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i posted this in the amd section with no replies so ill try here.

i have an acer aspire 5102 wlmi laptop that has the AMD Turion 64 x2 tl-50 @1.6 ghz,the stock voltage is 1.075v. i can oc using clockgen to 1.8ghz stable @1.0v . i have had it to 2.0 ghz @1.1v but it locked up after within a couple of minutes, making my monitor look like the curtains from super Mario bro's 3 lol . my question is is the ram what is causing it to crash or what. btw my ram is 2 x 512mb ddr2 sticks that came in the laptop when i bought it. this is what pc wzrd repots for my ram.

Manufacturer : Infineon
Type : DDR2-SDRAM PC2-4300 (266 MHz) - [DDR2-533]
Format : SO-DIMM (67.6 x 3)

from what clockgen says it is oc'ing ram also could that be my issue?
is it maybe my hardrive failing from OC'ing ?
can anyone help me out with what i would need to do?
oh and im pretty sure its not an overheating issue cause it would only get up to 45-50 degrees Celsius when it would crash and ive seen 59 i know of without ant glitching or anything
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I would either say its an overheating problem or you need to up the voltage. Obviously overclocking on a laptop isn't the smartest idea. You should also check the temps on your NB, SB and graphics processor. They could also be causing the problem.
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I know that OC'ing a lappy isnt typically a good idea but i plan on doing some cooling mods to compensate for that. what would be a good program to view all of these temps. i am using core temp and pcwizard. like i said in my original post i really dont think its over heating because i have seen much high CPU temps w/o OC'ing. when i try to OC to 2.0 ghz it will immediately crash giving me that weird screen i mentioned. would cheap ram cause this cause it still has the ram that came in it from the factory and according to clockgen it OCs the ram from 266 mhz to 333 mhz when going from 1.6 to 2.0 ghz on the cpu.
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Originally Posted by bobby89 View Post
I know that OC'ing a lappy isnt typically a good idea but i plan on doing some cooling mods to compensate for that. what would be a good program to view all of these temps. i am using core temp and pcwizard. like i said in my original post i really dont think its over heating because i have seen much high CPU temps w/o OC'ing. when i try to OC to 2.0 ghz it will immediately crash giving me that weird screen i mentioned. would cheap ram cause this cause it still has the ram that came in it from the factory and according to clockgen it OCs the ram from 266 mhz to 333 mhz when going from 1.6 to 2.0 ghz on the cpu.
This could be your problem, along with a lot of other things. This is why overclocking on a laptop isn't really a great idea. You can't control all the things you would normally be able to with BIOS. The only thing I can see you being able to fix this problem is upping your volts and seeing what happened. I'm not familiar with clockgen, does it allow you to control things like NB voltage and ram voltage?
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Your processor might be eating up more wattage, so upping the voltage may not be the case. It might also be things like the NB, GPU, and Ram as your said. OC'ing a laptop in the beggining is never a good idea. A few ways to try to lower the temps is to obviously replace the TIM. You might also consider replacing the processor in the laptop, there is a 2.2Ghz one for it.
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no clockgen doesnt change any voltages. it only allows me to change the cpu, fsb, and ram at the same time. im think it has to be the ram OC'ing that far.but thanks for replying. i posted the same thing in the amd foum and got nothing in a few days. 1 more question, ive read that OC'ing a laptop can make the harddrive fail prematurely, why is that?
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yea ive read about the 2.2 ghz cpu. I'd love to upgrade but i cant afford much of anything these days so i guess ill stick with what i got for now. other than heat what is so bad about OC'ing a laptop?
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Your processor might be eating up more wattage, so upping the voltage may not be the case. It might also be things like the NB, GPU, and Ram as your said. OC'ing a laptop in the beggining is never a good idea. A few ways to try to lower the temps is to obviously replace the TIM. You might also consider replacing the processor in the laptop, there is a 2.2Ghz one for it.
Never really thought about the fact that the CPU could be drawing to much power, good call!

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no clockgen doesnt change any voltages. it only allows me to change the cpu, fsb, and ram at the same time. im think it has to be the ram OC'ing that far.but thanks for replying. i posted the same thing in the amd foum and got nothing in a few days. 1 more question, ive read that OC'ing a laptop can make the harddrive fail prematurely, why is that?
Oh, so you can't change any voltages just up the clocks? If so then that is most likely your problem. As for a HDD failing prematurely I've never heard that before.

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yea ive read about the 2.2 ghz cpu. I'd love to upgrade but i cant afford much of anything these days so i guess ill stick with what i got for now. other than heat what is so bad about OC'ing a laptop?
Well overclocking without using BIOS is always frowned upon, you should always use the BIOS to overclock and not application software.
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well thanks alot on the info.. and i forgot to mention that i can and have changed the voltage of my cpu using rmclock but never was able to achieve 2.0 ghz, i can get 1.9. i guess ill stick with little to no OC'ing on the cpu for the time being...oh whats some other good temp monitoring software? I've also been doin some OC'ing on my GPU using winclk and wantede some advise on how far i could push it. i really need a program to view the temps of my gpu if possible.thanks again
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well thanks alot on the info.. and i forgot to mention that i can and have changed the voltage of my cpu using rmclock but never was able to achieve 2.0 ghz, i can get 1.9. i guess ill stick with little to no OC'ing on the cpu for the time being...oh whats some other good temp monitoring software? I've also been doin some OC'ing on my GPU using winclk and wantede some advise on how far i could push it. i really need a program to view the temps of my gpu if possible.thanks again
For temp monitoring on the GPU use MSI afterburner, awesome application. For the CPU use realtemp, coretemp or everest.
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