Just curious: has anybody come across some pics on the internet that show the differences between the display-types shipped with the new Dell M4400 - TrueLife RGB LED, AG daylight viewing and the AG WLED Backlit?
I was all set to buy a refurbished Precision m4400 until I started to read about gpu downclocking heating issues that some people have when playing higher end gpu intensive games.
Is this still a problem with this particular notebook (where a lack of sufficient cooling design will force the gpu to downclock when trying to play gpu intensive simulation games)?
Do you recommend this notebook if I plan on using it for gaming 50% of the time? I need to buy a business notebook through my company but do not want to buy this particualr one if I can't game with it. (My other option would be an XPS 1530 with a worse 8600gty gpu option.)
Any comments or suggestions would be greatly appreciated to help me decide whether to purchase this m4400 notebook.
I have upgraded my HDX 16 to 8 GB PC2 6400S 800 Mhz RAM and X9100 CPU. I also have Seagate 320 GB 7200 RPM ASG Hard drive.
I was going to try the QX9300 but I was told that QX9300 will not work in a HDX 16.
It looks like the GPU is the bottleneck in this laptop. I’m running DOX’s 185.20 and when I try to overclock the GPU for anythingh over 574 MHz Core Clock or 535 Mhz Memory Clock, the screen starts freezing.
Let me also say that I’m running BIOS F13-A if that has anything to do with it.
I have read some users overclocking up to 660 Mhz Core Clock in HDX 16. How do you do that?
I may have the opportunity to pick up a cheap X9100, far cheaper than I could get say a T9800 T9900, both of which would be preferable due to 35W.
Acers literature states CPU's up to C2D 6mb are supported, I saw over here Acer 8930 - X9100 CPU update. that a user with an 8930g upgraded to an x9100.
Does anyone know if the laptop power supply etc would handle a 44W cpu, don't want to burn anything out?
Also heat may be a concern? The cooling system on this notebook appears more substantial than the average. Currently with my P9500 after 8 hours of stessing the max temperature is 63c, and thats on a fresh AS5 application without undervolting
I don't 'need' to upgrade to an X9100 but thought if it's cheap enough I might as well!
I would like to request your opinion on upgrading my current Sony Vaio VGN-Z590 P9500 2.53ghz processor into a X9100 3.06ghz one. I would like to know if it would still be possible to upgrade my cooling system by just applying a thermal compound on the existing copper wire cooling system. I also plan to add more thermal compound on the cpu and heatsink.
should I buy the Dell XPS 1640 (P8600, ATI 3670). I intend to use the Dell XPS 1640 for web surfing, watching movies, and play some light games online. Would my Dell XPS 1640 with ATI 3670 will have these problems like overheating and throttling?
After reading those horrible stories about XPS 1640 like overheatinga and throttling). I am not so sure about buying them.
Image you're using your notebook for things like 3D CAD, photo and video editing and of course for travelling. For my purpose I think the M2400 with its 14,1" monitor should fit perfectly. The perfect combination between mobility and performance.
Now I have to decide between 2 processors. As you know the P8600 isn't available and even Dell couldn't tell me if it will be available in the next weeks.
As you know the M2400 can only be ordered with the following processors:P8600 (2,4 GHz, 25W, 3MB Cache)T9400 (2,53 GHz, 35W, 6MB Cache)
So which one would you choose and why? The price difference is about 100$ (71,4 EUR).
Since the P8600 is a fairly common CPU on the XPS Studio 13/16 I thought this would be worth posting.
Stability was confirmed at each FID with Orthos for 60 minutes. I chose to disable SuperLFM and IDA. Under 100% load, at 2.4GHz the reported CPU temp dropped almost 12 degrees C. Obviously the difference was less at reduced speeds, but still worthwhile.
I do not notice any difference in the way the computer responds or performs, so as far as I am concerned this is free cooling. I was able to get 4hr 15min on the 9-cell battery with screen brightness @ 30% and low CPU demand (IE8 with wifi) so it probably modestly improves battery life too.
how to overclock the P8600 processor but had no good luck, I know I can't overlclock through the BIOS, but I've heard of using programs such as SETFSB, but I don't know how exactly how I can use this program for my processor specifically. Does anyone know how to overclock my processor P8600 (1006 Mhz)
Here is some additional information:
DELL STUDIO XPS 16 Intel Core 2 Duo Processor P8600 : 2.4GHz/1066MHz FSB/3MB Cache 1GB ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4670 Video Card 4GB OF DDR3 RAM
If there is any other information that you need please ask, I would really like to overclock make it to 2.8 Ghz or
In looking to pick up a laptop and have it in my hands by late next week, I found that I had to go with the 2.26 GHz processor from the P-series. I was hoping for 2.4 GHz or better.
The reason I was willing to do so was that the notebook is coming equipped with an OCZ Vertex SSD at 120 GB.
My take is that the hard drive is still the bottleneck, so a mere 140 MHz difference in the presence of an SSD isn't going to be felt, and that a 2.4 GHz processor + SSD isn't going to really be snappier compared to a 2.26 GHz one with an SSD for most things.
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo P8600, 2.4 GHz, 3MB L2 cache, 1066 MHz FSB Memory: 4096 MB DDR2 Display: 13.3 inch WXGA HD (1366 x 768) HP LED BrightView Widescreen Display Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce G 103M, 512MB dedicated Hard Disk: 320 GB SATA 5400 rpm
Specifications HP Pavilion DV3 2010el
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo T6400, 2:00 GHz, 2MB L2 cache, 800 MHz FSB Memory: 4096 MB DDR2 Display: 13.3 inch WXGA HD (1366 x 768) HP LED BrightView Widescreen Display Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce G 105M, 512MB dedicated Hard Disk: 250 GB SATA 5400 rpm
it seems alot of people don't seem to understand the workings under SLI and have simply decided that the Hybrid SLI found in their laptop is pretty much useless.. While there is some truth to this it isn't completely true.
As those of you with SLI on your desktops will know, SLI is largely based on 2 things. Game support, and driver support.
By game support I mean some games will darn right refuse to work properly with SLI enabled. Some games may also work with SLI enabled, but show no clear benefits with SLI turned on. And linking in, nVidia have to make profiles for each game in their drivers. If you're up for tweaking it is possible to add your own profiles using nHancer, but then again, how many of you would be willing to do that?
So what I plan on doing, is benchmarking several games to give people an insight into the workings of SLI, what games support it, what games don't, what games need tweaking.. and hopefully based on this you can decide whether it's worth it or not for you in particular .....