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Need help in overclocking my Pentium 4 2.8ghz cpu

By haidar
Apr 29, 2009
  1. hi everyone

    can someone please teach me how to overlock my pentium 4 2.8ghz cpu

    i have a hp so i cant do it through the bios settings does anyone have a type of software or something like that


    thankyou very much
     
  2. haidar

    haidar TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 84

    i know its wrong to reply to myself but is anyone even bothering to help me with this please help me overclock my processor


    thankyou
     
  3. t8c8

    t8c8 TS Rookie Posts: 22

    Sorry, could you give more information,
    i know it's hp... hp ses it's the F1 key to get in the BIOS, but some hp systems have their BIOS locked.
    So, yours is?

    Anyway, i've looked for some overclocking software:

    w w w.tomshardware.com/reviews/
    overclocking-software,2059.html

    (they're not allowing me to post a link >.<)

    maybe you could read that review :)
    hope it helps... if not, sorry:(
     
  4. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 10,825   +922

    Show the poor old girl some mercy, and leave it at the stock speed. A Pent 4 really can't be made to perform as well as even many of the new lower price dual core Intels. (E2220) or (E5200). All you'll do is shorten it's life span, and make it run hot. A graphics card upgrade might help if it's gaming you're looking to do.
    An overclock on your P-4 would more than likely require an upgrade of the HSF, and a capable one might not even fit in your HP case.
     
  5. haidar

    haidar TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 84

    (captaincranky)

    im not worried about the life of this computer as it is for me to just see how it works because im getting a proper custom built gaming computer some time this month

    so if you do know how
    please give me some of your advice it will be really helpful


    thankyou
     
  6. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 12,635   +321

    I think a big part of you not getting many responses is that it is a 'branded computer'. The OEM boards in those are so restrictive in what you can do, basically people don't OC them. Since it isn't a 'real' board from the well known manufacturers there probably aren't going to be many people here that overclock that actually know anything about the board in your system.

    My guess is you simply can't do it in the bios, and would have to rely on a software overclock, and I'm not sure how good that is or even if its possible.
     
  7. fimbles

    fimbles TS Evangelist Posts: 1,274   +152

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