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post #1 of 14
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Hi,
Just go myself one of these: http://www.dell.com/uk/p/inspiron-15-7567-laptop/pd

I got the i7 7700HQ version with the 1050 Ti and 16GB RAM.

Does anyone know if this can be overclocked at all?

Cheers
post #2 of 14
Undervolt the CPU with Throttle Stop or XTU to minimize load temps.

You can use MSI Afterburner to adjust boost clock speeds on the 1050Ti.

Keep in mind you may experience throttling of the CPU and GPU due to temps. When looking at raising clock speeds, and especially in more budget oriented gaming laptops, heat becomes an issue very quickly. A good cooling pad will help supply fresh air. Re-pasting with a quality thermal compound will help as well if you're comfortable with partially disassembling your laptop.
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post #3 of 14
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Thanks for the quick response!

Would the heat/throttling be a problem at stock speeds do you think?

Part of the reason I got this laptop is because the reviews I read mentioned how good the cooling solution is on it! (It has massive vents on the back).
post #4 of 14
I'd run baseline tests at stock speeds in your benchmarks and games of choice. Log temps vs. CPU and GPU speeds. You'll quickly see if throttling is an issue.

My Acer V15 Nitro BE is coming in tonight and I plan on doing the same before adjusting voltages/speeds/and re-pasting.
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I'd run baseline tests at stock speeds in your benchmarks and games of choice. Log temps vs. CPU and GPU speeds. You'll quickly see if throttling is an issue.

My Acer V15 Nitro BE is coming in tonight and I plan on doing the same before adjusting voltages/speeds/and re-pasting.

This guy knows what's up!

I'd love to hear about your new laptop too once you have it ☺
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I'd run baseline tests at stock speeds in your benchmarks and games of choice. Log temps vs. CPU and GPU speeds. You'll quickly see if throttling is an issue.

My Acer V15 Nitro BE is coming in tonight and I plan on doing the same before adjusting voltages/speeds/and re-pasting.

Ok will do!

I'll post the figures here. Any particular piece of software?
post #7 of 14
MSI Afterburner (GPU) and CoreTemp (CPU) will suffice. You can also use FRAPS to monitor and log FPS while gaming.
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MSI Afterburner (GPU) and CoreTemp (CPU) will suffice. You can also use FRAPS to monitor and log FPS while gaming.

Ok, should I use those in conjunction with a stress test like say Furmark or Unigine valley?
post #9 of 14
Yes, I wouldn't worry about FRAPS during the benchmarks though.

CoreTemp will output a nice spreadsheet for use in Excel/OpenOffice. I believe Afterburner can also output a spreadsheet with data points, but if anyone has a better recommendation for logging a GPU, I'm all ears. Graphs for life. biggrin.gif

Edit: I don't recall what data points GPU-Z logs, but it has some functionality as well. Worth checking out if Afterburner doesn't provide what we need. It's been over a year since I've ran any tests, so I'm a bit fuzzy being removed from the game.
Edited by ILOVEPOTtery - 4/12/17 at 7:11am
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post #10 of 14
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Ok, will give it a go tonight after work and report back :-)
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