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Discussion in 'Overclocking & Cooling' started by theonetruewill, Feb 18, 2007.

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    oh it was c. so it gets quite hot then. no sli yet? oh man, that laptop is going to kick some ass when you get those drivers.
     
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    yeah my bad, i guess i was mistaken, goodthing i posted screenies =P
     
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    lol yeah
     
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    Thanks a lot for the detailed photos myke. Very nice internals aren't they. The heatpipes are used quite well, and I agree totally with the way they've spaced out those two fans - to increase cooling throughout the chassis. I'm impressed :cool:
     
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    most impressive in there is defiantly the sli in laptops....i mean....sli....in laptops....
     
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    hey guys I'm trying to get clockgen to work on my laptop but can't get any of the plls to work, can you please post like exactly what steps I need to take to test each pll to see if it works? my specs are listed to the left
    thanks!
     
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    OK, heres what I wrote in response to someone else asking the same question via Pm
    Its made up of two replies, the second because the first failed in his case


    OK first look at my Laptop Overclockers Page for a hint or two.

    Then with clockgen find your pll.
    I'll assume you haven't gone through all of the pll's. There are only two ways to find out your pll generator.

    1. Open up your laptop, find it on the motherboard and then look at what it says it is. I don't advise this.

    2. The other option is not for most people as it can void warranties, so instead you can just try with every pll generator in clockgen.

    Right to do this accurately you'll need to open clockgen and do these exact instructions.
    > Go to pll setup
    > Then tick the box named "ignore GSB/PCI"
    >Now select the first pll generator and then click read clocks.
    > Open pll control and see if it reads 1862 (or very close, and I mean very close)
    > If it does great go to step 3.
    > If it doesn't, change the pll generator and click read clocks again. Check the Pll control cpu speed. and continue if necessary down the list.
    > If noe of them seem to work, do them all again (ps some crash your computer, don't worry just reboot.)
    > If none of them work again, you can go to systool but this is harder, reply to me if you want to know how to do this.

    3. Right first you need Notebook Hardware Control With this you need to set your cpu to Max performance. This removes the Intel speedstep function that slows down your cpu to save battery life. But its not necessary when you're connected to the power plug.
    Next trun up the Hard drive performance and noise level up to the highest it can go (performance and number wise). Then download orthos, this will test the stability.
    Right now increase your cpu speed to about 1950Mhz using pll control in clockgen. Then do a stability test in orthos for about 30mins. The go to 1960, and another 30mins, then 1970 etc
    As soon you get an error in orthos or your computer crashes its too high so lower it to the previous good one and test orthos on that speed for about 2 hours. If no error, then great! if not then lower and repeat.

    Hope that helped.

    Will

    PS. Never set the clocks to appear at startup, just do it before each time you want a performance boost (ie gaming) Also Notebook Hardware controls (NHC) has a great feature to show the temperatures of your cpu and HDD. Don't lt the CPU ever go above 80 in my opinion. It shouldn't really be above 60 celcius most of the time. (Mine runs at 40-50) Also overclocking using clockgen increases the RAM also, thus further speeding up your PC!!!
    k if you want to go down the systool route its risky.
    Systool crashes A LOT! because its an early release, so if your computer crashes mulitple times just restart.

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    OK with that out of the way you open systool and from what I can remember go to

    1. Hardware monitoring> CPU overclocking.
    2. Now you need to do the same thing as you did with clockgen. Go thorugh all of the pll's until you get the right one. There are two ways you can know if you have found it. Firstly systool will say " clock generator detected" (or something similar, I'm afraid I can't remember) HOwever don't assume this is true. You get a lot of false positives, so you also have to look at what clock readings it will give you. If you have set the Notebook Hardware control to max performance(you must do this!) on cpu speed, this should be on 1862Mhz(approximately).
    3. If it does say the correct speed great, you can then try and move the fsb slider. NOw only do this byb small bits at a time, as otherwise you are going to crash your pc instantly.
    4. If this is successful , then do the same as clockgen. For your information I can achieve a relatively stable overclock to about 2250. But I don't like to go to the limits in a laptop, so I am at 2200 most of the time.

    I really hope this works.
    Either way tell me
     
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    hey, how high are your temps now summer has finally come? i idle at 40 C with the fan running at low. i just cleaned the hsf today, so it can't be that....im really not happy with the temps, lol. i might just invist in the laptop pad, or i'll ghetto rig one....grrr something i don't want to do-work.
     
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    Well Chang you could always work for me, wanna be my bitch? I pay good rates and I'm very sexy.......:pimp:

    I'm very sleepy, blame it on the lack of sleep.... and sex......

