How do you overclock a Dell Dimension XPS R450?
I know that all you have to do to overclock a PII-450 is to change the FSB speed from 100 to 112 MHz, which gives a 504 MHz system. However, on the Dell Dimensions XPS R450s, there is no such jumper or setting either on the motherboard or BIOS. There is however a "Maintenance mode" which allows you to set the CPU speed. The problem is that it only allows you to set a speed from 350 to 450 MHz, so that doesn't help at all.
Thanks for the help :-)
I have used a couple of these at work , and they will not overclock. 66/100 is your only Bus speed choice which makes this board not good for overclocking.
oh bummer, thanks man, i guessed that but i was hoping there was another way to do it. again, bummer, and thanks for the help.
there is just switch to a abit bx6 rev.2 then you can also try 117 bus speed and i think 117 underclocks pci bus so you maxtor 4320 should be ok this is only 125 dollar upgrade if you really want it.
Yeah, I guess that's the best way to go, seemingly it is impossible to overclock these things. I think I'll just do that and go buy myself a new motherboard, I just hope it fits in thise case hehe...
i dont know if you are going to see this but i work in dell desktop support... another mother board in that case will not work because dell uses proprietary power supply to mother board connectors to prevent people from reselling/reusing dell cases. basically you will be unable to use another mb without another powersupply and i dont know if the case will 'like' an aftermarket power supply. sorry
Regarding Sonntag's message:
I is a shame to see that a computer company as good as Dell has sunk to the level of companies like PackardBell by limiting the ability for users to upgrade their computers.
A slightly different question on the Dell R450: will the opportunity to upgrade the processor to the PIII be limited to the 450MHz version?
Before you rush out and buy a new motherboard... Look around for a BIOS update, 500Mhz. might be available with a newer version. I almost bought a new motherboard a few weeks ago, but a simple update fixed my problem.
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