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It is an m11x R2, a year old model I believe. It has a core i5 and a GT335. What's the highest I can clock? I wanna go for at least 1.66 ghz on the cpu and... can you even OC a gpu? lol new at this.

edit: I feel like this subforum is the wrong place...
Edited by spiderk - 10/26/13 at 6:25am
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While you may be able to OC the GPU slightly (using Afterburner, PrecisionX, etc) the CPU will most likely be locked down in the bios preventing any overclocks there. You may get lucky and find someone with a custom BIOS that would allow you to overclock but other than that I am pretty sure it is not possible. Even if you do find a way prepare for some obscene temps.
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I'll just get one of those cooling pads. After I learn optimal air flow of course. If all else fails, gallon zip lock bag ice pack it is. excelsior
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I bought a Cooler Master laptop cooler for my G53JW and noticed no difference in temps whatsoever.
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You can overclock both by quite a bit. There is a forum dedicated to overclocking the m11x on notebookreview.com that you may find helpful. You'll have to do a bit of digging, but here is the subforum: http://forum.notebookreview.com/alienware-m11x/
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