Question I have a laptop with i7 8550U and am dissapointed with it's performance in games. Is there a way to increase it's performance?

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Hello,
I came here to inquire whether there is anything I could do to increase the performance of my CPU in games such as LOL, rocket league or Apex.
I'm a complete noob when it comes to overclocking as I never had a CPU that could do that. My current CPU is also not a "K", however I'm fed up with poor framerate on worst settings.
I ran a few benchmarks and stress tests, tried to do something on my own but I did not manage to succeed.

My laptop: Lenovo 720 type 81C7
Processor: i7 8550U 1.8-4.0 GHz
Graphics: AMD RX 560M
Memory: 12gb ddr4 2400MHz

Overall CPU "stats"
XTU benchmark results, changing core Icc max
Screenshot during benchmarking
Video of how the CPU behaves during benchmarking

My observations:
When the CPU gets on higher frequencies the current EDP/limit throttling changes shows and the frequencies drop drastically
The CPU seems to be thermal throttling at 62° C
I also tried setting a fixed voltage on cores at 1-1,3 V and the CPU performs super bad (frequencies about 0,83GHz). I'm a little scared to go higher with the voltage without reaching out for help.

I have watched numerous videos on overclocking and none have helped me so far.
Any help is greatly appreciated.
 
Hello,
I came here to inquire whether there is anything I could do to increase the performance of my CPU in games such as LOL, rocket league or Apex.
I'm a complete noob when it comes to overclocking as I never had a CPU that could do that. My current CPU is also not a "K", however I'm fed up with poor framerate on worst settings.
I ran a few benchmarks and stress tests, tried to do something on my own but I did not manage to succeed.

My laptop: Lenovo 720 type 81C7
Processor: i7 8550U 1.8-4.0 GHz
Graphics: AMD RX 560M
Memory: 12gb ddr4 2400MHz

Overall CPU "stats"
XTU benchmark results, changing core Icc max
Screenshot during benchmarking
Video of how the CPU behaves during benchmarking

My observations:
When the CPU gets on higher frequencies the current EDP/limit throttling changes shows and the frequencies drop drastically
The CPU seems to be thermal throttling at 62° C
I also tried setting a fixed voltage on cores at 1-1,3 V and the CPU performs super bad (frequencies about 0,83GHz). I'm a little scared to go higher with the voltage without reaching out for help.

I have watched numerous videos on overclocking and none have helped me so far.
Any help is greatly appreciated.
It's a laptop, they are not meant to be overclocked, all you would get is more heat and there's no thing like a K processor for laptops. Best you can do is to help it staying cool.
 
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Hello,
I came here to inquire whether there is anything I could do to increase the performance of my CPU in games such as LOL, rocket league or Apex.
I'm a complete noob when it comes to overclocking as I never had a CPU that could do that. My current CPU is also not a "K", however I'm fed up with poor framerate on worst settings.
I ran a few benchmarks and stress tests, tried to do something on my own but I did not manage to succeed.

My laptop: Lenovo 720 type 81C7
Processor: i7 8550U 1.8-4.0 GHz
Graphics: AMD RX 560M
Memory: 12gb ddr4 2400MHz

Overall CPU "stats"
XTU benchmark results, changing core Icc max
Screenshot during benchmarking
Video of how the CPU behaves during benchmarking

My observations:
When the CPU gets on higher frequencies the current EDP/limit throttling changes shows and the frequencies drop drastically
The CPU seems to be thermal throttling at 62° C
I also tried setting a fixed voltage on cores at 1-1,3 V and the CPU performs super bad (frequencies about 0,83GHz). I'm a little scared to go higher with the voltage without reaching out for help.

I have watched numerous videos on overclocking and none have helped me so far.
Any help is greatly appreciated.
Look up videos on undervolting, if you do it correctly it could perform better. But it really just all depends on your cpu.
 
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