Overclocking for the first time.

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HandleX

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I got a Dell Dimension E520 with a 1.86hZ Intel Core Duo E6300.

Exact Processor

Ive been reading some articles out on the net about this processor and it seems is gotten up to almost 4ghz OC.

This will be my first over clocking in like 13 years, as when i did it to learn.
From what ive read and gathered, my main concern is making sure that the CPU stays cool.


Now I have some questions:

1. Is my CPU Heat Sink going to be good enough? Its the biggest ive seen and I couldn't imagine why I would need a larger one.

2. How do i go about OC the CPU? Bios, chipset, 3rd Party, etc. How do I access this?

3. Is there any 3rd part software out there for me to monitor the cpu after everything goes as planned?

4. Whats the risk of OC the CPU?




Good enough heat sink or not?









 
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Well... If you don't do it right you can fry the chips, board, ect. The heat sink looks good. I go towww.abitusa.com (overclocking forums) for all over clocking tech. Just me..:D
 

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First of all you are wasting your time trying to OC a dell. There are a very few dells that have motherboards that you can adjust the fsb. Almost all of them do not.

Next a dell is shipped with a power supply that is just enough for the system as shipped. When you try and pull more power out of it ie overclocking, you are asking for problems.

In short, if you want to OC, buy a new case, power supply, and motherboard from a quality mfg like abit, asus, etc.
 
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First of all you are wasting your time trying to OC a dell. There are a very few dells that have motherboards that you can adjust the fsb. Almost all of them do not.

Next a dell is shipped with a power supply that is just enough for the system as shipped. When you try and pull more power out of it ie overclocking, you are asking for problems.

In short, if you want to OC, buy a new case, power supply, and motherboard from a quality mfg like abit, asus, etc.
^^^^ Agreed 100%
 

HandleX

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im going to take your opinion on this due to me also researching into it more.
thanks for the input, NO OC to the dell then!
 
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