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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
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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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Default Re: alienware core 2 duo.

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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Old 01-23-2007, 06:06 PM   #8
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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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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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