Overclocking a laptop!?

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

  1. Bruh171717

    Bruh171717 New Member

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  2. Darren

    Darren Moderator Staff Member

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    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

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    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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