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Hey all, I was wondering what your thoughts were about OCing my Laptop. I have provided a screen shot of my current setup.

DesktopScreenshot27OCT11.jpg

Feedback/comments welcome.

Yes that is my motorcycle.
post #2 of 7
I think I have the same laptop. It's currently booted into Ubuntu(Yes, ewww I hate it too but it was the easiest way to dual boot) and calculating PI to 100 million points. I didn't know it was OC'able, I wish it was because 1.6ghz sucks, and that turbo mode simply shuts down cores to increase clock speed which also sucks.
post #3 of 7
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I was talking about the GPU, not the CPU. I can use AMD Overclocker. I was just curious as to how high I could take it to still run the laptop smoothly.
post #4 of 7
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Originally Posted by Furore;15471605 
Hey all, I was wondering what your thoughts were about OCing my Laptop. I have provided a screen shot of my current setup.

DesktopScreenshot27OCT11.jpg

Feedback/comments welcome.

Yes that is my motorcycle.

Oc'ing laptops is not always encouraged.

Their underpowered cooling solutions are normally not good enough to facilitate overclocking.


If you do want to I'd advise doing it in small increments and monitoring temperatures extremely thoroughly.
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Yeah, definitely don't overclock that laptop.

Thing runs hot enough the way it is, you don't want to start a fire now do ya?
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post #6 of 7
You should try MSI Afterburner. You could try to unlock your voltage and then undervolt your GPU, it'll help with temps and power consumption. You may even be able to do a small amount of overclocking while undervolting, depends on your chip.
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post #7 of 7
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Thanks for the advice ya'll. I will just leave it as is. I have the mod bug!! I will just wait until I get home and OC the hell out of my sig rig.
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