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How can you place a desktop cpu into a small space with limited cooling on a laptop? lol
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How can you place a desktop cpu into a small space with limited cooling on a laptop? lol
Do I need to post pics? Lol. I can also show you the core temp readings around 35-37C as well. Idk how they did it but they did. Amazing cooling I guess.
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Wait so you have it clocked to 4.2GHz and you want MORE? Need I ask why?

There aren't many games/applications that require a higher clock than that. Are you even bottlenecking the 580Ms?
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Wait so you have it clocked to 4.2GHz and you want MORE? Need I ask why?

There aren't many games/applications that require a higher clock than that. Are you even bottlenecking the 580Ms?
Sounds like it, I'm impressed you can get that out of the intel board and the lappy cooler to be honest. It's stable too? I'd thought about getting some of those laptops for our engineers as some prefer laptops but figured the overclocking wouldn't work.
     
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Originally Posted by nbmjhk6 View Post
if it's a Intel mobo your SOL. Intel denies overclocking abilities on their POS mobos... sorry to tell you
This was never true on their X58 boards.

Most higher end Intel consumer boards have acceptable OCing options.

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I'm baffled that someone who owns a 990x doesn't know that Intel boards don't OC well if at all.
The Intel X58s OC about as well as most other X58 boards.

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I don't OC much. Just got into it really. Intel's mobo is the only one that can be modified to fit in the laptop I think. Not really sure. Idk. Either way, the laptop is fast enough without too much of an OC. 4.2GHz isn't bad on a laptop and air cooling.
It's not an Intel motherboard. It's a Clevo, probably made specifically for them by Foxconn or another major OEM.

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How can you place a desktop cpu into a small space with limited cooling on a laptop? lol
It's a monster of a laptop.

Regardless, I would not recommend OCing it any higher as the hardware in it is already on the edge of what the PSU can supply.

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Originally Posted by blackbalt89 View Post
Wait so you have it clocked to 4.2GHz and you want MORE? Need I ask why?

There aren't many games/applications that require a higher clock than that. Are you even bottlenecking the 580Ms?
CPU dependent applications will scale with more speed.

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Originally Posted by Tiger S. View Post
4.0GHz with HT will chew up any application period.
And 8GHz would be twice as fast in many of them. 8GHz is impossible I know, but the point is there is no frequency at which more speed becomes useless in CPU limited tasks.
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It holds steady at 4.36GHz now and I'm happy. Temps remained in the range they already were at. 35ish for Idle and 72ish for 100% Load.

I have two PSU's for this laptop and an adapter that allows me to use both at once to provide full power. The SLi 580m's and the 990x draw more power than one can supply. Haha.

The only I want more is the push the limits. Which I'm satisfied with now. I have a stable laptop that is probably one of the most powerful around. That's all that really matters I guess.
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WTH that's in a laptop?
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WTH that's in a laptop?
I don't understand the question..
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It was just shocking that, you have a laptop superior then a majority of desktops. I would think overclocking on a laptop is 'not safe' but I'm used to cheap HP/Dell laptops with a small fan that doesn't do the job.

So this looks like a normal laptop but has SLI and that CPU in it?
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It was just shocking that, you have a laptop superior then a majority of desktops. I would think overclocking on a laptop is 'not safe' but I'm used to cheap HP/Dell laptops with a small fan that doesn't do the job.

So this looks like a normal laptop but has SLI and that CPU in it?
Hahaha. Yes. It's a bit thicker than most laptops, like 2.5" thick. 17.3" screen though. So not huge. And the cooling on i is really good. The CPU has two fans and a vent for each and each GPU has a fan and vent.

I really should get some pics up I suppose.
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