How to Overclock the Alienware 18 and Haswell CPU (or actually have it run full stock Turbo Speed)

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  1. Papusan

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    Use rather Throttlestop for your overclock settings. Don' use the bloated xtu:cool:
     
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    No. I use ThrottleStop.

    Exact-a-mundo.
     
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    So I've applied liquid ultra to my 4900 and my 880m's and seen massive drop in temps on the cpu and overclocked it to 4.2, but not sure im seeing much improvement in gaming performance from before. bit disappointing really.
     
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    I'm glad you saw the massive drop in temps, which is expected with CLU. You were expecting to see a change in performance? Unless you were having thermal throttling before the performance should be the same.
     
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    An ok overclock of the processor could perhaps provide 1-3 fps extra. Depends on the game and how low clocked your processor was initially. But the massive drop in temps as you said is nice and counts just as much.:)
     
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    Any drop in temps has been offset by running it at 4.2 ghz which has increased temps back to their previous levels, If it's not going to have any benefit in gaming, I might as well run it at stock and have it run cooler lol.

    At least I know there's not much point in getting an extreme processor now.
     
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    Actually noticed it is a fair bit faster at everything else so that is good.
     
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    Are you using it in a really hot environment or something? My temps are fine with the 4930MX running at 4.3GHz all the time.
     
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    well there fine generally but under maximum load they go up pretty high, probably due to the slow fans, but I think in terms of general use there probably about the same.
     
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    What if you use maximum fan speed with Hwinfo during maximum load? Eg in Wprime 1024M /Cinebench 11.5. or even in gaming.
     
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