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Dell Laptop Overclockable?

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    Dell Laptop Overclockable?

    I have a question to ask. My laptop is clocked at 1.7GHz. Which is .30 GHz below normal laptop clock level. I heard that you can clock my processor (AMD A8-5545M) up to 2.7GHz. This is also a Laptop only processor. I have a Dell Inspiron M731R and was wondering if I could overclock it to anything above 2.1GHz without having to use an extrernal fan or cooling pad to prevent or slow down overheating. My laptop is slow and I want to have faster gameplay. I have a 17.3" display and I really wanna overclock it. WITHOUT 3RD PARTY SOFTWARE! Please! And if I can but can't without overheating, is there a cheap, really good gaming external fan/cooling pad I could use that is under 40$? Thanks!

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    Not a good idea to over clock a laptop. Overheating is almost certainly going to be a problem.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark Phelps View Post
    Not a good idea to over clock a laptop. Overheating is almost certainly going to be a problem.
    Alot of people have done it before! Is it even possible though? Is there an external fan or cooling pad for cheap I could get to slow or prevent that?
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    I doubt they have, even if they have, it would not improve game performance to any worthwhile extent, a paltry few percent, it's more dependent on the Graphics chipset.

    To increase CPU clock speed that much would take double the power and the cooling system would not cope with the extra power dissipation required.

    You might improve the external cooling a bit, but not enough, Laptops were not designed to be used that way.
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    Portable computers and most of brand name desktop ones generally have poor BIOS options and already are made at the edge of performance due to battery and heating restrictions. No much room for any OC and few percents of OC normally brings less than 1% of performance increase.
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    I have an AMD processor so my case is a little different
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    Except for the Alienware line, I haven't seen a Dell that has OC capabilities in the BIOS.
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    Only thing I'm aware of from AMD: AMD OverDrive
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    Quote Originally Posted by popeye View Post
    Only thing I'm aware of from AMD: AMD OverDrive
    That's part of drivers and their CCC, it's software based.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MCPlayer18 View Post
    I have an AMD processor so my case is a little different
    I've regularly overclocked AMD processors -- and the procedure is the same as with Intel processors -- and generates a lot of heat.

    Laptops are not designed to handle additional overclocking, as are desktops.
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