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Overclocking IBM T41

Hi, Can you suggest what is the right way to do overclocking for my laptop? What software to use, how far should I take it. What are the risks and how can I avoid them. Thanks.

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    Dinoza Mar 01, 2007

    Thank you Sandrew.

    I think there are a few softwares that can do the job. Aren't they supposed to take care of everything and ensure the clocking is not harmful?

    Do you know anything about these applications? If so can you suggest one?

    Thanks!

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I doubt very much that your laptop can be clocked as you need to change the speed, timing or multiplyer in the bios, which can do more harm than good as the memory timings can be wrong and the system unstable. You will also find you are unable to find any changeable menus in the bios refering to the processor speed as they are normally locked out by factory. The only menu you may find is lined similair to 'Optimal settings'.

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    andrew pester Mar 01, 2007

    I have used overclocking graphics card programmes but not processor.

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  • 8 Leave computer plugged in to surge suppressor.
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