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i5 m460...is it safe to overclock this processor

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I am a total noob to overclocking or for that matter trying to get the most out of my PC. I recently purchased a HP DV6T Select Edition notebook which came equipped with 6GB RAM and a 2.53 GHz i5 processor (m460). I would like to know if 1) it is safe to overclock this processor 2) what the safe range is and 3) how I can go about doing this...thanks in advance
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You shouldn't really be overclocking notebooks to begin with
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Generally overclocking is done in the BIOS, however manufacturers such as HP and Dell lock down the BIOS so that you can't change the CPU frequency or voltage. The only way you could possibly overclock your notebook is through software in Windows and I am unfamiliar with that process. Also, notebooks generally don't have adequate cooling for overclocking.
 
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google it first

most likely if you want to OC you'll have to use SetFSB or other similar tools

and this is not recomended unless you want to fry your laptop....since this is an HP...made up of cheap plastics and not good cooling
the envy's are great...but the Pavillion series really isn't that good IMO
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OK I have googled it and haven't come up with much which is why I am asking here. I know that the processor in my laptop has turbo boost which intel has in there more or less to OC the processor if its under a pretty decent load, I was just curious if it was more tunable...thanks

Also I am aware that OCing a laptop is far from prudent, I am really interested in the academic knowledge more than the application of such. I am happy with the performance thus far but once the warranty expires I will probably want to play with it some.
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I overclock my Dell Studio 14z, in fact my frist post here was in regards to that.

People here kinda shrugged me off as "Not worth it" and "Not possible".

But I was able to get another 400MHz out of my cpu and a fair amount out of the onboard 9400m... When you don't have a lot of power to start with, anything is more.


If you have Intel based graphics (and thus motherboard) I'm afraid you're probably SOL.

If you have a nvidia based gpu, it's possible to use ntune to overclock the cpu.
    
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first off, as members of an overclocking and computer enthusiast community, that increasing frequency alone adds a fraction of the heat that increasing the voltage does.

And it is very possible to use programs like setFSB to increase the CPU speed. this will help a lot since your chip is only 2.5Ghz. and NO it wont overheat more or kill it or make it exlpode or something. those are ridiculous answers.

Also, if you have intel integrated graphics, you can use a program called GMA Booster to overclock it wink.gif
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I have been wondering the same thing. I have a hp dv6-3152 with an I5 460m and discrete ati 5650.
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