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Can you overclock a laptop? And is this a good laptop?

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I thought that with college coming a laptop might be a handy thing to have, and I like gaming, so how does this look? It's a bit over my budget, but meh, if I can get it....

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16834114167
$1050

I don't know much about laptops... I've heard P-M is a good Intel line, and I might upgrade the ram to a gig if I get the money. I'd play Counter Strike, UT2k4, do college work, LAN, and BF2 if I could get more memory.
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Only way that you really could do so is with software. Even then it's still not recommended since with higher clock speeds you'd have to up voltage to get things stable. Since there isn't that much of a cooling market for laptops (except for the ones that go underneath the laptop and draw heat away with fans) you'd run the risk of overheating.

Having a laptop is nice and convenient though.
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That's a fair price for that lappie...P-M runs the coolest out of all cpus, and 6600 go is pretty okay for a laptop. You wont be able to run bf2 and css on full settings with that laptop, and ram definitely has to be upgraded to 1gb for what you seem to be using it for. And they don't tell you what speed the ram is running at...lol you might want to replace the 512 with higher speed if its too low.

Most people undervolt to prolong their notebook life...and overclocking is not recommended since it'll stress the poor thing and kill the battery faster. Unless you have it plugged in 24/7...but then again, what's the point? Use ATI tool, doubt it'll enhance the games that much anyway...
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