Clarksfield and Arrandale overclock

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I am considering purchasing an Alienware m17x laptop.Dell recently refreshed m17x with i5 and i7 processors and I would like to know, if you can overclock those processors from the BIOS like in most Alienware laptops (I am not talking about Intel's Turbo Boost).However, I can't find anything regarding new processors' overclocking capabilities, so if you know something, please share.

P.S.Especially for i7-920XM Intel has confirmed that it can be further overclocked (further than Turbo Boost).
 

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Because there isn't such an option.''Factory overclocked'' processors are currently onlt featured in Alienware's desktop line.Besides, why pay for something you can easily do yourself?
 

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Yes, but usually when you overclock you get help from reviewers as well as simple users that have overclocked the same processor before you.In that way you can benefit from their experience.In my case, there hasn't been anything reported about overclocking with i5 and i7 processors.I don't know even if it is available in BIOS.
 

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It's exactly the same technology, just in a different package, so the process is exactly the same.
 

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Do you know anyone that did it in a laptop?Is it confirmed that the motherboard let's you overclock the processor?
 

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I 've tried many times.Nothing except Intel's indication that i7-920XM is overclockable.Do you think that I would bother you for something that was common knowledge?
 

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That's a good idea actually.I will call them tomorrow.
 

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I really forgot this thread.I called them and they confirmed that you can overclock the processor from the BIOS.

I would like to thank you all for your replies!