can i OC my laptop ?

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  1. digipokemaster
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    digipokemaster Innocent Uke

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    im wondering how i can OC my laptop but im not sure if i can or how to.

    this is my specs

    Operating System
    Windows 10 Home 64-bit
    CPU
    Intel Core i7 @ 2.60GHz 41 °C
    Haswell 22nm Technology
    RAM
    16.0GB Dual-Channel DDR3 @ 798MHz (11-11-11-28)
    Motherboard
    ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC. G551JW (SOCKET 0) 43 °C
    Graphics
    Generic PnP Monitor (1920x1080@60Hz)
    Intel HD Graphics 4600 (ASUStek Computer Inc)
    2047MB NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M (ASUStek Computer Inc) 38 °C
    ForceWare version: 368.39
    SLI Disabled
    Storage
    931GB Hitachi HGST HTS721010A9E630 (SATA) 33 °C
    2048GB Microsoft Storage Space Device (TMax)
    Optical Drives
    HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GUC0N
    Audio
    Realtek High Definition Audio
     
  2. vayanui8

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    don't overclock a laptop, their cooling isn't designed for that
     
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    You can try SetFSB which may or may not work depending on your CPU and laptop manufacturer, you will not get a huge increase in clock speed, due to heat as well as the fact that changing the FSB actually overclocks some other components in your system as well and they may make things unstable/crashy long before the CPU does.

    In general I don't think it's worth it to overclock laptop CPUs. Your CPU is fairly modern so it should be powerful enough to run pretty much anything and the performance gains would be minimal, the GPU is more likely to be the bottleneck if you are gaming on it.
    You may be able to overclock the GPU - I am not sure on how to do that on a laptop though. You still wouldn't get big performance gains, maybe a couple FPS extra in games.
    Be very careful if you still want to overclock despite this, monitor the temps (both on the CPU and other components if you are changing the FSB) and make sure they don't get unusually high during stress tests and all that. I have successfully overclocked my laptop CPU in the past without temps increasing much, still within safe limits, but it wasn't really worth the miniscule performance gains and potential instability.
     
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    With those specs, I don't really think you need to, but there should be options in the BIOS to overclock the parts. Overclocking could potentially cause the parts to break much faster, so just be careful.
    As vayanni8 said, the cooling in laptops isn't build for that. Some laptops have really poor cooling, which could melt some things inside it.
     
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    digipokemaster Innocent Uke

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    ah ok thanks is there anything i can do to get the best out of my laptop besides OC programs etc jsut curious i like to get the best out of my laptop if i can
     
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    You could use something like Razer Cortex or something that shuts off the background processes when you launch certain apps. If you're using it inside, you should keep it plugged in, or you could change the power mode to high power in the battery options.
     
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    99.8% of laptops do not allow OCing at all; the hardware cooling solution isn't upto it and the V-core changes while overclocking can't be handled on battery powered computing devices. What I'm saying is that OCing would increase powerdraw and thermals that the laptop isn't meant to handle.
     
  8. sweis12

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    I would not recommend overclocking a laptop, but if you do, invest in one of these.
     
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    digipokemaster Innocent Uke

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    ok i wont OC but other info on what i could do to bring out the best of my laptop would help too
     
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    If you want OC your laptop which I read this page thent you shouldn't then get a powerful DESKTOP instead.
     
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  11. Purge

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    Laptops typically already have enough trouble cooling system components under heavy load, and you want to OC it? Bad idea mate