Multiplier locked - Dell computer.

Discussion in 'PC Hardware' started by GiGiMan, Oct 19, 2009.

  1. GiGiMan

    GiGiMan MDL Novice

    Oct 1, 2009
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    Hi,

    I'm a newb on this, trying to get into overclocking, but my Dell Xps720
    computer has a lock on the multiplier, preventing me from doing so in bios.
    Anyway to get around that? I have the Q6600 cpu.

    Only thing I know is to get an extreme cpu. Which is money.
     
  2. ricksy50

    ricksy50 MDL Junior Member

    Sep 15, 2009
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    The cpu is locked by the maker not the pc, try searching overclocking cpu with your cpu details you may find a way to unlock it,remember your cpu warranty will be lost if you go down that route,you may even kill your cpu altogether.
     
  3. alextheg

    alextheg Super Moderator
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    I presume your bios has no oc options ? You could try getting your bios modded to unlock some options but this is unlikely I feel. Its your bios restricting you. You could oc through windows but this is NOT reccomrnded as.this can be very unstable and liable to crashing.
    IMHO go for a new mobo. I got a gigabyte mobo for £60 with plenty of oc options. Even if you bought a new cpu your multiplier may still be locked by your current bios. Its a new mobo all the way if you want to oc. :D
     
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  4. goodstone

    goodstone MDL Novice

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    Its most proberly your cpu. multiplyer is locked at cpu level.

    got an m1710 with 7600g. G version has multiplier unlocked to enable overclocking.
     
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