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Windows 7: Overclocking speed

04 Jan 2014   #1

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
Overclocking speed

I have a question,what is the optimal overclocking speed for my laptop i have a HP 550

CPU:Core 2 Duo 1.60GHz T5470
Im asking because i dont want to mess something up and screw my system

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04 Jan 2014   #2

Windows 10 Home Premium 64bit sp1

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RevCrew1 View Post
I have a question,what is the optimal overclocking speed for my laptop i have a HP 550

CPU:Core 2 Duo 1.60GHz T5470
Im asking because i dont want to mess something up and screw my system
The Stock speed sorry don't OC laptops on this forum
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04 Jan 2014   #3

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit

But why?
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04 Jan 2014   #4

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit

+ 1

Overclocking laptops OK , 1 they run hot as they are, any increase could cause further heat issues. 2 it is near enough impossible to overclock a Laptop, the bios is usually locked and for good reason.

And I am gonna go for a 3 here, 3 If you did manage to overclock it, any gains would be negligible and really not be worth while.

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04 Jan 2014   #5
Layback Bear

Windows 10 Pro. 64/ version 1709 Windows 7 Pro/64

My three reasons not to over clock a lap top.
1. Heat
2. Heat
3. Heat
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04 Jan 2014   #6

Windows 10 Pro

the only way to OC a laptop is to crack it apart and find its PLL. a really small component on the mobo which is damn near impossible to fine. once thats done, u need to find a program to OC it with. there are VERY FEW supported PLLs available. once thats done, you can OC it about 10-15MHz because the PLL also OC the ram and everything else in the system making it extremely unstable. then you have to put the laptop in the freezer to keep it cool. trust me, i tried and gat as far as the program. i spent days looking for my PLL only to find that there was NO programs that supported it. it aint worth it at all. dont waste your time.
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04 Jan 2014   #7

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit

Overclocking a laptop is a thoroughly bad idea.
As others have mentioned the big problem is heat. All else being equal, the faster a CPU runs the more power it will consume and the hotter it will get. In the confined space of a laptop case and limited cooling facilities that poses a big problem. Many laptops run hot even at stock speeds.

Laptop manufacturers are well aware of these issues and thus omit the settings necessary for overclocking from the BIOS. Just as well as the hardware that the BIOS controls lacks the means of overclocking anyway. This saves the owner from failures due to overclocking and them from the costs of the resulting warranty claims.

While it may be sometimes possible to overclock a laptop the gains will be small and the risks high.

Overclocking is best confined to home built computers where you control the specifications and quality of the components used.
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05 Jan 2014   #8

Win8/8.1,Win7-U64, Vista U64, uncounted Linux distor's

Like posted above there are several reasons not to overclock a LT, heat is #1. Most LT's do not have any OC support in BIOS.


You can possible speed up your LT. Most models were made with a choice of cpu's/memory. For instance my Dell Inspiron 1525 came with a core 2 @1600mgz and 2 megs of memory. When the fan started making noise I discovered I had to completely disassemble it for replacement. I did some research and discovered the 1525 came with several different speed cpu's, I found a used 2.4ghz cpu on evilbay for $25 and replaced the two 1meg simms with two 2meg simms. This allowed me to allocate more memory to the gpu, that made a big difference.

A total investment of $50 made a major improvement on performance of the 1525. I converted a slow Vista pig in to a fairly snappy W7 lap top that I'm still using.
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05 Jan 2014   #9

w7 ult 64 and w7 hp 64 X 2 mint 64 8.1 64 10wtp 64

Stick an SSD in it, the best boost and uses a little less power.
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11 Jan 2014   #10

Windows 7 Professional 64bit SP1

+1 to the SSD if possible. The speed increase you are wanting will come from an SSD and a fresh install of Windows.......not a couple hundred MHz faster CPU.
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