overclock prebuilt PC?

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Which brand's desktop PC, dell/HP/gateway, are the most overclockable?
I'm interested in core2 duo E6400 or amd equivalent.

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In general, you'll be disappointed.
The companies you mention purchase motherboards in bulk which have Bios',
etc. missing most of the overclocking features found in enthusiast
motherboards purchased at retail. The missing features save Dell, for
example, a dollar or two per motherboard. Not to mention PSU's with just
enough power for the components that come in the pre-built.

If you're really interested in overclocking, build your own PC using a full
featured motherboard and an adequate PSU.

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MaximumPC magazine tests off the shelf(supposedly) overclocked rigs
frequently.Check out their website.
http://maximumpc.com /

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Peter van der Goes wrote:
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And if you build it yourself, you get to buy a real Windows install
disk. Which means no preinstalled cruft on your system disk. You get
to control what software goes on the machine. It is your machine, from
top to bottom.

Retail motherboards have downloadable manuals. Good motherboards will
show pictures of the BIOS screens, so you can see whether there are
clock settings, Vcore, Vdimm, and the like. As long as you have a
good BIOS, lots of customizations for voltage and the like, you'll
have a good overclocking platform. If you want to know what retail
motherboards are good, look here. This is where you learn to



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