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Overclocking issue

Discussion in 'Overclocking / Modding' started by mikehende, Apr 11, 2005.

  1. mikehende

    mikehende Senior Member

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    I have a choice of purchasing one of 2 similar models of a mini laptop with different processing speeds, the newer model [266Mhz] I am being told was just a "factory overclocked" version of it's predecessor [166Mhz]. I am being told that I can solder 2 wires on the older version and this will increase the speed from 166 to 266Mhz.

    I called the company and they said they are not aware of this or of any other way at all that the processing speed can be upgraded. The guy who is selling the item told me if I should buy the item he will provide exact instructions and pictures that will show me how to increase the speed but the item he is selling is not in good physical condition so I would like to purchase another one that's in good condition but then since i won't be buying it from that same person he will not give me the instructions which is why I am posting here, can anyone tell me how else I can go about finding out about the 2 wires that need to be soldered? Or any advice willl be appreciated, if you're wondering why I don't just purchase the newer version it's simply becuase it's out of my budget, thanks.
     
  2. GavinO

    GavinO Distinguished Long Term member

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    For some older processors, there are various tricks you can pull by shorting pins to change clock multipliers. Of course, you need to hope that the processor can support the higher multiplier. The task is complicated by this being a laptop, so the processor is rather more difficult to mess with. What type of processor is it?
     
  3. mikehende

    mikehende Senior Member

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  4. GavinO

    GavinO Distinguished Long Term member

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    This looks like it may be helpful: http://www.computing.net/cpus/wwwboard/forum/11188.html

    The issue is that since its a laptop, not all jumpers may be present. What the solder trick is probably doing is going to where the jumpers would normally connect. Since it is a laptop, you may not have much success with an overclock due to thermal and battery issues (the overclocked processor will throw off more heat and eat batteries quicker)
     
  5. mikehende

    mikehende Senior Member

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    I don't think I am going to attempt this becuase others ahve told me exactly what you said, I don't wish to end up with heating problems e.t.c, thanks for the info.
     
  6. jbpostal

    jbpostal Junior Member

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    I am using Core2Duo 2.2 GHz with Asus Mainboard. Can I overclock my system???
     
  7. BSchwarz

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    Some C2D's are very overclockable while some only slightly so.

    So yes you could overclock them.
     
  8. Swapnil

    Swapnil Junior Member

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    Yes you can overclock but make sure that you have proper heat sink environmental in your cabinet.
    ***Overclocking reduces system lifetime and increase computer performance - Make a note of it !
     
  9. Dalo Harkin

    Dalo Harkin Registered Members

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    Your ability to overclock components depends on whether certain components can be overclocked.
    For an example the best CPU housed in an old beige case will not be applicable as the case could not cope with the extra heat.
    The Key to a good overclock is a good MOBO and RAM and factors that help the heat issues are the thermal paste, heatsink and the case.

    If you need any further info, let us know.
     

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