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Old 01-22-2007, 06:45 PM   #1
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i want to overclock my alienware laptop. The cpu is a core 2 duo, 2.0 ghz, 667 mhz fsb. My goal is 3.0 ghz cuz ppl say it doesnt get very hot and is efficient.

Problems: will the bios let me? Will it be locked? it will be prebuilt. Will the mobo let me reach my goal? Some mobos have limits to the fsbs.
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Old 01-22-2007, 06:56 PM   #2
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well its not really good to overclock laptops since all of the parts are close together, so the cooling is not good enough, u can try it but watch your temps. What model is this laptop?
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Old 01-22-2007, 07:31 PM   #3
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Yes I suggest only overclocking with desktop comps. I mean have you ever opened up one of those laptops?!?! there is almost no space left in them and it takes like 2 hours to put it all back into place when you upgrade something in it lol. but it is your stuff, I use this on my desktop comps to see how fast they clock It should work for laptops:
http://www.cpuid.com/clockgen.php
follow the inst. and go from there.
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Old 01-22-2007, 07:31 PM   #4
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oh and what model computer is it?
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Old 01-22-2007, 09:14 PM   #5
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It's an Alienware. I doubt you can overclock it, most prebuilt pc's don't allow it in the bios. Alienware may be different though.
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Old 01-23-2007, 12:34 AM   #6
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the only way that i know to permanently overclock a mobile processor is a pin mod and i don't think anybody knows of a pin mod for Meroms.
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Old 01-23-2007, 10:21 AM   #7
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Don't OC a laptop!!! I have tried it and it cost me $2000 to get replaced. Not enough room to cool.
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its the area 51 m5550, want specs?
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dont overclock laptop!
if u want it faster put in more ram
better graphics card
bigger hard drive
or faster cou
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Old 01-24-2007, 01:20 AM   #10
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Quote:
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dont overclock laptop!
if u want it faster put in more ram
better graphics card
bigger hard drive
or faster cou
There is a problem. Laptops aren't as easy to work on as a regular PC, and I don't think you can actually upgrade the GPU in a laptop, but I'm not actually sure.
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Old 01-24-2007, 09:56 AM   #11
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Very few laptops offer a GPU upgrade. It might come soom that you're going to have a slot made for external video cards to operate at full capacity, but internally, no.

It's best not to overclock laptops. The cooling system in there is made for the stock parts. If you OC, it could be overheating fast.

Ownage, I've seen the Merom (Or was it Prescott?) mod. I wouldn't try this because it's extremelly precise working there.
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then just update ram and u should be good
or just get a new desktop
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Default Re: alienware core 2 duo.

As others say, DO NOT overclock a laptop... unless you want an expensive paper weight.
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r u sure the intel core 2 duo will heat that fast? i want a faster clock on my intel core 2 duo. already things require like 1.5 ghz to play. my intel core 2 duo is a 2.0...
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Default Re: alienware core 2 duo.

It's not that it heats up too much, it's that it doesn't have sufficient air flow in a laptop. Inside a desktop PC with good airflow, you can overlclock the living hell out of those core 2 duos.. they are awesome for overclocking... but dude.. not in a laptop.. the heat has to go somewhere... and eventually you'll just end up breaking your laptop.
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Exactly, End Of Thread!
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the intel core 2 duo 1.5 ghz is fine
it can handle any game as long as your graphics card can
my penteuim 3 at 900 mhz can play the latest games on direct x 9 with a 5500 fx geforce
and pluse since u have dual core think of it has 3 ghz all togeather
1.5 per core
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fine...
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dude are you dumb? a 2.0ghz core 2 duo is equal to a friggin 3.8ghz pentium 4 or even MORE
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it gets outdated after time... its expensive u know. not evryone swims in money-_-
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