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overclocking a laptop gpu ok?

moonedyou
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I couldn't find a lot of info on this only on desktops, but is it safe to overclock a laptop gpu? i only overclocked the core clock and memory. i didn't touch the voltage and the heat stayed 75c and below the whole time. I reverted everything to stock because the gains were not that great lol. it seems to be working normally, but i'm worried that overclocking a laptop could cause damage or maybe a shorter life span? 

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shorter lifespan definitely, but not in a serious manner and no worse than what it happens to desktops. However as you said, no point in keeping it if the gains are small.

CPU: i7-2600K 4751MHz 1.44V (software) --> 1.47V at the back of the socket Motherboard: Asrock Z77 Extreme4 (BCLK: 103.3MHz) CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D15 RAM: Adata XPG 2x8GB DDR3 (XMP: 2133MHz 10-11-11-30 CR2, custom: 2203MHz 10-11-10-26 CR1 tRFC:230 tREFI:14000) GPU: Asus GTX 1070 Dual (Super Jetstream vbios, +70(2025-2088MHz)/+400(8.8Gbps)) 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 (150Hz max w/ DP, 121Hz max w/ HDMI) TN panel Keyboard: Logitech G610 Orion (Cherry MX Blue) with SteelSeries Apex M260 keycaps Mouse: BenQ Zowie FK1

 

Model: HP Omen 17 17-an110ca CPU: i7-8750H (0.125V core & cache, 50mV SA undervolt) GPU: GTX 1060 6GB Mobile (+80/+450, 1650MHz~1750MHz 0.78V~0.85V) RAM: 8+8GB DDR4-2400 18-17-17-39 2T Storage: 1TB HP EX920 PCIe x4 M.2 SSD + 1TB Seagate 7200RPM 2.5" HDD (ST1000LM049-2GH172), 128GB Toshiba PCIe x2 M.2 SSD (KBG30ZMV128G) gone cooking externally Monitor: 1080p 126Hz IPS G-sync

 

Desktop benching:

Cinebench R15 Single thread:168 Multi-thread: 833 

SuperPi (v1.5 from Techpowerup, PI value output) 16K: 0.100s 1M: 8.255s 32M: 7m 45.93s

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4 minutes ago, moonedyou said:

but is it safe to overclock a laptop gpu?

Yep, but laptops usually don't have great cooling systems (compared to normal dekstop PCs) so I wouldn't bother OCing. Not to mention that battery life may decrease after overclocking.

 

But if you're not happy with your GPU performance, then go ahead and OC it (keeping temps and voltage in check of course).

CPU: Intel Core i7-950 Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD3R CPU Cooler: NZXT HAVIK 140 RAM: Corsair Dominator DDR3-1600 (1x2GB), Crucial DDR3-1600 (2x4GB), Crucial Ballistix Sport DDR3-1600 (1x4GB) GPU: ASUS GeForce GTX 770 DirectCU II 2GB SSD: Samsung 860 EVO 2.5" 1TB HDDs: WD Green 3.5" 1TB, WD Blue 3.5" 1TB PSU: Corsair AX860i & CableMod ModFlex Cables Case: Fractal Design Meshify C TG (White) Fans: 2x Dynamic X2 GP-12 Monitors: LG 24GL600F, Samsung S24D390 Keyboard: Logitech G710+ Mouse: Logitech G502 Proteus Spectrum Mouse Pad: Steelseries QcK Audio: Bose SoundSport In-Ear Headphones

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33 minutes ago, r2724r16 said:

Yep, but laptops usually don't have great cooling systems

luckily my laptop has excellent cooling never above 75c

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37 minutes ago, Jurrunio said:

shorter lifespan definitely, but not in a serious manner and no worse than what it happens to desktops.

So basically nothing that'll be noticeable ? 

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1 hour ago, moonedyou said:

So basically nothing that'll be noticeable ? 

yes, except maybe the fan noise

CPU: i7-2600K 4751MHz 1.44V (software) --> 1.47V at the back of the socket Motherboard: Asrock Z77 Extreme4 (BCLK: 103.3MHz) CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D15 RAM: Adata XPG 2x8GB DDR3 (XMP: 2133MHz 10-11-11-30 CR2, custom: 2203MHz 10-11-10-26 CR1 tRFC:230 tREFI:14000) GPU: Asus GTX 1070 Dual (Super Jetstream vbios, +70(2025-2088MHz)/+400(8.8Gbps)) 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 (150Hz max w/ DP, 121Hz max w/ HDMI) TN panel Keyboard: Logitech G610 Orion (Cherry MX Blue) with SteelSeries Apex M260 keycaps Mouse: BenQ Zowie FK1

 

Model: HP Omen 17 17-an110ca CPU: i7-8750H (0.125V core & cache, 50mV SA undervolt) GPU: GTX 1060 6GB Mobile (+80/+450, 1650MHz~1750MHz 0.78V~0.85V) RAM: 8+8GB DDR4-2400 18-17-17-39 2T Storage: 1TB HP EX920 PCIe x4 M.2 SSD + 1TB Seagate 7200RPM 2.5" HDD (ST1000LM049-2GH172), 128GB Toshiba PCIe x2 M.2 SSD (KBG30ZMV128G) gone cooking externally Monitor: 1080p 126Hz IPS G-sync

 

Desktop benching:

Cinebench R15 Single thread:168 Multi-thread: 833 

SuperPi (v1.5 from Techpowerup, PI value output) 16K: 0.100s 1M: 8.255s 32M: 7m 45.93s

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14 minutes ago, Jurrunio said:

yes, except maybe the fan noise

i think i can deal with that lol, thanks

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9 hours ago, BlockedTheShot said:

That depends, What's your laptop?

acer helios 300

 

gtx 1060 6GB

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4 hours ago, moonedyou said:

acer helios 300

 

gtx 1060 6GB

ok so i've checked out tom's hardware and several other websites for info on this laptop. Luckily its base temps look okay

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However, the cooling system inside the laptop doesn't look all that great for housing a gtx 1060 and i7 7700hq. And you can't oc the cpu(doesn't have the K at the end)

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So you might be able to OC the gpu, just keep in mind this cooler

 

Damn....

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25 minutes ago, BlockedTheShot said:

So you might be able to OC the gpu, just keep in mind this cooler

well my temps haven't gone past 75c while overclocked, which seem like reasonable temps to me 

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