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Old 01-08-2011, 10:01 PM   #1
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Default Overclock a Dell Vostro 1700?

I've been googling all over but haven't found a definate answer. I have a Vostro 1700 that I've pretty much tweeked to the max (upgraded to T9300, SSD, max memory). I'm not a gamer so I'm not interested in overclocking the GT8600 graphics adapter. What about overclocking the frontside bus. I have a program Set FSB that can up the FSB but it wants to know what the clock generator chip is. The Vostro uses the Mobile Intel 965 chipset (Sata Rosa) but I can't seem to find what the chip is. I've kind of gotten some hints that it's locked on the Vostro. Anyone have any more info?
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google RMclock

I was able to overclock my misbehaving dell xps2 laptop with it. Other software solutions just locked up my computer. Good luck.

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google RMclock

I was able to overclock my misbehaving dell xps2 laptop with it. Other software solutions just locked up my computer. Good luck.

This was suggested by another board member (Hacp)

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Thanks. Not sure about HACP's advice though. Just kidding. This hardware. Not politics.
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Do you have a way of monitoring CPU temp? I would be leary of OC'ing a Vostro even if you could do it because it's designed for basic small business use. You may even be stretching the cooling system by running a stock T9300. If you had a an XPS or Precision I'd probably say do it if you could.
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Do you have a way of monitoring CPU temp? I would be leary of OC'ing a Vostro even if you could do it because it's designed for basic small business use. You may even be stretching the cooling system by running a stock T9300. If you had a an XPS or Precision I'd probably say do it if you could.
Actually, IIRC, the T9300 had the same current draw of 35W as the original microprocessor and due to it being the newer chip design, actually runs cooler.

I'm definately staying away from overclocking the NVIDIA graphics module for that reason though.
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I recently upgraded the CPU in my Vostro 1500. If the heatsink / cooler is the same in the Vostro 1700 I wouldn't overclock it on a bet. It has a travel tube that goes over to the CPU and is supposed to cool it.

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I recently upgraded the CPU in my Vostro 1500. If the heatsink / cooler is the same in the Vostro 1700 I wouldn't overclock it on a bet. It has a travel tube that goes over to the CPU and is supposed to cool it.

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Yea it's a heat pipe connected to a heat sink where to fan is, they use them alot in video boards also. Not sure what your point is.
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Yea it's a heat pipe connected to a heat sink where to fan is, they use them alot in video boards also. Not sure what your point is.
The point is that it is inferior to direct cooling and given the relative lack of airflow in a laptop to begin with, the additional heat generated from overclocking is a recipe for disaster.

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