I get an average fps of 31 using DX9 Very High Cvars along with a Very High config, this running in DX9 in Vista with 8800m GTX overclocked to 625/1500/950 and this at 1920x1200 native res on my XPS M1730 ...
I may take them apart and do AS5 but I dont think it will make a difference. I took some pictures and I will post them in a bit but I am having problems. I was able to enable SLI and I ran 3DMark06 and I got 9937 so I went to overclock my video card and RivaTuner gave me some prompt that it has not been tested with my drivers and and would not run properly. Once in Rivatuner I noticed I am not able to overclock my vid card or anything. So I tried to reinstall rivatuner and nothing. Then I uninstalled my videocard 171.16 drivers and ran drivecleaner, reinstalled my drivers and same thing. I even tried the new 174.12 from laptopvideo2go and still nothing.
I just recently bought a 8800m gtx card with part number xm888 for my m1730 to replace the 8700m sli card that came with it.
My question is whether my 8800m gtx card is sli or not. With the 8700m, when i check my display properties it tells me it has a total of 512mb memory, which makes sense since it is two 256mb cards. But when i do the same thing for the 8800m card it tells me i have 512mb video memory. Does this mean my card is single and not sli? Or is my card two 256mb cards?
Correct me if i am wrong, i read some old threads and people who got the same 8800m card with part number xm8800 said it was a sli card with 1gb memory. Physically, the 8800m i have looks exactly like the 8800m sli cards that have been displayed all over the forum.
Well the singple player demo is due on friday, and nowhere on the internet can I find how it will run on my system. Whos getting it? This is one of the main reasons I forked out so much for this thing, so I hope it plays well, even if I do have to use DX9.
Id love to hear from anyone how it goes who ran the MP demo, or plans to get the SP demo when it arrives. On a M1710 - 7950 anyway.
there are so many people with a dead 8800m gtx. Mine died a week back. Technician came yesterday.. replaced motherboard to see if it made things alright..It didnt. Now they are telling me that I will have to wait another week for the replacement parts which (is supposed) to be arriving a week later from Malaysia. (BTW I am from India.) If anybody here would be to let me know if 8800m are actually being replaced or not (especially in Asia)?
I have read many posts in this forum with most people from the USA and few in Europe having their M1730 being replaced with AW m17x. Any idea on whats the scenario in Asia?
What should I expect from dell a week from now? Any chances that I could actually get a 8800m replacement as I was told?
If they tell me to wait for, say a week or two more, do I have any other option but to wait? I asked them to provide me a temporary laptop replacement till the issue was fixed, but they said they dont have such facilities.
Crysis UpDated: (F'n vista caused the setting not to save right) The following benchmarks where done using Crysis benchmark util I found over at guru3d.
2/13/2008 10:32:44 AM - Vista Beginning Run #1 on Map-island, Demo-benchmark_gpu DX10 1900x1200, AA=No AA, Vsync=Disabled, 32 bit test, FullScreen Demo Loops=3, Time Of Day= 9 Global Game Quality: VeryHigh ============================================================== TimeDemo Play Started , (Total Frames: 2000, Recorded Time: 111.86s) !TimeDemo Run 0 Finished. Play Time: 186.87s, Average FPS: 10.70 Min FPS: 4.27 at frame 90, Max FPS: 22.58 at frame 1189 Average Tri/Sec: -9011310, Tri/Frame: -841973 Recorded/Played Tris ratio: -1.09 !TimeDemo Run 1 Finished. Play Time: 144.52s, Average FPS: 13.84 Min FPS: 4.27 at frame 90, Max FPS: 22.58 at frame 1189 Average Tri/Sec: -11535945, Tri/Frame: -833573 Recorded/Played Tris ratio: -1.10 !TimeDemo Run 2 Finished. Play Time: 140.40s, Average FPS: 14.24 Min FPS: 4.27 at frame 90, Max FPS: 22.58 at frame 1189 Average Tri/Sec: -11881713, Tri/Frame: -834120 Recorded/Played Tris ratio: -1.10 TimeDemo Play Ended, (3 Runs Performed)...
When this card comes out at the end of the year, will it get the same 3dmarks scores and fps in old/new games as the desktop version or will it be a little faster then the 8700m? I hope its going to be same as the desktop version.
I'm looking into getting the M1730 w/ X9000 (overclocking it to 3.4 Ghz), 9800M GT in SLi and 4 GB of RAM but I wanted to see how would it perform w/ the most demanding games out there i.e. Crysis and GTA IV.
if their settings and resolutions were maxed out. I know that X9000 is slower than the newer X9100 and QX9300 but is it gonna affect perormance a lot. Is it worth getting X9000 or is this CPU getting old now..
