Learn how to safely get up to 15% more FPS on your laptop!
5 games succesfully tested! Proof!
Laptop used in video:
Nvidia Geforce 840M - 2GB Video RAM
Intel i5 4210u Dual Core with 4 Threads and up to 2.7 GHz
8GB DDR3 RAM - 1600 MHz
1920 x 1080 Full HD Glare Display
250GB Samsung EVO SSD for Windows
In this video I will show you how to overclock your laptops GPU to squeeze out some extra FPS for your next gaming session even if you're having a lower end model with a slower Geforce GPU. Please note that even tough we will proceed carefully I won't take any responsibility if you damage your hardware because of overclocking!
If you're in a hurry and don't want to watch the whole video just download MSI Afterburner and raise your Core Clock and Memory Clock by a few dozen Megahertz and see how that works for you....
First be aware that Laptop GPUs aren't excactly designed for overclocking. Your Laptops cooling system might just not be strong enough to handle the extra Mhz we will apply to your GPU.
Therefore it is really important that you proceed VERY slowly and carefully AND STEP BY STEP.
But the good news is: Usually Laptop GPUs are kinda "locked" So you can only overclock SOME values compared to desktop GPUs. And that reduces the risk of damaging your hardware.
Before we beginn you should update your GPU drivers and download and install an overclocking tool of your choice. Personally I would recommend MSI Afterburner or EVGA Precision. Both will do the trick no matter which Brand your Laptop has.
(Btw. I'm only referring to NVIDIA Cards in this tutorial as they produce the vast majority of Mobile GPUs.)
Once installed, start one of those tools and before you begin overclocking try to find out what your maximum GPU Temperature is after a few minutes of intense gaming. This way we can determine if your GPU Temperature has some reserves left. If the absolute maximum Temperature stays below 80°C you should be good to go. Try to raise both core clock and memory clock by 10-15 mhz, then test again, if stable raise by another 10-15 mhz and so on.
In my example I used my Lenovo Z50-70 which has a Geforce 840m and I was able to safely raise the Core Clock by 90 Mhz and the Memory Clock by about 150 Mhz without my GPU getting above 78°C and beeing stable all the time without crashing. It took me a few trys to find those values and YOUR optimal values could differ very much mine.
If your GPU Temperature is already at 85°C without overclocking: DON'T PROCEED! It might get too hot!
But in general NVIDIA and AMD GPUs are designed to automacially throttle once they become too hot to prevent damage. So THEORETICALLY you shouldn't be able to harm your GPU. But still it might reduce your LAPTOPS lifespan if it keeps getting too warm on a regular basis.
I know there are many people out there that say: Don't overclock your Laptop, it's dangerous and in addition it won't speed up your laptop in any way. Well i can agree with the danger part, but in some cases you can actually not only proof but even feel the extra FPS.
Now Lets have a look some examples and comparisons.
I started with a plain 3D Mark Score comparison, and it turned out to boost my system by a whooping 15%! I repeated those tests to make sure the difference was caused by the overclocking.
After that i made a few ingame tests starting with PUBG 3 which turned out to also increase my FPS by an average 10-15 %!
Please note that recording reduced my Framerate by 10-15 % so the actual FPS would be higher.
And in this case that can actually make the difference between "playble and not playable!"
as for most games 30 FPS are the minimum that you should have.
As we can see even in scenes where the CPU is a bottleneck and under full load, we still get an increase of 10-15%! Which is really nice!
After that i made a few ingame tests with the witcher 3. And once again I was able to get around 10-15% more FPS! Without recording the difference is even around 5 FPS!
The same applies to GTA 5. The frame drops you see in this video are because of my hard drive, as I didn't install it on my SSD. But the overall average FPS benefits a lot from overclocking!
(works for cards like 730m, 740m, 750m, 760m, 830m, 840m, 850m, 860m, 870m, 920m, 930m, 930mx, 940m, 940mx, 1030 gt, 150mx, 1050, 1050ti, 1060 and so on)
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