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post #1 of 5
Thread Starter 
I was wondering if it was possible to overclock my HP laptop
I found that it runs 15~20C cooler than my last hp on average, at just above room temp at idle (28~30C).
Knowing that, I figure I could overclock it a little bit without hurting it much.
I remember reading that HP doesn't like their laptops overclocked.
So is it possible to overclock mine? (I have never overclocked a PC)

Specs: DV6-3127dx
OS: Windows 7 Home Premium x64
Motherboard: Hewlett-Packard 144C
CPU: Intel Core i3 350M @ 2266MHz
Ram: 4GB Dual-Channel DDR3 @ 532Mhz

Also, I'm thinking about upgrading my ram to 8GB DDR3 PC3-10600 @ 1333Mhz
I do sometimes do some memory intensive tasks, so I can use some extra ram.
But what kind of difference would I see with upgrading from 532Mhz to 1333Mhz?

Thank you in advance
post #2 of 5
nope...not safe one bit to overclock your laptop but on this site nobody will EVER bash you for trying/considering it haha. Laptops have locked bios' and while you could do a software overclock, they aren't nearly as stable and you have no control on the voltage. I wouldn't worry too much about it. In terms of your ram...i'm confused with how it's 532Mhz because DDR3 starts at 1066...in which case 4GB of 1066 to 8GB of 1333...not noticable unless you're doing video editing and rendering a lot of photos...HOWEVER, if that's what you're big on...you lack the graphic power so I wouldn't worry about upgrading ram, save to buy a newer machine with a discrete GPU....otherwise your laptop is very capable for most other things Merry Christmas or whatever holiday i'm supposed to wish you.
post #3 of 5
You won't get an overclock stable on a laptop, so you can throw that idea out the window. It SOMETIMES works, but its not worth the headache and hassle to use software to overclock.

Your RAM is currently DDR3-1066 (that's why its 533MHz). Upgrading to 8GB of 1333 would provide honestly no REAL increase in raw performance. However if you will actually USE the extra RAM, it can be worth it. But ONLY if you will actually use the extra RAM, otherwise its pointless to blow the money on it.
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Junkyard
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NAStradamous
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HTPC01
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i5 2320 @ 3.1GHz MSI B75MA-E33 HIS HD7970 3GB @ 1050 / 1700, 1.17v Patriot 2x4GB DDR3-1066 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Crucial MX100 256GB WD Green 2TB DVDRW Corsair H50 Push / Pull 
CoolingOSMonitorMonitor
NZXT 120mm fans strapped to stock 7970 cooler Windows 10 Pro Dell 3007WFP Dell 2007FP 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Dell 2007FP Cheap Toshiba (R.I.P. Ducky) PC Power & Cooling Silencer MKIII 950w Cheap Garbage (free) 
MouseAudio
Logitech G602 Yardsale Special 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i5 3330 Asus H61 MSI GTX 750Ti Low Profile 2x4GB Hynix DDR3-1333 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
60GB Kingston SSD 1TB Seagate Samsung DVDRW CoolerMaster Gemin II 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 8.1 + Steam Big Picture / Plex HT 50" Insignia LED 1080p Logitech Rosewill Green 530w 
CaseMouseAudioOther
Silverstone HTPC Logitech Pioneer 2.0 tower speakers + 135w RMS Rosewill MCE Remote 
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post #4 of 5
Thread Starter 
Ok. Thank you for letting me know. (Still might try it if I can find a stable way =P)
However, I am about to dive into the world of hardware. (after learning some programming)
I figure it would be a fun subject to learn meanwhile. (At the very least try it on my sis's pc)
Is there any good books/etc. relating to the subject anybody would like to recommend?
Edited by beam2008 - 12/24/10 at 6:50pm
post #5 of 5
i have the same laptop here....and i was wondering if you could upgrade the gpu to an i5 or an i7 keeping the same motherboard....?
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