Overclocking for newbie

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  1. millertime

    millertime Notebook Consultant

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    Is it the 260m graphics or stock processor I can overclock?

    How do you actually go about it and what do you need to worry about!?

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  2. MrMogwai

    MrMogwai Notebook Consultant

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    Get nVidia Inspector, that's the software you need to OC the GPU. However I believe that the results will be minimal with todays system requirements, after all it's more than 10 years old. Stock processor (720QM?) AFAIK is not OC-able. Best results can be achieved with X series, that is i-7 920XM and 940XM (have both, results may vary though, my 920 while being a seemingly weaker when it comes to specs handles higher clocks, but that's the CPU quality lottery right there), for that you will need either Intel Extreme Tuning Utility official software, or more capable in some instances Throttlestop. If you want to get a proper GPU that is a bit more modern, get if I remember correctly a GTX680M (last officially supported GPU for M15x) or up to GTX980M/Quadro M4000M, both able to work with a little bit of tweaking. Search the forum, there are plenty of threads concerning all the stuff you need to know.
     
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