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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
There are many issues to consider when overclocking and the first is to be sure that you have extra cooling for your processor. On this motherboard I do not recommend overclocking but since ASUS says that it can be done I will try to give you some places to get information on your A7V880 system. If you do not have your user's manual, you can go to the link below and download one. http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/AMD_Socket_A/A7V880/#download . Leave the OVER_VOLT1 jumper on the motherboard on the default of pins 1 & 2. Refer then to section 2.4.5 on pages 2-21,22 of the User's Manual for Jumper Free configuration overclocking settings. In BIOS Setup I suggest a CPU Multiple of 10 or less. If you choose to use the AI Overclock Tuner instead, a setting of [Overclock 20%] or less would be best. The VCORE Voltage setting will depend on the specs for the CPU that you are using. If you don't know leave it at Auto. As I said before, overheating of the CPU is a problem in overclocking and you can monitor the temperature via the Hardware Monitor. Refer to section 2.5.6 on page 2-26 of the manual. Modern cpu overclocking normally does not exceed 20% safely unless you are willing to spend a lot of money on liquid cooling and frequent replacement of damaged processors. I would be interested in hearing whether you decide to overclock or continuing with your present settings.
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.
There is no overclocking settings for this motherboard, the CPU speeds and core settings are automatically determined. You may be able to find a modified bios somewhere, but i would strongly suggest this not be done. A bad bios, or bad flash can essentially turn the motherboard into an expensive paperweight.
No lie, the best and cheapest you will find for gaming, and for overclocking is the AMD Athlon 64 X2 2.6Ghz "Black Edition" It is a dual core, AM2 socket, and has unlocked multipliers you can access through your bios, which is perfect for a newbie to mess around with overclocking. Go to www.tomshardware.com and search for it, they did a big article all about overclocking it which will explain why its so great. Best thing is its 90 bucks on www.newegg.com , just plan to buy a fan and some thermal grease, wont run you much more. Good luck and happy overclocking.
If you have overclocked:
1. CPU or motherboard not up to it - run at default speed; or
2. Memory - try using other memory; or
3. Video Card - see if you can run the Video card at default speed and not with overclock speed; or
4. You may need to up the CPU B+ a bit.
If not overclocked:
a. Set BIOS/CMOS to default settings; or
b. Disable any overclocking feature (even if not used); or
c. Lower you CAS latency.
Hope this be of some help/idea. ood luck and kind regards.