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Windows 7: Should I overclock a laptop?

05 Apr 2018   #1
NerferMCGamer

Windows 8.1 32 bit with dual-boot (Windows 7 32bit)
 
 
Should I overclock a laptop?

I'm just asking for, I am planning to overclock a 2010 laptop. I have eMachines laptop (eME528-2010). Can I overclock it? or It will explode?

CPU: Intel Celeron 900 2.19Ghz @2.20Ghz
RAM: 2.00GB
OS: Windows 7 32-bit with Windows 8.1 32-bit


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06 Apr 2018   #2
townsbg

Windows 7 pro 64-bit
 
 

I wouldn't unless the manufacturer specifically states that it is designed for overclocking. Although it probably won't explode laptops aren't designed for overclocking. Plus you probably won't get more than 100-200 megahertz (if that) and you likely won't even notice the difference. You have a weak processor that isn't even a dual core so you can't really expect much more from it. If you want a performance boost the best thing that you can do is upgrade to 4 gb of ram. You'll have to switch to Windows 64-bit for that.
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06 Apr 2018   #3
LMiller7

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

Should I overclock a laptop?

NO.

Overclocking a laptop is almost always a bad idea. They lack just about everything that is necessary for safe and effective overclocking. Overclocking increases heat and in the confined space of a laptop that is a big problem. Many laptops run hot at stock speeds.

Manufacturers are well aware of these issues and usually omit the necessary settings from the BIOS. This saves you from failures and them from the resulting warranty claims. It may be possible but the risks are high and the results rarely satisfactory. It is a job for an expert looking for a challenge, and willing to accept the considerable risks.

Overclocking is best confined to custom built computers where you have control over the specifications and quality of the components.
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06 Apr 2018   #4
NerferMCGamer

Windows 8.1 32 bit with dual-boot (Windows 7 32bit)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by LMiller7 View Post
Should I overclock a laptop?

NO.

Overclocking a laptop is almost always a bad idea. They lack just about everything that is necessary for safe and effective overclocking. Overclocking increases heat and in the confined space of a laptop that is a big problem. Many laptops run hot at stock speeds.

Manufacturers are well aware of these issues and usually omit the necessary settings from the BIOS. This saves you from failures and them from the resulting warranty claims. It may be possible but the risks are high and the results rarely satisfactory. It is a job for an expert looking for a challenge, and willing to accept the considerable risks.

Overclocking is best confined to custom built computers where you have control over the specifications and quality of the components.
Anyways, I'm gonna forget about overclocking!
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06 Apr 2018   #5
Mellon Head

Win 7 Pro x64/Win 10 Pro x64 dual boot
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by NerferMCGamer View Post
Anyways, I'm gonna forget about overclocking!
Good idea.
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07 Apr 2018   #6
RoasterMen

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-BIT
 
 

Even if there is a way it's not worth the risk.
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