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post #11 of 89
I am still able to overclock my 980M. While I don't currently have voltage control, I am certain there is a modded BIOS that would allow it, or I could roll back to older drivers.
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I can understand that maybe notebook makers are making complaints in the background because of (possible) higher failure rates, but I guess Nvidia has one simple thing to do: respect the temperature, voltage and wattage limits each notebook has preset. I mean, if they do this, what possible harm could come from overclocking?

They either stick to the first version and explain it and that's that or they stick to the second version and that's that. Doing back and forth is not good. It also seems that the latest two driver versions, especially the last one, are far from what you'd expect from a WHQL signed driver.
 
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Why did they even block overclocking? Let people destroy their own notebooks and let them worry about it. Once you overclock, your warranty is void anyway.
    
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This last set of drivers are bad anyway, it really could be a bug. I think they just tried to merge their Windows 10 changes into Windows 8 driver these last 350 series releases.

I can really see it from both sides:
A.) Improper use leads to higher temps / failure rates for OEMs. Which they may have a hard time proving it voided warranty.
B.) User's choice and freedoms.

If I had to pick one, ensuring that users are aware warranties are completely void if they overclock, signing something with your OEM, then continue allowing them to OC.
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Personally, I would never OC a laptop due to effects on battery life and thermal cooling concerns. At the very least, if I was NV I would have left the feature enabled just to see how many people break their computers, because they weren't careful.
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Will wait over here until some smartass comes and clames you cant overclock on a laptop without burning your laptop!
     
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Everybody talks trash about AMD drivers, but they never blocked OCing on mobile cards and new driver releases didn't negatively affect my 5870m's performance until the R9 290s came out. Meanwhile Nvidia gives us this crap and I see a new complaint almost every day about how Keplers are being gimped.
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Here we go. I'm waiting for the ignorants to come in this thread with the usual "why would you oc a laptop/laptops can't oc/they will enter a nuclear reaction and melt your table" I've been using the latest driver that allows overclocking on my laptop, my GTX850M can easily run at the max clocks afterburner allows without any voltage changes (no it doesn't overheat or fail, I actually got a good laptop with good cooling, not the craptops you all use to generalize gaming laptops). I hate nvidia for pulling this on us, it was nice that they listened in the first place and allowed back overclocking but removing it again is just stupid. I won't update to any driver that doesn't allow overclocking. nvidia better get their heads straight, or it will start to cost them.

why on earth would you want to OC a laptop? do you want your very own Chernobyl?
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why on earth would you want to OC a laptop? do you want your very own Chernobyl?

I like how my flesh smells when cooked. That's why I used to overclock with AMD until I changed back to desktops. wink.gif
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Originally Posted by tpi2007 View Post

I can understand that maybe notebook makers are making complaints in the background because of (possible) higher failure rates, but I guess Nvidia has one simple thing to do: respect the temperature, voltage and wattage limits each notebook has preset. I mean, if they do this, what possible harm could come from overclocking?

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None of the Vendors have spoken out save for I believe Asus and MSi.

MSi has stated that they have no intention of blocking overclocking while Asus, has been advertising overclocking for quite some time now.

Clevo is known for being conservative and suspected for this behavior despite the enthusiast market they cater to

Lastly (not to you tpi2007) overclocking does NOT void your warranty. Flashing your BIOS however does in MOST cases. There are resellers that in fact will flash the BIOS on your behalf and cover it in the warranty.
    
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