alienware core 2 duo.

spywarebanisher

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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.
 

CompMan

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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?
 

ace777

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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.
 

Cabbs

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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.
 

ownage

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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.
 

esa193

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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
 

Cabbs

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esa193 said:
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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