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OverClocking

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by erkansus, Sep 15, 2007.

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  1. erkansus

    erkansus Thread Starter

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    hmmm whenever i work with a computer or leme rephrase that whenever i worked on a computer the bios had a built in overclocking feature where you just inputted a multiplier number and it would apply it, recently i bought a acer aspire 5100 and i tried overclocking it because the cpu is at 2.0 ghz right now and it has 2gb ram i want to overclock it to like 2.66ghz and 3.0ghz if it can go up to that much. i have adequite cooling meaning it wont over heat. well i checked the bios and there was no spot to enter a multipier just gives u the cpu name and the cpu's speed can anyone tell me if theres a diagnostic tool or something that i can download and run if theres like app i need to install or something or is it that this mobo can't overclock? i really need to overclock cause its got 256mb of shared vid card 2gb ram and vista ultimate on it someone help please?
     
  2. erkansus

    erkansus Thread Starter

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    bump help please?
     
  3. Gulo Luseus

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    As it stands, you cannot overclock I fear. Laptops tend to operate closer to their upper limit, due to their nature. Acer, like most other laptop manufacturers, do not want you to overclock, as if it goes wrong there is a tendenct to RMA, and should o/c be th eproblem they will not carry out reoairs. As a result, the BIOS is not a normal mobo BIOS, but an Acer one- effectively they remove any setting that can modify the internal settings of the laptop at source. I would suggest NOT flashing the BIOS, as there is often a tattoo system on th ecomputer- the BIOS and hard drive will each contain a string of information hidden away , and every time th elappy boots, it looks for these. If they are not there, you will not get into the OS. The upshot is that if you flash the BIOS to overclock, you lose th eOS completely, and short of restoring the previous, nothing works. I know, I tried it on a PB, and had horrendous problems.
    aer are just protecting the interests of the majority of users- most people do not need to o/c, not do they have experience to do it correctly. Changing BIOS settings always carries a risk, so it makes sense to remove them
    IF you really, really want to reflash, you could, and it may give you oc settings, but again these are rarer on lappys then desktops. You would also possibly need to acquire a new OS, ansd then locate drivers dor everything on the computer, again with lappys a notoriously hard thing to do in many cases.
    Having sais that, Acer appear to have good driver support here

    http://support.acer-euro.com/drivers/notebook/as_5100.html

    so it may be possible.

    Hope thast helps a bit.
     
  4. erkansus

    erkansus Thread Starter

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    darn i really need to oc this thing everythings good on it cept the cpu, well im gonna try getting a new computer once i get my paycheck from a website i made, leme see i was planning on spending 1500 outta the 3200 for a new desktop.... i hope the one i buy oc's lol
     
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