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I just recently got a new laptop to take back and forth from college and tried loading a few games on it to see how it performed and i was somewhat disappointed.

-My graphics card is a Nvidia GeForce 8600M GS 512mb oc'd at 500 core 400
-mem (stupid HP had it set up at 270Mhz by 100 Mhz) and my OS is
-Windows Vista Home Premium (the rest of my specs are in the pic).

Anyhow, like i said I was somewhat disappointed at the performance. i was running EQ2 at a medium resolution (AA off and graphics card set to "performance") and i maintained about 25-30 FPS, which isn't bad but whenever i was moving around, the enviro stuttered like i was having a ram problem or something. I'm not sure what is causing it and it may very well be my video card.

Regardless I was going to attempt to not necessarily OC my CPU but set it up to reasonable standards as i have a feeling the manufacturer held back on its performance as well, seeing as how they butcher'd the GPU performance.

I cannot access my FSB speeds through my BIOS (that I am aware of) and I have read all over the forums where people are saying it is practically impossible to mod them. I tried to find out who made my PLL but had no luck as I don't think my laptop model has been out long enough for people to research it (took as much of it apart as I felt comfortable and i think the crystal may be on the bottom side of the Mobo). If anyone can help me I would greatly appreciate it.

Below is a screenshot of my comp specs after runnning an 8 hour stabability test w/ no errors. My cpu usually runs at about 30-40C (closer to 40 while gaming)



MORAL OF THE POST: Even though I know it is virtually impossible to Oclock a prebuilt processor through BIOS i was wondering if anyone knows of a way and if not if anyone has a way to find my PLL or the info i would need to use CPUCOOL, etc. If you guys dont think OC'ing will help my problem let me know, as i am assuming that it is myh CPU/Ram as I am getting the same symptoms from gaming as i did on my PC when i needed a RAM upgrade.

Learned my lesson for buying a mainstream laptop
post #2 of 6
SUPER BAD idea to overclock a laptop very much at all. Gets wayy too hot and everything is crammed in there so close that the heat from the processor affects everything else in there too, right?

Overclocking by software is not very good either, because you can't bump voltage, but bumping voltage is basically bumping temperatures, right?

You cannot overclock your laptop enough to get noticeably better performance in your games, so why overclock and void your warranty, or risk damaging your parts? That is too much risk for the benefits, if any, right?



Oh, and the reason they 'butchered' the performance of the video card is probably so it would run cooler and more efficiently as far as power goes. Most people won't see performance in a laptop, but they will see battery life. HP is aimed more at the average Joe who might not even know what overclocking or underclocking is....
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Thx for your input

I have a cooling system set up w/ four fans and an aluminum ventilated stand (right now it's only running w/ the 4 fans at 1/6 speed (max is 30168 rpm).
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Dang. That is a lot of RPMs...

Still. I wouldn't overclock it as new as it is...
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I think overclocking the CPU of a laptop is okay. I'd becareful with the video card... seems to me that they are "weaker."

I was able to overclock my 2800+ Amd Athlon-XP from 1.6Ghz to 1.8Ghz, stable. But I always use it at 1.6GHz.
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Thx guys for your replies.
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