Ara7
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Studio XPS 9000. Is it overclockable?

Hi,

Does Dell allow overclocking from the Bios? If not is there a way to overclock an XPS9000?

 

Thanks,

 

Ara

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Re: Studio XPS 9000. Is it overclockable?

Have you gone into your bios and looked under Frequency/Voltage Control?

You can change the following -
* QPI Frequency — Auto, 4.800GT, 6.400GT
* Memory Ratio — Auto, 6, 8, 10
* CPU Core (Non-Turbo) Ratio — 20
* Advanced DRAM Configuration — If Advanced Memory Setting is set to Manual, from tCL - 1T/2T Timing can be manually configured

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Ara7
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Re: Studio XPS 9000. Is it overclockable?

Thanks Chris. I'll be recieving the computer in the next day or 2 and I'll check it then.

I'm guessing you overclocked yours with the above settings?

 

Ara

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Ara7
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Re: Studio XPS 9000. Is it overclockable?

Chris,

What are the correct settings to get a maximum overclock with 2.66 ghz i7?

Is this shown somewhere on the Forum?

Thanks,

Ara

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supremefive
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Re: Studio XPS 9000. Is it overclockable?

I have the XPS 9000 and those features are not available or adjustable with the A13 bios.

Chris, can you explain how to find these features/ settings? 

because i have some high powered ram that needs to be adjusted.

 

 

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Re: Studio XPS 9000. Is it overclockable?

I will ask but it looks like our training documentation is from an early build. Plus, if the Intel Core i7 965 Bloomfield core speed is 3.20GHz, then how can we offer it at 3.33GHz if it isn't being overclocked? Now I am confused.

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DR2ooo
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Re: Studio XPS 9000. Is it overclockable?

I would love to get an answer to this one as well.

Does anyone know what voltage is set for RAM by default?

 

I ordered some new chips for XPS 8000, but they require 1.6 volts.

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Re: Studio XPS 9000. Is it overclockable?

The initial speed is 3.20 GHz but if all cores aren't needed at a particular time, the CPU will use what Intel calls "Turbo Boost" to speed up one or more cores to up to 3.33 GHz

See this reference:

http://download.intel.com/design/processor/applnots/320354.pdf

 

Tom L

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Re: Studio XPS 9000. Is it overclockable?

I will ask but it looks like our training documentation is from an early build. Plus, if the Intel Core i7 965 Bloomfield core speed is 3.20GHz, then how can we offer it at 3.33GHz if it isn't being overclocked? Now I am confused.

Chris,

Did you mean the Core i7 975 Extreme?  That's the processor I have in my 9000 and it's advertised at 3.33 GHz.  Also, I didn't in the A13 and still don't have in the A14 BIOS the option to set ANYTHING as far as processor except to select the number of cores active, and to set XD enable or disable.  That's it.  Thoughts?

 

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