$12 Hack To Boost Your Laptop Performance!

  • Published on Mar 3, 2017
  • These tweaks can give gaming laptops some serious performance gains. Good luck!
    Arctic Silver 5 - amzn.to/2mjW9B0
    AS5 + Cleaning Kit - amzn.to/2lFdNvA
    Thermal Pads - amzn.to/2lkczd4
    Intel XTU - downloadcenter.intel.com/download/24075/Intel-Extreme-Tuning-Utility-Intel-XTU-
    Throttlestop - www.techpowerup.com/download/techpowerup-throttlestop/
    Prime95 - www.mersenne.org/download/
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  • Dave Lee
    Dave Lee  2 years ago +2369

    If you plan on doing these mods, be sure to do your research. It's a bit of work but the gains are awesome. Good luck!

  • HyperFN
    HyperFN Day ago

    8 year olds who play Fortnite: iS tHaT a MiNi ShIeLd PoTiOn In ThE tHuMbNAiL?!

  • Citizen Kane
    Citizen Kane 3 days ago

    Can you please tell me what are thermal pads thicknes of vram chips and others arround cpu ?

  • Fist Bump !
    Fist Bump ! 4 days ago +1

    I don't even own a laptop.

  • Sinan Akkoyun
    Sinan Akkoyun 7 days ago

    Dave, please help me. I have an Asus Zenbook Pro 15 UX580 with an i7 8750h and no matter if I undervolt or not my temps are at 98 to 100 in Apex!!!! I don't know what to do now...

  • Bob ibn
    Bob ibn 8 days ago

    I am trying to fix my gaming laptop which has an issue that it keeps on getting frame drops (his fine on 60fps for a little while than goes down to like 15 fps than back up) I tried lowering the quality, lowering the resolution, and I also tried putting a frame rate cap of 45 but it still has those frame drops. I'm only 13 so I can't do the thermal paste thing he said but if anyone knows any thing to help plz let me know
    Thanks in advance

  • Dániel Kvores
    Dániel Kvores 16 days ago

    Dell Latitude E7250
    i5-5300U max i could get is -0.100V (dropped from 91 to 83)
    at -0.120V blue screen
    like if it helped

  • Nikhil Kamath
    Nikhil Kamath 17 days ago

    do you need to have your laptop plugged in while running a stress test?

  • Dennis Casius
    Dennis Casius 18 days ago

    Can you also undervolt the GPU?

  • Krrish
    Krrish 20 days ago

    Can I use xtu for amd ryzen

  • Sir Ferguson
    Sir Ferguson 20 days ago

    im buying an old thinkpad. should i open it up and change the thermal paste

  • J L
    J L 20 days ago

    Hello, I tried messing around with throttle stop and a few other programs and everytime I undercut thought it was stable I'd crash or blue screen if I was lucky. I uninstalled that crap. Took my strix scar 2 apart and the stock paste was caked on extremmly heavy and brittle dry. I replaced the paste with thermal grizzly my temps were always 90+ on the cpu and around 85-7 on the gpu during gameplay. Now I'm at the mid 70s MUCH better. However now im dealing with my cpu randomly spiking up to 93-95 out of nowhere and back down causing a an fps drop from 160 to 47 and it being unplayable for about 1-3 seconds what else can I try? Even when the cpu is 65-75 steady during gameplay itll randomly surge to the point of throttle then immediately go back to the mid 60s I'm at my wits end. Should I reinstall throttle stop and do a very light undervolt again?
    Doesn't matter if I'm on 1080p low settings or ultra settings the cpu temp will randomly surge up and throttle me then after seconds itll go back up to 160fps and smooth again. If the game is cpu bound in anyway I cannot enjoy it so far halo reach is the only game in my library I can play without being throttled at all no matter how long I'm playing.

