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Old 02-05-2005, 10:52 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default 2.4 Celeron running at 3.6Ghz?

Hey, ok in light of my new computer knowledge (which is a little limited lol..) I decided to play with the BIOs on my parents computer.. I set the CPU frequency from "default" to "200MHz" and it started running at 3.6 GHz! Is this a normal thing? I changed it back, but i'm afraid I may have hurt something, is this possible?

Its just a 2.4 Intel Celeron D...


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Old 02-05-2005, 10:56 PM   #2 (permalink)
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You'll fry your celeron in less than a day in my opinion.

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Old 02-05-2005, 10:59 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Well, I only had it running for about 2 min. max. Just woundering if I could have hurt it.. its not really my computer. I was just looking at the BIOs and got carried away lol..
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Old 02-05-2005, 11:02 PM   #4 (permalink)
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You went straight from 2.4 GHz to 3.6 GHz? I think you're lucky Windows booted.
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Old 02-05-2005, 11:09 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Oh? I didn't mean to, I thuoght it might run at like 2.5-2.6 or somthing.. just doing some tests and learning as I go.. As long as I didn't hurt anything..

But yea, 2.4 to 3.6. Booted fine.. and really fast haha.
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Old 02-05-2005, 11:30 PM   #6 (permalink)
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lmao..... nice first o'c =)
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Old 02-06-2005, 03:31 AM   #7 (permalink)
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lol u over clocked your celeron, its ok if u did but then u would need some crazy heatsink's and fans all over your parts to keep them cool.
Nothing bad will happen since it was on 2min max.
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Old 02-06-2005, 03:55 AM   #8 (permalink)
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that would really shorten the life of your chip i wouldnt recomend it without a really massive heatsink. You could try upping it to 2.8 or 3.0 ghz, thats more realistic, but i would still recomend a better heatsink.
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Old 02-06-2005, 09:54 AM   #9 (permalink)
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nice first lucky ocing. yea that would really take the life out of your cpu
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Old 02-06-2005, 11:21 AM   #10 (permalink)
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