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RobAC
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Overclocking: Intel HD 4000 (on Lenovo Thinkpads - example: X230 & X230T etc.)

(I did a search for this topic and not sure where to post this- so please move to the appropriate forum, thanks.)

 

Has anyone download and tried the Intel Extreme Tuning Utility to tweak and overclock the Intel HD 4000 graphics chip? Found here: Intel Extreme Tuning Utility

 

Does the Lenovo Thinkpad in general support this Utility?

 

I stumbled across these links from Semiaccurate.com that describes the process:

Overclocking Intel HD 4000 Part 1

 

Overclocking Intel HD 4000 Part 2

 

Overclocking Summary

 

I downloaded the latest Intel Extreme Tuning Utility on my X230T and tried to get it to work but after installing and running the program  the window opens and just hangs there- not able to get into the GUI.

 

If it is only Developer or Manufacturer specific and not able to work on Lenovo laptops then I say a mod or someone start shaking the trees and get the Lenovo developers / coders on this!

 

thanks.

 

Rob

 

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Re: Overclocking: Intel HD 4000 (on Lenovo Thinkpads - example: X230 & X230T etc.)

Hello,

 

That looks like a utility specific to Intel brand motherboards, which tend to ship with decent cooling solutions that can be easily upgraded.  And, of course, get installed into some kind of ATX case with supplemental cooling.

 

I would imagine that using such a utility would increase the thermal output of the IGP and decrease its life, as well as that of the surrounding components.  Unless they are specifically designed for gaming, notebook computers tend to have much more limited thermal "envelopes" for the amount of waste heat they can successfully dump, either through passive (radiation) or active (mechanical cooling fan) means.

 

Regards,

 

Aryeh Goretsky

 



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RobAC
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Re: Overclocking: Intel HD 4000 (on Lenovo Thinkpads - example: X230 & X230T etc.)

Thanks for the reply. From what I have found, this utility is indeed supported by some desktop hardware and not just Intel specific. It depends on the manufacturers' implementation of drivers etc. I was just hoping someone knew of a variation or some other utility to tweak the HD4000 in the current generation of Lenovo laptops. I will keep looking and see.
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Re: Overclocking: Intel HD 4000 (on Lenovo Thinkpads - example: X230 & X230T etc.)

Bad idea, and almost certainly only intended for desktops.

 

If you want a gaming laptop, there are lots of options. The thinkpad X series is not one of them. Granted I can still run lots of games on my X220T, but it will never keep up with a $50 graphics card in a tower.

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Re: Overclocking: Intel HD 4000 (on Lenovo Thinkpads - example: X230 & X230T etc.)

This works fine on my X1 Carbon running a clean install of windows 8.

 

Its actually a pretty well featured program and shows some good data but trying to extract any more power from the pretty average 4000 is going to be a hard ask regardless.

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