  • Fabian Scherrer
    Fabian Scherrer 21 day ago

    My 7700HQ is stable at -0.135V
    Test your limits, you might get lucky.
    My friend's 8750H runs at -0.18V

  • DeepFried Potato
    DeepFried Potato 22 days ago

    any undervolting suggestion for asus scar II gl504gw?
    it can't undervolt up to -095v on max cpu performance
    when I underclock my cpu it can be undervolted to -135v
    any suggestion on max load undervolting?

  • Hristov Peter
    Hristov Peter 23 days ago

    the best hack is just to buy a pc easy as that

  • Milan Stamenkovski
    Milan Stamenkovski 26 days ago

    Can you upgrade the gpu on that laptop

  • Muldn
    Muldn 29 days ago

    Could someone help me? My Laptop ( i7 7700hq gtx1060) clocks my cpu down to 2,7 GHz (Turbo is 3,5 GHz) at a Temperature of 86 Degrees Celcius. Someone has a solution?

  • Derrden
    Derrden Month ago

    Finally reapplied thermal paste on my gpu and cpu on my laptop. Went from 95C to 59C, you’re a god dave2d

  • RechargedRetard
    RechargedRetard Month ago

    I undervolted my laptop with a i5 6200u down 50mV and its now running at 0.38GHz. Is that okay?

  • D • Y • I
    D • Y • I Month ago +1

    5:24: *Good*
    5:29: *Perfect. Jk, this is awful*

  • Okezy
    Okezy Month ago +1

    Yeah lets add a fucking mini shield to our cpu

  • Ilya Luck
    Ilya Luck Month ago

    First of all need to check cooling system, how it contacts with cpu and gpu. There are models with two contact pads for gpu and cpu on one thermal tube and one of them not press full contact, as result 4200h was 90 Celsius and throttling. I made pads parallel crystals and adjusting height of them to simultaneously contacts, both in one moment, after that 65-70 Celsius Full boost, gpu 55 celsius, all good.

  • alex geis
    alex geis Month ago

    was able to get -.160 on a 8850 H

  • Tom
    Tom Month ago

    Is liquid metal good to use in a laptop? or is there risk of leak and short?

  • thriwren
    thriwren Month ago

    Instructions unclear, I started skynet.

  • Flippy
    Flippy Month ago

    Quick question, do I have to change my undervolt depending on whether or not I have it plugged into a wall or being on mobile?

  • Jay Peter pipe-her
    Jay Peter pipe-her Month ago

    For some reason whenever I bring the voltage down my computer underperforms. Why is it doing that? Anybody else got the same issue? It does the opposite of increasing frame rates

  • Johanz Santiago
    Johanz Santiago Month ago

    i7-4500u? any recommendations

  • Jorge Rivera
    Jorge Rivera Month ago

    Where can I buy that Water White brand paste?

  • JS
    JS Month ago +8

    Messed up my laptop cause I thought he said toothpaste

  • Charles Harmon
    Charles Harmon Month ago

    THIS FIXED MY PROBLEM...…If you are getting a missing Mfc120u.dll or MSVCP120.dll error, then this is a missing file related to your systems Visual C++ Runtime files. To resolve the problem, please first run "Windows Update" to ensure that your system has all the latest system updates from Microsoft. If this doesn't resolve the issue, please try download and install Visual C++ 2013 from the link below.Visual C++ Redistributable Packages for Visual Studio 2013: -

  • Rage virus and zombification are 2 diverse concepts

    Undervolting seems like a great way to reduce your laptop temperature for free, thanks for the tip!

  • Martin Solorzano
    Martin Solorzano Month ago

    Was able to go from 97 degrees to 62 degrees by undervolting. I repasted before and it still went up to 97, undervolting definitely seems to do the trick. -.125 worked best for me, but I’m testing it and it keeps going lower

  • Sicknasty
    Sicknasty Month ago +3

    I put thermal paste on my ti-84 and now I don't have to reset the ram Everytime I want to play snake.

