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Windows 7: Can I overclock my Laptop?


29 Dec 2012   #1

Windows 8 Pro 64-Bit
 
 
Can I overclock my Laptop?

I don't think Laptops are overclock-able. I just wanted to make sure.

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29 Dec 2012   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

Yes they are overclockable. Just it is advised as laptips runn quite hot as it stands. Using a program like setfsb wont increase temperatures and will allow you to overclock abit
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30 Dec 2012   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Keep in mind that most laptop CPU multipliers are locked anyway and most laptops only allow you to increase the FSB and/or multiplier by a couple MHz. (to my knowledge anyway)
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30 Dec 2012   #4

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by HiddenC View Post
Keep in mind that most laptop CPU multipliers are locked anyway and most laptops only allow you to increase the FSB and/or multiplier by a couple MHz. (to my knowledge anyway)
+1 to that, it's just not worth the effort. Any increase will be negligible and will amount to pretty much no worthwhile gains in performance.
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30 Dec 2012   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Very true. I think OC'ers should just stick to OCing PCs. :P
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30 Dec 2012   #6

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

You can always

#1 add more ram
#2 add SSD
#3 Get rid of all bloatware
#4 Cooling pad

That is how we all Oc our Lappys no need to mess with Bios settings just add superior hardware and it will almost jump out at ya
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30 Dec 2012   #7

Windows 7
 
 

You possibly can overclock your laptop. However I would highly recommend NOT doing this as a laptop shell is completely enclosed and no airflow... Unlike a PC you are able to change your fans and add water cooling.
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30 Dec 2012   #8

Win 7 Pro 64-bit 7601
 
 

Depends from the laptop. high-end gaming laptops allow overclocking (and have the cooling power to survive it). Most others don't allow any tweaking (I have yet to find a laptop whose BIOS is not stripped to the bone), as they are close to their limits even as-is.
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30 Dec 2012   #9

Windows 7
 
 

Even with a gaming laptop I wouldn't... Overclocking a laptop is like putting cellophane around your PC case and overclocking it. Where as overclocking a PC there's a lot more airflow.
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01 Jan 2013   #10

Windows 8 Pro 64-Bit
 
 

I don't think i want to OC my laptop anymore.
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