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hello everyone,
as I mentioned I am new to tweaking computers and I am intersted in learning. I recently purchased a dell e1705 and I was hoping to get some help on tweaking its performance. here are the specs:
e1705 17" 1920x1200
T2500 cpu
1g 557hz ram
go 7800
60 gb 5400 rpm

I'm most interested in overclocking the gpu and perhaps the cpu(if necessary). I would like some suggestions on what software to use and where it is available. also, i would like something that is, for the most part, idiot proof. I may not be the best at keeping track of temperature or power consumption and other vitals. either way I would like to know the best drivers/software available along with reccomended. all help is appreciated.

thanks,
matthew
post #2 of 8
I'm not sure whether you are using the standard Integrated Intel Graphics Media Accelerator or the optional ATI MOBILITYTM RADEON x1400.
If you are using a separate ATI video card then use ATI Tool to overclock it (it gives you the possibility of automatically finding maximum core and memory overclock).

As for overclocking your CPU... I don't think it can be done on brand name laptops.
Check this thread.
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you can also use rivatuner ot overclock your gpu, just make sure to keep your temps below 60c on the vid card and 50c on the cpu to be safe.
Use speedfan to keep track of your cpu temps and you will need antoher tool for keeping track of your gpu card temps.

For stability testing got yourself prime 95, this should be able to run for 12hours + on a completly stable system, and superpi for some quick stability runs.
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Originally Posted by slydog64
you can also use rivatuner ot overclock your gpu, just make sure to keep your temps below 60c on the vid card and 50c on the cpu to be safe.
Use speedfan to keep track of your cpu temps and you will need antoher tool for keeping track of your gpu card temps.

For stability testing got yourself prime 95, this should be able to run for 12hours + on a completly stable system, and superpi for some quick stability runs.
GPUs are normally able to withstand higher temperatures than CPUs and, as such, his video card should be ok while its temps are < 80C especially that laptops tend to get a bit warmer than desktop machines.
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thats a loptop so i advise not overclocking it at all, he has a go 7800 according to him, and a 5400 rpm hard drive, so its most likely a lap top, yes?
    
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Originally Posted by mootin
thats a loptop so i advise not overclocking it at all, he has a go 7800 according to him, and a 5400 rpm hard drive, so its most likely a lap top, yes?
Yes, it's a laptop indeed. Here's a link to the laptop's specs.
The GO series is for laptops.

Sorry about that. I didn't notice the 7800 (an NVidia) card.
So he can also use CoolBits to overclock it.
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Cant overclock laptops. (CPU)
Cant overclock OEM machines. (CPU)
CAN overclock GPU. Coolbits is the best for nVIDIA cards. It adds all the OC options into the nVIDIA display controls.
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we're missing the big picture people....simply put...Dell does not let you overlcok your cpu not matter which, desktop or laptop.

Now to the smaller picture, your graphics card, running in a cramped laptop with most likely a smaller than stock cooler with a tiny 40mm fan will not handle overclocking as the temps will not be maintainable. Same deal with the cpu if you were even able to overclock it.

advice: overclock a PC
    
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