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*OFFICIAL* Alienware 17 and M17x Benchmark Thread - Part 4

Discussion in 'Alienware 17 and M17x' started by BatBoy, Mar 11, 2011.

  1. long2905

    long2905 Notebook Virtuoso

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    Well i set vsync on, ultra preset 70 FOV so basically max everything. I was on the (first?) tank mission. Havent tried to turn down AA, dont intend to...
     
  2. Lepus87

    Lepus87 Notebook Enthusiast

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    BTW:
    AFAIK Intel provides overclocking on non extreme and k models but only 4 multis higher than normal.
    So x40 is 4 higher than x36 which is normal max turbo boost @ 3720QM
    My 3820QM will be up to x41 x40 x39 x39.
    3610QM has to get x37 x36 x35 x35.
    -> It's not a Dell feature, it is just inplemented in Bios what Intel is providing by it's new Ivy Gen.

    But Anyhow the voltage is still to high. Try to set 20 or lower!
     
  3. GTRagnarok

    GTRagnarok Notebook Evangelist

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    Heh, turns out the same thing is happening to me. Same settings as you. "Thunder Run" mission. After destroying the first wave of tanks, the bombs start dropping from the sky and then the screen goes black.

    I'll try the overvolted VBIOS tomorrow and do more testing.

    How do you lower the voltage? Is it the Flex VID override option in the BIOS? I tried to change it from 25 to 20 and then 18 but I don't see any difference.
     
  4. Lepus87

    Lepus87 Notebook Enthusiast

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    strange ill try on monday.
     
  5. Red Line

    Red Line Notebook Deity

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    GTRagnarok nice one! What's your temps during Crysis 2 when overclocked?
     
  6. GeoCake

    GeoCake http://ted.ph

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    Is that confirmed by Intel? Or just an educated guess? :p

    It does make sense so you are probably correct, because you can see the difference between a 3820QM and 3720QM in the Vantage runs..

    Flex should be at 0. It's only needed for 4.5Ghz on ALL cores and higher... It tends to produce very high temps when CPU requires that extra voltage. So it's not needed at all.
     
  7. mitsuhide

    mitsuhide Notebook Consultant

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    no one tried 7970MCF on R2 ?
     
  8. DR650SE

    DR650SE The Whiskey Barracuda

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    Nope
    /10char
     
  9. wonderpookie

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    Didn't you sell a bunch of stuff for some 7970s DR? Still waiting for confirmation that they work in xfire before buying?

    Any news on the R4?
     
  10. DR650SE

    DR650SE The Whiskey Barracuda

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    I did, but I took the money and put it into the R4. Which may be delivered today. But I'm thinking that now I don't need the R4 so I may bench it for a while, and then trade it off for a desktop. I havn't had a desktop in over 10 years so I'm itching to get a decently priced one or piece one together. Especially since most of my gaming is at home so it'll be nice to have an affordable system thats pretty powerful. Don't think anyone with an R2 has gotten a 7970 yet. Maybe one person, and if I remeber right he had a Dell card and it gave fan issues. I'm waiting to hear how the Clevo cards work.
     
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