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Old 12-13-2010, 12:48 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Laptop overclocking w/i7

Hey all-
So I'm buying a new laptop with the i7-740qm and a gtx 460m. I know in the past laptop overclocking was prett much impossible due to the heat but Noe with sort of "built-in" OC in the i7 chips, turbo boost, it seems like a worthwhile thing to do.

So heres my question, is this turbo boost a true OC? Is it plausible in laptops or will it cause problems? What about gpu and ram OC?


Ps- if it matters the laptop I'm looking to buy (asus g73jw apparently has very cool native cooling plus I have a laptop cooling pad underneath it)


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Yes turbo boosting is technically overclocking and doesn't pose any problems seeing as it is a stock feature. It is not controlled by the user except in the sense of on and off. I have Turbo boost on my i5 laptop it turns on and off depending on the circumstance and runs just fine. OCing on a laptop besides that is pretty much not possible or recommended. To OC a laptop it would take 3rd party OC software which is never recommended. This goes for RAM aswell. GPU overclocking is plausible but not recommended it's truly a case by case basis on whether or not you should do it.

TO SUM IT UP: It's not worth OCing a laptop. Too much heat and instability.

On a side note I highly recommend that notebook regardless I've used an earlier model and it was an absolute beast. Hope that helps you.
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