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Windows 7: is overclocking for me

14 Aug 2010   #1
jhd17

windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 
is overclocking for me

i know that there are a lot of the threads on this matter but i wanted to know more about overclocking. For starters i use a laptop, my guess is that it dosn't have sufficent cooling however i do have a cooling stand. i run a single core 2.1 ghz amd sempron and can run games such as oblivion to a reasonable high graphic level, but i was just wondering if my processor can be beefed a little bit. Also can graphic cards etc be overclocked, and does tit seriously affect the life of the machine over a period time. Probably a stupid question, but i just needed to know!


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14 Aug 2010   #2
The Howling Wolves

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

https://www.sevenforums.com/overclock...ing-guide.html

This tutorial will give you the information you need on overclocking.
IMO and what I seen you better know what you are doing and whether your system can handle it.
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14 Aug 2010   #3
Mellon Head

Win 7 Pro x64/Win 10 Pro x64 dual boot
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jhd17 View Post
i know that there are a lot of the threads on this matter but i wanted to know more about overclocking. For starters i use a laptop, my guess is that it dosn't have sufficent cooling however i do have a cooling stand. i run a single core 2.1 ghz amd sempron and can run games such as oblivion to a reasonable high graphic level, but i was just wondering if my processor can be beefed a little bit. Also can graphic cards etc be overclocked, and does tit seriously affect the life of the machine over a period time. Probably a stupid question, but i just needed to know!
Your machine's a laptop?

DO NOT overclock a laptop! You'll kill it fast.
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14 Aug 2010   #4
Lordbob75

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mellon Head View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jhd17 View Post
i know that there are a lot of the threads on this matter but i wanted to know more about overclocking. For starters i use a laptop, my guess is that it dosn't have sufficent cooling however i do have a cooling stand. i run a single core 2.1 ghz amd sempron and can run games such as oblivion to a reasonable high graphic level, but i was just wondering if my processor can be beefed a little bit. Also can graphic cards etc be overclocked, and does tit seriously affect the life of the machine over a period time. Probably a stupid question, but i just needed to know!
Your machine's a laptop?

DO NOT overclock a laptop! You'll kill it fast.
+Like a million.

~Lordbob
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14 Aug 2010   #5
Wishmaster

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

[QUOTE=Mellon Head;899285]
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jhd17 View Post

DO NOT overclock a laptop! You'll kill it fast.

Agreed.

There are still other factors as well.
Locked bios for one ..

They are locked for a reason.
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14 Aug 2010   #6
A Guy

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Simple answer, as stated, no, overclocking isn't for you, with that laptop. A Guy
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15 Aug 2010   #7
jhd17

windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

ok thanks everyone, after looking a bit deeper i worked out all the changes you have to do to cooling and voltage etc, stuff not easily achieved on a laptop + i don't won't to lose the laptop (although brilliant its all i have) and gets osme games etc running ok. Overclocking isn't a case of just changing something and increasing the processor, thanks.
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03 Sep 2010   #8
Neverhavemoney

Windows 7 Ultimate Professional x64
 
 

Hey everyone. I have a Cleveo custom built from Cyberpower. All my system specs are up to date. Why would it not be a good idea to overclock a laptop? Mine is definatly a desktop replacement so would that set it apart in this conversation from an ordinary laptop or should I still not overclock?

Thanks,
Ben
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03 Sep 2010   #9
Lordbob75

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Neverhavemoney View Post
Hey everyone. I have a Cleveo custom built from Cyberpower. All my system specs are up to date. Why would it not be a good idea to overclock a laptop? Mine is definatly a desktop replacement so would that set it apart in this conversation from an ordinary laptop or should I still not overclock?

Thanks,
Ben
Laptops have heat issues. It being a desktop replacement means it is already more powerful. Adding an OC to that will just start to melt things.

~Lordbob
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03 Sep 2010   #10
Neverhavemoney

Windows 7 Ultimate Professional x64
 
 

Thanks for the info Bob.
I would love to see this beast overclocked, but it just isnt worth it. It is extremely powerful already.

Ben
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