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Is it possible to overclock my CPU?


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I have a pretty crappy PC as its 6 years old and I will be buying a new one soon.
Is it possible to overclock this cpu?

CPU Properties
CPU Type Intel Celeron, 1000 MHz (10 x 100)
CPU Alias Coppermine-128
CPU Stepping cD0
Instruction Set x86, MMX, SSE
Original Clock 1000 MHz
L1 Code Cache 16 KB
L1 Data Cache 16 KB
L2 Cache 128 KB (On-Die, ATC, Full-Speed)

CPU Physical Info
Package Type 370 Pin FC-PGA
Package Size 4.95 cm x 4.95 cm
Transistors 28.1 million
Process Technology 6M, 0.18 um, CMOS
Die Size 95 mm2
Core Voltage 1.75 V
I/O Voltage 3.3 V
Typical Power 9 - 22 W (depending on clock speed)
Maximum Power 14.0 - 33.0 W (depending on clock speed)

CPU Manufacturer
Company Name Intel Corporation
Product Information http://www.intel.com...ducts/processor

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It mainly depends on whether your motherboard supports overclocking. If you have a proprietary motherboard (ie. one from Dell, Compaq, Gateway, HP, etc.) then the answer is most likely no. To be sure, you could go into BIOS and see if there are any overclocking options. To get into BIOS, you need to press a certain key during the boot sequence. That key is typically Delete or one of the F buttons (F1, F2, etc), but every motherboard is different. Check your manual, or just try hitting all of them. :)
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cheers I'll get on it pronto :)
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Nah theres no overclocking options in the BIOS mate. Does this mean I can't overclock?
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Well, you could try software-based overclocking utilities such as SysTool, but they may not work with your system.
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What setting should I use because I don't want to blow up my system lol
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Take it in baby steps. Raise your FSB by about 5mhz each time, then if it's stable, raise it another 5mhz. To test stability, you might want to use Prime95. You also will probably want to monitor your CPU temp while running Prime95. You can do this using a program like SpeedFan.
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