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Can I overclock an Intel Pentium Quad Core Processor?

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    Can I overclock an Intel Pentium Quad Core Processor?


    Heyo, it's the MuffinMan, and I was wondering if I could overclock my Intel Pentium Quad Core (2.16 GHz) Processor. And if yes, by how much? I have never overclocked before and I was hoping to run a few more games. Thanks!

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    N.Y.
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    Try filing in your system specs in forum or post them, so we can get a better idea if you can what you have in system, if it is worth the try. Can be some risks involved in doing this. RAM plays a part and motherboard.
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    N.Y.
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    Plus Video card will play a big role on gaming, what do you have there? Seems this processor if have correct one go up to 2.58GHZ.
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    Do you mind just looking up the HP 15 Notebook PC? I'm not sure what you mean.
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    Model number of HP ?
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    Is this the system HP 15-f011nr Notebook PC (ENERGY STAR) | HP® Official Store

    Sorry CPU up to 2.66GHZ if correct system. RAM only 4GB, believe can go no further, so for certain games might not be good. As far as overclocking a laptop, let someone else here give you more of answer.
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    I just needed to know what it could overclock to. But here's my laptop:HP 15.6" Laptop Intel Pentium 4GB Memory 500GB Hard Drive Black 15-r030nr - Best Buy
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    I just needed to know what it could overclock to. But here's my laptop:HP 15.6" Laptop Intel Pentium 4GB Memory 500GB Hard Drive Black 15-r030nr - Best Buy
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    Truthfully on overclock i am not sure here is
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    Turbo boosts up to 2.58GHZ. It has 1 DIMM for RAM up to 8GB which would be plenty for most games today. Again for playing games just not how fast CPU is, also how video card is and amount of RAM, as said 8GB would be sufficient to upgrade to also, from what i see it's an integrated video card and it shares memory with system. So do not think just overclocking going do it all for you for games. This matters to which games also you are thinking about. If play a lot of games, buy gaming laptop, if not add more RAM, see if more help here can tell you about overclock for this laptop. If know some stuff, check the BIOS for overclock feature.

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