Windows 10: Have a laptop? Try this

  1.    12 Mar 2017 #1

    Have a laptop? Try this


    It simply shows how to apply thermal paste and explains why. One reason is to help keep the cpu from throttling due to high temps and to keep the overall temp lower than what it was.

    And if you're feeling froggy you can always try the undervolt method as well, though I wouldn't recommend it.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  2.    13 Mar 2017 #2

    Hi there

    a lot of the thin / ultra slim laptops are IMPOSSIBLE these days to open without extreme difficulty and specialist tools -- even when you can get it open about the only 2 things that are remotely possible for even a decent Engineer trained home user are to add RAM and swap the HDD -- you usually can't get anywhere near the CPU so while this sounds good in theory I don't think it's even remotely practicable unless you have some older type laptops. Even then the performance gain will be MINIMAL in relation to the effort / risk involved --you'd be better off BY FAR by installing an SSD --even on a very old laptop !!!.

    Cheers
    jimbo
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  3.    13 Mar 2017 #3

    I agree with jimbo. It's either SSD, RAM, both or just get a desktop.

    My laptop (which is on my specs) is somewhat sluggish when browsing but not bad in gaming though in some games it really loads longer because the 500GB hard drive that it came with is only a 5400RPM one. The stutter is very noticeable in GTA IV.
      My ComputersSystem Spec

  4.    13 Mar 2017 #4

    I'm going to try undervolting the CPU now on my old overheating laptop. It looks promising..

    If I can get Intel XTU to install that is...
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  5.    13 Mar 2017 #5

    Hi,

    lx07 said: View Post
    I'm going to try undervolting the CPU now on my old overheating laptop. It looks promising..

    If I can get Intel XTU to install that is...
    That will result in less performance though.

    A better way to cool the cpu is to add an ice-pad a la Alphacool. Not cheap but these range from 11W to 17W.

    Cheers,
      My ComputersSystem Spec

  6.    13 Mar 2017 #6

    fdegrove said: View Post
    That will result in less performance though.
    Apparently not. Clock speeds stay the same, you just keep reducing the voltage until it BSODs.

    The "Undervolting" Guide | NotebookReview

    Hadn't heard of it before so I could be wrong, we will see...
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  7.    13 Mar 2017 #7

    Hi,

    Certainly that's called variance.

    Thing is, the user can only find out by experimentation. No way to tell where your cpu sits on the scale though.

    Cheers,
      My ComputersSystem Spec

  •    13 Mar 2017 #8

    In the end, if it ain't broke, don't fix it!
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  •    13 Mar 2017 #9

    Some chips can undervolt. My q9550 is undervolted slightly and overclocked from 2.83ghz to 3.4ghz on the retail intel cooler and its run stable for years.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  •  

    Related Threads
    Two laptops windows 10 home group network del printer with USB connection to one of laptops both have driver both recognize printer network is OK remote laptop is unable to print to printer
    I recently purchased an ASUS A555DG-EHFX to take over for my wife's Win7 ASUS K50IJ-BBZ5 (both are 64-bit). Obviously getting Windows 10 up and running out of the box was a breeze. Configuring WLAN connectivity was also easy, even though I have...
    Have been having this problem for a while now. Every so often, the headhphone jack on my laptop just stops working after hours and hours of the laptop being on. The built-in speakers of the laptop work fine. What happens is that while the...
    Hello, I bought a laptop for a client, wiped and formatted the hard drive that had Windows 8.1 Home. Installed Windows 10 Pro. And activated it with a purchased key. When I started working on it, there were a lot of issues, and a defective touch...
    After upgrading my Hp Laptop to Windows 10 build 10547 my laptop restarts randomly The error message is "Your PC ran into a problem and needs to restart.We're just collecting some error info, and then we'll restart for you. If you'd like to know...
    Our Sites
    Site Links
    About Us
    Windows 10 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 10" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

    Designer Media Ltd
    All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:38.
    Find Us