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Old 11-01-2008, 05:48 PM   #1 (permalink)
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The pc I am on I will have had for 3 years this February, and I am upgrading then. I have never overclocked this or any other pc in my life. I saw a topic about getting the best bang for your buck when upgrading that included something about overclocking. It said you can make something 1/10 of the price run the same speed of something 10/10 of the price if it is set up right. It also said the overclocking has become very safe in the past 4 to 5 years. However, when I saw an overclocking guide, it said it is extremely dangerous. Is this pc that I have any good for clocking? I'm only going to be using it for a few more months, but cod waw is lagging for me, and I would like to improve performance.

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System Information
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Time of this report: 11/1/2008, 17:35:02
Machine name: DUAL_BRAIN
Operating System: Windows XP Professional (5.1, Build 2600) Service Pack 3 (2600.xpsp_sp3_gdr.080814-1236)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: Dell Inc.
System Model: Dell DXG051
BIOS: Phoenix ROM BIOS PLUS Version 1.10 A03
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) D CPU 3.20GHz (2 CPUs)
Memory: 1022MB RAM
Page File: 715MB used, 1743MB available
Windows Dir: C:\WINDOWS
DirectX Version: DirectX 9.0c (4.09.0000.0904)
DX Setup Parameters: Not found
DxDiag Version: 5.03.2600.5512 32bit Unicode

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DxDiag Notes
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DirectX Files Tab: No problems found.
Display Tab 1: No problems found.
Sound Tab 1: No problems found.
Music Tab: No problems found.
Input Tab: No problems found.
Network Tab: No problems found.

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DirectX Debug Levels
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Direct3D: 0/4 (n/a)
DirectDraw: 0/4 (retail)
DirectInput: 0/5 (n/a)
DirectMusic: 0/5 (n/a)
DirectPlay: 0/9 (retail)
DirectSound: 0/5 (retail)
DirectShow: 0/6 (retail)

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Display Devices
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Card name: NVIDIA GeForce 6800
Manufacturer: NVIDIA
Chip type: GeForce 6800
DAC type: Integrated RAMDAC
Device Key: Enum\PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_00C1&SUBSYS_024510DE&REV_A2
Display Memory: 256.0 MB
Current Mode: 1280 x 1024 (32 bit) (75Hz)
Monitor: Plug and Play Monitor
Monitor Max Res: 1600,1200
Driver Name: nv4_disp.dll
Driver Version: 6.14.0011.6921 (English)
DDI Version: 9 (or higher)
Driver Attributes: Final Retail
Driver Date/Size: 12/5/2007 02:41:00, 5773568 bytes
WHQL Logo'd: Yes
WHQL Date Stamp: n/a
VDD: n/a
Mini VDD: nv4_mini.sys
Mini VDD Date: 12/5/2007 02:41:00, 7435392 bytes
Device Identifier: {D7B71E3E-4381-11CF-6768-4E2203C2CB35}
Vendor ID: 0x10DE
Device ID: 0x00C1
SubSys ID: 0x024510DE
Revision ID: 0x00A2
Revision ID: 0x00A2
Video Accel: ModeMPEG2_A ModeMPEG2_B ModeMPEG2_C ModeMPEG2_D ModeWMV9_B ModeWMV9_A
Deinterlace Caps: {6CB69578-7617-4637-91E5-1C02DB810285}: Format(In/Out)=(YUY2,YUY2) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,0) Caps=VideoProcess_YUV2RGB VideoProcess_StretchX VideoProcess_StretchY DeinterlaceTech_PixelAdaptive
{335AA36E-7884-43A4-9C91-7F87FAF3E37E}: Format(In/Out)=(YUY2,YUY2) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,0) Caps=VideoProcess_YUV2RGB VideoProcess_StretchX VideoProcess_StretchY DeinterlaceTech_BOBVerticalStretch
{6CB69578-7617-4637-91E5-1C02DB810285}: Format(In/Out)=(UYVY,YUY2) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,0) Caps=VideoProcess_YUV2RGB VideoProcess_StretchX VideoProcess_StretchY DeinterlaceTech_PixelAdaptive
{335AA36E-7884-43A4-9C91-7F87FAF3E37E}: Format(In/Out)=(UYVY,YUY2) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,0) Caps=VideoProcess_YUV2RGB VideoProcess_StretchX VideoProcess_StretchY DeinterlaceTech_BOBVerticalStretch
{6CB69578-7617-4637-91E5-1C02DB810285}: Format(In/Out)=(YV12,0x3231564e) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,0) Caps=VideoProcess_YUV2RGB VideoProcess_StretchX VideoProcess_StretchY DeinterlaceTech_PixelAdaptive
{335AA36E-7884-43A4-9C91-7F87FAF3E37E}: Format(In/Out)=(YV12,0x3231564e) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,0) Caps=VideoProcess_YUV2RGB VideoProcess_StretchX VideoProcess_StretchY DeinterlaceTech_BOBVerticalStretch
{6CB69578-7617-4637-91E5-1C02DB810285}: Format(In/Out)=(NV12,0x3231564e) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,0) Caps=VideoProcess_YUV2RGB VideoProcess_StretchX VideoProcess_StretchY DeinterlaceTech_PixelAdaptive
{335AA36E-7884-43A4-9C91-7F87FAF3E37E}: Format(In/Out)=(NV12,0x3231564e) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,0) Caps=VideoProcess_YUV2RGB VideoProcess_StretchX VideoProcess_StretchY DeinterlaceTech_BOBVerticalStretch
Registry: OK
DDraw Status: Enabled
D3D Status: Enabled
AGP Status: Enabled
DDraw Test Result: Not run
D3D7 Test Result: Not run
D3D8 Test Result: Not run
D3D9 Test Result: Not run

