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  1. RMLJD

    RMLJD Notebook Consultant

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    Truth. I owned a odyssey 1. We taped colored plastic film to the TV for graphics. Had the light gun for it too.

    I was very young then...barely remember it.
    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magnavox_Odyssey
     
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    captn.ko Notebook Deity

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    @Papusan CPU Power Limit for A51m is 210w. I expect his KS to Run at 95w at the Moment. 4.3ghz allcore in R20 Looks Like 95w. 130w would not result in 66 degree CPU temp.

    My A51m 5.0ghz at R20 draws 175w. With 130w His CPU would run 4.6-4.7ghz.

    Maybe the KS is not fully supported?
     
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  3. raybies

    raybies Notebook Enthusiast

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    How bad was the original paste, and what reduction did you see?

    I also did mine on the w/e; the CPU paste was OK, but the GPU was seriously excessive. I had no reduction on the CPU and 1c on the GPU using MX-4. Getting the GPU clean was NOT ez.



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  4. Papusan

    Papusan JOKEBOOK's Sucks! Dont waste your $$$ on FILTHY

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    Yeah, I talk about 9900KS which Dell won’t support. The 131W limit shows up in bios. And you can’t change it in neither in TS or XTU. Could be the firmware cripple it further than the 131W cap. But remember the KS chips use less voltage at lower clock speed.
     
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  5. raybies

    raybies Notebook Enthusiast

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    I think your ambient temps. have to be pretty low too, my office was 38c yesterday, so I was idling @ 50c. My office has no AC, and it's at the top of the house.

    Matrox Millennium was my card of choice, until the Voodoo came out and I was blown away.
     
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  6. Lopt

    Lopt Notebook Consultant

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    Yea it’s been around 58f here lately daytime so google tells me that’s 14.4c


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    Pretty sure I had all of these probably in a similar order there were far fewer choices back then we all had the same things if we wanted to keep up.

    Man VooDoo that really brings back memories, what was the competition? Something with and R in it ? Man those were holy wars like PC vs Mac.


    And if I remember for a time there were some games exclusively for one card or the other, if you picked the wrong horse and a great game only supported the other card you were out of luck unless they decided to write a new version supporting your card, I think that all changed when a Unreal came out that game was a revolution, like Wolfenstein was before it.

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  7. raybies

    raybies Notebook Enthusiast

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    A walk down memory lane...3dfx (voodoo) had all the exclusives, but it also cost way more and you needed a video card as it just did 3D.
    I pretty much stuck w/ ATI after that until the GTX 9xx series.

    edit: gmail tells me I also had an nVidia 8800GT June 2008
     
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    That's likely how mine looks now after my repaste :newpalm:, 1st time ever and no doubt too much. Temps have dropped though which I suppose is the main thing.
     
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    I used 99% IPA to clean off the standard stuff it worked quite well and if I'm honest my Dell paste job didn't look as full on as the pics posted in this thread.

    I cannot say the same for my own pasting job though, I'm imagining the next time I open this up it will look similar or worse to what was posted haha, every day is a school day... for me anyway with this thing.
     
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