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IBM thinkpad overclock

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cburton

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Nov 13, 2002
I have to make this work and was told if it could be done, this is the place it will happen. I have an IBM ThinkPad T22 that has been said to "un-overclockable". Im not buying it. Has any one ever had any experience making this PIII 900mhz faster? Thanks in advance!
 

Mr. Chambers

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Feb 25, 2001
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Iowa
well laptops in general are not very overclocking friendly, there are 2 main reasons for this:

-heat
-proprietary components, with no overclocking options

the only way i know of besides some massive soldering undertakings would be to use a software overclocking program to raise your FSB.. but like i said, laptops put out quite a bit of heat as it is, and you're likelyhood of shortening the systems life or ruining it all together are increased... those tiny fans in there arent meant to deal with the higher temps you'd associate from overclocking...
 
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cburton

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You are right, this happens to be a challenge with a machine that is a test bed for all kinds of goodies and is expendable. So if it runs even for a little while-all is good! Thanks for the quick response-any suggestions on where to go for this software?
 

deathstar13

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Dec 24, 2001
aoafiles.com has it.
im doubting itll have the correct pLL chip to overclcok it but worth a try.
 

progamer

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Jul 20, 2002
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I'm not sure if you should do it. The bottom of my thinkpad already gets very hot if I use it for an extended amount of time - hot enough to burn me. You could try and see what happens. But I wouldn't recommend it. Laptops aren't meant to be overclocked the way desktops are. With a desktop, you could always add an extra fan to improve the airflow. With a laptop, the airflow is already at maximum efficiency.
 

The Spyder

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Mar 25, 2002
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i would look into a aluminum cooling pad to place it on (it has fans) so that it dosent melt down like my poor pIII :(