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So I have an AMD Sempron SI-42 that I would like to overclock just a bit. The Computer is a laptop. All heating dangers have been addressed and don't need to be discussed here.

Problem: My HP motherboard does not allow CPU speed adjustments to be made in the Bios.

Computer: Compaq Presario cq60 410us
CPU: AMD Sempron SI-42
Motherboard: HP v.F.54 08/18/2009
Chipset: NVIDIA
RAM: 3GB
CPU Speed: 2.1 GHZ

I realize several solutions are possible, however I am not interested in all of them. I am not willing to change or switch computers and or computer hardware, as I have other computers already and I just want to overclock this particular one. I do not need a lecture on safety or dangers, I am aware of them. I also do not want to flash my bios to some other version.

A software solution would be ideal. Thank you.
post #2 of 7
Try K10STAT or SetFSB. These are the only 'overclocking' utilities I know/heard of. SetFSB lets you adjust your FSB straight through Windows. I have no idea what K10STAT does, but someone mentioned it on here in the past. Even even if these utilities do work (I've never tried), I highly doubt they will overclock too much.
    
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That laptop has an Nvidia chipset so try installing Nvidia System Tools (previously known as NTune). If that doesn't work, there are a couple other software OC tools like SetFSB, Clockgen, and more.

I've managed to overclock a number of OEM systems without adding any extra voltage. I've seen anywhere between 10% and 20% boosts.
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Yes, being that its an Nvidia chipset, you'll want to use Nvidia System Tools / NTune. That should do the trick okay, and get you to around 2.3-2.5GHz or so as a rough guess.

Software overclocking honestly isn't all that safe (as you already know). Just be on the lookout for file system corruption, as its bound to happen.

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Thanks for the help CJRhoades! : D
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You are deff going to want to use ntune. I have had pretty good success myself with a sempron and I got it to 2.3ghz stable.

Just make sure you set your power saving feature to performance so it wont downclock.
post #7 of 7
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I've done that, thanks! So I am up to 2560 MHz! 1.125 v from 1.075 v Stable!

The only problem I ran into is that my multiplier is locked. So is the voltage adjuster. K10STAT however, worked fine in tuning up my voltage rating on the CPU. So thanks also iKhan.

Core Temp at a steady 56 C, not bad.
Using one those laptop cooling stands. It works great. Lots of heat transferring from the tight surface space of the laptop to it.

I'm still running stress tests with a higher MHz(2.6GHz to 2.8GHz with a 1.150 voltage) with prime, so a final word on stability is yet to be concluded.
Edited by dingoegret - 10/30/11 at 7:43pm
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