I still want a system that would be powerful enough for the next 2-3 years but I'm a bit hesitat to get the X9000. Can anyone let me know how those 2 games perform on the M1730 if the cpu is overclocked to 3.4 Ghz?..
I treated myself to Crysis on Friday night. What a mistake. OK, so I havent got a 3 way SLI rig, water cooled MOFO of a PC. I just have a 7950GTX, dual core 2.0 GHz 1710.
But boy, does Gears of War look amazing on 1400 resolution, so this is going to be OK.
I cant even get the thing running smoothly on low, never mind medium. I have even tweaked the system.cfg file to disable shadows etc. and it still runs like a Pig.
This is lazy programming in my opinion. To write a game that cant run on medium looking half decent, and with decent FPS is just pure lazy. They write this for the minority, not the majority. GOW on the other hand is excellent, they obviously used every trick in the book to get this to look amazing on reasonable spec PCs.
I could of course be wrong, and my computer is screwed...and you are all loving Crysis...in wihch case tell me your secrets!
By the way.....dont make a game that means every scene has 10 million leaves in it.....dont assume we are all millionaires
yesterday a friend asked me to connect my laptop to my tv and show him crysis (i only got the demo).
i did that and the result was surprisingly good. i turned the settings to:
all high, no aa, 1366x768 (tv's native res). the video card @ 600/900.
the game ran really smoothly (no stuttering/slowdown) through the whole demo. and it looked MUCH better than on my laptop screen @ 1440x900. it looked like with aa applied and the overall picture quality and colour was much smoother. i guess the lcd makes the picture a little bit blurry & has better colours than a laptop screen, which makes a more realistic look overall. in crysis on the laptop screen (native res) the picture looks too sharp making it less realistic and when i leave the native resolution it just gets ugly.
a big surprise for me was also the great performance. unfortunately i have no chance to try dx10 (very high), as i don't run vsta. but i heard the to-be-released-soon crysis: warhead will allow you very high settings, even if running xp.
All my systems in my sig have replaced GPU's in a less than a year.
Is this what I get for trying to get a performance GPU's?
Kind of ennoying because I hate the tech's to come to my place and rape my system - I'm not saying all techs do, but I only had one guy who was really careful w/ my system when he was replacing parts. Others just didn't give a damn, which even lead to replacing my M1330.
I caught him when some plastic part from mobo flew off my system, and when he closed the system up, the system refused to boot up lol.
my XPS gen 1 w/ ATI still runs okay at my mom's place.
I'm just wondering what you guys have set up for tweaks in Crysis and I'd love some help optimizing my copy. I'm playing under Vista with the 1.1 patch and would enjoy getting a few extra frames/options enabled without the high performance cost.
Thought I was on the right track after getting a 14800 in 3Dmark 06 (with x9000 overclocked to 3.4GHZ). But then Crysis killed it. After tweaking away I get 10-30FPS on 1900:1200 with settings on High - which is unfurtunatley unplayable. Not quite what I expected when I decided to shell out £2000+.
System: XPS M1730, x9000 OC to 3.4GHX, 8800GLX in SLI, SS Hard drive
Software: Windows vista 32, Nvidia 175.32 driver (latest), Crysis patch 1.2
I have read in other forums that you can put the 9800m GT BIOS on a 8800m GTX card on some systems. I want to do this because I am experiencing the yellow screen problem and dell did not release a fix for all cards. I have a dell xps m1730.
I just bought a new Dell M1730 with 4 gigs of ram and the Intel Core 2 X9000 processor.
It has the 8800m SLI video card(s) in it. I installed Everest and it consistently says that the GPU temperature is running around 160 degrees F. I am *not* doing anything other than surfing the web and haven't been. Is this normal? The harddrive and cpu temperatures both seem fine. They are 91F and 90F respectively. Any ideas why the GPU would be so high especially since I'm not really doing anything (playing games for instance) that would push it to it's limits? I did buy a notebook cooler but it isn't here yet. It's sitting on a flat surface with decent airflow.
I'm just a little concerned as I don't want it to burn up.
http://direct2dell.com/one2one/archi...customers.aspx The parent blog has a lot of announcements about the XPS line which so many of you are interested in. Good place to verify rumors or pick up new ones :-)
I'm another one of those waiting for an 8800M GTX (Dell PN XM888) replacement...
Replacement was initiated by Dell in early September, was told backorder until September 21. On September 21, backorder was pushed to October 5...
I've made a bit of noise and I'm at the "Consumer Escalation" level, but I know there's the "Executive Escalation" level as well. At this point, I've got a Service Call number for a system replacement, but it's showing no activity....