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I got bored so I went and overclocked my laptop.

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I am very pleased with the results.
I had no increase in temps but pushed it 200+ PScore and stress tested with guild wars 2 using 99% GPU load. thumb.gif

OFC I didn't push it at all but hey its in the top 1000 GT 650s and I didn't have to really push it at all and deal with an increase in temps. I mean that's pretty good to get that much of a free performance boost without getting a temp increase at all, only a tiny bit of overvoltage that probably isn't necessary, but I;ve had this laptop 9Months and ran it stock so its' got some room to spare.
Bout time it got an overclock to be honest. tongue.gif

Operating System
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
CPU
Intel Core i5 3210M @ 2.50GHz
Ivy Bridge 22nm Technology
RAM
6.00GB Dual-Channel DDR3 @ 798MHz (11-11-11-28)
Motherboard
Alienware M14xR2 (U3E1)
Graphics
Generic PnP Monitor (1600x900@60Hz)
Intel HD Graphics 4000 (Dell)
1024MB GeForce GT 650M (Dell)
Hard Drives
477GB LITEONIT LCT-512M3S (SSD)
Optical Drives
HL-DT-ST DVD+-RW GS30N
Audio
Sound Blaster Recon3Di
(Can you believe I only paid 1254$ for that^)

I used MSI Afterburner, Bios Settings, and a minor overclock on the turbo boost.
(+2watts CPU)
GPU freq: 16-->20
GPU overvoltage setting: 0-->2

Stock 3dMark11

Final Overclock, stable playable, stress tested, runs cool, great performance increase.
http://www.3dmark.com/3dm11/6675237


Guild Wars 2, Stress location and settings, 20minutes+temperature test.


Pretty good little laptop. I'm going to break it down and apply some Artic MX-2 when I upgrade/mod my new M17X, and see how it deals with temps then.
Edited by FranBunnyFFXII - 6/3/13 at 6:32am
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Nice, I wish I could overclock my GT 650s through MSI Afterburner :/

I have to use a bat file with NVIDIA Inspector, but it works fine.

I still think you can push the clocks a lot higher, especially if your temps are still good.

I managed to OC my GT 650 SLI from 790/1000 to 1100/1350. Got a really nice increase in both gaming performance and 3DMark.

Stock: http://www.3dmark.com/3dm11/6678303

OC: http://www.3dmark.com/3dm11/6678318
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Nice, I wish I could overclock my GT 650s through MSI Afterburner :/

I have to use a bat file with NVIDIA Inspector, but it works fine.

I still think you can push the clocks a lot higher, especially if your temps are still good.

I managed to OC my GT 650 SLI from 790/1000 to 1100/1350. Got a really nice increase in both gaming performance and 3DMark.

Stock: http://www.3dmark.com/3dm11/6678303

OC: http://www.3dmark.com/3dm11/6678318

I'm not too worried about pushing the clocks higher. I just wanted to get some free extra performance out of it because I was freakin bored, and I missed my overclocking days rolleyes.gif
Was fun to pull put 3dmark and the BIOS again haha.


I can probably push this laptop to P2650 but I don't wanna push its temps up at all and I'm happy with where I got It so easily. I made only minor bios changes and a tiny overclock on the CPU turbo, with a small increase in the GPU BIOS settings to get this little bit of performance without taking temp hits. If I wanted to really push it I could but I'll wait till I've repaste with my artic MX2 or I more likely I'll leave it as is, and just have it sit there as a LAN machine for a friend or something.
Maybe set up to do Folding or SETI@home or BitCoin mining.

I have another laptop that sits idle and I want to find some somewhat CP/GPU stressing programs to make use of them.
Considering I could be moving soon my M14X might acutally become part of my home desk set up for my 2nd machine when Im video rendering. or playing an MMO and wanna spectate a LoL match or something graphics intensive.
My real overclocking starts when my M17X R4 is here and out of the box benchmarks are completed.
I'm just pleased with how easy it pushed up its performance, In guild wars 2 its so noticeable. I had to turn some settings down, but with this small OC everything but shaders and sampling are on maxed(Best apperence settings with shaders dropped to medium because I HATE how the highest shaders look). It such a good improvement especially with no temp increase.
I <3 gaming laptops.
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