Here it is, I have a gx640 with the i5-450m processor. It is a bottleneck for my graphics card. I experience stuttor when playing starcraft 2, or Black Ops. My FPS were high so I was confused. Performance monitor shows both cores pegging out at 100 percent during game play. Its stock @ 2.40 ghz and I would like to try bumping it up to say 2.8 Just enough to leave some headroom to stop the stutter.
I ran prime at its stock specs and real temp showed the temp under full load at about 59 c. This was at an ambient room temp of around 78 F which is pretty much the temp my laptop will always be in give or take a few degree's.
I know the risks of Overclocking, and the importance of temps so I don't need to be reminded
My real question is since I can't over clock via my bios, which is the only way I know how to do, who can point me in the right direction for a software utility that will do what I need.
Like I said, just need a little bump to overcome this bottleneck, my only other option is a 300 dollar i7 upgrade that fits the laptops motherboard.
Not sure about on a laptop.. but you used to be able to overclock CPU from the NVIDIA control panel that came with nTune. I never really got along with it.. but if BIOS isn't an option maybe that's something to look into? I'm going back a year or two since I tried using nTune.. things might have changed by now.