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What does clearing the cmos settings exactly do?


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lreyes66

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Well i want to over clock my cpu and ram. Problem is i have a hp pc which doesnt not allow people to tweak bios settings. This is my mobo http://h10025.www1.h...mp;lang=en#N365
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Troy

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Clearing the CMOS will only reset the BIOS settings to defaults (as it came from the factory). It will not allow you to overclock :)
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There use to be a program called CPUFSB that would let you boost the front side bus on the old pentium 3 500 computers, but i don't think it worked on later processors. Otherwise there is no way to overclock with a factory motherboard. I do not know why you would want to do this on a 478 pin cpu anyway. They already run hot in stock form so overclocking would most likely give you in a overheating crashing computer anyway. The only way to cure that is bigger, faster, louder fans or water cooling. The computer still won't match a new computer so it seems to be a waste of time. Save up and buy a dual or quad core intel system. You will be much happier with it.

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