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Old 03-22-2010, 11:52 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I know overclocking a laptop is generally just regarded as impossible, mostly because the options required to OC aren't included in the BIOS.
But I was just thinking that it should be possible if there was a modded BIOS available to flash?
I have an MSI A6200 which includes an i5 430m, which according to Wikipedia includes a graphics core on the die (or that's what I gathered, anyway). Would increasing the core speed also increase the GPU speed? Or is that included in the "uncore" speed?
As you can probably see I'm a little confused, but on the right track I hope.
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Heat is going to be your problem. While you can download programs which will allow you to do some overclocking, laptops are not designed to disperse the extra heat created.
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Yes, I'm aware that overclocking increases heat output by the processor.
Any additional thoughts or suggestions pertaining to my OP?

edit: What are the programs you're referring to? My only option is to do bus speed increase since I'm sure 19x is the highest allowable multiplier on my model of CPU. I know there are programs that allow you to tweak the multiplier, and I don't think that's quite what I'm after. It was my understanding that to manipulate the bus speed, you have to do it in the BIOS.
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No, it would not increase the GPU speed.

As you already know, laptops don't include bios's with these features because the heatsink and cooling system of a laptop isn't designed for any more heat. Most laptops suck at cooling off what they have out of the box.
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cpu
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gpu most likely
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Again heat is you problem. I would not do any overclocking on a laptop. So my answer to your original question is yes you can but not advisable.
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Thanks for the feedback. I tried out the overclock app you linked and according to CPU-z, the app seemed to have no effect. I was really looking for a BIOS flash, if such a thing existed.
Anyway, thanks again for the opinions.
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