Originally Posted by Murr420
my cores right now are running at 40C is it safe to leave these as is, or would overclocking them help with gaming?
Overclock the hell out of it!
, but do so with a cooling pad, in my experience, cooling pads really do a great job to take off 10c or more.... Your temp is still on the good side. This is my 660m overclocked settings. It was 835Mhz
core clock, but i flashed it to a modded bios that comes with 1000Mhz. Which means i moved from 835-1220Mhz
on the core.
it's a little on the High heat side (69-78c MAX "stress testing"), but it's not going to harm the GPU. I started with gaming laptops before i moved on to build my first gaming rig so i know a lot about mobile Gpu's... My first Dell xps 17 3D gaming Laptop came with a 550m GPU, and i over-volted and overclocked it to the MAX... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hewd2vi7QhA
. It got a 3d mark 11 P graphics score of 1825
If you can find places online for over-volting your 560m do so. Mobile Gpu's can be pushed wayy higher than their stock clocks. I see lots of people saying not to overclock Mobile Gpu's due to heat issues
... That's false for Gaming laptops. I have always overclocked my mobile Gpu's and nothing ever goes wrong, ever.... I just sell them on craigslist when something more powerful comes out and add a little extra money