    Get the cooling pad - temps are high just like yours.
     
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    lol that's ok, i have a real job (yummm chick fil a) what's your cooling pad? im looking through newegg, and can't really find an amazing one, i'll just have to look harder i guess :mad: and it's 85, and im burning....im missing winter already, just because of my laptop temps :shadedshu
     
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    I'm idling at 46, no fans, no cooling pad. Thats with speedstep on, I'm not happy either.
     
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    ohh yuck. im thinking that i need a cooler with 3 fans for it to be good, one at the cpu vent, one at the mem, and one at the hdd....i wonder if im going to find any like that.
     
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    Can this be OCed Dell Latitude D520 I think it cant but just wanted to ask to make sure :)
     

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    Try it with the pll's in clockgen. Up to the present time we've had a bad experience with the Dells:)shadedshu) but you can try. I hope it works, but it seems they either use a noun-supported pll counter or they lock the speeds in the BIOS.
     
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    My opinion - shoddy manufacture. AKASA do quiet ones(with a USB hub) but I think you might be better off making your own with 2x 120mm fans, quieter and shift a lot more air.
     
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    GRR too expensive, my parents wouldn't let me spend that much money. I was considering to use the 2 or 3 120mm fan approach, but id need a psu, or ac powered fans are $25 anyways, so i figured a pad would just be best
     
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    Whatever you think is bets then. Me personally I prefer 3 fans, but then on the other hand, 3 fans are noisier. 50% noisier!:mad:
     
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    hahahhaha 3 fans=beast. me=poor. good fans=expensive. therefore, me+good fan+modded pad doesn't not equald poor. sorry about the whole math thing, im getting ready for a geometry test right now...
     
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    Acer Aspire 5100 : X1300 radeon mobility hypermemory

    Hello all,

    First of all, thanks theonetruewill because you made this topic.
    I was wondering if I was the only one who was thinking on OC laptops ?
    Why so many people think that only desktops can be overclocked?
    Second I would like to say that I like your sign about Zero Cool.

    I will not say overclock laptops is more safety compare to desktops but, there's one thing
    that I'm sure. There is a lot more protection about overheating in notebooks as you can find in a desktop.

    When temp too high the computer will just reset and put frequencies/voltages to the default value. (If

    you haven't flash moded your bios,of course.)

    Ok now let's talk about my laptop.
    System:
    AMD TURION 64 X2 Mobile (T52) 1,6GHZ
    ATI X1300 hypermemory mobility.
    2GB DDR2
    and other specs useless.

    Now I'm going to try to overclock my laptop to 1,8GHZ
    with a temp ~ 70°C for both CPU's.
    And X1300 frequencies... Let's see how faar it will go.
    Okay my laptop freezes at 1946MHZ and 77°C on both cpus :p
    So I will keep 1900MHZ :p

    TOOLS : Systool, Core Temp, ClockGen, Ati Tray Tool.
    Every 100% test temperature screens have been taken after 20min of 100% runing.

    1st: CPU 0-3% whitout OC 1st: CPU 100% whitout OC Temperatures.
    [​IMG] [​IMG]
    2nd: CPU 0-3% Overclocked 2nd: CPUC 100% overclocked Temperatures.
    [​IMG] [​IMG]
    This temps are not more valide. At moment CPU's are at 60-66°C when 100% usage.
    Why ? : I changed the VID from 1.100V to 0.950V under 0.900 cpu become instable.
    So I let a marge and choose 0.950.

    ATI X1300
    1st: GPU/Memory whitout OC 2nd: GPU/Memory overclocked
    [​IMG] [​IMG]

    Finaly a screenshot showing everything runing fine.
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]

    :rockout: :rockout: :rockout:

    ps: Sorry about my english, is not my native language ^^.:respect:
     
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    Wll done mate, you are now a member of our Priviliged Few!:toast:

    Thanks for posting, and in case you didn't use ATi tool because it did not work, I suggest using the 0.24 version. 0.26 does not work with most mobile gfx cards.
    If anyone want to prove me wrong, just go ahead and try.
     
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    That's exactly why I didn't use ati tool :)
    I'm suprised how much faster my games work now.
    I get a boost on FPS.

    Just with ati tray tools +~70/80fps it's really awesome.
    And fan continue like before, not faster, not hoter really cool.
    I will try ati tool .24
     
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    No T_T 0.24 not working for me...
     
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    2.4 eh?? man no wonder ati tool kept on reading my clocks as like 700 mhz....i was like WTF?!?!?! that's not true.....
     
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    Thats a shame dude, Oh well tray tools is ok, although I reckon ATi tool is better at testing stability
     

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