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I have a Acer Travelmate with 1.60GHz Intel Pentium M CPU, and 1.49GB of RAM.

Is is possible to either overclock the CPU or the graphics card?
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post #2 of 14
In general it is not a good idea to overclock anything in a laptop. They already have challenges with regard to cooling their components and adding to those problems would not be wise.
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But if I really wanted to tempt fate, how would I go about with the overclocking business?
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Really, you can't unless you can get a BIOS for your board that supports overclocking, but that really doesn't happen, so good luck.
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Well, I was gonna recommend trying the infamous Pentium M pinmod, but that can only be done if your CPU is at 400 MHz FSB (b/c it involves forcing the chip to run at 533 MHz).
And even then, you better hope your Acer has sufficient cooling, voltage, and more importantly, easy access to the CPU itself.

For graphics card OC, try ATiTool. But again, same cooling issues as above.

With very few exceptions, there's one simple answer for trying to OC a laptop: DON'T.
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Use setfsb or clockgen to overclock your fsb. Get a good thermal program and OCCR. Test it until you are comfortable where your temps end up after a 100% load. Do it in little bits and research what your thermal envelope is for your cpu... mines 100 degrees Celcius, but it will throttle at 95 degrees.

But, Acer isn't exactly a top name. Don't be too suprised if it overheats running OCCR at stock settings.
    
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OHHHHHH and after you do those things, watch your battery run down a full charge in 10 minutes. That will really make overclocking worth the trouble if it doesn't cook your laptop first.
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post #8 of 14
Dell XPS m1710 has an option in bios to overclock c2d from 2.33 in 133 Mhz increments all the way up to 3.16 OCin laptops is not completley unheard of
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post #9 of 14
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Originally Posted by MightyAA View Post
Use setfsb or clockgen to overclock your fsb. Get a good thermal program and OCCR. Test it until you are comfortable where your temps end up after a 100% load. Do it in little bits and research what your thermal envelope is for your cpu... mines 100 degrees Celcius, but it will throttle at 95 degrees.

But, Acer isn't exactly a top name. Don't be too suprised if it overheats running OCCR at stock settings.
You can use software overclocking (highly NOT recommended, but you don't seem to care), but BE WARNED:

Usually, laptops do NOT lock the PCI-E bus. If you have a discrete graphics chip in your laptop, you are running the risk of frying the card when you raise the FSB!
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post #10 of 14
Yea there is a program called powerstrip that allows you to overclock the GPU easily if Rivatuner wont work. Honestly dont mess with the CPU FSB. Not worth it in a laptop.
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