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  1. Jai98

    Jai98 Thread Starter

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    I have a Compaq Presario CQ61-107TU laptop. It has an intel celeron 900 2.2 Ghz processor. What I wanted to know was if I can and is it safe to overclock the processor so I get a frequency of 2.4 Ghz. I only want to overclock the cpu to 2.4 Ghz to reduce risk. Any help at all will be much appreciated.
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  2. Mark1956

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    First I am wondering why you would want to overclock by such a small margin which is unlikely to produce any noticeable increase in performance.

    Secondly, as laptops tend to run a bit on the hot side, overclocking it will further increase the temperature of the CPU and as you cannot easily increase the cooling efficiency in the same way as you can on a desktop PC, I would not recommed it.

    If you are doing this for game use then you are even more likely to overheat the CPU.
     
  3. DoubleHelix

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    You almost certainly cannot overclock a laptop. The BIOS is customized by the manufacturer and probably locked down to prevent people from shooting themselves in the foot. Overclocking generates more heat, and that's always a bad thing on a laptop where you cannot increase cooling.
     
  4. Jai98

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    Yes I understand that it produces more heat and therefor intend to use a cooling fan. Also, yes it is for a gaming as many games I own must have at least 2.4 Ghz. So there is no way of possibly overclocking it?
     
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    Game requirement clock speeds rarely refer to just raw clock speeds. There's such a minimal difference between 2.2 and 2.4, that I highly doubt that's your bottleneck. As I said, I'm almost certain there will be no options at all in the BIOS to do any type of overclocking. Check it out for yourself.
     
  6. Jai98

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    OK, thanks for your help.
     
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