I just recently got my new lappy from Dell ... i dun realli wanna overclock it but the thing is it runs on INTEL SPEED STEP which i dun want ... i disabled it from BIOS but now i have less frequency shown everywhere .. that is 1.5 GHZ instead of 2.4 no matter what am doing... if i could some how access to the multiplier of CPU i can go back to 2.4 ghz w.o that SPEEDSTEP stuff ... plz guid me thorugh so i can access multiplier somehow as its not in BIOS thnaks
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the speed changes when the speedstep is running but see i want that to be disabled SPEEDstep coz it interferes with my games... so i wwant to change the multiplier directly or manually.. and when i disable speedstep my speed shown is 1.5 checked it on CPUID
I've never OC'd a Laptop. Is it possible? Well, actually,yea I know it's possible. But it's not
like you can add a new heatsink fan, etc. But...... The multiplier is LOCKED.
I'll tell you what tho - and don't take this wrong - if you can't understand
why your CPU frequency's fluctuating, you shouldn't even be contemplating over clocking at
all until you, yourself can figure out. Also I don't know what type your BIOS or what settings
are available? At least present some information on what your BIOS consists of. With the
help you want, and the information you give, we'll be here forever!
Even if you went to an OC forum I don't think they'd entertain a Laptop OC'd, Seriously
BIOS ... lol its branded by dell.. can yu figure by that out ? the version is A0 plus its not that am not sure why my frequency fluctuating ... i am sure its coz of INTEL SPEEDSTEp and when i disable that apperantly i shul get FIXED original frequency however in my case i get lowered frequency which INTEL SPEEDSTEP use for power saving
LOL calm down there abt Dell i own a custom built desktop too but under the curcumstance that yu cant CUSTOM BUILT A LAPTOP i own a Dell ... plus imma try to figure out what make is my bios and ill let yu knw
There are some third party overclocking programs that run inside Windows that you *might* be able to use on your XPS 1640. I have an XPS M1530 and I would not recommend overclocking this model or yours. These are thin laptops that already get pretty hot and do not have the cooling to be able to handle an overclocked CPU or GPU (very few laptops do, and even then I would not recommend it).
However, you may want to check your CPU power settings in Windows to make sure that Windows is not downclocking your CPU. Go into Power Options in the control panel and go to "Change plan settings", then "Advanced power settings". Then under "Processor power management" set your min and max processor states to 100%. (I recommend only doing this for "plugged in"). Also set "System cooling policy" to Active which means it will turn on the fan before downclocking your processor if your CPU gets to hot.
Note: These directions are based on my machine running Windows 7 Pro, but I believe it is the same in Vista.
DAVE, thing is it interferes with my game ... it clocks down while im playing game which increases load to 100% .. thats why i want it DISABlr but see now the thing is when i disable it i dont have my original clock anymore but pc is underclocked then
ummm... how do you know that it is down clocking while you are in the middle of gaming?
as soon as you fire up the game, the cpu should ramp up from the underclock to its rated clock and stay there until the load requirement is not needed, i.e. exiting the game.... where it would go back to the underclock....
can you hook up a secondary monitor to your laptop and make it an extended desktop to the main?
Then open task manager and display the performance tab. Drag the utility over to the secondary monitor... this will display the cpu load percentage...
Also, get a utility like CPUID... this will display your cpu's current frequency... open this up and drag it to the secondary monitor aswell.
fire up a game.... the game should display only on the laptop's monitor....
while the game is in session.... take a look over at the secondary monitor and view to see if your cpu load percentage goes up (it should) on task manager and on the CPUID, you should see the cpu go from underclock to full rated clock speed....
it does chnge the frequency when i start the game but i noticed on big games like GTA4 which continusly utilize cpu .. afterawhile the CPU downclock automatically to 1.5 GHZ which makes my system lag allot... and im not just throwin words.. i have done all experiments noticed frequencies through different programss..