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so i have an r61i thinkpad and i would like to overclock its cpu (x9000 2.8ghz core2extreme) is it possible and if so, how? cooling is not a concern im fine with running fans at 100% (idc about noise lol) and im not going to push it that far if i can hit 2.9ghz i will be very happy.

 

i dont want to hear "its not worth it" or any junk like that. im determined to get everybit of performance i possibly can out of this old laptop

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Get into the BIOS and find the clock multiplier option. Try increase it. If you can't, then you cannot.


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Intakes: Thermaltake Riing 12CM RGB 256 x3, Antec original case fans x2

Exhaust: Cooler Master Jetflo 120 x1

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57 minutes ago, meme smurf said:

so i have an r61i thinkpad and i would like to overclock its cpu (x9000 2.8ghz core2extreme) is it possible and if so, how? cooling is not a concern im fine with running fans at 100% (idc about noise lol) and im not going to push it that far if i can hit 2.9ghz i will be very happy.

 

i dont want to hear "its not worth it" or any junk like that. im determined to get everybit of performance i possibly can out of this old laptop

Laptop cpus are low power and mostly aren't overclockable. You can try but idk if the setting exists on laptop bios. Only some laptops with conventional desktop cpus can overclock.

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1 hour ago, H20Burner said:

Only some laptops with conventional desktop cpus can overclock.

Wrong, there have always been laptop CPUs that can overclock no matter the generation. X9000, 920XM, 3920XM, 7820HK, 8950HK, are just a few of these.


Meant to be silent, though not quite. Software voltage readings are a lie.

CPU: i7-2600K 4.7GHz 1.38V (software) --> 1.49V through multimeter Motherboard: Asrock Z77 Extreme4 CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D15 RAM: Adata XPG 2x8GB DDR3 2133MHz GPU: Asus GTX 1070 Dual SSD: Samsung 840 Pro 256GB (main boot drive), Transcend SSD370 128GB PSU: Seasonic X-660 80+ Gold Case: Antec P110 Silent, 5 intakes 1 exhaust Monitor: AOC G2460PF 1080p 144Hz (OC'd 150Hz) TN, LG 22MP55 1080p 60Hz (OC's 75Hz) IPS Keyboard: SteelSeries Apex M260 with Kailh Blue switches Mouse: BenQ Zowie FK1

Intakes: Thermaltake Riing 12CM RGB 256 x3, Antec original case fans x2

Exhaust: Cooler Master Jetflo 120 x1

HDD: Seagate Barracuda 7.2k RPM 500GB, Toshiba 1TB 7.2k RPM, Seagate Barracuda Pro 2TB 7.2K RPM x2

 

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