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Trying to get more out of my CPU

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Hi everyone,
How is overclocking possible on CPUs with locked multipliers? I've seen people get over 4GHz with a Core 2 Duo T9600 (what I have) in CPU-Z's benchmark record section, but the maximum is around 2.8 GHz for me.
 
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On locked chips, you can adjust the bus speed to change your CPU's core clock speed. With newer CPUs, adjusting bus speed can affect SATA, PCIe, and other devices. Some older generations of hardware separated the bus speed from those components, so you could OC your CPU without risking damaging other components.
 
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Thanks. I think my CPU should be old enough, but I'm not sure. What software should I use?
 
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Hi everyone,
How is overclocking possible on CPUs with locked multipliers? I've seen people get over 4GHz with a Core 2 Duo T9600 (what I have) in CPU-Z's benchmark record section, but the maximum is around 2.8 GHz for me.
Laptops are not famous for overclocking.
Leave it at factory settings or get a faster one.
 
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I don't think it's worth overclocking mobile parts. The cooling solution is usually just good enough to run at stock (if that), even if you succeed overclocking, it will just throttle.
 
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Thats a laptop processor, most of the times it locked. Since very few people still have Core 2 duo processors its going to be hard to get help. I would check out http://forum.notebookreview.com/ forums for more help.

If you want to undervolt the processor, you can use an old program called rmclock to undervolt and maybe even change the clock speeds but its not guaranteed. Rmclock is very old, last updated in 2008.
Look for rmclock. I lasted used it on a intel t8300 processor on a Gateway p-6831fx about 10-11 years ago. My 1st truly gaming laptop.
 
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