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I am trying to find a way to change multiplier settings for my intel celeron 2.4 and have no options to do so in BIOS, is there another way to do this? its a 6 year old ibm thinkcentre and i have no fear of burning it up, trying to make it faster if possible

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  • sinistr1 May 11, 2009

    well its a stock ibm mobo, system bus is 400 MHz, multiplier is stock at 24, and BIOS is IBM pheonix bios 4.0 release 6.0 for ibm netvista, version PTLTD-60400d0 if that tells you anything. so should i try looking for an updated BIOS on IBM website or try to find a website for pheonix?

  • sinistr1 May 11, 2009

    well i upgraded my BIOS just now with the newest available from phoenix for my stock IBM mobo, its still a 4 year old BIOS, i guess they quit makin new stuff for this dinosaur of a pc that i have, and its the same user interface as the old BIOS, no options to change anything. and i would love to upgrade my mobo and processor but you see money is an issue, but at the same time im not afraid to fry this pc so i want to try to overclock it if possible. is there a program i can get that will allow me to change voltage settings and cpu multipliers through windows or am i permanently locked in at what the factory set it at?



  • sinistr1 May 13, 2009

    well thanks for all the input, i guess im just stuck. im already running 2 512MB DDR ram chips, i can run up to 2 GB of ram on my mobo so im only at half of the maximum, its not that my pc is really even slow, i just want to be gready and try to squeeze as much out of it as possible. maybe i will just buy some pices here and there to make a better one, any suggestions on what type of mobo to buy? one with options for overclocking but not too expensive? any suggestions would be helpful.

  • blockvox May 11, 2010

    if there's no any options to multiply the clock speed of your processor. you have to change it for much higher clock speed processor depends on ur mobo bus speed. but you mention that the bios of your desktop is 6years old the best option is to upgrade the bios with their new version on the site of your mobo provider. but you have to take the risk its complicated to upgrade that such bios version coz if you cannot found the exact version of your bios you just destroy the bios program of your motherboard and no longer used. only i can say. just put your desktop intact with their maximum clock speed. if you wont. its better to you to upgrade your MOBO and the processor to meet your demand. thanks

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No, you can't. Adding ram and removing icons from the dektop will help. reducing running programs will also help.

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