Discussion in 'Dell Latitude, Vostro, and Precision' started by Nyceis, Oct 10, 2008.
My BIOS is A03...thats not the culprit.
What are your specs?
also having nvidia control panel minimised boosts performance for me, it's pretty much required for bia:hh as i have sluggish fps unless nvidia control panel is opened and at least minimised.
Quick Update: New system shipped today, will be here tomorrow. I'll post an update once I have it and test it.
ok..lots of info on here. Have you tried setting the speed of the cpu to 100% and not letting the power scheme throttle it down? It may be windows interfering and not the bios.
Hi, thanks for the thoughts - I've been in touch with Dell engineers who are working on it. In fact, the second system exhibited identical systems. Once I have more info from Dell, I'll post.
The heat issue is on systems with the P8400 too. I switched to the A03 bios and now its a first solution... lets see what happens.
By downclocking/throttling, what do you mean Nyceis? I get an FPS drop after an hour of half-life 2 when the GPU heats up. Drops from a perfect 71fps to 35-68FPS. Do I have the same issue? Let us know what the new system acts like with gaming, please!
And anyone can confirm A03 is a solution?
Do you have your power options set to "home/office desk" did you disable the bios options to let windows control your cpu frequency, aka ala speedstep?
Normally when a GPU gets hot the fan spins faster. If it's to the point the bios is throttling the frequency to save the GPU from damage...then Dell has a SERIOUS issue.
I would really like your feedback since I am thinking about an m4400 with quad core and this is a deal breaker.
I game on XP pro, my power options is "minimal power management". This is the best one right? Should I or should I not disable speedstep?
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