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Windows 7: Overclocking/BIOS Unlocking?

15 Jan 2015   #1
Gornot

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 
Overclocking/BIOS Unlocking?

Now that I am stuck with this laptop (ALL specs are listed, check them out), I want to see if I can get some extra juice from my weak CPU. I know nothing about overclocking, I used to overclock my very first PC back in 04 which was like an old AMD processor and the GeForce 5200 or something like that (holy c**p how time flies!) by just going into BIOS and screwing around, but I still have no idea what I'm doing.

First real question would be: is it even smart to overclock a laptop's CPU?

The (big) problem here is that my BIOS is absolutely terrible. My clock speeds get throttled down whenever temperatures reach near 75 degrees C and until I quit out of a game they just refuse to jump back up. Not sure what I can do about that, but from what I've read, it's a BIOS issue.

If someone has some (perhaps even personal) insight into Intel's Sandy Bridge CPUs and the nVidia 630M GPU and the HM77 MOBO and how and even IF I can go with all this, I'd really appreciate that instead of reading generic tutorials on the internets.


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15 Jan 2015   #2
Dude

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Gornot View Post
Now that I am stuck with this laptop (ALL specs are listed, check them out), I want to see if I can get some extra juice from my weak CPU. I know nothing about overclocking, I used to overclock my very first PC back in 04 which was like an old AMD processor and the GeForce 5200 or something like that (holy c**p how time flies!) by just going into BIOS and screwing around, but I still have no idea what I'm doing.

First real question would be: is it even smart to overclock a laptop's CPU?

The (big) problem here is that my BIOS is absolutely terrible. My clock speeds get throttled down whenever temperatures reach near 75 degrees C and until I quit out of a game they just refuse to jump back up. Not sure what I can do about that, but from what I've read, it's a BIOS issue.

If someone has some (perhaps even personal) insight into Intel's Sandy Bridge CPUs and the nVidia 630M GPU and the HM77 MOBO and how and even IF I can go with all this, I'd really appreciate that instead of reading generic tutorials on the internets.
No it is not, laptops overheat to easily
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15 Jan 2015   #3
Gornot

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

that was harsh

I know overclocked CPUs need more cooling and more voltage, but is it technically doable on a laptop? I guess, right?
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15 Jan 2015   #4
Dude

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

Yeah, didn't mean to be harsh. I would try a cooling pad to see if that helps with the throttling
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15 Jan 2015   #5
LMiller7

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

Technically some laptops can be overclocked but the risks are high and the results usually not very satisfactory. This is really a project for an expert looking for a challenge, not a practical way to improve the performance of a laptop.

Overclocking any OEM computer is almost always a bad idea and that goes double for laptops. These computers lack just about everything necessary for safe and effective overclocking. Manufacturers are well aware of the fact that their products do not cope well with overclocking and take active steps to prevent it. The BIOS usually provides only basic settings, omitting those necessary for overclocking. This protects you from failures and them from the resulting warranty claims.
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15 Jan 2015   #6
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

If the laptop is getting hot enough and throttling back at default bios it will just happen faster if you could get a overclock.

I would start with a good inside and outside cleaning. It should not throttle back under normal use with bios at default. Something is making it overheat.
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16 Jan 2015   #7
TVeblen

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 64 Bit Home Premium SP1
 
 

The truth is never harsh. It is just the truth.

People who have successfully overclocked a laptop have to start with a modded (read: hacked) BIOS. That procedure in itself is risky.
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19 Jan 2015   #8
Gornot

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Yep, that's what I thought.

The laptop has been cleaned a few times since I bought it, so it's not a problem of overheating during normal usage.

It's only when I play games that the CPU gets throttled and the clocks drop: most of the time, changing graphics from defaults to low, and then even lower doesn't do jack **** because the GPU can handle it, but the processor really, really can't. Oh well...
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19 Jan 2015   #9
LMiller7

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

In that situation overclocking is more likely to make the situation worse, not better.
The design priorities of a laptop, small size and low power consumption, and incompatible with the demands of modern gaming. The few so called "gaming laptops" are expensive compromises.
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19 Jan 2015   #10
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

I love how manufacturers use of the word (gaming). What the hell does that mean.
Example:
What is the difference between a gaming case and a non gaming case other than the price. Then they have the Ultra Gaming Case. They throw another $4.00 fan in.

Is my Phanteks Enthoo Primo a gaming case or not. If it's not; what would make it a gaming case? It's not sold as a gaming case and I don't think another fan will make it a Ultra. It's already got 14 fans.
Same goes with laptops in my opinion.
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