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Old 11-05-2005, 10:44 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I have a new pre-built PC and was wondering if upgrading the BIOS would give me the option to OC. I have a Sempron 2800+ and it is set at 1.6. But it has a maximum of 3.4. Is there anything i can do to take advantage of this?

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Old 11-05-2005, 10:46 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Not unless you replace your BIOS chip.

Pre-mades, like Dell, HP, eMachine, Gateway, come with locked BIOS. They are not capable of over-clocking since these options have been removed.

If you want to overclock, you'll have to remove and replace your BIOS chip, or replace your mobo with an aftermarket one.


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Old 11-06-2005, 04:44 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Todays BIOS chips are EEPROM (Electronically Erasable Programable Read Only Memory)
There must be a way for a technician to load a different BIOS onto your existing chip.
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