Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.

Windows 7: Overclock ThinkPad T400

26 Nov 2009   #1

Overclock ThinkPad T400


I'm wondering if anyone has successfully overclocked the ThinkPad T400 running the hybrid ATI Mobility Radeon 3470HD with Windows 7 x64.

I don't need any speculation, I've done a lot of reading and a lot of testing and nothing works properly.


My System SpecsSystem Spec
27 Nov 2009   #2

Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit / XP Home sp3

I don't know much about ATI cards but you should be able to overclock the card through the CCC. Or you can use a program called riva tuner. RivaTuner v2.24c download from As far as the ram and cpu, those would have to have the options available in the bios. Good luck . Fabe
My System SpecsSystem Spec
27 Nov 2009   #3


This sounds harsh, but

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jamesvdm View Post
I don't need any speculation, I've done a lot of reading and a lot of testing and nothing works properly.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

27 Nov 2009   #4

Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit / XP Home sp3

Then i suggest you don't attempt to do any overclocking as it is a very involved process and requires alot of knowledge of your bios, Ram timings, vdim limits, Gpu memory and what it can and can't handle, adequate cooling, and most of all patience. Nobody can tell you exactly what you need to do to get your system to overclock or hold your hand through the process, as identical systems will overclock differently.
The same GPU chip won't necessarily be able to handle the same increase in clock frequencies. the same applies to your CPU and Ram, if the bios even will allow you to change any of the required settings. You generally raise each setting a little bit at a time until your system will no longer boot or respond, then back them down and run a stress testing program such as Prime95 to make sure your system is stable at the new settings without increasing the heat to a point that it will damage the hardware. Good luck. Fabe
My System SpecsSystem Spec
27 Nov 2009   #5


Thanks, I know I sound rude, but I know what I'm doing and I'm just looking for someone with my setup who has got it working, not someone guessing how it might work in theory.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
27 Nov 2009   #6

7600.20510 x86

Give ATI Tray Tools a shot to overclock.

Ya my card with 256 bit memory is good. Notice the temp with the overclock.

Attached Images
Overclock ThinkPad T400-capture.jpg 
My System SpecsSystem Spec
27 Nov 2009   #7

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro

A good rule of thumb... If you need to ask, you probably shouldnt be overclocking ...
My System SpecsSystem Spec

 Overclock ThinkPad T400

Thread Tools

Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
BSOD randomly on lenovo t400
BSOD randomly on lenovo t400 help please
BSOD Help and Support
windows 7 enterprise activation issue with Lenovo T400
My parents recently bought me a Lenovo T400 thinkpad. It came with Windows 7 Enterprise installed on it but it keeps saying that im activation key is incorrect/invalid. I've done some research and have came to the conclusion that it was previously used for some company that had volume licenses for...
Windows Updates & Activation
Thinkpad T400 Elite. Get BSODs all the time
It all started when I installed Win 7 after a Linux usage for a couple of months. First I thought it was uTorrent that screwed it up so I removed it but it still gave BSODs at least once a day. Haven't had the energy to do anything about it until now so now I'm asking you guys for advice how to get...
BSOD Help and Support
Windows 7 32 or 64 on new Lenovo T400
I am purchasing a new Lenovo T400 laptop. Lenovo offers the Home Premium Windows 7 OS in both 32 and 64-bit versions, at the same price, with the 32 bit version being the "standard" choice. What are the tradeoffs of having the 32 v. 64-bit version installed? I understand that 32-versions may...
General Discussion
W7 and ThinkPad T400 ATI Radeon 3400 series driver
Hi, I have a T400 which has the following two display adapters: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3400 Series Mobile Intel(R) 45 Express Chipset Family After installing Windows 7 and checking device manager, the ATI adapter does show up under the "Display adapters' section, but it has a ! sign on...

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 23:56.
Twitter Facebook Google+