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Overclocking a processor means enabling it to operate above the manufacturer's specified frequency. Many internet sites provide instructions for overclocking. Processor manufacturers and many computer experts believe the slight gain in performance (only perceivable on CPU-intensive software) isn't worth the expense or considerable risk.
Get whatever tools you need: screwdriver, needle-nose pliers, motherboard manual, cooling hardware, etc.
2 Find out whether your motherboard can be adjusted in the BIOS setup, with jumpers or not at all.
3 Find out clock-speed limitations of the motherboard.
4 Run all Windows and any third-party diagnostic applications you have. Fix all system problems.
5 Make a complete backup of your system, documents and applications you don't have on CD-ROM. Do not overwrite these copies.
6 If you have a BIOS-adjustable motherboard, make changes according to your motherboard manual, and skip to Step 15.
7 Shut down computer.
8 Leave computer plugged in to surge suppressor.
9 Disconnect all peripherals from computer.
10 Remove cover of chassis.
11 Ground yourself to computer with any professional grounding equipment you have. Otherwise, ground yourself by touching a metal part of the chassis.
12 If your motherboard has adjustable jumpers, locate the jumpers that control the CPU speed.
13 Use needle-nose pliers to change jumper settings. Move jumpers to positions indicated in your motherboard manual for the clock speed you want. Check the internet for recommendations.
14 Install a CPU heat sink, heat-sink compound, and a specialty cooling fan, if appropriate and possible.
15 Put system back together, and reboot.
16 If computer does not boot, and CPU still works, try lowering the clock speed. If that doesn't work, restore the original configuration.
17 Check all functions, and run a CPU-intensive program.
CPUs have rated and maximum speeds. Exceeding the maximum speed is far more likely to cause problems than more conservative adjustments.
Overclocking an Intel processor explicitly voids its warranty. Other manufacturers have similar exclusions. Intel prevents overclocking of some CPUs by disabling higher multiplier settings.
Expect a shorter life for an overclocked processor, including the possibility of its immediate failure.
Prepare to deal with seemingly unrelated problems that can be caused by overclocking: destruction of other internal components, lost data, system and application crashes, and an inability to boot the system. Such problems can occur randomly or materialize well after you have altered your motherboard
Step 1 Back up important files. This includes impotant datas stored on your computer Step 2 Update the firmware of your computers BIOS. Also update or patch your OS to the lates update and even your hardware devices must be updated as well. Step 3 Also before proceeding ,remember to get a BENCHMARK test program that will help you see the changes and also monitor the temp. of your processor after overclocking Make sure that your BIOS is also set to shutdown once illegal voltage or temp. will be detected Step 4 Ensure that the CPU FAN is clean and is still calibrated to the right rpm Step 5 Power on your unit ,hit the hotkey to access setup.On the BIOS go to ADV. CHIPSET option.Then look for"clocks, "frequency/voltage control" or "voltage options." This will look unique on each brand of computer.You can overclock by modifying "CPU bus frequency" or "CPU FSB frequency." Increase this value slightly. In some cases, you will be able to increase your "CPU multiplier" through the BIOS.If your BIOS has none of these options,your motherboard is not capable of overclocking the processor. Step 6 You can also try overclocking your MEMORY AND VIDEO speed. Some motherboards have this options on the BIOS as well Step 7 You can consult your motherboards manual to know the operating voltage of your cpu or type in the model of the board on yahoo or google.
Well, when overclocking, one doesn't usually change the core voltages until _after_ manipulating the bus frequencies, core speeds, and ratios. One should understand manipulation of frequencies before messing with voltages because manipulation of voltages can lead to _fried_ components. Usually one can get a decent overclock just by manipulating the frequencies. Here is a _starter_ website: http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/phenom-overclock-athlon,2161.html
Research, research, and research some more before trying to overclock.
hit F1 or DEL right at boot repeatedly until it enters bios. look for cpu/frequency, perhaps underneath "chipset" or "advanced" settings. lower the cpu/frequency a little, until it boots, or look for "auto" settings for the cpu/frequency and ram speeds.
I have found that just because a processor will fit in a socket, does not mean it will work. I asume the old processor was working; put it back in and try before doing anything else. One other consideration is: Windows (from 2000 forward) keeps a record of the processor number. If you change processors, Windows will not work, and will start but go the the blue screen. This is a built-in feature to keep you from using your software installation in other computers. If you do not mind reinstalling Windows, along with all your other software and updates, you might double check to make sure 1) the processor is situated correctly in the socket. Most will go in only 1 way; there are some you can get in wrong, and 2) that the new processor is fitting all the way down, all 4 sides. If your computer does start OK with the old processor, this would be a great time to make a backup of your files, along with a written record of which hardware you have and which drivers you will need.
The following link will tell you the very simple way to overclock this processor. Half way down the page you will find the header "OVERCLOCKING"
http://www.value-reviews.com/index.php?page=pentium-dual-core-e2140 "Since the architecture was designed for the 1066 MHz FSB, overclocking
is as trivial as setting the FSB to 1066 MHz (266 MHz quad pumped). ...you instantly get a 2132 MHz CPU with little increase in temperature."