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Windows 7: ANY way to increase integrated GPU performance

05 May 2010   #1
cclloyd9785

Windows 7 Home Premium x64, Mac OS X 10.6.2 x64
 
 
ANY way to increase integrated GPU performance

Is there any way at all to increase my GPU performance of my ATI Radeon 3100M 256 MB integrated?


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05 May 2010   #2
Wishmaster

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Other than increase the amount of RAM dedicated for onboard video use, not to my knowledge.
And this will likely not help much for gaming.

The only way to really increase Graphics performance will be to upgrade to hardware graphics. And being a laptop, may be out of luck.

Hopefully others have something more positive to share.
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05 May 2010   #3
baarod

El Capitan / Windows 10
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by cclloyd9785 View Post
Is there any way at all to increase my GPU performance of my ATI Radeon 3100M 256 MB integrated?
SetFSB_HomePage

This will allow you to control the clock generator. It will boost the FSB and as a result the 3100M. Your mileage may vary but it's the only way I know as it will improve the performance of anything linked to the FSB.
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05 May 2010   #4
cclloyd9785

Windows 7 Home Premium x64, Mac OS X 10.6.2 x64
 
 

How do I use it? And just so you guys know, I only need it increased enough so that my emulator will lag a bit less.
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06 May 2010   #5
Wishmaster

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Thats mostly for OCing on boards that have locked bios.

I would strongly discourage using any software to OC from within Windows. Your just asking for trouble.

For 1, the bios are locked for a reason. the motherboard/system can not handle the stress or the heat. Nor was it designed for it.
And secondly, being a laptop, heat will be a even larger problem.

Although others may disagree, thats my 2cents for what its worth.
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06 May 2010   #6
johngalt

 

Hmmm, good discussion here.

being a laptop, especially one that is not brand new and pristine, I'd agree with Wish - you're taking an awfully large chance when playing with OCers in a small platform like a lappy, b/c you never know what the airflow CFM actually is. Most laptops I know are clogged within the first year to a point that hardware failure has already onset.

However, I will say this - Baarod knows his hardware pretty damn well, and if he says this will work for that machine, then it will work - but, again, cclloyd, this is an *over clocking* program that will increase things like temps and such - if your laptop is having issues with air flow of any kind, this can rapidly lead to disaster if any of your components does not get proper cooling an as a result starts to overheat.
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06 May 2010   #7
Heroxoot

Windows 7 Pro
 
 

if you are going to OC you need to invest in a laptop cooler. Laptops aren't steel like desktop cases. Its gonna melt eventually. Even if its treated to stand heat, thats extreme heat.
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06 May 2010   #8
Mellon Head

Win 7 Pro x64/Win 10 Pro x64 dual boot
 
 

I would also agree with not OCing a laptop. Unless it's a very high end model with excellent cooling, a laptop is usually operating at the near edge of the high temp range for the components inside. Pushing the temps higher inside will lead to early component failure, and these components are usually not easily replaceable by the average user. In fact, many repair shops cannot do the board level repairs needed in cases where these components fail.

I work with surface mount components every day, and I can tell you from professional experience that the types of components in a laptop are neither cheap, nor trivial to replace.
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07 May 2010   #9
baarod

El Capitan / Windows 10
 
 

Sorry to return to this so late! Everyone from johngalt on down I agree with. The original question was "Is there any way at all to increase my GPU performance of my ATI Radeon 3100M 256 MB integrated?" I responded. I failed to take care of the possible risks. Be aware in my posts of this kind that I've cooled single-phase Fluorinerts Fluorinert - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia to near gel and immersed an entire working computer (minus case and power supply).

I suspect that from your description etc. that the best you'll get is about 10% o/c. That typically raises GPU scores less than 3% due to bottleneck issues with RAM. Is it worth the risk to try an extreme o/c w/o knowing the signs of impending mobo failure or the right monitoring tools to have running when you try it? Prolly NO.

I will tell you that getting an Eee PC Netbook 1000HEB up from 1.66MHz to 2.2 is doable with remarkable stability -- but only on the internal batteries. I suspect the transformer brick can't feed the instantaneous power requirements. So there's another issue.

As my friends here have warned, there are so many variable to take into account that it might not be worth it. But in the spirit of a guy who's spent his life treating silicon as though it were elastic what's a burnt board than a stepping stone to the next level of expertise?
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