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Old 18th December, 2011, 01:38 AM
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Question overclock Dell E520?

Hi all, probably a stupid question, but i'll ask it anyway.........
I have a Dell E520 with the non replaceable "BTX" board, i have just replaced the old D925 cpu with a Q6600 and upgraded the Ram to 2x2Gb Geil 800Mhz pc6400.
Is there a way to "unlock" the motherboard to allow any kind of overclocking?
Thanks in advance for any replies, even if just to tell me i'm barking up the wrong tree
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Old 18th December, 2011, 01:52 AM
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I think that would require support in the BIOS, which seems unlikely on a Dell PC.
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Old 18th December, 2011, 02:00 AM
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I think that would require support in the BIOS, which seems unlikely on a Dell PC.
Thanks for the reply, i thought that would be the answer, but if i had any hope of finding a way i figured this was the best place to ask
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Sorry cabbie19, proprietary machines like Dell's are infamous for having no sense of humor at all. Sounds like you can build your own machine in the future. Yay!
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I've heard that the E520 uses a SLG505YC56DT clock generator chip, so it may be possible to reprogram the registers to increase the clock speed. Effectively it'd be a soft mod using something like SetFSB. At least that way if you clock it too hard, you only need to reset to get back to normal!
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