hp mini 2140 overclocked

The Intel Atom N270 processor is designed to run at a handful of clock speeds. But it generally tops out at somewhere around 1.6GHz or 1.7GHz. And you need to have the proper hardware and software in place to overclock it. Unfortunately, HP has discouraged users from overclocking the HP Mini 2140 by locking the hardware to prevent overclocking software from working properly. But where there’s a will there’s a way, and HP Mini Guide forum member Twain apparently had plenty of will.

The details are a bit complicated, but basically he found the hardware pin that was locking the clock speed and physically moved it. Once he was done, he was able to use SetFSB to adjust the clock speed from within Windows. The end result is an HP Mini 2140 that can run at up to 1.9GHz.

Twain’s particular model also happens to have a 720p display capable of displaying 1366 x 768 pixels. I’ve found that Intel Atom powered netbooks generally don’t have enough oomph to pump out HD video on these higher resolution screens, but Twain reports that when running at 1.9GHz the netbook was able to handle 1080p video without any stuttering.

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9 replies on “Overclocked HP Mini 2140 runs at up to 1.9GHz”

  1. I would really like to know where the pin for the clock speed is and what was done in order to emulate it on my 2140 myself. If someone could please post a diagram or direct me in the right direction as I want to get this done

  2. where can i find diagrams or images showing what pin twain removed and where he reattached, so that SetFSB software could overclock HP 2140.

  3. Hi there

    Please check the video I posted in the original thread which shows the 1080p capability. Enjoy 🙂


  4. This is good news. Now I just need to find a HD panel to replace the SD panel that came with my machine and I will have the perfect setup.

  5. I love HP netbooks but I didnt get this one because of the price at the time and the overclocking. Instead I got an MSI wind that has overclocking integrated in the bios. Now you can and I regret deciding too early.

  6. I wish they would bring back this model, or release a new model that uses this chassis. I just love it and wish I had bought a 1366 x 768 version when it was available

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