Originally posted by reggie_da_man
You can't overclock that computer because it's a Dell. They make custom motherboards for their PC's and they lock the bios and give no overclocking options whatsoever. They do this so you don't overclock the CPU to the max and fry the thing so Dell doesn't have to replace the CPU.
Yep. Pretty dumb if you ask me. They could just give overclocking options, make the BIOS keep track of whether you ever use them, and put in the warranty that they won't replace processors that have been overclocked. Or they'll sell you a new one for three times the market price. When my GeForce 4 Ti 4600 died under a broken fan, they wanted $409 for a Radeon 9700 Pro! And this was summer 2005! Well, at least the lady was kind enough to assure me that it was a "top-of-the-line" card.