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Overclocking Turion M500

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ARAN

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Dec 8, 2009
Hello to All.

I would like to ask how good the Processor Turion X2 M500 could be overclocked ?
AMD Turion II processor M500

I have found a quite very impressive and feature rich Notebook to buy that has this Processor inbuild and asking me how much difficult could it be to get a little more speed as the L2 Cache isnt the biggest.
Battery Life dont interesst me !

Packard Bell LJ71-RB-023
 

Parad0x420

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I'm very surprised seeing Packard Bell.. I didn't know they were still around. Looks like a name brand laptop like HP.. chances are.. BIOS is locked by manufacturer.. and you won't be able to OC it.
 

Dolk

I once overclocked an Intel
Joined
Mar 3, 2008
Reasons why not to OC your laptop
laptop-fire-02.jpg



What you need if you OC your laptop:

intel_centrino_2_4ghz_idf.jpg


It is not wise or a good practice to overclock your laptop in anyway. They are not built to handle the excess heat. The additionaly heat applied to the CPU, HDD, RAM, or GPU can cause hardware issues.
 

Parad0x420

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The minimal gains you'd gain from OC'ing a laptop CPU would not outweigh the risks of damaging the rest of the components from the increased heat output. A small increase (if possible) might not do anything dramatic but there's just not any headroom in such a small area. But if you're determined to do it, look to more OC friendly brands of laptops, ie Asus or MSI, as I'm sure they will have slightly better HSF unit built into it than an HP would use.