I need help with overclocking my Dell Dimension 4100. I has a Intel 815 chipset family, BIOS version Intel A06. On the Motherboard it has: Dell Rev. A01, AA A10383-403, E139761. 1Ghz and 512 SDRAM. I have a few software programs but I have not had any luck with them. I have SoftFSB, SpeedFan and wcpuid. How do I find the .pll for the clock generator with SoftFSB? I read that it is possoble to Flash the BIOS but I am not too sure on what or how to do it. I did Flash it but, it was with the original Intel A06. What would I need to do to make it so that I can overclock the speed?
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You'll have trouble overclocking that system - Dell aren't known for their overclocking friendliness
If you want a system that you can overclock, i'd suggest building one yourself...it is suprisingly not that difficult...if i can do it, anyone can
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PIII coppermines at 1G aren't that great to overclock either.
I know that they are not the best ones to overclock. I am new at all of this and I am just woundering on what I would need to do. I read in this Forum that it is possible to flash the BIOS so that the overclocking could be enabled. Is this ture? If so, what would be needed to do this? I have attached a complete list of my system info.
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I wouldn't flash the bios with anything but the bios from dell. you could potentially screw up the board, rendering it totally useless.
dell compaq hp etc don't want you to do anything with their boards that will change what they have decided what you need.
If you want to start overclocking I'd recommend going and getting an ABIT NF7-S v2.0 motherboard. A good cpu for O/C is the AMD XP1700 thouroughbred. I have both and on a simple £12 fan I am overclocking from the default speed of 1.46ghz to 2.0ghz (a 35% increase in performance).
I would only recommend overclocking a system you have built, store computers are notoriously difficult to O/C and if you do manage to o/c them you invalidate all your warranties.
For the Abit board and the XP1700 cpu you would be looking at spending around £130. If your case isn't a 300w ATX case already then you will need one of those at around £30 upwards. The rest of your components can just then be switched over into the new system.
Within the ABIT bios you have softmenu feature which is where you can up your FSB and multiplier thereby increasing the speed of your cpu.
I favour ABIT and AMD but there are other boards and cpus you could use of course.
are 2 of many sites you can look at. Over-clock.co.uk have a forum on their site also.
I only started o/c about six months ago and it is fairly straightforward once you know what does what and how to avoid potential problems. You have to watch your temps so cooling is important. My cpu will o/c more but because under full load with current cooling it reaches 52degreesC I wont push it any further until I can afford extreme cooling as once the temps go over 50 degrees you start to lose the benefits of O/c.
Hope this has been of use to you.
i do have the same board. Dell Rev. A01, E139761, AA-A10383-403. It's just the motherboard and the battery is missing. Could you tell me what kind of battery I have to put in there? I also looked for a handbook or something but it looks like it doesn't exist ?! Could you help me out ? (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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