help me overclock!

By korndud
Oct 12, 2006
  1. I have a Acer Aspire ASE500-UP801M. how can i overclock my computer? thank youuu

    NFSFAN TS Rookie Posts: 340

    Post you specs
  3. SlyMaelstrom

    SlyMaelstrom TS Rookie Posts: 29

    From my experience, you generally can't overclock manufactured PCs. There could be a way around that, which I'm not sure of, though.
  4. RoknOvrclk

    RoknOvrclk TS Rookie Posts: 16

    Not sure if this helps, but you *might* be able to use a program called ClockGen. However, you also will definatly have to open your case to find the right PLL. This is about the only way I've ever heard of OCing a maufactured computer, but even this depends on weather or not you have the right PLL. good luck and try not to fry anything expensive! :hotbounce
  5. korndud

    korndud TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Intel 805 Pll?

    I'm trying to overclock my computer and i need the PLL! it's an intel pentium d 805 HELP PLEASE! what is a PLL anyway?
  6. Sjbrand99

    Sjbrand99 Banned Posts: 267

    M8... u cant overclock without much research... and seeming as u have posted this with no former knowlege... i suggest you do ur homework
  7. RoknOvrclk

    RoknOvrclk TS Rookie Posts: 16

    Truth Sj, truth indeed.
  8. KingCody

    KingCody TS Guru Posts: 1,568   +7

    hi korndud,

    I have no experience with Acer, but it's most likely like other OEM PCs (like Dell, HP, eMachines, etc). OEM PC's cannot be overclocked do to their lower quality motherboards and crippled BIOSes. overclocking requires higher end components (cheaper components are generally operating at their max and cannot be pushed any further)

    windows based overclocking programs (like clockgen) will overclock the entire system including the video card, PCI cards, HDDs, etc which can lead to all kinds of problems. to overclock to any significant amount (and to have the overclock run stable) requires it to be done via the BIOS. if your BIOS has settings like CPU multiplier, FSB, VCORE, VDIMM, memory speed/ratio then you may be able to overclock (depending on the hardware quality). if your BIOS does not have any of those settings, then you cannot overclock unless you replace the motherboard with an aftermarket motherboard with a full featured BIOS.

    cheers :wave:
  9. MetalX

    MetalX TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,909

    Don't ask how to overclock if you have never even looked into it before. We don't want to try to walk you through every step and spoonfeed you because if something goes wrong, you will blame us and something most likely WILL go wrong unless you know what you are doing. If I tell you to overclock a Pentium 4 2.0 ghz to make it run at 35,000 mhz, how are you going to know whether or not that can be done? (guys don't say anything about that just see if he knows the answer) So what do you think? Can I do that or no?
  10. F1N3ST

    F1N3ST TS Rookie Posts: 1,088

    Yeah, you can do that for sure. A more reasonable question would be, if a CPU is running 2000Mhz, and its multiplier is 10, what is the FSB?
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