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Windows 7: Overclocking a laptop?

23 May 2011   #11
Skulblaka

Windows 8 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lordbob75 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Skulblaka View Post
Laptops aren't meant for upgrading or overclocking, get a desktop for that.

You might set your laptop on fire if you try.
I am currently envisioning your avatar kissing the viking of disapproval.

~Lordbob
Brilliant!


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02 Jun 2011   #12
shakennstirred

win 7 64bit(SP1)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Stylah View Post
Thanks guys, I'll just add parts then I guess.
Do you think I could change the processor to something better?
Maybe just try and revamp the whole thing?
depending on the model you my be able to upgrade the CPU
i did on mine from a 2.2gb to a 3.06gb OC`ed to 3.6gb with no ill effects so far and its been a year since i did it.
the guy that said laptops aren't meant to be upgraded is misinformed
these days you can upgrade cpu/ram/hdd/dvd drive to blu-ray/even graphics cards on some
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02 Jun 2011   #13
Lordbob75

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by shakennstirred View Post
the guy that said laptops aren't meant to be upgraded is misinformed
They aren't meant to be, but they can. Generally it either isn't possible, or not worth it.

~Lordbob
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02 Jun 2011   #14
NeroDevil

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Service Pack 1
 
 

Overclocking on a laptop...

Simple answer: Don't.
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02 Jun 2011   #15
shakennstirred

win 7 64bit(SP1)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lordbob75 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by shakennstirred View Post
the guy that said laptops aren't meant to be upgraded is misinformed
They aren't meant to be, but they can. Generally it either isn't possible, or not worth it.

~Lordbob
not ment to be overclocked i agree with
but i disagree with not ment to be upgraded
i have had laptops since 2000 and all have been able to be upgraded in the cpu/ram and hdd departments and in the last few years you can even upgrade the GPU on a growing number of laptops
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07 Jun 2011   #16
Coke Robot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

If you end up going with an entirely different laptop, hit up the gaming laptops. I know that the ASUS G series allow for some overclocking. But with an acer, I don't think so. I tried looking to see if my old gateway laptop could handle some overclocking, but the bloody PLL wouldn't allow any attempts. But if you REALLY, REALLY, REALLY, want to see if you can overclock, there's some research on Google that could help and/or if you have the guts, crack open your laptop and scout down the PLL chip and see if the number on it can allow overclocking. As I said though, I highly doubt it. A SDD and RAM is your best bet.

As for your processor, I believe the freeware of SiSoft Sandra will let you see if a processor with a higher frequency can be plopped in. But an Intel Celeron upgrade might not be fully worth it though.
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07 Jun 2011   #17
Skulblaka

Windows 8 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Whoosh


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07 Jun 2011   #18
Coke Robot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Skulblaka View Post
Whoosh

Oh Lord.
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