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Windows 7: Is it clever to overclock my chipset

07 Jul 2010   #1
TheAslan

Windows 7 NVIDIA Edition x64
 
 
Is it clever to overclock my chipset

Hiya!!

I have a Intel Core i7 CPU 720QM 1.60GHZ @ 1.60GHZ but is it possible to overclock it and is there any improvements by overclocking chipset?? I thought 2.50GHZ, is it clever to do this and does it harm my chipset??

Thanx you!


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07 Jul 2010   #2
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

All I am going to say is that as a member of the BSOD squad, many BSOD caused by overclocking. I leave my setting on factory spec and have great performance.
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07 Jul 2010   #3
blackroseMD1

Windows 10 Tech Preview 9926 x64
 
 

If that processor is in a laptop, no, it's a horrible idea to try and overclock it. Laptops get hot already, OCing would probably burn it out. It's never a good idea to try to OC a laptop.
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07 Jul 2010   #4
thefabe

Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit / XP Home sp3
 
 

I agree without an addtiononal cooling pad the risk verus reward is to great. Fabe
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