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Safe to overclock?

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    Safe to overclock?

    Hi, so I have a... You know what? To save time I'm just gonna have you look at my specs.
    As you can see I'm clocked at 1.7GHz. I am wondering if it's safe to overclock to 1.8GHz. I'm thinking it's safe since my laptop can be overclocked up to 2.7GHz. I am going to use AMD Overdrive. Will it be stable after overclocking to 1.8GHz? Is there a tutorial on how to safely overclock it with AMD Overdrive? Thanks!

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    I'd say it's quite safe. It's only a 8% overclock !

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    Austin TX metro area
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    Windows 7 Pro 64bit [MS blue-disk set]

    Consider adding a laptop fan assembly -- to keep things cooler I purchased an $80 assembly [which gave me 3 additional USB ports], has a giant fan w/variable speed control [mine is set to max always]. During backups, I add my Walmart $5 AC fan aimed right at the proc corner.
    [And yes, it is certainly safe to 8% overclock.]
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    Okay thanks! Are there any tutorials to safely overclock it? I have no idea how to overclock. XD P.S. I spent all my money on my new ssd.
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    Does ANYONE know how to safely and successfully overclock from 1.7GHz to 1.8GHz?
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    How to correctly and safely overclock?

    Hi, I want to overclock my 1.7GHz laptop to the 1.8GHz - 2.2GHz range. Would 2.2GHz work without heating up? Would 2.1GHz work without heating up? (By heating up I mean melting my laptop's cpu and overheating.) Idk how to succesfully overclock. Is there a tutorial for using AMD Overdrive ONLY? that actually works? thanks!
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    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
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    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit

    Nobody can really answer that. Even if someone had that same make and model of laptop their results would vary. They could have the same model CPU but from a different batch. Some CPU's will overclock better than others, even from the same batch. You won't know until you actually try it. I personally wouldn't overclock a laptop. They aren't the best for that type of thing, manly because of the cooling built in likely won't be able to keep up. If your determined to try go in small increments and monitor your temperatures closely.
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    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
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    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit

    to adding a laptop cooling pad. I would monitor your temps and go up in small increments. Unfortunately, you don't usually know when you've gone too far until you have issues, like a BSOD or a failed boot.
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    I'm just asking how to use AMD Overdrive.
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    I'm thinking it's safe since my laptop can be overclocked up to 2.7GHz.
    HOW do you know this to be true?

    I've done overclocking in the past -- back when you could get really MAJOR improvements in performance -- but the enemy was always heat. And, in laptops, that can trash your components. Most of them run hot under normal circumstances and if you then overclock, you're only going to make them run hotter. And, for an 8% gain!! I would be surprised if you will even notice any difference -- other than a hotter machine and louder fans.
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