  • KingOlaConny
    KingOlaConny Month ago +2

    I have the 9750h CPU and i used XTU. When i hit apply and save its all good? I don’t need to make a ”profile” in autostart? @davelee

  • Mika Kusuma
    Mika Kusuma Month ago

    Late comment but: I'm using a mobile ryzen cpu, is there a way to underclock those? Because I've tried Throttlestop and it won't even run.

  • glenn Quagmire
    glenn Quagmire Month ago

    In xtu when I click on advanced tuning nothing happens , just black screen
    It doesn't freeze it just don't show anything

  • Cypherboy :D
    Cypherboy :D Month ago

    I’ll pay you $209 dollars to do it for me

  • Klejdi Bozho
    Klejdi Bozho Month ago +3

    4:15 please explain to me how you got 11% ram usage in windows 10 mine is always 40 or above.

    • Ana Marko
      Ana Marko 29 days ago

      I think he has 32GBs of RAM installed, at 1:34 you can see the specs - so in comparison, you most likely have 8 or 16GBs and even just running Chrome could result in that percentage of usage.

    • Rage virus and zombification are 2 diverse concepts
      Rage virus and zombification are 2 diverse concepts Month ago +1

      perhaps get more RAM?

    • Knyt
      Knyt Month ago +3


  • lululock
    lululock Month ago

    Arctic Silver 5 is one of the worst pastes to put there...

  • DK
    DK Month ago

    I would like to ask if there is any program for MacOS for undervolting but without disabling SIP.

  • ɮօʊռċɛ օʄʄ

    he's giving us hacks for the right to repair ourselves!!

  • Ahmed Zain
    Ahmed Zain 2 months ago

    I don't know why people say do it own your own risk and why are the people even scared I'm doing these things for a long time nothing went wrong there isn't any risk

  • Nacho Llorente
    Nacho Llorente 2 months ago

    how can I get that screen background? 0:20

  • The Heatwave
    The Heatwave 2 months ago +1

    Can u use intel xtu for amd cpu

  • Simon's Games
    Simon's Games 2 months ago

    or just make a hole in the wall and put the desktop outside..

  • Manab Dey
    Manab Dey 2 months ago

    I don't have the option to undervolt on i3 3220

  • ReverbForThePentakill
    ReverbForThePentakill 2 months ago +5

    My laptops fan keeps making grinding noise, even after I cleaned the fan. Hopefully that past will help

  • Little Romeo
    Little Romeo 2 months ago

    Dave should i undervolt or underclock my mobile gpu like cpu using msi afterburner???

  • AJD
    AJD 2 months ago

    will intel xtu work with ryzen?

  • Simos805
    Simos805 2 months ago

    Can we do the undervoltage thing to an iMac?

  • Lord Micheal
    Lord Micheal 2 months ago

    Give it to me

  • Penboy as 'god'
    Penboy as 'god' 2 months ago

    Very good video --- I like your style very much. +1 Thank you for this.

  • Mr Omer
    Mr Omer 2 months ago

    @Dave Lee, I like your videos alot and this one encouraged me to try out undervolt my i5-8250U, but I find out that latest version of INTEL-XTU don't support non-h/k processors anymore.
    Thought to let you know this.

  • J Y
    J Y 2 months ago

    why my laptop runs hotter with new thermal pads

  • All By a Laptop
    All By a Laptop 2 months ago

    I redued the turbo boost pwer max from 45W to 35W, that lower the temp and keep stable fps as well. Is that safe? I found undervolting not reducing temp.

  • Exagol
    Exagol 2 months ago

    throttlestop is only for intel processors, XTU is for intel processors and prime 95 doesn't work on my laptop

  • moh dh
    moh dh 2 months ago

    Man i love you.

  • Xanxus Varia
    Xanxus Varia 2 months ago

    I like you

  • earlmorga mobile
    earlmorga mobile 2 months ago

    64 bit but my computer is 32 bit how can i download xtu intel overclock