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I have a Semrpon 3300+. It runs at 2.0 ghz. I was wondering about overclocking it. How exactly do I do this? What are the risks in overclocking a processor? How do I prevent these risks?
 
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If you decide to do it, despite the dangers....

First learn how to reset your BIOS without booting into the BIOS.

And go slow, you don't want to melt everything all at once do ya?
 

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What exactly can happen? How much should I take it up and how do I increase it in Bios?
 
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I noticed this is a double post as i posted in your other thread so i think if there are any mods about one of them will close one of your threads as duplicate threads are not allowed. Anyway to your question. What motherboard do you have? I can give you a simple guide to overclocking your sempron if you like but you'll first need to tell me what board it's running on and if your bios will allow overclocking at all which it might not. Is this a custom built pc or is it a make like hp/dell?
 

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It is kind of custom built. I scrapped a few parts out of my other computers. It has a
FIC K8M-800
Sempron 3300+

The motherboard came out of an emachine. It was one of those two hundred dollard christmas specials. I bought just for windows, ram, and the motherboard.
 
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The problem is going to be the motherboard. They have a custom bios that wil not have any way to change the settings needed to overclock.
 
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Yeah you just beat me to that there. There's no chance at all of overclocking an emachines. Only way you could possibley do it would be to get a hacked bios off the net but they are very hard to find and risky too. I'd forget it till you get a better board to play with. Sorry.
 

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thanks for the info. Any other suggestions to iprove performance? I defragment and do the drive cleaner weekly. Just built this thing on a budget.
 
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