QUOTE(raptor_cZn @ Dec 14 2007, 03:59 PM)
are branded PCs even overclockable in the first place...
most of the mobos that come with branded pcs have special bios that locks the overclocking capability
err.... yes it is..but had to use 3rd party software like clockgen or CPUcool to adjust the FSB on the fly.. i tried CPUCool and had to check the PLL number first on the mobo then only can fine-tune the FSB,,, but since my D820 is a really
hot chip.. i dare not overclock it more than 3.2Ghz..bcoz of the limits to my mobo n my value rams.... n the stock cooler oso.
thanxz everyone for the advice(s)... yea that's right,, instead of getting too excited with the new Pentium Dual Core E2***, i should get a better cooler for my D820,..right now its idling at 50-52C and full load is around 60's.. im interested with the new Pentium Dual core for its good heat management and the conroe architecture.. but nevermind la.. maybe i should wait a little longer and get a whole new rig instead..
btw, ive checked the garage sale section n have been considering the Arctic Freezer 7 for quite some time,.. so that's it.. ill go for it.
n once again... thanX everyone!!!!!