I don't know where you are living ... but when my cousin ordered his 2092 from XoticPC took him 16 calendar days to get it ... he is in CA and they are in Nebraska. So their estimate of 2 weeks is close.
If you do not live in California ... then XoticPC ships directly from CA to you ... UPS Ground Shipping takes about 6 days or so ... even if you are in East Coast ... for example NY.
Or you can play it safe and pay about $65 for their 3 day Guarantee delivery ... which is only about $20 or so more than their cheapest shipping (UPS Ground Ship). You will see all the Shipping Methods and their cost at the Checkout.
If you have made up your mind and need it by August 23 ... I order right-away so you can check out the laptop and get it going and all checked out way, way before your August 23rd date ... since you are going overseas.
I can run all kinds of tests But don't have any heat sensors.
Download HWMonitor program from CPUID and run it ... I find it an extremely useful program ... it gives you Temps for CPU, HDD, and GPU (Graphic Card) with Current Value, Min (lowest of your initial reading), and the Max (your highest reading).
BTW, notice they also have other very useful programs ... CPU-Z and PCWizard ...
I personally as soon I start my laptop and activate this program, leave teh screen on my laptop desktop and watch my Temps ...
So, if you would run the program and record Initial and 15 minutes and 30 minutes later in IDLE mode ... no other program running (neither CPU nor GPU intensive programs) ... then report those ... then that will tell us if nVIDIA has actually fixed their Die Packaging Problem and therefore the Excessive Heat and failing GPU problems.
Hi gonwk, thank you so much for your input. I live in california and expect it to be here in 2 weeks. As I am a complete newb in the laptop world, are there things that people usually do after buying a laptop for it to have optimum performance? Especially the Sager laptop.
I know people change the startup and unistall uneccessary programs, but i heard some where that sager computers come clean ^__^ So any tips there would be wonderful.
Also, what OS did you get your Sager? Windows xp/vista?
I did some searches and quick scanning using NBR Search Button on top & google and some pointers from Chaz, one of the Mods here ... and here are some URLs that most likely will answer your Q's about
- How to Setup a new Laptop (or desktop or computer) correctly
- What Antivirus & Firewall software are needed
- Best Freeware Antivirus software
- Vista or XP ... which one is Better
- How to Tweak Vista software
- How to Tweak XP software
- Laptop Safety Tips
- How to Maintain a Laptop
Couple of the URLS are old ... but the info still holds true and useful ...
I have not placed them in any Special Order ... just have bunched them up here for you and others reading pleasure ...
Ya, the DV5T topped out at about 91 when put under a stress test, but dropped to 81 when the back was lifted 1/2 in. These results were with the 9600GT. I actually ordered a DV5T but am seriously considering the NP2096.
How much faster would it actually make the computer with the Intel Robson Turbo Memory? Is it worth $45?
What people need to realize is that Turbo memory in the new Centrino 2 platform is version 2.0 which is a significant improvement over the original version.
As you know Turbo Memory 1GB (Ver. 1.0) on the original Centrino systems was divided into 2x 512MB with 512MB to Vista Ready Drive, and 512MB to Vista Ready Boost.
It had its minor boosts under Windows Vista if it was used to Windows Vista spec.
With the launch of Intel Centrino 2, Turbo Memory got upgraded from Ver. 1.0 to Ver. 2.0 (2GB/4GB).
However only the 2GB module with driver version 126.96.36.1994 has been released.
At this time when the 2GB module is paired with the 188.8.131.524 driver it will not show much of an improvement as it is being utilized just as Turbo memory ver. 1.0 was. (512MB to Ready Drive / 1.5GB to Ready Boost)
The true Turbo memory ver. 2.0 requires a driver software update that will be released by Intel, with the rough ETA of sometime in Q3 08.
Once this driver update is released you will then have a Dashboard with the option to select how the 1.5GB of space should be used between the following 2 options, Vista Ready Boost or Intel Pinning.
Intel Pinning will allow you to use the Dashboard to drag and drop your most used applications or files into the Turbo memory module (it is smart enough to not duplicate files already pinned. The whole Office 2007 suite will only take up about 600mb) and it will remain in the module, until removed from the Dashboard by the user.
This will make the 1.5GB space a mini SSD for your most used applications and from internal testing this has shown a great performance boost in the application load time for the applications that have been pinned.
It’s quite a great alternative to a Mini SSD drive for the cost!
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