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So I totally just OC'd my X120e's E-350 to 2.1 GHz

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Or not, I can't tell.

http://valid.canardpc.com/show_oc.php?id=2038115
Note how it says "Rejected by CPU-Z."

The OC only appears in CPU-Z, no other software seems to register it (although HWiNFO64 shows the upped multiplier but not the increased core speed.) I used BrazosTweaker 1.0.6 and was honestly not expecting it to work, since it's a laptop with a locked BIOS and yadda yadda, but damned if the 7zip benchmark didn't show a slight but still noteworthy performance increase:



So, what gives guys? The performance is there but the OC isn't recognized by software or the CPU-Z validator...any theories?
post #2 of 9
Possibly the software says its overclocking it but isnt actually? Have you tried any other programs to see what it reads at
post #3 of 9
Well im guessing since youre getting better benchmark scores it overclocked?
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Possibly the software says its overclocking it but isnt actually? Have you tried any other programs to see what it reads at
CPU-Z is the only software that shows the OC at all, other software like Speccy and HWiNFO64 still show 1.6 GHz. It's weird.

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Well im guessing since youre getting better benchmark scores it overclocked?
This is what I was thinking, but I don't know why the CPU-Z validator would reject it then.
post #5 of 9
Now go dice or LN and bump it up to 3.5GHz
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Now go dice or LN and bump it up to 3.5GHz
Lulz, I'd love to. Although I noticed the default Vcore can get up to 1.3V so there's no telling how far I could take it. I bet it could do at least 2.5GHz.
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I set my Thinkpad over my HAF 922's top exhaust fan for this next attempt, and 2.5 GHz seems like a success!





A ~1GHz OC isn't too shabby for such a small, cheap notebook. I'm impressed.
post #8 of 9
What program are you using to overclock?

Also, can you use intelburntest and see how many glops u get after overclock?
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What program are you using to overclock?

Also, can you use intelburntest and see how many glops u get after overclock?
BrazosTweaker.

Unfortunately I can't do anymore tinkering as I have formatted and put it up for sale on eBay.
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