Acer Aspire One 722: can it become an indie-gaming laptop?

Hello oh mighty Syndicate,

So I have this Laptop, the aforementioned AAO 722, and canyourunit almost every time tells me that my CPU is not up to snuff to run games but everything else is, I'm okay with playing on the lowest settings of course. So I was wondering if it is possible to overclock this thing without having to worry about it too muc afterwards. I'd like to be able to play games like torchlight 2, E.Y.E, Bastion, Shadowrun Returns and Bleed on a reasonable frame rate, I've dowloaded the tochlight 2 demo and I can play it but when there is too much going on it tanks badly, all on the lowest settings possible, and Bleed is better but still not completely smooth

My processor is: AMD C-60 APU with Radeon HD graphics 1.00 GHz, under the keyboard the sticker says AMD Dual-Core Processor C60 with Turbo Core Technology up to1.333 GHz

4 GB DDR3 Memory and I use 64 bit windows 7.

Can this thing be overclocked safely?

Is there an operating system, I've heard of windows gaming edition or something, which would be better to use than others?

Thanks in advance

P.S. you got that I'm a total neophyte right?


I have a laptop with an AMD E-450 which uses the same architecture as the C-60. With this program you can overclock your CPU by changing the multiplier or voltage. 

But don't go over the top with it and watch your temps! I've only used it to undervolt mine. When you're done tweaking, click on the "Service..." button and tick the box that says "make custom P-state settings permanent" and it'll make your settings permanent in the BIOS so it doesn't just change when you open the program. 

The problem with this platform is that you can double the multiplier and it just provides an empty overclock. I can run my E-450 at 3.2GHz with stock voltages stable, but there's such a minute performance gain, there's no point.