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    Default xfastest 177.85 or dox's 178.24

    http://laptopvideo2go.com/forum/inde...howtopic=21250

    link to the dox customized ones. can someone bench these for me? im much of a lazy person and dont feel like getting a copy of 3dmark.
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    Default Re: xfastest 177.85 or dox's 178.24

    I believe E already did and the 177s were still faster by 3-400 points, which is negligible in the long run, really.

    EDIT: Oh wait, these are different and newer. My mistake. Still, there's a thread out claiming that Digital Vibrance can get stuck on the 178s.

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    Default Re: xfastest 177.85 or dox's 178.24

    where does E live? for the most part where do all of you live. nobody has their location set on here. its nice to know where people are so i know what time to expect them on at

    Quote Originally Posted by DestruyaX View Post
    Still, there's a thread out claiming that Digital Vibrance can get stuck on the 178s.
    i dont use digital vibrance, and yeah ive had it get stuck before, if you dont mess with it, it wont get stuck
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    Default Re: xfastest 177.85 or dox's 178.24

    I'm not far from you in Northern VA. I think E is in Florida.

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    Default Re: xfastest 177.85 or dox's 178.24

    just thought id ask this question instead of making another thread.


    is the GPU in the 7811 upgradable? and where the hell do you buy a laptop video card?
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    Default Re: xfastest 177.85 or dox's 178.24

    The GPU in the 7811 is not an MXM module, we're not going to be able to upgrade, it looks like. And normally, you buy them from second-hand resellers who really shouldn't be selling them alone.

    Case in point, there's only one 9-series MXM card on eBay right now, a 9600M GT, and it's going for 300 bucks at the moment. Uh huh...300 bucks...for a MOBILE 9600M GT.

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    Default Re: xfastest 177.85 or dox's 178.24

    Quote Originally Posted by DestruyaX View Post
    The GPU in the 7811 is not an MXM module, we're not going to be able to upgrade, it looks like. And normally, you buy them from second-hand resellers who really shouldn't be selling them alone.
    hmm see this is actually my first notebook, ive been using a desktop all my life.

    and MXM stands for???
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    Default Re: xfastest 177.85 or dox's 178.24

    MXM is short, though not exactly accurate, for Mobile PCI Express Module.

    It was a really good idea ruined by notebook manufacturers love for making their laptops hideously proprietary to prevent naturally inclined end-users from dicking up their laptops too badly.

    Alienware uses MXM, but they use a proprietary form factor on it to prevent users from too easily being able to perform self upgrades (not that there have been any, to my knowledge). According to Wiki, Apple uses one on their 24" iMac, but makes ****ed sure no end user can upgrade to a new one by locking down the Video BIOS.

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    Default Re: xfastest 177.85 or dox's 178.24

    wow thats ****ed up
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    Default Re: xfastest 177.85 or dox's 178.24

    Read up on it here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MXM

    The most telling part of the article is at the beginning part of the second sentence (with the most important word in it bolded for emphasis):

    The goal was to create a non-proprietary, industry standard socket, so one could easily upgrade the graphics processor in a laptop, without having to buy a whole new system or relying on proprietary vendor upgrades.

 

 
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