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How do I set the processor speed on my Dell Dimension XPS R, XPS D, or XPS V series computer? - Technical Tip - 155738




Put the system into maintenance/configuration mode and adjust processor speed

To put the computer into maintenance/configuration mode and adjust the processor speed, perform the following steps:

  1. Turn off the computer and then unplug the power cord from the back of the power supply.
  2. Remove the cover.
  3. On the motherboard, configure the maintenance mode jumper to cover the second (2nd) and third (3rd) pins.
  4. Reconnect the power cord and then turn the system on.
    The maintenance screen appears with two options: clearing bios passwords and setting processor speed.
  5. Press the < Down Arrow > key to highlight setting processor speed and then press the < Enter > key.
  6. Set the processor speed in the System Setup (BIOS) to match the speed of the processor that was sent with your computer.

    CAUTION: Over-clocking the system, by setting the speed to a value higher than your actual rated processor speed, may damage the system and void your warranty.



 
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