you should wait until you have a replacement system, you can really mess things up by over clocking your system.
Almost every weekend we have kids coming in that have tried over clocking their GPU and CPU… it is great for business, because they have ruined their old hardware, and they need replacement parts most of the time.
You really dont gain very much most of the time… ESPECIALLY in laptops, their cooling is already on the edge of disaster, so you only get a few minuets of over clocking goodness before it shuts itself down, or simply melts down.Not to mention that it makes systems unstable as hell most of the time.
We had a kid come in last weekend to buy a graphics card… he ended up with a 8800GTX in a SLI pair.
He claimed that he could overclock them so that it was the exact same specs as the 8800 ULTRA… I told him if he did that he would void the warranty , and end up burning out his GPU’s… the ULTRA is not the same as the 8800GTX they have a different cooling system, and a very different voltage.
We saw him yesterday, he was buying a 6600GT because he burned out, not just 1 GPU but both of them, and he had to borrow money for the crappy new card from his parents… He also claimed that he could overclock the 6600 to some new levels…
I told him “See you next week”.
I think my favorite customer is between the age of 14 and 21 who want to tweak their systems.They buy systems with heavy duty coolers for the CPU, and get the expensive fans for their cases… they need 500$ PSU’s and “special edition” motherboards that allow them to overclock.(in other words they have fallen for every single hardware gimmic, they have read about on some forum,or advertisement somewhere)
I just know that I will be seeing them again within 3 months , and they will need a new CPU,Memory sticks or a new GPU… And to “Talk shop”, about how cool they are, and how crappy the brand name and model of whatever they burned out is.
Well anyway… just wait until you get your next system, then go and over clock the old one, and have fun Watch how fast it is, and also watch how fast it fails, and starts getting all funky.
A tip about laptops, is to put them up on blocks, so that air can circulate under them…
also remove the battery, and leave the slots open ,and leave the CD/DVD drive door open as well to let more air in.