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Can I overclock my Laptop?

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    Can I overclock my Laptop?


    I don't think Laptops are overclock-able. I just wanted to make sure.

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    I OC'ed all my desktops and I don't think you can do anything with Laptop ie. changing clock speed, memory voltage etc...
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    I think so, bro.
    By the way, thanks for your response.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chansopheak View Post
    I don't think Laptops are overclock-able. I just wanted to make sure.
    Certain models can be overclocked, google for "setfsb" for additional info if you like.
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    Quote Originally Posted by brummyfan View Post
    Certain models can be overclocked, google for "setfsb" for additional info if you like.
    Front side bus hasn't been used since the old Pentium days. Anything that's an Core processor will not use FSB.. Atom's might, but i'm not sure.

    In any event, there's nothing about laptops that make them more or less "overclockable" than desktops, other than the BIOS, and most laptop BIOSs do not have overclocking options.

    If you think about it, overclocking causes a device to use a lot more power than it was designed for, which sort of defeats the purpose of a laptop which is designed to save power at every turn.
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    I'm now sure my laptop is not overclockable.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mystere View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by brummyfan View Post
    Certain models can be overclocked, google for "setfsb" for additional info if you like.
    Front side bus hasn't been used since the old Pentium days. Anything that's an Core processor will not use FSB.. Atom's might, but i'm not sure.

    In any event, there's nothing about laptops that make them more or less "overclockable" than desktops, other than the BIOS, and most laptop BIOSs do not have overclocking options.

    If you think about it, overclocking causes a device to use a lot more power than it was designed for, which sort of defeats the purpose of a laptop which is designed to save power at every turn.
    I believe the OCing done on a laptop is for fun(mostly by enthusiasts) mere 300+ MHz isn't going to make big difference in performance, it can be done even in newer core processors, heat will be an issue in laptops but undervolting and proper application of TIM will solve that problem.
    I was only stating that it could be done but it's up to the individual to consider the pros and cons.
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    Well laptop have tendency to overheat, this is not a good idea to OC them. Actually I underclock mine. Why are we talking OC here, it's your second post about it, you will better serve on a OC forum no ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by molebo View Post
    Well laptop have tendency to overheat, this is not a good idea to OC them. Actually I underclock mine. Why are we talking OC here, it's your second post about it, you will better serve on a OC forum no ?
    Well, I thought it's better to answer if someone posts a question, is anything wrong in that?
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    Quote Originally Posted by brummyfan View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by molebo View Post
    Well laptop have tendency to overheat, this is not a good idea to OC them. Actually I underclock mine. Why are we talking OC here, it's your second post about it, you will better serve on a OC forum no ?
    Well, I thought it's better to answer if someone posts a question, is anything wrong in that?
    I answer too, it's just that the OP start 2 treads on OCing on a Windows 8 forums. I don't go at the grocery store to ask how to repair my car.
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