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Janthony

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Dec 28, 2009
I have an old laptop but I've been curious about this OC stuff so signed up and thought I'd ask if anyone could help me overclock my dinosaur? I've got a dv6000 HP Pavillion with an AMD Turion64 processor. How do I go about juicing this thing up a bit (without burning her up overnight of course). And how far do I push in what directions?
 

killem2

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Jan 6, 2005
I have an old laptop but I've been curious about this OC stuff so signed up and thought I'd ask if anyone could help me overclock my dinosaur? I've got a dv6000 HP Pavillion with an AMD Turion64 processor. How do I go about juicing this thing up a bit (without burning her up overnight of course). And how far do I push in what directions?

I can't be to much help here but I do know that OCing a laptop in general is bad because of the crappy cooling most get by default anyway.
 

BeHappy

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May 11, 2008
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Overclocking is only available with certain "unlocked" type bios. These enthusiast type of bios are not typically installed onto any laptop made by major sellers (acer, asus, hp, dell, gateway, etc...). There are exceptions to every rule, but I would say that *most older generation laptops are almost impossible to overclock, and would barely give any sort of measurable difference in real world computing anyway.

This is only my opinion, but if you want to try and get into overclocking, you can try and build a decent desktop setup from new or used parts. Doesn't have to be anything crazy expensive, just something to get started with.

I built a budget amd build for about $150 that is incredibly decent and was a great way for me to learn some tips/tricks for overclocking amd processors.
 

I.M.O.G.

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Location
Rootstown, OH
:welcome: I fixed your title to be more readable, having an easily understandable and specific title helps you get better answers.
 

Bobnova

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May 10, 2009
You might be able to pull the case open enough to find the PLL module and use SetFSB or something like it. That's your only real hope though.
 

QuietIce

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Overclocking a laptop is generally a bad idea. The heat dissipation alone is the biggest problem and very hard to overcome. Even though it's old you wouldn't want it to go into meltdown or worse, would you ...?
 

Dolk

I once overclocked an Intel
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Mar 3, 2008
Here is why you don't OC your laptop

laptop-fire-02.jpg

Please don't do this, because for every time someone OCs a laptop a Prince of Persia character misses a jump and dies.
 

I.M.O.G.

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Location
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Meh, I think this is getting a bit misleading. Overclocking a laptop isn't that bad of an idea - a good first step is improving the HSF contact and replacing the stock TIM. Your gonna pay for it in battery life more than anything, but it's not like your going to fry the system doing it.

I wouldn't bother with it tho - the performance gain will be minimal due to cooling limitations and the reduced battery life isn't worth it to me. I wouldn't seriously consider it dangerous however. :thup:
 

Xtreme Barton

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Meh, I think this is getting a bit misleading. Overclocking a laptop isn't that bad of an idea - a good first step is improving the HSF contact and replacing the stock TIM. Your gonna pay for it in battery life more than anything, but it's not like your going to fry the system doing it.

I wouldn't bother with it tho - the performance gain will be minimal due to cooling limitations and the reduced battery life isn't worth it to me. I wouldn't seriously consider it dangerous however. :thup:

100% agree
 

Dolk

I once overclocked an Intel
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Mar 3, 2008
Sorry I like to go overboard. I've OCed a IBM T40 a couple of times. Never ended well at any time...
 

Xtreme Barton

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Jan 17, 2004
^
that would make one think you didnt pay attention to temps, etc ..

just like a desktop if everything checks out ok you should be fine .. but i guess there are those rare cases
 

Xtreme Barton

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Jan 17, 2004
it could happen .. especially if thermal paste wasnt applied good at the factory .. let alone it being good thermal paste .. which could cause major heat when bumping it up and the ultimately death
 

Bobnova

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May 10, 2009
You can run 'em with no heatsink, a lousy heatsink install won't do it. TM2 works really, really, really well.