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hey all, im new here and have almost no idea how to overclock computers.


well... now that that is out of the way i have a question:

I currently have an Acer Aspire 1640 Laptop as my main computer(my desktop died) and im looking to make it go faster, and i was referred to you guys by a friend. So... what can i do to make my hunk of junk laptop faster? i'm guessing that there will be a problem of cooling and what not, so any help would be good.


Thanks

_-Unl33t-_
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I'm new myself and know next to nothing about laptops but from what I know and have read about desktops that are pre built you cant really overclock them b/c the bios is locked. But wait for someone with more experience to tell you for sure.
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The BIOS on your laptop is more than likely locked, you would need to use a program like ClockGen to overclock from windows. I highly suggest you do not overclock a laptop though, the components in a laptop are already incredibly hot.
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oh... well that sucks. Does anyone know how to unlock the BIOS then?
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Lurikrunch View Post
the components in a laptop are already incredibly hot.
yea i kinda figured that, oh well i guess ill have to w8 untill i get my desktop back up and running then.


i already got that ClockGen program, but didnt really understand it though, and i dont want to go fiddling with things incase i stuff it up and void the warranty, plus that would put me out of a computer if i did.
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I am very sorry to tell you that there is no way to overclock that thing, I have an acer 1640Z and I have tried allmost everything to get more performance from it, I have use clock gen (but it doesnt recognice the PLL) and even I tried to perform a pin modding in the Intel Pentium M735 and aggain, ITS IMPOSSIBLE to do that!, the thing it doesnt even POST!
The only thing that I can acomplish was getting the voltages lower, so now the battery life its better and I get the lappy working at low temperatures.

Well, I hope that what I have tried and the experiences that I have with this lappy worth for you. Dont loose your time doing that I have loose it and IT DONT WORTH IT because it just not going to work.
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