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    Default 4.0 GHz Core i7 on D900F (Sager 9280) .. OC FTW!

    hey guys,

    sorry I havent been around lately.

    been really busy with reviewing and work.

    here is a taste of what the Clevo D900F (Sager 9280) can do....

    Test setup:
    - Notebook: Clevo D900F (aka. Sager 9280) ..... courtesy of XoticPC.com
    - CPU: Intel Core i7 975 Extreme LGA 1336 (stock is 3.33GHz)
    - RAM: 6GB (3x2GB) DDR3-1333
    - HDD: 640GB (2x320) 7200rpm RAID-0
    - OS: Vista Ultimate 64-bit
    - Cooling: all stock (air), no mods, no notebook cooler

    All Stock settings:
    @ 133.3 x 25 multiplier = 3333MHz



    OVERCLOCKED:

    @ 133.3 x 28 multiplier = 3732.4 MHz .... stable



    @ 133.3 x 29 multiplier = 3865.7 MHz .... stable



    .... and for the doubters..

    @ 133.3 x 30 multiplier = ~4000 MHz .... not stable




    As you can see the system can handle an OC up to ~4.00 GHz .... but is not really stable... almost instant BSOD's when you try any stress tests.

    Under 3.90 GHz seems to be the sweet spot and most stable.

    If you are wondering about temps... here is a snap of the HWmonitor after the stress test from pushing the multiplier up 29x.


    The temps are stable... but warmer than I would like it.... I will be taking apart the system to see if there can be simple improvements to improve the cooling.

    I will get more in-depth with benchmarks and tests in the full review coming out soon.

    The world's fastest notebook.... just became faster.... LOL.

    Game On People,
    -Gophn

    UPDATE: If you want to know what I used to overclock the D900F,
    go here: 4.0 GHz Core i7 on D900F (Sager 9280) .. OC FTW!
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    Default Re: 4.0 GHz Core i7 on D900F (Sager 9280) .. Clevo FTW!

    Not too shabby. I was under the impression that the i7 processors couldn't be overclocked. :O Well, up until now.

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    Default Re: 4.0 GHz Core i7 on D900F (Sager 9280) .. Clevo FTW!

    I am using software overclocking utilities (a number of them for desktop Intel X58 motherboards).

    some work, some are unstable... still pushing Clevo to release a BIOS update with the options.
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    Default Re: 4.0 GHz Core i7 on D900F (Sager 9280) .. OC FTW!

    Quote Originally Posted by Gophn View Post
    If you are wondering about temps... here is a snap of the HWmonitor after the stress test from pushing the multiplier up 29x.


    The temps are stable... but warmer than I would like it.... I will be taking apart the system to see if there can be simple improvements to improve the cooling.

    I will get more in-depth with benchmarks and tests in the full review coming out soon.

    The world's fastest notebook.... just became faster.... LOL.

    Game On People,
    -Gophn
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    Default Re: 4.0 GHz Core i7 on D900F (Sager 9280) .. OC FTW!

    Now do a stress test that tests both the RAM and GPU and really see that machine burn.

    On a serious note, anything you've seen and/or tested Gophn that would make you wanna save your pennies?

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    Default Re: 4.0 GHz Core i7 on D900F (Sager 9280) .. OC FTW!

    run OCCT

    It pushed the Asus GPU's to 115c!
    and it pushed the M17x through the roof (like 85c)

    trust me Gophn if it survives that i will be amazed

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    Default Re: 4.0 GHz Core i7 on D900F (Sager 9280) .. OC FTW!

    Nice results Gophn

    Would be interested to see what you are using to stress test and when it stops being prime stable! It does show how much better the 975 is than the 965 (and 950 than 940 for that matter) with lower vCore required and thus heat to dissipate.

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    Default Re: 4.0 GHz Core i7 on D900F (Sager 9280) .. OC FTW!

    Now OC the 280M and scorch 3dmark06!
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    Default Re: 4.0 GHz Core i7 on D900F (Sager 9280) .. OC FTW!

    Quote Originally Posted by anothergeek View Post
    Now OC the 280M and scorch 3dmark06!
    Agreed
    Some benchmarks please! Anything




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    Default Re: 4.0 GHz Core i7 on D900F (Sager 9280) .. OC FTW!

    Even though it's not entirely stable at 4GHZ that's still pretty amazing!

    Nice job Gophn.

    What clocks can you run and have the temps still remain in the 80's?
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