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Hi, I've had my Asus K56CM, intel i5-3317U 1.7GHz, Nvidia GT 635M 2GB, for about a week now and overclocking thoughts are starting to form. I'm running Windows 8 x64 Pro.
I want your opinions and tips on this idea!

Oh, and since i'm starting a thread, is there any way to disable Nvidia Optimus? (I've already looked in BIOS without any luck) Most of the reason why I want to disable it is because Gta iv doesn't seem to play on the Nvidia card.

Greetings, AceMice.
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I've never been aware that the Intel ULV series were unlocked. I didnt know they even could be OCed, it what to my knowledge that all Intel mobile processors of the IB generation were locked except for the QM and XM series processors.

Though if it is unlocked; then yeah, overclock your i5-3317u. Heat isnt an issue as the i7-3517u is an overclocked i5-3317u with 1MB more of L3 cache (which is both good and bad), so heat isnt an issue, and since the processor is ULV already, voltage is no issue at all.

Though really, I didnt know they were unlocked... wackosmiley.gif
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Maybe it isn't unlocked, I haven't looked in to that..
Anyhow thanks for the reply!

I wasn't that clear in first post, but i would like to clock the GPU aswell if it's possible.
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Originally Posted by AceMice View Post

Maybe it isn't unlocked, I haven't looked in to that..
Anyhow thanks for the reply!

I wasn't that clear in first post, but i would like to clock the GPU aswell if it's possible.

To my knowledge, the Intel HD 4000 in the i5-3317u is indeed unlocked. There is a good link that shows an example of this:

http://semiaccurate.com/2012/04/23/overclocking-intels-hd-4000/

Edit: Oh woops, totally forgot you had a 635M. The Intel HD 4000 is unlocked, so you can overclock that for low-power consumption gaming.

For the 635M, I am not sure. Download MSi Afterburner and take a look c: Though I do NOT think it is overclockable.

If you're looking for more performance, why not look into upgrading your HDD/SSD, overclocking (if its unlocked) or upgrading your RAM, and other hardware things along with tweaking your OS, BIOS, drivers, distributions and software?
Edited by elemein - 2/25/13 at 7:13am
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I've looked in Afterburner and I could increase Core clock and Memory clock, but only the Memory clock did change after i changed it, not the core clock.

Without overclocking I cant increase performance much, I have a OCZ Vertex 4 128GB SSD, 8 GB RAM.
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I've looked in Afterburner and I could increase Core clock and Memory clock, but only the Memory clock did change after i changed it, not the core clock.

Without overclocking I cant increase performance much, I have a OCZ Vertex 4 128GB SSD, 8 GB RAM.

Well overclocking the memory can help performance a bit too. Overclock to your hearts content until either stability, battery life, voltage or heat become an issue.

The SSD is good. 8 GB of RAM is good (1600 MHz @ CAS9?).

Try tweaking the BIOS, distribution, drivers, OS, and etc.
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I will mess around a little and post if i get any significant result. Thank you for the replies!
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Make sure you enable "Unofficial OCing" in the Afterburner. There's at least a few guides online that explain how to setup the MSI Afterburner for OCing.
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I've never been aware that the Intel ULV series were unlocked. I didnt know they even could be OCed, it what to my knowledge that all Intel mobile processors of the IB generation were locked except for the QM and XM series processors.

Though if it is unlocked; then yeah, overclock your i5-3317u. Heat isnt an issue as the i7-3517u is an overclocked i5-3317u with 1MB more of L3 cache (which is both good and bad), so heat isnt an issue, and since the processor is ULV already, voltage is no issue at all.

Though really, I didnt know they were unlocked... wackosmiley.gif

No. WRONG.

The i7-3517u is a COMPLETELY different chip from the i5. Why you would ever even begin to think otherwise is beyond me.

I wouldn't overclock a ULV CPU. They're put in those machines for a reason. If you can't grasp that reason, then well... you're kinda lost forever. tongue.gif
     
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The i7-3517u is a COMPLETELY different chip from the i5. Why you would ever even begin to think otherwise is beyond me.

Besides the extra 1MB of cache and extra clock speeds, what are the differences?

Edit: Why I would "ever begin to think" would start with this: http://ark.intel.com/compare/65707,65714

They do share like... atleast 85% of their stats, most importantly their Architecture, litography, socket, TDP, and technologies... I think you statement is a little exaggerated. Not saying your wrong or anything, I'm just wondering why they're so different that they're "COMPLETELY different chips"... Intel doesnt seem to think so eh-smiley.gif
Edited by elemein - 2/25/13 at 5:10pm
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