*HP HDX 9000 DRAGON Owners Lounge, Part 2*

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  1. no-tech

    no-tech Notebook Consultant

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    I am still on 280M, so I have a pixelated image and no 3D performance or no image and 3D performance but 1024x768 limited
    3D Mark and Vantage not running on these settings.

    I will resume my old benchs and compare:

    Furmark 1.9.1 1024x768

    [Nvidia 18x drivers - X9000 2.8GHz]
    8800M GTS @ 583-800-1450: 430 points
    8800M GTS @ 620-925-1550: 462 points
    280M GTX @ 583-800-1450 : 700 points

    [Nvidia 28x drivers - X9100 2.8GHz]
    280M GTX @ 583-800-1450: 790 points

    [Nvidia 28x drivers - X9100 4.2GHz]
    280M GTX @ 583-800-1450: 788 points

    Note: Clearly Furmark is not CPU dipendent, 90point added probably by new Nvidia drivers

    WEI 7
    [​IMG]
    I don't know why GPU performance was so degraded in that score though..
     
  2. kohai

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    Only the two Extreme Core processors, which you can do with no hardware mods just using the ThrottleStop software. I'm warming to the idea of hiring a friend to do the soldering for the PLL mod and buying an X9100 chip. That 4.2Ghz stable speed is kind of alluring.
     
  3. AlphaHeX

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    I have just returned today from US, thank you for your interest. I think it is not easy to allow multi to be selectable. It does required custom bios component if you would like to have it selectable in BIOS. As a hardcoded value it is probably possible but dunno where to start looking for such information. Would be faster to have MSR update during bootup for example.
     
  4. Dominick_7

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    Wow! You're the man! 4.16ghz on an HDX! Any guidelines on knowing which x9100 to buy? Ideally would love many HDXs but if just two one with a quad and one with an x9100. Fantastic news!

    MA: Loved Thor:)
     
  5. RickiBerlin

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    @Dominick 7

    The recommendation is E0 stepping. Of these there are QHBQ (ESVersion this has notech) Here at E-Bay US.
    And there are SLGE7 final version (no ES) to get very expensive and rare.


    The X9100 C0 stepping (gets hotter than E0 and may not be over 4GHz) are very inexpensive. "C0 SLB48 final version" is even cheaper than E0 ES version.

    Here and Here further information and testing of C0 to E0 revisions to "NBR"

    Today I bought QHBQ. Unfortunately, there is much more expensive in Europe.
     
  6. RickiBerlin

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    The T8300 is also good at low voltage overclockable. (Max 9,5 GHz) See here a picture of my original "HDX".

    [​IMG]

    Real image, but computational errors. :D

    @notech The T4400 is an R0 revision. No problems. See here:

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    And one more information that I had forgotten:
    In a "SocketMod" from 166MHz to 200MHz, the multiplier on "x6" will be blocked.
    I know this was previously known, I still had it tested with my T5450.

    @Kohai
    A Hardwaremod (PLL) is the X9100 really not necessary. The gimmick is.
    If present, then you can use it. There is no advantage. If you have not done before, why now with X9100?
     
  7. ferchusolima

    ferchusolima Notebook Enthusiast

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    Please! where did you buy? send me Pm thanks
     
  8. Digitalwindow

    Digitalwindow Notebook Evangelist

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    :D

    The Dragon, the first laptop to become much better with age. I think most of you will agree our beast is like a fine wine!

    (and you can also run great programs on it!!)

    :D

     
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    Whaaat 4.2Ghz sounds immense!

    How much will the x9100 set you back?

    I enjoyed the processor upgrade process, might move to a x9000 or so in a few months time...for now might get some faster HDDs.

    Would you have any links to any throttlestop tutorials? Can't seem to make any sense of the ones I've found :confused:

    Thanks once again :)
     
  10. kohai

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    The X9100 is cheaper than the X9000, but you have to do at least a pin mod and maybe a solder mod as well. The X processors are pretty easy to manage in Throttle Stop. You just play with voltage and multipliers.

    I've heard some say that the best single mod you can to is a SSD HDD.
     
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