Originally Posted by sgotama
Thank you so much for such a quick reply! I was kinda expecting that since I am using a laptop, and Ive been trying to kinda improve its performance.
FYI my idle cpu usage is around 5%ish, should I clean up more?
Anyway if its not possible/risky for a laptop to be overclocked, I wouldn't do it just because its my main rig and I'm basically screwed if it's ruined.
I'll come back when I saved up some money and build a PC
Once again, Thank you so much for your help Veii
I thought if i should edit the message
It should be <1%
Currently i'm chained to my old i7-3612QM
But it has no IntelME backdoor and runs dual channel 1600CL9-9
Did what i can , but yes what is under 1% for me, should be near 0.5-0.8% for you usage on the desktop
Taskmanager sadly on win10 uses also some resources, soo after you open it - wait a bit till it settles down
It's not the "risky" part to be overclocked, i mean of course it is when you have a fixed powerdraw - there is no headroom
But It's rather "not possible without any change" as stuff is locked
The bios is locked, likely voltage regulators for your gpu are locked away
All to hold their fixed powerdraw and don't give users any chance to exceed powertarget
Easiest thing you can do , is disable all mitigation patches
Later work your way to clean out microsofts cr*p