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post #1 of 23
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Well I'm new to overclocking and to these forums. What I need help with is what I can do or what to do to this sick laptop I have. The specs are as follows:

Processor: i7-990x
GPU: nVIDIA 580m x 2 in SLi
RAM: 12gb DDR3 1333MHz
Primary Hard Drive: 250GB Intel 510 SSD
Secondary Hard Drives: 2 x 750GB 7200RPM in RAID 0

That's the important stuff I guess. It is a laptop keep in mind so I can't do much more for cooling. Where should I start and what should I do?

Thanks for the help.
post #2 of 23
Sorry i cant help, but dont get your expectations up, 'cause its a laptop after all not much headroom for overclocking.

GL
post #3 of 23
How did you fit all that in a laptop? Inquiring minds want to know :0P
    
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2xWD Black Caviar 750GB Asus Blue Ray DVDRW x 2 Noctua NH-U12P SE2R Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit 
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I don't expect OCing much but I know I can get more performance than the stock values. Also, I'm using a modified Intel x58 motherboard and a giant ass case.
Edited by Shion314 - 8/9/11 at 4:59pm
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I don't expect OCing much but I know I can get more performance than the stock values. Also, I'm using a desktop motherboard and a giant ass case.
A desktop motherboard in a laptop? How does that work using the 580m GPUs?

Also, run furmark to see what temps those 580ms hit. If theyre reasonable then you may be able to have some overclocking headroom. My guess is they wont be, and you wont want to overclock at all.

For the CPU, run prime95 while monitoring temps with coretemp. You can download all these programs online.

Laptops arent the best for cooling sadly.

What model laptop is this?
post #6 of 23
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My bad. I edited my post. It's a modified Intel x58 Motherboard. lol. It used to be just a Sager/Clevo but I made some changes of my own.
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My bad. I edited my post. It's a modified Intel x58 Motherboard. lol. It used to be just a Sager/Clevo but I made some changes of my own.
Cool, i still suggest running those programs. If your temps are reasonable, then we can start thinking about overclocking
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Cool, i still suggest running those programs. If your temps are reasonable, then we can start thinking about overclocking
This^, see the max temp for your components on the manufacturer website, and run furmark for gpu and prime95 for cpu or intel burn test, if your temps are below max, you still have room for overclocking, if you already hitting the thermal limit you wont be able to oc, since it will increase even more the temps.
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Could you post a link to that laptop? sounds awesome!
    
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post #10 of 23
How did you get a 990X in a laptop? If so, the cooling must be terrible, it comes default with an Intel DBX-B cooler.
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