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Overclocking a GPU/CPU?

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August 17, 2013 12:07:48 PM

I'm getting this laptop next week:
Acer Aspire V3-772G
17.3” FHD non-glare IPS
Intel Core i7-4702MQ
8GB DDR3 RAM
1000GB
NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX760 2GB DDR5
and I wonder if it's worth overclocking the GPU/CPU. I've never done that before, all I've heard about overclocking is that it makes the component run faster, emit more heat, give more performance. Could someone advise me if I should do it to be able to play latest games on high settings or will the base clock speed system be enough? Games for example - BF3, Crysis 2 (owned, but current PC is too weak), BF4, NFS:MW, Crysis 3, GTA V (I consider getting them in near future).
Again, I appreciate your help.
Thanks in advance!

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a c 90 K Overclocking
August 17, 2013 9:58:20 PM

Although overclocking is often done in desktops for performance enhancement, overclocking in a laptop is not suggested. The design of a laptop usually does not allow for additional heat dissipation beyond it's specific design - it would be the equivalent of overclocking a desktop with the stock cpu heatsink - highly not recommended.
I think if you download CoreTemp, CPU-Z, Prime 95, and Unigine Heaven and run Prime95 and Heaven while monitoring with CoreTemp and CPU-Z, you will find you have little thermal headroom (if any) for overclocking
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