m17 Thermal profiles recommendations/ should I over clock

C5_Apex

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Apr 26, 2019
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Hi first time on the forum and as well first time owning a gaming pc in this case laptop anyway I came here to ask for some recommendations on what thermal profiles I should run i.e. quiet,performance etc and if I should overclock ( I dont know if there is a risk)
Keep in mind I play games such as forza on ultra and space engineers on very high settings.
 

LukeG310

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Apr 12, 2018
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Performance increases voltages on the processor. For overclocking you will want on performance mode but keep in mind the fans will be full speed. I dont think you need to overclock your processor for gaming. Keep the computer on balanced mode so it can be best of both worlds and on silent for daily tasks.
 

purplehayes

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Jul 24, 2016
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Fans are loud but I game with Headphones... so I run mine on performance mode. Does it need it? Likely not but I think it will help to keep it cooler. I also run the back up on little bottle caps to increase airflow. Also recommended by the tech that I had working on it last week when I asked if there was any possible negative effect that could come from doing it.