Quote: Originally Posted by bludgard69
I heard that notebooks shouldn't be oc-ed,yet I had to experiment.I got the 1.6G up to 1.9G.Everything ran smooth.Temps remained the same.Prime95 ran torture test for 4 hours and no problems.Performance was increased and stable. My only concern is that the DRAM frequency went over the specified max(333mhz) to like 360mhz.I have since refrained from oc-ing for reasons of possibly damaging the DDR2.Are my concerns over this legitamate?I also ran m mem diagnostics_pagefile-off,extended.No issues. I'm getting my temps and speeds from CPUID products.I think they are pretty accurate. Thanks for any insight.
Yes, they are legitimate concerns. However, it does depend upon the type of ram you are using. Some ram can take running out of spec better than other types. Since this:
I heard that notebooks shouldn't be oc-ed...
and you are comfortable in doing it to your notebook, then you should go into your bios and check the ram timings and set the frequency back one step (from 333MHz to 266MHz -- if you can even do it with your laptop) That way, when you increase the clock speed, the ram will increase too, but not over the 333MHz which is the spec for your DDR2-667 ram)