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Windows 7: Help With Overclocking


10 Mar 2010   #1
SmEkSiMe

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 
Help With Overclocking

Hey guyz, I've been trying to overclock my laptop with many programs such as ati tray tool, CCC overdrive, amd overdrive, and powerstrip. But when i try to apply new settings they are either black/grey'd out OR it just went back to my default clocks which is 500mhz for my gpu. I managed to get my cpu clock up to 1380mhz but I dont think its safe since it's not 100% compatible using setfsb ( HowTo: Overclocking the Acer Ferrari One CPU (Update 2)). Furthermore i tried doing it through BIOS and there is no option where i can change settings that have to do with my cpu and gpu clocks unless there is an advanced menu that I don't know how to access. Currently i only use f2 for BIOS. Is there anyone out there that can help me? Thx in advance.

-Jowey


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10 Mar 2010   #2
pathfinder89

WIndows 7 x64 RTM
 
 

Whats your mainboard? Maybe there's a new BIOS version available that supports overclocking features.
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10 Mar 2010   #3
SmEkSiMe

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pathfinder89 View Post
Whats your mainboard? Maybe there's a new BIOS version available that supports overclocking features.
Well i know there is a new version for my BIOS which would be InsydeH20 Version 1.09 BUT i know someone with that version on their laptop and they can't overclock either...
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10 Mar 2010   #4
skunksmash

SEVEN x64
 
 

in all honesty mate, i wouldnt bother...., laptops do not hold OC's well.

you'll no doubt get a few hundred MHz out of her but in ''real-world'' application you'll see no difference.

what you will see is a crap load of additional heat that the machine just isn't capable of getting rid of.

OCing is something that's only considered on desktop rigs built with super cooling in mind, you'll thank me 6 months down the line when your still using the laptop which would have died had you kept a 24/7 OC .

if your looking at speeding it up a little you might want to look at reinstalling windows or adding more RAM.

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10 Mar 2010   #5
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SmEkSiMe View Post
Hey guyz, I've been trying to overclock my laptop with many programs such as ati tray tool, CCC overdrive, amd overdrive, and powerstrip. But when i try to apply new settings they are either black/grey'd out OR it just went back to my default clocks which is 500mhz for my gpu. I managed to get my cpu clock up to 1380mhz but I dont think its safe since it's not 100% compatible using setfsb ( HowTo: Overclocking the Acer Ferrari One CPU (Update 2)). Furthermore i tried doing it through BIOS and there is no option where i can change settings that have to do with my cpu and gpu clocks unless there is an advanced menu that I don't know how to access. Currently i only use f2 for BIOS. Is there anyone out there that can help me? Thx in advance.

-Jowey
Im with Mitch. I have repaired at least a dozen laptops with fried components for attempted OC'ing .BE CAREFUL

Ken
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10 Mar 2010   #6
Mark Phelps

Win7 Pro 32-bit, Win8 Pro 32-bit
 
 

I've done overclocking on several desktops -- my experiences are as follows:

First, cooling is a real MUST in any overclocking scenario. Desktops provide the ability to use larger coolers and/or resort to water cooling. Laptops generally do not. An overheating laptop runs the risk of burning out things other than the CPU, including any chips on the motherboard (i.e., video, LAN) and the hard drive.

Second, improved performance is often marginal at best -- and is easily defeated by any weak "link in the chain". Increased speed comes with increased voltage and increase risk of instability and crashes. Lose the filesystem due to crashes a few times, and all the time gained by a faster machine becomes lost in restoring your files.

Third, real-time speed improvement is often achieved simply by boosting the onboard RAM. Given today's prices, kicking a laptop with 512MB of memory up to 2GB can often be done for $50 or less -- a LOT less than the price of a new motherboard when your existing one burns out.
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10 Mar 2010   #7
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

I would definitely recommend overclocking IF you want problems of all kinds and varieties.

oc=self-flagellation
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01 Nov 2010   #8
daemonmonkey

winxp pro, Vista home pro x64, win7 pro x86 & x64
 
 

Hi everybody

Im hijacking ths thread, but for a different reason.

I would like to underclock my laptop (HP HDX18 Quad-core@2Ghz) to save battery consumption.

Is there a way?
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01 Nov 2010   #9
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by daemonmonkey View Post
Hi everybody

Im hijacking ths thread, but for a different reason.

I would like to underclock my laptop (HP HDX18 Quad-core@2Ghz) to save battery consumption.

Is there a way?
Why under clock? why not just change to the power saving mode?

Ken J
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01 Nov 2010   #10
Lordbob75

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by daemonmonkey View Post
Hi everybody

Im hijacking ths thread, but for a different reason.

I would like to underclock my laptop (HP HDX18 Quad-core@2Ghz) to save battery consumption.

Is there a way?
Yes... It is literally the opposite of OCing. Same methodology, just turn the clock down instead of up. Voltage especially.

As ZigZag says, why not just set power saver mode?

~Lordbob
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