Overclocking a laptop is generally not a good idea because heat does not dissipate well with notebook coolers such as heatpipes. It is possible, however, with programs such as clockgen which raise the fsb. <br />
Bottom line: Overclocking a laptop is frowned upon here at the OC.net community for various reasons.
I've seen laptops with fx-60 and dual VGA cards, 2gb of good ram and raided hd's. Thats pretty high spec.<br />
I suppose the con of overclocking a laptop is the heat issue, can't imagine there being many cooling options out there if any
Overclocking a Laptop is not a good idea. Due to the confined space within a laptop there is very restricted airflow. Thus Components are already giving off alot of heat already. Overclocking and forcing these components to operate faster will increase the heat output and CAN kill your laptop. Also you will find most Laptop motherboards have overclocking options locked in the BIOS and you would have to overclock within windows which can be very unstable.
Laptops were meant for convenience away from the desktop.<br />
Through the years, laptops became practicaL on the road but were restricted by <br />
power issues (battery life). By conserving the battery life, the system was generally detuned for reliability sake.<br />
The battery life dictated the power draw.<br />
When overclocking, battery life decreases, and heat increases.<br />
The smaller case doesn't exhaust the heat as well like a desktop, so the cpu's were slowed down to spare the parts from overheating and too save battery life <br />
when away from a power source.<br />
Thermal throttling of the cpu was originated for laptops.<br />
Laptops were not made for overclocking, spare that for the desktops.<br />
I,m not saying it cant be done, but it is much more challenging.<br />
Case mods would be needed and battery life would be jeopordized.<br />
More trouble than its worth, unless you dont have a desktop.<img src="/images/smilies/frown.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Frown" class="inlineimg" />
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