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Well here I am, at the hotel just days after becoming addicted to SC2.

I rapidly figured out as I left my house that my $300 laptop with a Neo-X2, and HD 3200 IGP can run it, at about 40fps .

Yeah, I was as surprised as you are. I did some reading on the 3200 and I believe it's safe to say it falls under "legendary" category in terms of IGP's.

Released 3~ years ago now, it and it's bigger brother (DX 10.1) 4200 are still the most dominant IGP's on the market.

I did some more reading.

Anandtech was able to get the core speed from 500MHz to just under 1100! And FPS gains of ~80%. I kept reading and looking for the software to OC this puppy to that, or even just a few hundred MHz! But I couldn't find anything anywhere that worked.

I now turn to my OCN brethern to guide me through the process of bumping up the speeds of this chip to get me through my 7 day vacation with a dose of SC2.

I know the risks of Oc'ing laptops with their cooling capabilities etc. etc. We've all been oc'ing for a long time. Potentially blowing something up is always part of the fun.

Now; how do I oc this 3200!
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post #2 of 19
Isn't vacation intended to 'get away from it all'?
I'd be annoyed if all I did was play games on 'vacation'
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post #3 of 19
I do believe that you have to overclock IGP from inside the bios, because my motherboard has that same chip and can be overclocked inside the bios, but there isn't software that i know of.
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I do believe that you have to overclock IGP from inside the bios, because my motherboard has that same chip and can be overclocked inside the bios, but there isn't software that i know of.
I checked out the bios, it seems pretty bland. No options, mostly everything greyed out. Flash it?
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I checked out the bios, it seems pretty bland. No options, mostly everything greyed out. Flash it?
Laptop Bios = Stripped down
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Laptop Bios = Stripped down
Yeah I know, but you said you could do it in yours? What kind of laptop do you have? What manufacturer?
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The laptop HD 3200 is a bit different form the one thats comes with computers. Also from what i have seen on PowerStrip Works. If that does not for you then thats about it.
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Yeah I know, but you said you could do it in yours? What kind of laptop do you have? What manufacturer?
Oh, I guess it was a slight miscommunication there.
I was talking about my sig rig motherboard.
sorry about that.
I am not sure if you can flash to open up options.
post #9 of 19
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The laptop HD 3200 is a bit different form the one thats comes with computers. Also from what i have seen on PowerStrip Works. If that does not for you then thats about it.
Powerstrip.. another OC'ing utility, like riva tuner or precision I assume?
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Powerstrip.. another OC'ing utility, like riva tuner or precision I assume?
Yep
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