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Did a bit of google searching, couldnt find what I was looking for... everything is about the G73...

Anyone know if the g74 is overclockable? I tried SetFSB but its saying the frequency's are unknown...

never really OC'd with setfsb though so if someone knows a way around that let me know tongue.gif


just looking to get the maximum performance out of my laptop, because you know... we are ocn, thats what we do wink.gif
    
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Laptops are in general very locked down as far as overclocking goes...they are already dealing with hard to overcome heat and power demand issues without adding overclocking to the mix.

As far as I know the only true mobile cpus that allow you to overclock to any tangible degree are 920xm, 940xm and 2920xm ones, and those only if the laptop's motherboard supports it
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Laptops are in general very locked down as far as overclocking goes...they are already dealing with hard to overcome heat and power demand issues without adding overclocking to the mix.

As far as I know the only true mobile cpus that allow you to overclock to any tangible degree are 920xm, 940xm and 2920xm ones, and those only if the laptop's motherboard supports it

thanks^^ what about the 560M?
    
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for 560M use msi afterburner
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Originally Posted by labbu63;14278952 
for 560M use msi afterburner

thanks^^ was downloading it before i even saw the post tongue.gif answered my own question XD

whats a safe temp for a laptop GPU?
    
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i have seen them get up to low 90s....really wouldn't want to push it past 95 personally
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oh wow lol....

i currently have it at
Core: 920
Shader: 1840
Mem: 1625(highest MSI will let me set it)

reached a max temp of 65c.. whats a good way to stress test it? i was using Kombuster to check for artifacting

Edit: Im running OCCT now... max temp of 67 after 5 minutes... gonna go ahead and let it run for an hour
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I highly doubt that overclock is stable on the GPU. play a series of games and any artifacting shows it's unstable. Seriously, run a DX11 title with Tessellation on and test it that way.

And for temps, I've got the 460m @ 775/1550/3000 and the highest I've seen in a game was 78*C in AvP. So if you're hitting 90*C, you have more than a few problems...
     
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Well so far his temps are good


But yeah I doubt the OC is DX11 stable, Kombustor defaults to OpenGL2 which is crap for testing stability haha


try playing a game with those settings
 
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Well so far his temps are good
But yeah I doubt the OC is DX11 stable, Kombustor defaults to OpenGL2 which is crap for testing stability haha
try playing a game with those settings

The 560m on my G74 runs nicely at 900 / 1800 / 1450. After hours of Shogun 2: Fall of the Samurai (DX11, 1920x1080), max temps will not exceed 60C, no artifacts. It's certainly not as consistent as the stock settings, but the fps gains are well worth overclocking the 560m. With MSI Afterburner, 3d mark vantage scores went from 8800's stock to 10200's oc'ed, max temps virtually the same.

I don't blame you if you doubt these results, but the cooling systems with these G series laptops are really that good, as any owner will tell you. Impossibly quiet and cool under heavy load.
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