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Windows 7: Overclocking Intel Celron M 520

12 Jul 2010   #1
ionbasa

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 x64
 
 
Overclocking Intel Celron M 520

Hello, well I managed to over clock my processor, Intel Celron M 520, in my curent laptop which is a Acer Aspire 3680. Now my question is: is it safe to try and get to the 2.00Ghz mark. Curently it is overclocked to 1898.7 MHz.
Here are the temps:
Idle----------------------69C
normal use---------------74C
high use-----------------87C
exteme(SETI@HOME)-----98C

forgot to mention the default clock speed was 1.6GHz
now what do you guys think?



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12 Jul 2010   #2
Gilly

 

dont overclock laptops!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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12 Jul 2010   #3
Bill2

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

Max operating temp for that processor is 100C. You are pretty close to that at stress times. I wouldnt be surprised if the lappy is shutting down randomly even at the current clock speed, if running at high perf all the time.

You can give 2.0ghz a shot, but I dont think you can run that in a sustainable or practically useful way, unless you use the comp for light use only.
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12 Jul 2010   #4
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

and do you really want your fan to run at 100% all the time?

enjoy your extra hertz, but don't crank it up any more.

i've got my 3gig processor running at 4 - i'm pretty sure it can go quite a bit higher, but i'm happy as i am with a quiet-running and ultra-stable machine.

plus you'll never notice the difference between 1.9 and 2 - what's that, 5%?

that last 5% may well do harm, but you won't notice 5% benefit.
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12 Jul 2010   #5
ionbasa

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 x64
 
 

Well my new laptop will arive in 2 weeks, so I am experimenting with my 4 year old one and btw its not a laptop anymore. after I had one of the hinges crack, i never move it off the desk, and the noise dosent bother me. and one last thin its actualy still stabe at these speeds with is a suprise even to me!
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13 Jul 2010   #6
Lordbob75

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

You're going to melt your CPU into your motherboard doing that....

If you do, post pictures!

~Lordbob
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13 Jul 2010   #7
Fumz

7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lordbob75 View Post
You're going to melt your CPU into your motherboard doing that....

If you do, post pictures!

~Lordbob
Yes, please do. A picture is worth a thousand words, so the next time someone asks if they should overclock their laptop, all we'll have to do is link to this page.
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13 Jul 2010   #8
EpicThorn

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit
 
 

Melted laptops look awesome!
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13 Jul 2010   #9
ionbasa

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 x64
 
 

okay ill try to remember that but so far its running "okay" somewhat hot, but I was going to throw it out when my new laptop gets here so I decided to try and squeez a litle but more juice out of it. ohh and I did some testing. when i have my processor at default 1.6 GHz it still heats up to 94C when running prolonged processor intensive apps. for example SETI@HOME
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13 Jul 2010   #10
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

throw it out????
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