Old Dell Dimension 4600 - Question

Discussion in 'BIOS Mods' started by Cole3G, Dec 22, 2010.

  1. Cole3G

    Cole3G MDL Novice

    Dec 22, 2010
    Hey guys,
    I have been lurking for quite some time and I have a question.

    My setup is an "ancient" Dell Dimension 4600 with:
    -400W Saga PSU
    -nVidia GeForce 7600 OC'd to Core-551MHz and Memory-400MHz
    -3.4 GHz Prescott Pentium 4 (Sadly prescotts require more voltage than Northwoods)

    The overclock to the GPU is relatively recent but other than that, I have been running this setup for over a year (I know it's crappy but it's all I have). My problem though is upon booting a message appears "Alert! The processor is not supported on this system, and will run at a reduced speed."

    The P4 has been running at about 2.8GHz fine for a long time, but I was wondering if there is a BIOS Mod that will let me get the full potential out of the processor. Or does this motherboard simply not have the required voltage this processor needs?

    I am just trying to get the most performance out of the crappy system I own.

  2. urie

    urie Moderator
    Staff Member

    May 21, 2007
    Sorry but wrong forum the bios modifications done here are mostly to do with activation i,e, adding SLP or SLIC.
  3. Cole3G

    Cole3G MDL Novice

    Dec 22, 2010
    I realized that after posting.
    I'm very sorry and will search for my answer elsewhere.

    Take care.