Im thinking about purchasing a FX2500M from ebay, but my question is, will it be able to perform the same as a 7950GTX if I OC it?
Because I heard that the 7950GTX is just a OC'd 7900GTX / 2500M. And I believe the difference between 7900GTX and 2500M is none, except the FX2500M is optimized for OpenGL stuff, which actually makes it better than a 7900GTX? Am I correct?
Also, does the FX2500M have a higher OC limit than the 7950GTX, since the 7950GTX is already OC'd?
I've got a e1705 with a FX 2500M in it . 2G of ram, and a T2400 intel processor.
I got a copy of Neverwinter Nights 2 for free, so I went to play it. I was cruising along making my character, when my laptop shut off! I restarted, and it said it stopped because of temperature. So, I started up core temp so I could watch the temp, and restarted the game. Once I got into the game, and it's all that was running, neither of my cores went above 110 degrees F. Then, it shut down again. I was not running all the 'options' to make it pretty, but I was running it at 1920x1200. I dropped it down some so I could monitor the temps (same ratio, just a little smaller).
I updated my drivers to the newest MovileForce Drivers, and want to retest, but figured I'd also watch my card temps, to see if that was causing the shutdown?
I installed fangui, and no gpu temp is listed. I also was going to try nvtemplogger, but it said something like my card isn't capable of temperature monitoring?
So, how do I monitor it? Does my card have the ability to output it's temp to one of the tools?
I have problem with my video card in inspiron 9400.It's overheated.I can use just in a lowest resolution.there is a lot of strange symbols and squares on the screen.I have few questions.
Do you now how to fix it?Is it gpu to change?I have some skills to change some elements on the bord but i dont't now what to change.I dont need so good video card,
so maybe anybody have some cheap video card to sell?Or do you now any service where i can fix it ( ireland, uk).I have not so much money to buy new one because they are very expensive.So please if anybody can answer my question.
After trying many drivers and having many questions left unanswered, I decided I wanted to try this route to see how it goes.
I was told when I bought my FX2500m that I could flash it with the 7900GTX BIOS since they are both the same card basically.
I'm having problems where I can play some games no problem, and others lock-up after only seconds of play, sifting through 5 drivers (NBF and Xtreme-G) I decided either I have a faulty card or maybe the FX2500m doesn't have a shader or whatever that some of the games I'm testing it with need.
I only have a couple more days to report this card as a DoA so I'm wanting to test all the possibilities before (possibly) shipping it back.
Long story short, can someone give me a link to a 7900GTX BIOS? And give me a quick run-down on how to go about actually doing the flash and backing up my own?
what is the best (best performance/most stable) driver out there for a FX2500m? Haven't heard much mention of the XTreme-G drivers on these forums, so I was just curious.
I found the thread here... [url] and the website here... [url] and the quote here...
Originally Posted by TurbodTalon
MY OPINION ON DRIVERS: I have tried a dozen different drivers from stock to Laptopvideo2go to Geforce Tony's Extreme Drivers. All have given me roughly the same performance--and that's if they even worked. In other words, no one driver blew the others out of the water. What am I saying? Find a driver you like, and stick with it. There is no such thing as a 'Super Driver' at this point.
But my thead still stands, between those tested, what do you think?
I'll edit this first post with updates so people won't have to sift through this thread to see all my information..............
I installed the FX2500M upgrade on Monday, and last night I did a reapplication of the AS5 on the cpu, and when I put everything back in and booted back up....NOTHING!!! The screen was very very dim, although the image was visible, which made me first think it was a power issue with the lcd display. Plugged in an external monitor, picture comes out fine, but i8kfangui can't read the GPU's temp anymore?
So I chat with the infamous people over at Dell, and to my surprise, within 10 minutes they promise a replacement display. I think my problems are solved.
But just for kicks, I throw in my old ATI Radeon X1400 in and lo and behold....the big DELL BIOS logo pops up, bright and beautiful! Everything is back to normal, except now I don't have the wonderful graphics performance that my FX2500M was giving me.
Now I'm absolutely lost...how could the FX2500M be producing a dim image on the laptop display if it outputs perfectly to an external monitor? I find no correlation between the back light of the lcd display and the output of the GPU, especially if another gpu works fine.
I am replacing my Dell Inspiron 9400 current video card which is a Dell nVidia 7900GS 256MB(dual heat pipes) with a Dell FX2500M 512MB video card.I want to know if it will work ok??I know I have to get a PA-13 for a XPS M1710 power supply to replace the PA-10 supply and I already modded my housing corner by removing the extra metal on the left side to fit the second heat pipe.I have the current bios of A09 in my Inspiron 9400.Besides getting the PA-13 power supply,9 cell battery(already got a 9Cell battery),and the latest Dell video drivers,am I missing anything?
I installed a FX2500M 512mb card in my Dell Inspiron 9400.I played Battlefield 2142 using high settings on all the options including 2X AA,1600x1200 resolution etc and after about 3-4 hrs straight of non stop gaming,I noticed my screen graphics getting "shaky"during gameplay.Is this normal because of the max settings I was using?
Just installed the card instead of the broken one (fx2500 as well) that was installed on my laptop for about one year. After reassembling the computer and turning it on nothing is happen on the screen although the HD and DVD driver are making the noises and leds are on as well. Reinstalling the bad card returns me to the previous condition when i see all screen pixeled with gibrish and finally crashing the system immediately after windows is finishing to load.
On the new card (purchased from eBay as used item in good condition for 260$) i noticed Rev A02 instead of A00 on the broken card. Do you think that the problem is revision or the card is just piece of crap? Any idea to get it back to Rev A00?
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.
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.
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'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
is anyone else getting really bad performance, with crysis i get a solid 30 fps, but with warhead i get around 9 fps wasn't warhead supposed to run better than crysis I've tried both the certified 175.32, and the moddded 177.92 i got 8800 GTX SLI
I'm currently working out an optimal set of settings to get this thing running at an average of 40-45 FPS with eye candy and thought I could get some ideas here of where to go. Could we have those users with the game post their settings and driver versions and what performance you're able to land?
And what specific settings dictate the nature of the explosions? I'd be satisfied maxing those out while keeping the other things at "Mainstream."
forgot to mention the game is being run in dx9 mode
I just got this gamer today.Its a great game so far.I had the game on the auto settings for the graphics.Which I think was MAINSTREAM for all the options.Well,I was playing the game quite comfortablely.I was getting about 30fps.I am only guessing.But it was very playable.After about 2 1/2 hrs,the game was extremely choppy.Started to crawl like 5 fps!Did the system get too hot?Is it becuase I only have a single Nvidia 8700GT 256mb video card?
the problem as stated in the subject is that after about 10 minutes of playing crysis on 1024x768 mid settings the laptop simply turns off and when i turn it on it says that it's been overheated and that i should contact dell support with error #m1004.
I've touched the back of the note and it's DAMN HOT, can't hold my hand there for more than a second maybe.
I've seen one more guy complaining about this issue on laptopvideo2go forum but i can't register there (some bug in the registry process) and contact the guy to see if he has resolved the issue.
am running XP 32 SP2 and the problem happend with the dell supplied drivers as well as with 169.04 and with 169.09.