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    Overclocking 2.4


    I'm wondering is it possible to overclock a pent. 4? The Pent 4 is in a gateway 500s Plus. If possible, how to you do it. I understand the risk of overclocking a computer processor. If you need more info let me know.
    Thanks, Farris
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    Its possible, you just go into the bios and raise the fsb speed. Lots of resources online, google around a bit. And just to restate for anyone else who reads: Overclocking is dangerous for your computer, almost certainly voids the warranty, and could fry your hardware.
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    Or if you get one of them trick new fangled MBDs like my Asus P4P800SE you can configure it right from a Windows utility panel. I have my 2.6P4 up +10% so it's effectively a 2.85 which does seem to make a difference in games (especially EA Sports) and highly intensive number crunching musical applications (Reaktor). Since I live in a very unstable environment re: temperature variation (an attic and it gets HOT some days) this is especially handy because on those hot days I can underclock it too. But at +10% the temperature difference seems to be a non-issue. I find when I play MVP Baseball it goes up about 5C but goes right back down when I stop playing the game.

    Although it is notable that this is a computer I built myself. Not a manufacturer's (Gateway).
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    Yeah, it seems the bios from lots of manufacturers doesn't have nearly the options of those you get when you buy a board yourself. Temperature-wise, I haven't noticed much of an increase on my 2.4c until i get it close to 3.0, but it stays in acceptable ranges all the way up to 3.4
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