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i just got this laptop as a gift for going to college next year, and of course the first thing i do is benchmark it. it does pretty well in most games only a year or two old but not the most poweful of the ones out there.

its the HP DV6058CL pavilion notebook. it comes with a Nvidia 7200GO (256mb) graphics which is not bad for a notebook. 2gb ram and a turion X2 TL-52 which is at about 1.6ghz. this is where i think the notebook bottlenecks, so instead of spending money for just a slightly better processor, what would be the best way to overclock this? cooling is not an issue as i will only have it overclocked for games and i have a cooling pad if needed.

also, how can i unlock the multipliers? being a notebook it will not allow me to change that via the bios.
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Yeas you can overclock it using a program called clockgen but that program has stability issues that'll likely destroy your CPU. You can overclock the gpu no problem but I'd recommend you just keep that processor or but a new one
    
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It is often recommended to not overclock laptops do to limited airflow and overheating.

I have a similar HP laptop and that thing gets very very hot at stock speeds. I have to use a cooling pad or else it is too hot to comfortably use.



-Tim
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how easy is it to replace the cpu in a laptop? or is it something you should let HP do? i also have an hp laptop, the dv9620us

and id like to get a bigger processor, the 1.9ghz is a little lagging when i open up some apps, like IE. have new memory on the way so that should help too but id like to know just how easy is it, id bet it would void the warranty though
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You have to completely dismantle the laptop, taking out the keyboard and everything.
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It's not that difficult to change the processor but it is time consuming. You can go look online for documentation as to how to disassemble the computer and it will be there provided by HP. If it's your first time it will probably take a couple to switch out the processor. I'd recommend searching on ebay for something at around 2.2 GHz.
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Ahh well overclocking maybe out of the question, i have the DV6190EU, with 2Gb 667 Turion x2 1.8Ghz, and the same Goforce 7200. When i got the 'top about a year ago, i tried overclocking it and got reasonably good results with teh GPU, cant remember exactly but memory was up by 120Mhz or there abouts. But the temperatures with these things are not even acceptable, they do NOT have a cpu fan, just a heatsink and the there are no chassis fans for airflow, the only fan is on the gpu! Mine runs at 70c for the processor and 53-68c for the GPU, but after 2-3hours it cuts off from extreme heat, i had to make a stand for it out of an old electric clock base, just to allow proper airflow. The bezel stands on the underside of the frame are not even adequate to raise it 3cm!
    
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post #8 of 10
I wish we could build laptop's that would be HxCore

Anyway, being an HP I really doubt you can unlock the bios to up the multipliers, and the thing will get super extremely hot, so don't do it.
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to answer some of your questions i have actually replaced a CPU before in a laptop, a compaq V2000, its not bad, the only difference from a desktop is you have to take off all of the bottom case in most cases.

as for the overclocking i have actually overclocked several machines but not a laptop, however, is your slightly different from mine because my CPU gets up to 55-60C maximum, and when on the cooling pad it stays around 45. perhaps this is because of the bigger battery allowing much more airflow between the laptop and the desk. (if you guys are using it on a bed or your lap this may be causing the overheating, make sure all of the vents underneath have good airflow.
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In my experience (toshiba satellite and sony vaio) laptops are far too hot at stock speeds to even think about overclocking.

Vaio's are notorius for being way too hot. My g/f's vaio gets to the point where it's too hot to have it on a desk let alone on your lap. We had to get a cooling pad for that thing.

My toshiba laptop isnt as bad (it's also older) but after a few hours (plugged in) it will also get very very warm.

The fact that the stock cooling 'systems' (a single fan and some copper) can barely dissapate the heat generated by normal use at stock speeds means you are either going to have a very very low overclock potential (if you want to use it for extended periods of time) or have a slightly higher overclock with the high probability that your laptop will just shutdown because of thermal overload.

Also, in a laptop the added heat from overclocking not only stresses the overclocked hardware but everything in the case.

You might also have problems with getting an overclock to begin with. Most laptops are designed to use less power thus extending battery life. Trying to overclock hardware that is meant for low-power probably isn't a good idea since overclocking generally requires increasing power.

You'll also void any warranty or service agreement (even third party services) by opening the internals of the computer.

All-in-all I dont think it's worth it to overclock a laptop:

- You'll only get a marginal stable overclock at best because of power consumption and heat issues
- You'll really lower the life of ALL your laptop's hardware because of heat issues
- You'll void your warranty.

You could probably send the thing out to a professional or HP to get the processor upgraded but you could also probably sell that laptop, invest a few hundred more $$ and get yourself a 'true gaming laptop' (if there is such a thing). Of course theres the XPS notebooks and I think Acer makes a few gaming-oriented laptops that wont burn your wallet.

Good Luck!
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