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Sound Devices
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Description: SB X-Fi Audio [DCE0]
Default Sound Playback: Yes
Default Voice Playback: Yes
Hardware ID: PCI\VEN_1102&DEV_0005&SUBSYS_10031102&REV_00
Manufacturer ID: 1
Product ID: 100
Type: WDM
Driver Name: ctaud2k.sys
Driver Version: 5.12.0001.1143 (English)
Driver Attributes: Final Retail
WHQL Logo'd: Yes
Date and Size: 9/20/2005 12:53:56, 439424 bytes
Other Files:
Driver Provider: Creative
HW Accel Level: Full
Cap Flags: 0xF5F
Min/Max Sample Rate: 1, 192000
Static/Strm HW Mix Bufs: 128, 127
Static/Strm HW 3D Bufs: 128, 127
HW Memory: 0
Voice Management: Yes
EAX(tm) 2.0 Listen/Src: Yes, Yes
I3DL2(tm) Listen/Src: No, No
Sensaura(tm) ZoomFX(tm): No
Registry: OK
Sound Test Result: Not run

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Sound Capture Devices
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Description: SB X-Fi Audio [DCE0]
Default Sound Capture: Yes
Default Voice Capture: Yes
Driver Name: ctaud2k.sys
Driver Version: 5.12.0001.1143 (English)
Driver Attributes: Final Retail
Date and Size: 9/20/2005 12:53:56, 439424 bytes
Cap Flags: 0x41
Format Flags: 0xFFF

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DirectMusic
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DLS Path: C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\drivers\GM.DLS
DLS Version: 1.00.0016.0002
Acceleration: Enabled
Ports: SB X-Fi DMusic Synth [DCE0], Hardware (Kernel Mode), Output, DLS, Internal, Default Port
SB X-Fi Audio [DCE0], Software (Kernel Mode), Output, DLS, Internal
Microsoft MIDI Mapper [Emulated], Hardware (Not Kernel Mode), Output, No DLS, Internal
SB X-Fi Synth A [DCE0] [Emulated], Hardware (Not Kernel Mode), Output, No DLS, Internal
SB X-Fi Synth B [DCE0] [Emulated], Hardware (Not Kernel Mode), Output, No DLS, Internal
Microsoft GS Wavetable SW Synth [Emulated], Hardware (Not Kernel Mode), Output, No DLS, Internal
Microsoft Synthesizer, Software (Not Kernel Mode), Output, DLS, Internal
Registry: OK
Test Result: Not run

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DirectInput Devices
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Device Name: Mouse
Attached: 1
Controller ID: n/a
Vendor/Product ID: n/a
FF Driver: n/a

