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    Hello i have a Dell Inspiron XPS with a Pentium 4 dual core 3.4 ghz and i was wondering if i could get some help ramping it up

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    Hello Spweek,

    Welcome to PureOverclock! first off bad news, any manufacturer computer, Dell, HP, Compaq, Gateway, etc cannot be overclock at all. it is restricted by the manufacturers themselves within the Bios to prevent overclocking. If you had a custom built computer you could overclock the cpu, the ram, etc but with a manufactuered computer there is no way to overclock it.

    the only things you can do is overclock the graphic card you have or put in a newer graphic card if it can support it, and also put in better ram just as long as the ram you are putting in is rated to run at the same voltage as what is currently in the XPS as you cannot change the voltage for it.
    and Damn Proud of it!

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    aww you make me sad... that sucks.. and this is supposed to be the gaming computer. like a gamer wouldn't want to ramp it up a bit

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    yeah I know, I bought myself an XPS about 2 years ago before I knew anything about computers, and now its my dad's computer (I gave it to him) and I build my own computer now.

    by far a gaming computer is either custom built or your paying like 3 grand for top of the line XPS, HP thunderbird etc. if you want it to run games better and smoothly try upgrading your graphic card. what graphic card do you have in there currently?
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    unfortunatly i got the 128 Ati. there is a 256 Nvidia that goes in this model but it has since been discontinued. could probably find it on E-bay or something but not sure if i'de want to spend the $ on that rather then save up and get one built for me

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    what really sucks is this card takes a specific driver and they haven't updated that driver in over 3 years

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    Well since you have an ATI in there, I'm guessing it is the ATI x1300 Pro which came in mine also, you can always get another ati graphic card and throw it in there (of course if theres enough room in the case) to replace that old one you got.

    Ati 4870
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814102810

    If you do that, make sure you uninstall the drivers for that graphic card and when you put in a newer one, download the drivers for that specific card.

    I would personally use a program called Drive Sweaper to clean out leftover drivers
    and heres the steps from the website on how to use it.

    • Use the official uninstaller(s) of the driver(s) you want to uninstall.
    • Reboot your PC in Safe Mode.
    • Run Driver Sweeper and select what to clean.
    • Analyse lists all the entries possible to remove, cleaning removes the entries selected.
    • More drivers can be selected for the same cleaning process.

    and Damn Proud of it!

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    actualy it's a laptop so it's a Ati Mobility Radeon 9700 and there is only one other accepted upgrade in video cards, or so i'm lead to beleive. i will check out the driver sweeper though thank you

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    no problemo. oh man I didn't know it was a laptop, I was thinking it was a desktop, I don't know too much about laptops except that the battery usually dies out after 1hr of use
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    heh yeah my battery died a long while ago.. have been running it plugged in for over 2 years. sorely in need of a whole new computer, and definitely need to get a desktop custom built for me this time. got this one for 2,600 over 4 years ago

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    laptops don't like overclocking too well.

    I'll build a computer for ya at cost if your anywhere near Cranbrook B.C. Canada lol.

    edit: or teach ya how

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    Been there!
    My first PC/laptop my dad bought me was a Alienware m7700 3ghz with HT(I'm guessing that is what you mean by dual core), 1.25gb of ram, Go 6800, Lasted me 4 years running pretty much 24/7!

    We can defiantely help you make another PC.

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