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Overclocking my CPU, but getting slower performance?

post #1 of 20
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I'm overclocking my Acer notebook's cpu (i3 370m) using SetFSB. (All I do is move the slider right?). I'm pretty sure I'm using the correct clock generator (ASUS G73JH).

I set the bus speed from its default 133.3 to 166.6 and I'm getting slower performance in my games. I haven't done a thorough stability test, but I think it's a stable clock.

I have done Resident Evil 5's benchmark tests using various clocks and here are my results

2.4ghz - 60.5 fps average
2.56 ghz - 59.5 fps average
2.7 ghz - 58.4 fps average
2.88 ghz - 54.8 fps average
3.0 ghz - 52.9 fps average

and here's my Far Cry 2 results using its benchmark tool

2.4ghz - 40.94 fps average
2.7ghz - 37.34 fps average
3.0ghz - 33.68 fps average

all of these are with an overclocked ati 5650 (clocked to 680/820)

Pic of my overclock settings
over1.png

and here's my default
defaultclock.png

You can see my temperatures on the bottom right as these are going on. Yellow is CPU temperature, red is my GPU temperature.

Can somebody please explain what I'm doing wrong. I thought a higher clock is suppose to give me better performance.
post #2 of 20
higher clock give better preformace when its fully stable
ur system probably unstable or in need for move VCORE ,something u cant change and in a notebook dont need to change cuz it will shorten ur battery life

never OC in programs 'they bring only troubles and wasnt ment for it
there job is for EXTREME oc ,not for gaming

to OC a notebook is a bad idea from the start
post #3 of 20
Incredibly bad idea to OC a laptop. Most of them already have heat issues compared to their counterparts and I'd never under any circumstances advise someone to do it.
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67 C is pretty hot, I know sometimes the CPU will be down clocked in the event of a heat threshold being crossed.
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My notebook has good cooling though

Darn. Donated 6 bux to get setfsb too.
post #6 of 20
i think it is being throttled due to heat issues. just dont overclock a notebook
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post #7 of 20
Your cpu isn't the bottleneck anyways. Gpu is definitely the bottleneck here.It's pointless to overclock the cpu in this instance.

Unless of course you're doing video editing or something other than gaming
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Ive noticed a massive increase in my FPS adding only a 120gb SSD !

Maybe thats an option ?
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haha, you say 65 is hot, but mine is hitting 85 while gaming. im using an I5-460m though
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Yeah, my i7 720QM laptop hits 90C while running prime or folding.
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