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Overclocking Trinity A10-4600M?

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I plan on getting a new laptop next year in the summer, but I'm curious if the mobile Trinity can be OC'ed on a $800-$1000 laptop (not ultrathin) assuming the thermal is kept under control? If not, do laptops usually allow RAM OCing through software?
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Overclocking on A-10s has been a no-go. MSI has a laptop coming [GX60] with a 7970m. Rumor is it may have some automatic OC feature, a MSI turbo boost, which is sort of what I was figuring on happening. It may be in the sub $1k range by next summer if it is still around at all ...or through available refurbished units.

Also, I'm personally hoping that through a modded unlocked BIOS or open BIOS in a barebones unit will allow for greater overclocking.
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Hm, could I still force full 24/7 Turbo if I keep the temperature under 70 or 60 C?

For my current N61jq laptop (i7 720qm), the CPU's multiplier and voltage is locked. SetFSB is the only program that can adjust it by adjusting the base clock, though N61jq isn't supported in the free version. I did have success with OCing the Mobility 5730, but no-go for the voltage.

I'm hoping that the current OCing software available can overcome the locked down BIOS and at least allow multiplier/clock rate adjustment since modded BIOSs are quite rare for laptops, especially for new models.
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Hm, could I still force full 24/7 Turbo if I keep the temperature under 70 or 60 C?...

...since modded BIOSs are quite rare for laptops

If the function is there, I don't see why you couldn't run the turbo-mode all the time ...and modded BIOS for MSI gaming laptops are not that uncommon, though it might mean some waiting.
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I plan on using the laptop for college, so mostly school work. However, I do want to play games once in a while with my free time. I prefer a laptop that can be efficient in light tasks, and can handle games thrown at it. I do not need a discrete GPU with the Trinity, an OC'ed Trinity's GPU is sufficient for me.

If possible, I plan on leaving the laptop in default state if I'm on the move, but will take off the back panel and place two 140mm intake fans underneath if I want to game in my dorm. Maybe even place an exhaust fan over the laptop's existing exhaust fan to force more air through the heatsink. Battery life is not a concern for me when my laptop is stationary and running a game.

Or, I might take the extreme mod step. Tape painted Styrofoam pieces between the bottom of the laptop and the detached back-panel to create more space, attach low profile copper VRAM heatsinks to the heatpipes and heatsink, find and attach one or two centrifugal intake fans, and place a weak exhaust centrifugal fan over the RAM (they will be OC'ed as well).
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Extreme mod to me is nothing short of dunking the bottom of your laptop in mineral oil. May want to get a Usb keyboard though thumb.gif
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The only problem with the mineral oil that is the hard drive would spin at like 1 RPM, and hauling around in a backpack might get messy. XD
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Another question about OCing, how am I going to cool the sardine RAM, and would it be possible for the mobile Trinity to accept 1866 Mhz RAM even though the max supported is 1600 MHz?
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