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Problems Overclocking Acer Aspire E5-521 Laptop using MSI Afterburner

post #1 of 12
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Okay so I'm extremely new to any type of forum site along with overclocking and I honestly just hate this garbage computer. I've looked through several trustworthy (looking) sites trying to follow the instructions on how to overclock. I thought that did everything correct on the wiki how page How to Overclock a Graphics Card (link: http://www.wikihow.com/Overclock-a-Graphics-Card) but when I get to Part 3 Step 4 it doesn't let me apply the changes, but instead, just goes back to my original settings as if I had hit the reset button. I would really appreciate any help and am open to any suggestions (except for upgrades because I'm broke). Thanks so much in advance.

(I also hope I'm putting this thread in the correct forum I honestly have no idea. Please tell me if this should be moved to another forum. Thanks)
post #2 of 12
Can you list what specific laptop you have or tell us the hardware ? thumb.gif

Edited
I took a gander into what you have. What is your sole purpose of overclocking this lappy for ? Gaming ?
Edited by kfxsti - 7/30/16 at 2:23pm
post #3 of 12
Enable the misc settings such as unofficial overclocking limits in msi afterburner options section

It's an APU, but don't know what exact GPU is that...

http://www.notebookcheck.net/Acer-Aspire-E5-521-Notebook-Review.137490.0.html
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post #4 of 12
It showed it laid inbetween intels 4200 and 4400 and was throttling already before an overclock. One is going to have to come to terms that it may not be viable to overclock on this particular model. As cooling seems to be an issue.
And before it gets tossed about "you can't overclock this and that on a laptop". I own 6 , 2 Alienware and 4 MSI gt80 Titans. You can overclock until your face melts off on a laptop. Just aslong as the laptop in question can handle the heat.
Edited by kfxsti - 7/30/16 at 2:31pm
post #5 of 12
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So I hope this image helps @kfxsti. If you need any more info let me know.

@TK421 I believe I already did. Here's what the settings show.

post #6 of 12
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And yeah it is for gaming.
post #7 of 12
Ok. Let me ponder a bit and get my littles ones laid down for the night. And we shall see what we can do! thumb.gifsmile.gif
post #8 of 12
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Okay thank you.
post #9 of 12
By any chance . Does it allow for any overclocking settings within your Radeon software ?
post #10 of 12
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I am unsure of how to tell, but I don't believe so.
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