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OKay i wanna know if i can overclock my emachines w2040 desktop computer ive added custom cooling and no the risks and stuff to overclocking im not new to it but my bios dosent support it ist there anyway i can overclock? my specs are;

Microsoft® Windows® XP Home Edition
AMD Athlon™ XP processor 2000+ (1.667 GHz) with QuantiSpeed™ architecture
VIA KM 266
700 sumthin MB DDR (PC2100)
40 GB HDD 1
48x Max. CD-RW Drive; 3.5" 1.44MB FDD
dvdrw 16x max
Includes eMachines 15" eView™ 15w2 Monitor
(13.8" Viewable, 0.28mm dot pitch)
S3 ProSavage8™ integrated (1 AGP slot available for upgrade)
10/100Mbps built-in Ethernet
56K* ITU v.92 ready Fax/Modem
AC '97 Audio
Multimedia Keyboard, 2-Button Wheel Mouse, Amplified Stereo Speakers
6 USB 2.0 ports (2 on front), 1 Serial, 1 Parallel, 2 PS/2, Audio In & Out, Mic-In & Head Phone jack on front, 3 PCI slots (2 available)
7.25"w x 14.125"h x 16"d
taken straight from the stie.
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You may be able to find an updated BIOS on the mobo's website that supports overclocking, and you know about the risks of updating the BIOS right?

The mainboard manual may tell you if there is a jumper setting to be adjusted but I doubt it.

There will be very little advantage to overclocking that CPU. They were a hot series in general on a 1.6 micron silicon process I believe, and overclocking might not go too far with it.

The XP2400+ was available for the 266mhz boards and possibly a 2600+, I'm not sure. Availability may be difficult, but if found, the 2400+ or faster will be cheap and provide a better solution than an overclock, stability was a real issue with those on an increased CPU multiplier.

It might be an idea to source the new CPU in case you fry the 2000+ anyway.


Edited by Congo, 13 April 2005 - 12:41 PM.

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