I know the risks of overclocking a laptop, so I disassembled mine and replaced the stock thermal paste with some Artic Silver 5, and I have a good bit of thermal headroom now, so I'm confident it can take an overclock.
I've done quite a bit of research myself, but I haven't turned up much that helped with this venture, so I thought I'd try my luck here. I would like to try to get my processor to 3.0 GHz if not a little more. Below is all the relevant information I can collect about my particular model.
Laptop Model: HP Dv7-4285dx
Processor: Intel Core i5-460m @ 2.53 GHz, turbo boost to 2.8 GHz
RAM: 6 GB DDR3 RAM
GPU: AMD Mobility Radeon 6370M with 512 MB DDR3
The motherboard, as shown by CPU-Z is apparently a Hewlett Packard 163D. CPU-Z doesn't tell me much beyond that. The spare part number for the board, determined by the repair manual is 630985-001. Further, CPU-Z doesn't seem to read the voltage on the processor, which bothers me some.
Any other info can be provided upon request. Thanks in advance for any help with this.
So what do you want to know? I still wouldn't suggest overclocking a laptop, but as long as you make sure your temperatures are ok then you should be fine.
From what I've read, i will need to use overclocking software since the bios is locked down, however, I have to figure out what PLL my motherboard uses.
Only way that I know of to find the PLL of a motherboard is to look at the motherboard itself. Or just look for more that information online, perhaps someone else has already retrieved that info and has tried overclocking it. I still do not recommend overclocking it, but obviously that's a risk you're willing to take for little to no difference in speed increase.
good gosh, a laptop processor? I wouldn't recommend it for obvious reasons. laptops I used to have got hot enough. the last thing I would want to is OC the CPU's in them which would likely degrade the hardware alot quicker. and I couldn't do that to them even if I wanted to due to the restricted BIOS motherboards. but if you want to risk corrupt data and killing your chip, then go ahead nobody is stopping you.
That just sounds bad.
That just sounds bad.
Half those who post seem to think I'm new to overclocking in general. In a way, that is true, however, I've done a good bit of research beforehand. Short of how the overclock is actually done (Bios, software, etc), the process should be similar between desktops and laptops. Bringing the clocks up gradually and testing under Prime95 until either Prime95 crashes (instability), or temps go beyond what I'd like.
However, it doesn't seem to matter now at any rate. I disassembled my laptop again to find the PLL. Among all the chips, this was the closest one to the crystal. It is a Realtek 875n-632, however, it is not supported by any software overclocking tool available, so this venture is currently dead in the water.
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