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How can I overclock my laptop's CPU without having access to BIOS?

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September 9, 2013 11:32:04 AM

Hello everyone.
I want to play some games more smoothly.
I have already overclocked my G 105M (yeah its OLD) to its limits.
but the problem is my CPU..
Pentium dual core SU4100 @ 1.3GHz. Yes it sucks.
Anyway, i have to tell you that my screen is broken. Im using an external screen. I cannot see the pre-windows loading screen from HP,the screen is just white. Is there a way to OC without accessing the BIOS? Oh and I don't want to 'break' the laptop but i don't really care alot about it because ill buy a new pc soon anyway.
Thanks in advance :) 
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September 9, 2013 11:39:32 AM

A laptop will have a simple bios. It is unlikely that it would give you any overclocking options.

I think it is time for a new laptop with a ssd if you want performance.
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September 9, 2013 11:47:20 AM

And I recommend a good desktop.
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September 9, 2013 12:41:11 PM

Agreeing with above comments. All the pre-fab pc's (dell/hp...) you cannot fool with the BIOS. I asked once, their answer was "for safety"
There is supposdly some software on the internet that will "blow" out the CMOS leaving you free to run amok in the BIOS. I would not try it. Best bet of course is save up for better pc.
Check your running services.
Shut down as many startup programs as possible
disk cleanup
systmem cleanup
defrag
keep saving


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September 9, 2013 4:56:20 PM

a cpu on a laptop is generally clocked to the highest setting possible. you can access bios on a laptop, but the option from bios to tune up cpu and memory is none present. i have tried :(  . Are you running on windows 8 by any chance?
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September 10, 2013 4:26:22 AM

marcokleinrossi said:
a cpu on a laptop is generally clocked to the highest setting possible. you can access bios on a laptop, but the option from bios to tune up cpu and memory is none present. i have tried :(  . Are you running on windows 8 by any chance?


Yes i am running windows 8 pro.
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September 10, 2013 5:57:39 AM

You could try overclocking programs such as MSI but i think the only think it will let tune up is the gpu and fans speeds
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September 10, 2013 7:20:28 AM

The graphics chip on your laptop is puny, and not capable of any kind of smooth gameplay.
It has a passmark rating of 115. By comparison, a inexpensive desktop card like a 7750 has a 1631 rating.
Your cpu is a good one, and is not likely to be the cause of any performance issue.

To prove this to yourself,
Run your games, but lower your resolution and eye candy.
If your FPS increases, it indicates that your cpu is strong enough to drive a better graphics configuration.
If your FPS stays the same, you are likely cpu limited.

If you need a gaming pc, build a desktop with a discrete graphics card.
If you need both portability and a gamer, be prepared to pay at least 2x what a desktop would cost.
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September 10, 2013 7:42:35 AM

geofelt said:
The graphics chip on your laptop is puny, and not capable of any kind of smooth gameplay.
It has a passmark rating of 115. By comparison, a inexpensive desktop card like a 7750 has a 1631 rating.
Your cpu is a good one, and is not likely to be the cause of any performance issue.

To prove this to yourself,
Run your games, but lower your resolution and eye candy.
If your FPS increases, it indicates that your cpu is strong enough to drive a better graphics configuration.
If your FPS stays the same, you are likely cpu limited.

If you need a gaming pc, build a desktop with a discrete graphics card.
If you need both portability and a gamer, be prepared to pay at least 2x what a desktop would cost.


Yes my friend. Thats what i will do but it will take time so i need something to use. I wanted to OC the processor to its limits (i don't mind getting it burned -.-) or close to them. I also want to know.. I OC'd its card to almost its limits. That means almost double-ing it.
Here are the values , confirmed by GPU-Z.
GPU clock: 970 MHz (500 MHz default)
Memory clock: 830 MHz (700 MHz default)
Shader clock: 1870 MHz (1070 default)
But the thing is.. I don't notice the changes. Like, at all.
Maybe the laptop's heating up faster but.. Thats why i think the cpu is the problem.
I mean the gpu's almost doubled on power.
Anyway ill probably build a PC with an FX-8350 and an GTX 670, or HD 7870 (probably going with Nvidia).
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