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Hi!

I have read several forums when they are dealing with this problem, and I found here that there is a BIOS MOD to Overclock the gpu(s). Is this possible to overclock in P8 Performance Level from what I read in Nvidia Inspector after flash the modded bios. For now without flashed bios I manage to overclock one of the gpus (I have sli 650M) memory to 800 mhz

Thanks in advance.

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Even if you would raise the clocks on p8 the batteries would only last for a very short while.

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Some people have had success removing the 2nd GPU, installing intel drivers and running games at low settings on the Intel GPU on battery. I don't really see the point. I bought my Y510 SLI 750 for gaming only. It's never been unplugged.

Cheers,

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Some people have had success removing the 2nd GPU, installing intel drivers and running games at low settings on the Intel GPU on battery. I don't really see the point. I bought my Y510 SLI 750 for gaming only. It's never been unplugged.

Cheers,

Only on the Y510, *not* possible on the Y500.

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Hi!

I have read several forums when they are dealing with this problem, and I found here that there is a BIOS MOD to Overclock the gpu(s). Is this possible to overclock in P8 Performance Level from what I read in Nvidia Inspector after flash the modded bios. For now without flashed bios I manage to overclock one of the gpus (I have sli 650M) memory to 800 mhz

Thanks in advance.

To put into perspective how it is not possible I have even tried running video editing software on a portable battery that can output 19V and the battery shut itself off because the power draw from the laptop's gpu was spiking.

Stock voltages not overclocked or anything and with only one GPU and a 64gb SSD installed.

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To clarify: There is a good reason for this, not just short battery life. The battery simply can't put out the wattage required to run the CPU and GPU at full clocks simultaneously, at least without permanently damaging the lithium cells. If you do manage to unlock it, be my guest -- You'll crash hard, or kill your battery, or worse.

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Some people have had success removing the 2nd GPU, installing intel drivers and running games at low settings on the Intel GPU on battery. I don't really see the point. I bought my Y510 SLI 750 for gaming only. It's never been unplugged.

Cheers,

It is not possible, because on our y500 intel gpu is disabled, but you can play the games on low settings one the gt 650m!!!!!

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I had to deal with this too, recently had a power outage and could barely play The Binding of Isaac while I waited for the power crew to arrive.

Meanwhile, with battery I have the latest games looking and playing just fine. Laptops aren't really mobile anymore, are they? (unless by mobile you mean I can plug it in somewhere else)

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It will not be possible, some people look into this but I doubt there is any chance to enable second SLI GPU. No way. However if you overclock your gt650m most likely you can play not very demanding games on medium/low settings.

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