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Hey guys!

So I've been extremely happy with my performance with the laptop thus far, but was wondering what can be done to increase the performance on a laptop. Obviously this is not a PC and I don't expect as much, and for anyone coming in to complain that laptops are not meant for gaming or heat kills and etc., please don't bother.

Obviously a cooling pad and re-applying the thermal paste allows for higher clocks and throttles.. anything else heat-wise?
I've heard off and on, yes and no, that the CPU and GPU can be overclocked. Can anyone provide insight or experiences?
I was also fortunate enough to have a screen that overclocked to about 120Hz, so, pretty happy with that outcome.

Performance comes at a pretty steep premium on laptops, so I figure it's important to eek out every bit we can get!
    
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Better cooling will at the very least make your hardware last longer, so if you're willing to take it apart, go for it!
If you've never taken apart a laptop before, watch some videos, maybe find some scraptop and rip it apart for practice. Laptops are tricky.

Mobile CPUs, there's not much you can do. Maybe find a utility to push the BCLK? Multiplier is locked.
Mobile GPUs are fun, there was a fuss recently with Nvidia disabling OCing on their 900m series and then saying that they'll bring it back. Not sure about 700m, but it's certainly worth a try.

Also, get a proper SSD? HDDs are not very good in laptops, as moving a running drive can easily cause damage to it. SSD will also make your system more responsive.
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You will want to see this This is hands down the best mod.

Also, repaste is the one of the best things you can do for a laptop as factory is almost always if not guaranteed to be horribly applied.

There is also a the Dust filter script that maxes out the fans and allows for some better temps in gaming/benching but can be a little loud so this one is a little more optional. This can be found here

Also, you can remove the shroud by the fans as it restricts airflow quite a bit. Though I dont think taking it off completely would be the best thing. I would just remove the foam on the inside and at least keep the grill.

Lastly you can always go through the modded bios application, and unlock more potential from your laptop, looks like there is a video tutorial for the later version as well, of which can be found here

For overclocking CPU, utilize Intel XTU. You can push the CPU by two bins, meaning 3.6Ghz max clock. Though you might have more success undervolting it and using the saved heat generation towards the GPU's.

No need to get an SSD if you have a model SSD cache, its plenty useful for majority of things you do, seeing as you are going through Chemo (based on your sig) save the money for a rainy day.

If there any questions be sure to ask and ill supply what knowledge I have
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