1.    12 Mar 2017 #1
    Join Date : Jul 2015
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    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.
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  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
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  3.    13 Mar 2017 #3
    Join Date : Aug 2014
    Balayan, Batangas
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    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit

    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.
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  4.    13 Mar 2017 #4
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    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...
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  5.    13 Mar 2017 #5
    Join Date : Oct 2015
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    Hi,

    Quote Originally Posted by lx07 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,
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  6.    13 Mar 2017 #6
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    Quote Originally Posted by fdegrove 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...
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  7.    13 Mar 2017 #7
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    Windows 10 Pro X64

    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,
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  8.    13 Mar 2017 #8
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    In the end, if it ain't broke, don't fix it!
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  9.    13 Mar 2017 #9
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    Windows 10 Pro

    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.
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