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Forum: Major Manufacturers Boards 03-23-2020, 08:43 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,667
Posted By Retrorockit
Re: Overclockable Dell computers.

You could play around with TS and SetFSB on your existing CPUs and see how it goes for you.
SetFSB has a virus warning on one of it's pages. I unplug my hardrives and boot a linux live DVD to go...
Forum: Major Manufacturers Boards 03-22-2020, 06:54 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,667
Posted By Retrorockit
Re: Overclockable Dell computers.

There has been some success with T7500 using SetFSB.
https://www.overclock.net/forum/5-intel-cpus/1643221-how-overclocking-dual-xeon-dell-precision-t7500.html
A separate PCIe SATA/SAS/Raid...
Forum: Major Manufacturers Boards 03-12-2020, 09:27 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,667
Posted By Retrorockit
Re: Overclockable Dell computers.

The BTX I'm running right now is a $20 Optiplex 380 MT. This was a low end 2 core 4GB system. But they forgot to give it a 95W CPU limit, and the G41 chipset supports the LGA771 mod. So here it is...
Forum: Major Manufacturers Boards 03-11-2020, 09:28 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,667
Posted By Retrorockit
Re: Overclockable Dell computers.

BTX was designed to support 130W PentiumD and up to 3.8GHz Pentium4 CPUs.
VRM cooling and high clock speeds are in their DNA. Most of them ended up in <95W CPU office machines. But if you can cut...
Forum: Major Manufacturers Boards 03-11-2020, 09:09 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,667
Posted By Retrorockit
Re: Overclockable Dell computers.

The T3500 is a favorite at the TPU Throttlestop Overclocking thread.
https://www.techpowerup.com/forums/threads/throttlestop-overclocking-desktop-pcs.235975/
But the dual CPU machines don't support...
Forum: Major Manufacturers Boards 03-01-2020, 11:00 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,667
Posted By Retrorockit
Re: Overclockable Dell computers.

They can run the QX6800 SLACP and overclock nicely. It's the same MB as the Dimensin E 520 above except a Mid tower layout with room for full size GPUs.
Forum: General Electronics Technical Discussion 02-29-2020, 05:37 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 318
Posted By Retrorockit
Re: New TME mod idea.

Truste Mode Execute is the another term for this. I've seen it called the other also. Maybe different chip vendors.
Forum: Major Manufacturers Boards 02-29-2020, 05:24 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,667
Posted By Retrorockit
Re: Overclockable Dell computers.

Yes BTX is very old stuff. When the memory controller moved to the CPU it lost it's purpose, and never was accepted by the aftermarket anyway. But bad caps were common on them. While overclocking old...
Forum: Major Manufacturers Boards 02-24-2020, 10:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 730
Posted By Retrorockit
Re: Cheap gaming computer with Intel 975 chipset

I would try an X6800 unlocked 2 core in that and a a Throtllestop 6.0 overclock in Windows. Something in the 3.45 - 3.72Ghz range should wake it up.
1xPCIe and PCIe 1.0 (vs. PCIe 2.0) are 2...
Forum: Major Manufacturers Boards 02-24-2020, 10:18 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 9,408
Posted By Retrorockit
Re: Dell Optiplex 780 SFF and AC235AS-00 PSU

There is a more powerful BTX SFF PSU. It's from the P4 era Dimension 9200C/XPS210, Optiplex 745 SFF. 275W. back in the height of the bad cap crisis....
Forum: Major Manufacturers Boards 02-24-2020, 09:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,829
Posted By Retrorockit
Re: Dell Precision 380

I second the T3400 suggestion.
They can be overclocked easily with an unlocked CPU and Throttlestop 6.0 software in Windows. QX9650 goes 4.15GHz easily. Actual RAM capacity is 16GB but non RDIMM 4GB...
Forum: General Electronics Technical Discussion 02-21-2020, 01:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 318
Posted By Retrorockit
New TME mod idea.

TME=Time Management Execute.
This is a function on some PLL chips that allows the BIOS to set a hard upper limit to the FSB. A high signal during POST sets the limit to a value that's slected on...
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 02-21-2020, 12:52 PM
Replies: 801
Views: 260,242
Posted By Retrorockit
Re: Post your system.......

I'm flogging an old Dell Optiplex 380 Mini Tower I picked up for $20 witha WIN7 COA on it.
X5470 Xeon swap, 8GBDDR3 1066 Ram, MSI GTX1060 3GB OCV1 (with bracket cut in1/2 for 1 slot card mod, and...
Forum: Major Manufacturers Boards 02-20-2020, 05:58 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,667
Posted By Retrorockit
Overclockable Dell computers.

Many Dell computers can be upgraded beyond what they were offered with and even overclocked in many cases. This may make repairing one of these more viable than it would seem. I've been playing with...
Forum: Announcements & Related News 02-19-2020, 01:02 PM
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Views: 1,427,585
Posted By Retrorockit
Re: New Members - please post your introductions here

William P. from South Florida.
I'm known as Retrorockit in various forums. Retired truck mechanic. Into E bikes and overclocking Dell computers. Used to post a Tomshardware as William P. Almost 2K...
Forum: Major Manufacturers Boards 02-19-2020, 12:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 7,080
Posted By Retrorockit
Smile Re: Dell XPS 410, KZG 6.3v Caps

FWIW the actual max. spec for these is much higher than what Dell offered at the time. Due to being able to power a Pentium D these have the ability to run a 135W, QX6800 2.93GHz CPU. Larger RAM...
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