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I have learned that it is not a good idea to overclock a notebook, but wanted to see if it's even remotely possible with my netbook.

Is this possible?

It's an Acer Aspire One with an Intel Atom processor.

I uploaded the results of the CPU-Z program.

Thanks!
post #2 of 8
It might be, depending on the BIOS-but I doubt you'd get any noticeable results out of the exercise.
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post #3 of 8
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Originally Posted by FatalError View Post
I have learned that it is not a good idea to overclock a notebook, but wanted to see if it's even remotely possible with my netbook.

Is this possible?

It's an Acer Aspire One with an Intel Atom processor.

I uploaded the results of the CPU-Z program.

Thanks!
Being a Vendor built laptop - I would suggest the bios will next to nothing (even no) options for OCing.

The same issues OCing a notebook apply to a netbook (ie heat) so I would not really think it is a good use of time for you.

But if you do try it - good luck and let us know how you get on!
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post #4 of 8
SetFSB and ClockGen are two software overclocking programs--though they may have limited success if they don't even recognize or know about your computer's components.

Just beware of the negatives that could come with overclocking--I'd be less worried about the hardware and more worried about things like data corruption if you are able to overclock.
    
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post #5 of 8
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Okay thanks for the replies guys. I will do a little more research and if I end up doing it, I will back up my data first.
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SetFSB should do the trick, if you can find the PLL your system uses.

Also, it may very well be worth while. My ASUS EeePC 900 is capable of a 30% OC, which does move some tasks from completely unusable to bearable.
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post #7 of 8
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What is a PLL? Also, I read that ASUS mobos are higher quality than anything in an Acer. Is that true?
post #8 of 8
I overclock my EeePC 1000H all the time. I can clock stable to about 2.0GHz and I need to do it as well as disabling a lot of services to watch 720p videos.

SetFSB is what I use!
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