overclockig without risk or damage

  timhenning 19:29 22 May 2013


here i am again... i have magix music maker on my laptop now and i need a 2GB processor and 1GB RAM...

i have a intel atom cpu n270 @1.60GHz (2CPUs)... and enough RAM problem is that when i have more than 2 soundloops running the sound doesnt sound good.

it works fine on a 1.80GHz computer with 2gb ram...

now i was thinking to overclock the laptop a little, but how can i do that without anny risk of damage? or are there programs that overclock automatic when the laptop runs slow?

hope you uderstand what i mean. greets and thanks

  jaywoo 21:50 22 May 2013

What you have there is a low-power netbook CPU, not really designed for number crunching.

Here's a guide if you want to try; http://lifehacker.com/5842094/speed-up-your-low+powered-pc-or-netbook-by-overclocking

Risk is inherent when you increase the CPU speed and other components above recommended settings;

"There are, of course, some downsides to overclocking. Not only can it make your computer less stable if done improperly, but it can also damage your processor if you push it too hard."

  nickf 22:05 22 May 2013

I would strongly recommend NOT overclocking this cpu . it is not designed for it , and it is never a good idea to overclock laptop/netbooks

  timhenning 23:47 22 May 2013

ok, i think i don't overclock it... never done that before... is there another way to make everything faster? no cclean and turn of progs. i did that allready. maybe external RAM or something?

  martd7 00:25 23 May 2013

music programs use a lot of memory and the more instruments,fx,and loops you add you will get glitches your laptop meets the minimum spec but as you have found its not good enough to run this type of program properly you need a better spec laptop to run this program as jaywoo said its a low powered cpu

  Ian in Northampton 10:57 23 May 2013

As others have said: no way is that CPU designed to do anything other than basic web browsing and office applications. It's designed to consume very little power (to maximise battery life) and give off very little heat (to make cooling easier) - but the downside is, as you're finding, this means that it delivers very little horsepower. There is, typically, a very straightforward relationship in CPUs between processing performance and power/heat, and, while performance/watt is a key metric in designing processors, they're typically designed to do one or the other (which is, for example, why GPUs consume so much power/give off so much heat - they're designed for no-compromise performance).

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