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Hello i just joined OCN and and i'm thinking about getting the ASUS G73JW - 3DE and i saw on Notebookcheck.net that the CPU does have a turbo boost mode but it only overcloacks 1 CPU to 2.93Ghz out of the 4 and the rest of them are at 1.7GHz so i was wondering because the laptop has very good cooling if and how i could overclock the four cores to something more satisfying biggrin.gif

Thankyou Very much rolleyes.gif
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Hello is anyone gonna post ??
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I heard SetFSB works for the G73, but you need to donate or something

I would definitely watch temps carefully. Why don't you overclock GPU? Much easier, less temps increase. And more FPS diff in games
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How much are you overclocking? Actually when it goes to 1.7gHz I suspect because your laptop is on idle to conserve power. If you want to disable power saving options you can disable power saving feature from BIOS. This is to ensure that it won't drop to 1.7gHz. I am not really too sure about your laptop's BIOS. However, chances are overclocking your laptop will be low because most of the features were disabled by Asus.

Anyway, it is not recommend to overclock your laptop because laptop have smaller heatsink than desktop.
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Overclocking a laptop is an incredibly bad idea. Laptops typically have problems with heat even at low speeds and overclocking it will most certainly shorten it's life.
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this laptop has very good temps though at idel it's about 25-34 Celcius and on furmark like running for 20mins it maxes at about say 60 or something i can't realy remember but it has two seperate fans one for the CPU and one for the GPU btw it also has a gtx 460m @ 1.5gb
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Laptop cooling is so pathetic in general that overclocking is an absolute no and is in most cases impossible.
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Overclocking a laptop is an incredibly bad idea. Laptops typically have problems with heat even at low speeds and overclocking it will most certainly shorten it's life.

load of rubbish.

My laptop NEVER goes over 52C on max load. and the max temp it can stand is 104C.
    
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Overclocking a laptop is an incredibly bad idea. Laptops typically have problems with heat even at low speeds and overclocking it will most certainly shorten it's life.

Not always. Besides you can get small overclocks even while undervolting.
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i wouldn't bother with overclocking mate, i have the g73jh and overclocking the cpu doesnt impove my fps in games at all, in fact, the more i overclock it the more my fps lowers. I don't know why but it happens, even though the overclock is completely stable. It does improve things like benchmarks and cpu-intensive apps though. but gameswise, no. you're better off ocing ur gpu.

but if you still wanna go ahead and try it, setFSB is probably the only solution, theres no way to oc through the bios or hardware, software is the only way. and i've only seen setfsb working. and yea you would have to donate like 5 bucks to get it to work.
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