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x230 overclock i5-3320m to 3.3GHz

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x230 overclock i5-3320m to 3.3GHz

#1 Post by TOTAL » Wed Nov 18, 2020 5:48 pm

Hi
I have windows 7 ultimate installed on thinkpad x230. The lenovo power manager is installed, too, system performance setting set to maximum turbo, so there is nothing higher than this, and according to system explorer by sysinternals, the cpu frequency is 2601 - looks like it has not been overclocked. How to do that?

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Re: x230 overclock i5-3320m to 3.3GHz

#2 Post by axur-delmeria » Wed Nov 18, 2020 7:22 pm

Run a CPU-intensive workload while verifying the clock speed with other software tools. Do note that 3.3GHz can only be achieved while on a single-core load.
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Re: x230 overclock i5-3320m to 3.3GHz

#3 Post by TOTAL » Thu Nov 19, 2020 9:33 am

Thank you. Turns out that there is a discrepancy between what system explorer says and what a core temps other tool says, don't have my laptop to check but a other app could register fluctuating frequencies up to 3200 something, so it must be that system explorer is not taking into consideration the multipliers, I guess.

By the way, the app shows multi core activity, so I am not sure what to think.

When I keep the cores temperature with think fan within 80 Celsius, is it generally safe to keep the machine of this age and make constantly over clocked? I use the laptop for music, which is when the power matters most, but otherwise browsing or YouTube can benefit of extra GHz but not as a must, though useful.

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