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I have an old netbook with Atom Z520 with 2Gb from Asus(Eee PC).

I tried to overclock it with tool from Asus expect it won't apply if I have 2Gb RAM inside, I want to overclock CPU to 1.6 to 2.0 if possible and also I am wondering if there are newer/better drivers for Intel GMA500 that support Windows 7 since I am hoping there are some community patches, addons or entirely new drivers for Intel GMA500 from the community.

I want to use full potential of this pathetic Atom when I am out of my home.
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Are you sure you can even do that? I have never heard of overclocking netbooks, especially with tools by the manufactures themselves.
I don't think it's wise considering the cooling in these units either.
   
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Are you sure you can even do that? I have never heard of overclocking netbooks, especially with tools by the manufactures themselves.
I don't think it's wise considering the cooling in these units either.

I read on couple of forums involving overclocking, 1.9Ghz is plausable...

I just want to know how...
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I have an old netbook with Atom Z520 with 2Gb from Asus(Eee PC).

I tried to overclock it with tool from Asus expect it won't apply if I have 2Gb RAM inside, I want to overclock CPU to 1.6 to 2.0 if possible and also I am wondering if there are newer/better drivers for Intel GMA500 that support Windows 7 since I am hoping there are some community patches, addons or entirely new drivers for Intel GMA500 from the community.

I want to use full potential of this pathetic Atom when I am out of my home.

Never OC'd the GPU. Only through SetFSB did I OC my N450 inside windows (don't need to in Linux). So you can try SetFSB by find a corresponding PLL (motherboard dependent number so it would have to come from that exact model or similar one).

To be honest the Atoms are already really at their peak. Mine was likely not stable at the 2GHz I OC'd it to (from 1.6GHz).
     
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Never OC'd the GPU. Only through SetFSB did I OC my N450 inside windows (don't need to in Linux). So you can try SetFSB by find a corresponding PLL (motherboard dependent number so it would have to come from that exact model or similar one).

To be honest the Atoms are already really at their peak. Mine was likely not stable at the 2GHz I OC'd it to (from 1.6GHz).

Damn it, hopefully I can OC to 1.6Ghz if I found how.
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Damn it, hopefully I can OC to 1.6Ghz if I found how.

Good luck. Just be careful as there's always the possibility of something going terribly wrong.
     
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