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Acer Aspire 5251-1762

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Hey, I'm new here so let me explain for a minute.

I'm new to overclocking, and I've become avidly interested after reading some success stories online. Since then I've been trying to find a way to unlock my BIOS so I too can partake in some overclocking of my own. Now that the formalities are out of the way, let me tell you what I know and see if you can help me out! lol.

I have an Acer Aspire 5251-1762. CPU ID gives me this:

Motherboard:
Manufacturer: Acer
Model: Aspire 5251 v1.02
Chipset: AMD 785GX Rev. 00
Southbridge: AMD SB850 Rev. 40

BIOS:
Brand: Acer
Version: V1.02
Date: 04/08/2010

I'm wanting to unlock the BIOS so I can use programs like "AMD OverDrive to auto clock my processor to the highest settings it can go to.

If you can give me any information about the board I have so I can find the actual BIOS version (instead of Acer's) and if you know anything else that can help me, it'd be greatly appreciated.

I'm also aware of the possibility of total system failure from the BIOS becomming corrupt and I understand the risks that are involved with proceeding with this. The laptop was free, so I'm not too concerned about the financial loss.

Thanks in advance!
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You can't and shouldn't overclock a laptop.

They are usually already on the thermal limits before overclocking, let alone finding a compatible non-Acer BIOS to flash with. Even if you did get an unlocked BIOS, you won't get any overclocking options on a laptop BIOS.

If you get the OverDrive utility to work, you'll only be able to get tiny increases in speed which will make barely any difference at the expense of increased heat and noise!

Sorry dude!
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