Device Name: Keyboard
Attached: 1
Controller ID: n/a
Vendor/Product ID: n/a
FF Driver: n/a

Device Name: Logitech Attack 3
Attached: 1
Controller ID: 0x0
Vendor/Product ID: 0x046D, 0xC214
FF Driver: n/a

Device Name: USB Receiver
Attached: 1
Controller ID: 0x0
Vendor/Product ID: 0x046D, 0xC517
FF Driver: n/a

Device Name: USB Receiver
Attached: 1
Controller ID: 0x0
Vendor/Product ID: 0x046D, 0xC517
FF Driver: n/a

Device Name: USB Receiver
Attached: 1
Controller ID: 0x0
Vendor/Product ID: 0x046D, 0xC517
FF Driver: n/a

Device Name: USB Receiver
Attached: 1
Controller ID: 0x0
Vendor/Product ID: 0x046D, 0xC517
FF Driver: n/a

Poll w/ Interrupt: No
Registry: OK

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USB Devices
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+ USB Root Hub
| Vendor/Product ID: 0x10DE, 0x005A
| Matching Device ID: usb\root_hub
| Service: usbhub
| Driver: usbhub.sys, 4/13/2008 14:45:37, 59520 bytes
| Driver: usbd.sys, 8/10/2004 07:00:00, 4736 bytes
|
+-+ USB Human Interface Device
| | Vendor/Product ID: 0x046D, 0xC214
| | Location: Logitech Attack 3
| | Matching Device ID: usb\class_03
| | Service: HidUsb
| | OEMData: 01 00 00 10 0B 00 00 00
| | Driver: hidusb.sys, 4/13/2008 14:45:27, 10368 bytes
| | Driver: hidclass.sys, 4/13/2008 14:45:26, 36864 bytes
| | Driver: hidparse.sys, 4/13/2008 14:45:22, 24960 bytes
| | Driver: hid.dll, 4/13/2008 20:11:54, 20992 bytes
| |
| +-+ HID-compliant game controller
| | | Vendor/Product ID: 0x046D, 0xC214
| | | Matching Device ID: hid_device_system_game
| | | OEMData: 01 00 00 10 0B 00 00 00

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Gameport Devices
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PS/2 Devices
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+ Logitech HID-Compliant Keyboard
| Vendor/Product ID: 0x046D, 0xC517
| Matching Device ID: hid\vid_046d&pid_c517&mi_00
| Lower Filters: LHidFilt
| Service: kbdhid
| Driver: kbdhid.sys, 4/13/2008 14:39:48, 14592 bytes
| Driver: kbdclass.sys, 4/13/2008 14:39:47, 24576 bytes
| Driver: LHidFilt.Sys, 2/29/2008 03:13:16, 35344 bytes
| Driver: WdfCoInstaller01005.dll, 6/22/2007 12:34:02, 1419232 bytes
|
+ Terminal Server Keyboard Driver
| Matching Device ID: root\rdp_kbd
| Upper Filters: kbdclass
| Service: TermDD
| Driver: termdd.sys, 4/13/2008 20:13:20, 40840 bytes
| Driver: kbdclass.sys, 4/13/2008 14:39:47, 24576 bytes
|
+ Logitech HID-compliant Cordless Mouse
| Vendor/Product ID: 0x046D, 0xC517
| Matching Device ID: hid\vid_046d&pid_c517&mi_01&col01
| Upper Filters: LMouFilt
| Lower Filters: LHidFilt
| Service: mouhid
| Driver: mouhid.sys, 8/17/2001 13:48:00, 12160 bytes
| Driver: mouclass.sys, 4/13/2008 14:39:47, 23040 bytes
| Driver: LHidFilt.Sys, 2/29/2008 03:13:16, 35344 bytes
| Driver: LMouFilt.Sys, 2/29/2008 03:13:24, 36880 bytes
| Driver: KHALMNPR.Exe, 2/29/2008 03:12:38, 76304 bytes
| Driver: WdfCoInstaller01005.dll, 6/22/2007 12:34:02, 1419232 bytes
|
+ Terminal Server Mouse Driver
| Matching Device ID: root\rdp_mou
| Upper Filters: mouclass
| Service: TermDD
| Driver: termdd.sys, 4/13/2008 20:13:20, 40840 bytes
| Driver: mouclass.sys, 4/13/2008 14:39:47, 23040 bytes

