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Gday guys, my names Brad i am new to the forums and i am currently posting this from the comfort of my bed, i have recently come into the acquisition of a new laptop the specs of my laptop are as follows.

Intel Core i5 CPU M430 @ 2.27 GHZ
4.00 GB of RAM
Windows 7, 64 Bit
With a Radeon HD 5470

my model of laptop is a Acer Aspire 5740.

Now to the knowledge, i am very new to overclocking but extremely inspired by the power you can get out of systems with the right tuning, i recently overclocked my personal computer safely from a 3.0 GHZ Dual core to a 3.6 GHZ, and Overclocked my Nvidia graphics card as well, With both these overclocked i gained nearly 4,000-5,000 points in 3D Mark benchmark and got a massive increase in my gaming FPS.

Now to the question, what would you guys suggest i do to this laptop to improve its performance, what tools do you suggest for monitoring and safe guarding, as well as overclocking for a beginner, are there any useful guides to overclocking a laptop such as mine, perhaps with info on the bios so i can overclock the CPU, i am really just looking for guidance in overclocking this, my initial 3D Mark 06 score was somewhere around 4,000 which is really not suitable for gaming considering my other PC struggles its way to 18,000 and i find that only just suitable.

Well basically id love to be hit with some information and whatnot and would love to hear from you guys asap. Thanks for your time!
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generally laptop OCing is a no-no due to high temps and locked bios. you didnt exactly buy a gaming laptop, so I wouldnt expect great gaming performance from it
    
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I am not expecting anything great but i would love to tweak every bit of available power out of it, even if i have to sit it on dry ice
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I am not expecting anything great but i would love to tweak every bit of available power out of it, even if i have to sit it on dry ice
you would be best off just monitoring your number of active processes
    
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Barracuda 320GB, Spinpoint F3 1TB, Barracuda 1.5TB Sony Optiarc BD-ROM Windows 7 Ultimate x64 HP 2311x 
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Barracuda 320GB, Spinpoint F3 1TB, Barracuda 1.5TB Sony Optiarc BD-ROM Windows 7 Ultimate x64 HP 2311x 
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So your saying its not possible to gain anything more out of this?
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So your saying its not possible to gain anything more out of this?
not really
    
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Barracuda 320GB, Spinpoint F3 1TB, Barracuda 1.5TB Sony Optiarc BD-ROM Windows 7 Ultimate x64 HP 2311x 
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Barracuda 320GB, Spinpoint F3 1TB, Barracuda 1.5TB Sony Optiarc BD-ROM Windows 7 Ultimate x64 HP 2311x 
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oh now that is sad, oh well thanks i guess
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