Solved How to overclock the ram on a Toshiba satellite C75D-B73

June 14, 2015 at 10:20:30
Specs: Windows 8.1, ram 8gb
I have a Toshiba laptop that I would like to know how to over clock the ram on a Toshiba Satellite C75D-B7350? Running windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit.

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June 14, 2015 at 18:48:20
What would be the point? You have an entry level laptop with a low end APU. Overclocking the RAM - even if it could be done - can't make up for the CPU & weak graphics. The correct RAM for the A4-6210 is DDR3-1600. If you have something else (DDR3-1066, DDR3-1333), the only way to reach 1600MHz would be to replace what you have with DDR3-1600.

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June 15, 2015 at 09:12:29
Actually, I already know it’s an entry level laptop. Thanks for the Very UNHELPFUL comment "riider". But, honestly, I'm simply trying to upgrade it, so it will behave more like a usable machine.
I am not looking to get bashed by anyone for choosing a poor machine. I am however looking to see if I can get a little help from someone that knows more than I do about computers.
Something else I was reading about, matching the Bios of the machine to the ram specs. But, again, I am at a loss. My bios version is 1.3.
I’m still trying to figure out how to upgrade that as well.

If you are willing to help, here are my current specs:

Again, I have a Toshiba Satellite.
Model #: C75D-B7350
BIOS ver.: 1.30
Processor: AMD A4-6210 quad-core, 1.8GHz
Hard Drive: SanDisk 480GB SSD
Ram: 8 GB (2 x 4 GB) PC3L-12800 DDR3L-1600

Thanks for any help in advance.
If you don’t have anything helpful to say, Please, keep it to yourself!

^hanks for your time and any help you can offer.

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June 15, 2015 at 09:55:57
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I have no idea of your computer background. Generally speaking, laptops are not overclockable - that is by design. Some high end gaming laptops are overclockable, but certainly not entry-level units. And I deliberately pointed out that you have a lower end machine just in case you thought differently. I also posted a link to your APU info to show that the memory controller in your supports DDR3-1600, which apparently you already have. Also, the memory controller is single channel only. Increasing the RAM speed in your laptop (which isn't possible anyway) would do little or nothing to improve system performance.

If you were working with a custom desktop system with a retail motherboard (not OEM), things would be different. The BIOS would contain all the settings necessary for overclocking (voltage adjustments, timings, bus speeds, etc) but these settings are deliberately not included in OEM systems to help cut back on support calls due to user "tampering".

You can try using overclocking software, but the results are usually less than exciting. The following article is fairly old but maybe you'll find something useful:

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