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DirectPlay Service Providers
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DirectPlay8 Modem Service Provider - Registry: OK, File: dpnet.dll (5.03.2600.5512)
DirectPlay8 Serial Service Provider - Registry: OK, File: dpnet.dll (5.03.2600.5512)
DirectPlay8 IPX Service Provider - Registry: OK, File: dpnet.dll (5.03.2600.5512)
DirectPlay8 TCP/IP Service Provider - Registry: OK, File: dpnet.dll (5.03.2600.5512)
Internet TCP/IP Connection For DirectPlay - Registry: OK, File: dpwsockx.dll (5.03.2600.5512)
IPX Connection For DirectPlay - Registry: OK, File: dpwsockx.dll (5.03.2600.5512)
Modem Connection For DirectPlay - Registry: OK, File: dpmodemx.dll (5.03.2600.5512)
Serial Connection For DirectPlay - Registry: OK, File: dpmodemx.dll (5.03.2600.5512)

DirectPlay Voice Wizard Tests: Full Duplex: Not run, Half Duplex: Not run, Mic: Not run
DirectPlay Test Result: Not run
Registry: OK

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DirectPlay Adapters
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DirectPlay8 Serial Service Provider: COM1
DirectPlay8 TCP/IP Service Provider: Wireless Network Connection - IPv4 -

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DirectPlay Voice Codecs
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Voxware VR12 1.4kbit/s
Voxware SC06 6.4kbit/s
Voxware SC03 3.2kbit/s
MS-PCM 64 kbit/s
MS-ADPCM 32.8 kbit/s
Microsoft GSM 6.10 13 kbit/s
TrueSpeech(TM) 8.6 kbit/s

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DirectPlay Lobbyable Apps
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Age of Empires II (DX7) - Registry: OK, ExeFile: Empires2.ICD (0.14.0022.0712)
Age of Empires II - The Conquerors Expansion (DX7) - Registry: OK, ExeFile: \age2_x1.icd (0.07.0025.0614)

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Disk & DVD/CD-ROM Drives
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Drive: C:
Free Space: 17.3 GB
Total Space: 152.5 GB
File System: NTFS
Model: ST3160828AS

Drive: D:
Model: SONY CD-RW CRX217E
Driver: c:\windows\system32\drivers\cdrom.sys, 5.01.2600.5512 (English), 4/13/2008 14:40:46, 62976 bytes

Drive: E:
Model: HL-DT-ST DVD+-RW GWA4164B
Driver: c:\windows\system32\drivers\cdrom.sys, 5.01.2600.5512 (English), 4/13/2008 14:40:46, 62976 bytes
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Old 11-01-2008, 06:06 PM   #2 (permalink)
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generally, all pre-built systems cannot overclock.
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I see that this is a Dell. Dell locks their BIOS settings, meaning you can not do any overclocking. Sorry.
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generally, all pre-built systems cannot overclock.
Agreed, especially since its Dell.
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you can buy a cheap mobo for 50 bucks and overclock=P

whether or not it will fit in your case is another story
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Not all Dell's are upgradeable. Now a days more and more Dell pre-builds are upgradeable. But when some one says Dell, I usually assume its 2-3 years old.
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=D thats why i said it may not fit in the case


the funny part is the Dell advertisements=P

i cant stand pre-built systems

i mean even if it was the best of the best EVERYTHING

i would still tell them to ship it in parts, =P
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i doubt you could ever get the performance of a system that cost 10x as much without spending a whole lot on upgrades (mainly cooling) to get such a cheap system stable...

secondly, you're still using that relic from Netburst... i wouldn't wanna OC that without some serious cooling gear... unless you want a fun way to dispose of your old computer! lol
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nononono

a relic is my AMD 5x85 133mhz @ 180mhz (thats almost 200mhz on a 80486~!)
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^^DUDE!! thats a beast setup right there!!^^

lol... i got a rig with similar power sitting on the bench beside me! rofl
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