Overclocking a laptop!?

Discussion in 'CPUs and Overclocking' started by Bruh171717, Dec 23, 2016.

  1. Bruh171717

    Bruh171717 New Member

  2. Darren

    Darren Moderator Staff Member

    Some laptops will claim they can support it, but really IMO if you're trying to overclock you have no business being on a laptop period. That specific model I definitely wouldn't mess with it as those are pretty thin chassis with not a whole lot of cooling. You'd see marginal performance improvements at best, and likely nothing noticeable. A lot of times they have the BIOS totally locked down to prevent you from doing any overclocking anyway.
  3. Geoff

    Geoff VIP Member

    If you bought a laptop from Dell, HP, Acer, Toshiba, etc., it's a very safe bet that the BIOS does not support overclocking. Generally, only specific enthusiast laptops have that capability, but even then it's generally not a good idea since laptops already run hot under load, and battery life will be much worse.

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