity of this) you could get a bios update from that manufacturer.
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31-Jan-2005, 02:41 AM #3
figured as much, thanks anyways though.

btw, what the heck are mobos???
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31-Jan-2005, 02:48 AM #4
it is short for motherboard.
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31-Jan-2005, 02:52 AM #5
mobo = MotherBoard

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31-Jan-2005, 04:04 AM #6
of course... my bad
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31-Jan-2005, 04:05 AM #7
all good my friend
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31-Jan-2005, 04:55 AM #8
And if you could overclock it, you could not get rid of the extra heat (which is generated exponentially in many overclocks) in a lapop, so a failure would occur or if it can speedstep down it would.

Result would be negative in both cases.
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31-Jan-2005, 04:30 PM #9
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And if you could overclock it, you could not get rid of the extra heat
I'd heard that as well, and as a result wouldn't have done much to it. I was going to get this fan pad that sites under it with 2 large, powerful fans to draw excess heat away. but, that probably still wouldn't have done it, eh?
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31-Jan-2005, 05:02 PM #10
You're pretty much asking for trouble. Also there is no way to do it with hardware or in the BIOS. You would need a software program to overclock the CPU in Windows.

Furthermore its the CPU, RAM, and Front Side Bus that you'd be overclocking not the hard drive.
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