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Re: Overclocking IBM T41
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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No. Overclocking a laptop is out of the question and it will make the chip run crazy hot. It could be done if you cut away some of the case. But overclocking makes only a tiny difference in performance you will see way bigger gains from switching to and SSD drive.
Overclocking a processor means enabling it to operate above the manufacturer's specified frequency. Many internet sites provide instructions for overclocking. Processor manufacturers and many computer experts believe the slight gain in performance (only perceivable on CPU-intensive software) isn't worth the expense or considerable risk.
Get whatever tools you need: screwdriver, needle-nose pliers, motherboard manual, cooling hardware, etc.
2 Find out whether your motherboard can be adjusted in the BIOS setup, with jumpers or not at all.
3 Find out clock-speed limitations of the motherboard.
4 Run all Windows and any third-party diagnostic applications you have. Fix all system problems.
5 Make a complete backup of your system, documents and applications you don't have on CD-ROM. Do not overwrite these copies.
6 If you have a BIOS-adjustable motherboard, make changes according to your motherboard manual, and skip to Step 15.
7 Shut down computer.
8 Leave computer plugged in to surge suppressor.
9 Disconnect all peripherals from computer.
10 Remove cover of chassis.
11 Ground yourself to computer with any professional grounding equipment you have. Otherwise, ground yourself by touching a metal part of the chassis.
12 If your motherboard has adjustable jumpers, locate the jumpers that control the CPU speed.
13 Use needle-nose pliers to change jumper settings. Move jumpers to positions indicated in your motherboard manual for the clock speed you want. Check the internet for recommendations.
14 Install a CPU heat sink, heat-sink compound, and a specialty cooling fan, if appropriate and possible.
15 Put system back together, and reboot.
16 If computer does not boot, and CPU still works, try lowering the clock speed. If that doesn't work, restore the original configuration.
17 Check all functions, and run a CPU-intensive program.
CPUs have rated and maximum speeds. Exceeding the maximum speed is far more likely to cause problems than more conservative adjustments.
Overclocking an Intel processor explicitly voids its warranty. Other manufacturers have similar exclusions. Intel prevents overclocking of some CPUs by disabling higher multiplier settings.
Expect a shorter life for an overclocked processor, including the possibility of its immediate failure.
Prepare to deal with seemingly unrelated problems that can be caused by overclocking: destruction of other internal components, lost data, system and application crashes, and an inability to boot the system. Such problems can occur randomly or materialize well after you have altered your motherboard
I have found that just because a processor will fit in a socket, does not mean it will work. I asume the old processor was working; put it back in and try before doing anything else. One other consideration is: Windows (from 2000 forward) keeps a record of the processor number. If you change processors, Windows will not work, and will start but go the the blue screen. This is a built-in feature to keep you from using your software installation in other computers. If you do not mind reinstalling Windows, along with all your other software and updates, you might double check to make sure 1) the processor is situated correctly in the socket. Most will go in only 1 way; there are some you can get in wrong, and 2) that the new processor is fitting all the way down, all 4 sides. If your computer does start OK with the old processor, this would be a great time to make a backup of your files, along with a written record of which hardware you have and which drivers you will need.
Overclocking on computers is done via the BIOS, if the BIOS on the computer supports it. The T23 hasn't got this ability.
Late model desktop computers have this capability with Gigabyte motherboards as well as other makes, overclocking will generate greater heat problems and additional CPU cooling may be requires.
Upgrading is to replace a part or software with a newer and/or better one. You can just buy and install any component in a PC, laptops are a bit difficult to upgrade, but okay.
I think you are talking about overclocking. Upgrading can be done limitlessly until all the parts are working and compatible.
Overclocking is to configure a hardware component to make it work like a more expensive one. But it will cause it to overheat, and maybe even reboot erratically if not done correctly.
You will certainly get better performance, but you will instantly void the warranty on it and even reduce its life. Even, overclocking requires special and in most cases, very non user-friendly software. You may also need extremely good cooling systems (like good fans and heatsinks). Otherwise it may practically melt the chips.
On a desktop, it is easy as you can buy better fans and there is more space for water cooling systems.