Windows – How to Overclock a Dell Inspiron 531

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I have searched all over the web on how to overclock a Dell computer. I cant find anything about it. I am trying to overclock the CPU.

My specs:

Mainboard : Dell 0RY206

Chipset : nVidia 6100V

Processor : AMD Athlon 64 X2 4400+ @ 2300 MHz

Physical Memory : 2048 MB (2 x 1024 DDR2-SDRAM )

Video Card : NVIDIA GeForce 8300 GS

Hard Disk : ST332062 (320 GB)

DVD-Rom Drive : PBDS DVD+-RW DH-16W1S SCSI CdRom Device

Monitor Type : Samsung SyncMaster – 24 inches

Operating System : Windows 7 Ultimate Professional 6.01.7600

DirectX : Version 10.00

Best Answer

You can't find anything because 99% of dells cannot be overclocked. They purposely disable this kind of capability in most of there machines and motherboards. I believe they only allow this kind of activity with some of their upper end XPS systems. There are reports of people getting certain models overclocked, but not easily and it varies.

No, there is no official way to unlock the ability to overclock.

Here is a great website and forum topic to check out and read. Someone wrote up a good post about this exactly:

http://forums.extremeoverclocking.com/showthread.php?t=196767

Also, check out these questions from the this site:

What is overclocking the system?

What steps do you take when overclocking?

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