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How do I set a base clock for my old NVIDIA laptop?

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bdog0820

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Oct 16, 2016
Hello, so this may seem like a bad idea, but I successfully overclocked my 2008 dell Vostro 1700 Laptop with a nvidia geforce 8400m gs from 400Mhz to 598Mhz on the core clock and 400 to 547Mhz for memory. It has been overclocked for over a year with no heat problems. The performance boost is unbelieveable! Anyways, the base clock which seems to run around 168Mhz core and 100 memory is a little low. This is an issue because any animation such as scrolling on a webpage to minimizing and maximizing on windows is not as smooth, but once the 600Mhz and 647Mhz kicks in, the scrolling is a buttery smooth experience. Is there any way to increase the idle to where I don't have to wait 30 seconds for the core and memory clock to kick in?? The computer recognizes it needs to run at a higher clock speed for scrolling and stuff but it takes about 30 seconds of me constantly scrolling. You may say whats wrong with waiting 30 seconds? Well as soon as a stop scrooling it idles back down. It just would be very nice to have a smooth experience right away. I don't think I even need 600Mhz probably a 300Mhz base clock should do. Thanks!

Brandon
 

Kenrou

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Aug 14, 2014
:welcome:

Have something running in the background the uses the GPU (activates it enough to raise clock speed) even when idle, the Blizzard game launcher or i think it was Chrome browser did the trick. You will have higher temps though.