may be possible

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Subject: may be possible
Name: ludicrous
Date: 3/20/2002 1:37:01 AM (GMT-7)
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In Reply to: Is Overclock of Mobile Pentium II Possible? posted by Gav

and is highly NOT recommended! That is, unless this is an old laptop that you can afford to burn, and you just want to experiment for the sheer joy of doing so.

Laptops are designed near their thermal limits because you have to keep the processor cool enough to be operational, but you wish to avoid anything that adds weight, or that shortens the battery life.

My favorite experience involved an extended work session on my IBM ThinkPad 600 (P2-300) in a laboratory here at school. Suddenly out of nowhere I, my lab partner, AND the T.A. who was working at an adjacent station, all simultaneously noticed a hot, acrid smell, kind of like an overheated CRT monitor.

I quickly looked around and noticed that a thick textbook had accidentally been shoved within about 3/4" of the notebook's fan vent. The airflow was not cut off, but even that slight restriction had caused the system to enter the early stages of an overheat, even thouth it operates fine otherwise.

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