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Overclocking a Dell Dimension 9200

By Starless
Jun 18, 2007
  1. Hello :)


    I was curious to find out how to overclock a Dell because everywhere on the net it is said that it can't be done.

    Well, i managed to do it! Yes you read that correct, it can be done :)

    So if you are interested, visit my page about it at http://www.starless.nl/overclock
     
  2. ac18

    ac18 TS Rookie

    can u help me starless?
     
  3. swtestuser

    swtestuser TS Rookie

    Thanks Starless, I followed the instruction on
    http://www.starless.nl/overclock

    I have a Dimentions 9200 + Quad Core Q6600 w Vista Ultimate.
    Didnt want to push it too far but running with FSB set to 300Mhz, thats makes my Q6600 running from 2.4 to 2.7Mhz (no hardware mod)

    I tried upping to 312Mhz and system hanged so I am happy with 300 :) Everything seems snappier with the increase FSB. woohoo.
     
  4. A[L]C

    A[L]C TS Rookie

    Hi all,

    Im currently trying to overclock my dell (might as well try!).

    Ive crept it up to 12301 3d mark 06 now with q6600 @ 2.7ghz, 8800 gtx @ 607mhz core and 986mhz memory bus.

    Anything else I can change apart from trying to creep the speeds up some more?

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  5. A[L]C

    A[L]C TS Rookie

    Also

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    Does it all appear ok?
     
  6. Rik

    Rik Banned Posts: 4,985

    Extreme care should be taken when overclocking.

    Dell cooling systems are not designed for it.

    Overclocking produces a fair bit of extra heat.

    Be warned!!
     
  7. A[L]C

    A[L]C TS Rookie

    My temps after 4 hours of orthos are 60c
     
  8. Rik

    Rik Banned Posts: 4,985

    Which particular temperature is that?
     
  9. A[L]C

    A[L]C TS Rookie

    Heres my current screeny after 2 hours orthos:

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  10. A[L]C

    A[L]C TS Rookie

    Now up to 12417 3d marks
     
  11. cosmos100

    cosmos100 TS Rookie Posts: 82

    I have a Dell and I'm tempted to go for a bit of overclocking my dells about 2 years old and after my RAM upgrade, I'm tempted to go for the overclock on my processor always been taught that you shouldnt push a processor beyond what its ment to do becuase overclocking is the devil and overclocking dells is stupid.... but! its a 3.4ghz intel pentium 4 with HT... worth bothering?

    PS - sorry to hijack the thread.
     
     
  12. =RvE=Paploo

    =RvE=Paploo TS Rookie

    wAW
    What a new....
    Ok i tryed to do it but Clock gen does not work for me i can not see the value on the Pll setup. may is it Mobo issue ???

    Mobo Dell 0YU822 chipset nforce 680 SLI

    XPS 720, XP 32b, q6600, 4 GB ddr2 800mhz, mobo nforce 680sli, SLI 8800 GTX SLI 169.21, creative Xfi xtreM Music
     
  13. A[L]C

    A[L]C TS Rookie

    I thought the xps had overclocking features in the bios?
     
  14. Starless

    Starless TS Rookie Topic Starter

    @=RvE=Paploo

    ClockGen should at least be able to read the values of your PLL. In the 'PLL Setup' window select 'not specified' from the drop-list, then click on 'Read Clocks', make a screenshot of that window and send it to my username at zonnet.nl
    Maybe i can figure out what PLL you got and if it's suitable for overclocking with ClockGen (version 1.0.5.3) or not.
     
  15. =RvE=Paploo

    =RvE=Paploo TS Rookie

    [​IMG]

    here we go ..
     
  16. Starless

    Starless TS Rookie Topic Starter

    In your screenshot of that PLL Setup window i see 'NVIDIA C55' selected (which is not listed in my, same version, of ClockGen by the way)..which is a NVIDIA C55 chipset motherboard. Will have to look for the PLL on that mobo.
     
  17. =RvE=Paploo

    =RvE=Paploo TS Rookie

    i can not select anything, it pop up like this, that is my problem bro . :/
     
  18. Starless

    Starless TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Did you try Systool v1.0 build 730 yet? You can select 'CPU Overclocking' on the left and there's a nForce C55 in the clock generator dropdown list
     
  19. =RvE=Paploo

    =RvE=Paploo TS Rookie

    Systool does not work,it can not read my mobo...
    i finally OC my q6600 with clockgen and i can go to 2.76 GHZ. it run well and i did 15115 mark06. cool :) above this freq it crashed. i think i have to change the ratio for raam, right now i m 9x fsb and raam ratio is 2/3 if i can put1/1 or 5/6 i can increase freq. but i dont find where to set it on bios :( i think it is locked.
     
  20. Starless

    Starless TS Rookie Topic Starter

    maybe nVidia's nTune software will do the trick for you, else be satisfied with 2.7-2.8 Ghz, :)
     
  21. =RvE=Paploo

    =RvE=Paploo TS Rookie

    lol, i should yes but i think it really interresting to work on this kinda stuff,dat why i still working on it ;)
    ill send to ya my ntune, i see i can change latency but i dont found where to change those ratio, do ya know where i have to
     
  22. =RvE=Paploo

    =RvE=Paploo TS Rookie

    [​IMG]
    it is what i ve got
     
  23. takmaze

    takmaze TS Rookie

    Doesn't that particular motherboard automatically underclock the system depending on temperature and activity anyway? Just seems that overclocking will just trigger it to reduce the clock speed.... Maybe.
     
  24. =RvE=Paploo

    =RvE=Paploo TS Rookie

    nah, it just crash when i click apply
     
  25. GheddoBreaker

    GheddoBreaker TS Rookie

    i've got another problem:
    i also have a dell dimension 9200 and i followed the instructions on starless' homepage
    and i was able to set a new clock-speed, confirmed by EVEREST.
    BUT after every reboot the old clock-speed is there, although i checked
    "apply current settings on startup".
    can someone help me?
     
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