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Old August 14, 2012, 09:04 AM
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My current system is a Gateway FX 6831, which uses a Gateway H57M01 (which has an Intel H57 chipset), an Intel i7-860 2.8GHz processor and 16 GB of DDR3-1333 RAM (9-9-9-27 & 1.5V). The CPU multiplier is set at 21 * 133, resulting in an average 1.1V Core Voltage.

My question is how far might I be able to overclock this system? Are branded computers usually fixed to prevent overclocking, or could I get some more power out of this thing?
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Old August 14, 2012, 09:09 AM
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Most OEM systems have a locked BIOS which does not allow for overclocking. I did a Google search and this is the same for your system. They lock the multiplier at 22x.
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Old August 14, 2012, 09:10 AM
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The H57 chipset does not overclock. You need a P67 chipset board to overclock. And yes, almost all OEM systems are locked to prevent overclocking, either by the chipset or by the BIOS.
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Old August 14, 2012, 09:26 AM
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Agreed to what the other on top have said.

Only way to "get out of this" would be to replace the mobo with something off the shelf like Asus, Gigabyte and others, get a good CPU cooler, then reinstall windows and go to town :)
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Old August 14, 2012, 09:54 AM
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This is socket 1156, the chipset or multi lock wouldnt make a diff since since these chips didnt have the base clock speed tied to everything like the 1155 series. My last experiance with an i7 860 i clocked it @ 200mhz x 20 for a clockspeed of 4ghz. And that was achieved on a crummy h55 mobo. Although Im doubting your board will do the same, i dont see why 200x 18 netting 3.6ghz isnt achievable providing the proper features arent locked. ie : qpi, and voltages. Make sure the VRM would be up to snuff for clocking.
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