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Overclocking on the Alienware Aurora R4


Article Summary: This article contains information on how to restore the factory default overclock settings on the Alienware Aurora R4 computer.

Table of Contents:

  1. Resetting System Setup (BIOS) Defaults Clears Overclocking Settings on the Alienware Aurora R4
  2. Overclocking the Aurora R4 Automatically
  3. Resetting the System Setup (BIOS) to its Default Settings





1: Resetting System Setup (BIOS) Defaults Clears
Overclocking Settings on the Alienware Aurora R4

When resetting the System Setup (BIOS) to its default settings on the Alienware Aurora R4, whether using the jumper or in the BIOS, the factory shipped overclocked settings are reverted to a non-overclocked state. After defaults are loaded, the factory overclocked settings must be turned back on.

Once the computer has been overclocked, this does not mean that it will always run at the overclocked speed. The computer will automatically throttle the speed when required, such as during performance taxing video games or applications. The only reliable place to determine the maximum speed once the computer has been overclocked is in the computers' BIOS as many software applications may not reliably determine the maximum speed.

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2: Overclocking the Aurora R4 Automatically
  1. Reboot the computer.
  2. When prompted during POST, press the <F2> key to enter the setup screen.
  3. On the System Setup screen, press the <Right Arrow> key to move to the Advanced menu.
  4. Press the <Down Arrow> key until Frequency/Voltage Control is highlighted, then press the <Enter> key.
  5. On the Frequency/Voltage Control screen, press the <Down Arrow> key to highlight Load Level X OC setting (where X is the overclock level as received from the factory) and press the <Enter> key.
  6. On the Load Level X OC setting? screen, press the <Enter> key on [Yes].
  7. Repeat for every Load Level X OC setting (where X is the overclock level as received from the factory) listed.
  8. Press the <Esc> key to return to the the Frequency/Voltage Control screen.
  9. On the Frequency/Voltage Control screen, use the <Right Arrow> key until the Exit screen is shown, then press the <Enter> key.
  10. On the Save configuration changes and exit setup? screen, press the <Enter> key on Yes to save the changes and restart the computer.


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3: Resetting the System Setup (BIOS) to its Default Settings

Option 1:
  1. Reboot the computer.
  2. When prompted during POST, press the <F2> key to enter the setup screen.
  3. On the System Setup screen, press the <Right Arrow> key to move to the Exit menu.
  4. Press the <Down Arrow> key until Restore Defaults is highlighted.
  5. Press the <Enter> key on Yes to Load Optimized Defaults and restart the computer.


Option 2:
  1. Reboot the computer.
  2. When prompted during POST, press the <F2> key to enter the setup screen.
  3. On the System Setup screen, press the <F9> key.
  4. Press the <Enter> key on Yes to Load Optimized Defaults and restart the computer.


Option 3:
  1. Turn the computer off.
  2. Remove the A/C power cord from the back of the computer.
  3. Open the side panel of the computer and clear the CMOS setting using the jumper connector on the motherboard.

Note:
    For more information on how to open the side panel and location of the clear CMOS jumper connector, browse to the Aurora R4 Online Manuals. Click the preferred language. View the Owner's Manual. For information on opening the left side-panel refer to the Left Side-Panel section. For information on the location of the CMOS jumper, locate the Technical Overview section and look in the System-Board Components section for the location of the CMOS jumper.

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Article ID: SLN289788

Last Date Modified: 01/06/2012 12:00 AM


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