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Official S96S Owners Lounge

Discussion in 'ASUS Reviews and Owners' Lounges' started by mD-, Jul 7, 2007.

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  1. mD-

    mD- Notebook Evangelist

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    the few and the proud =]
     
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    sgistormx Notebook Guru

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    you know the S96S sounds like a really really fast Car
     
  3. mD-

    mD- Notebook Evangelist

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    anyone know the best driver for this notebook? For some reason in source the graphics stutter a tiny with each step i take and i'm sure not sure why. My FPS is high too..
     
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    satdog Notebook Evangelist

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    what is your Video stress test benchmark? i got 64fps on it w/ 2xanti in vista. ru u using xp md?

    my final exam will end wednesday and i will have time to go and do a xp install. oh btw how do i go back to xp(i do have the cd)?
     
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    mD- Notebook Evangelist

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    i don't have much experience from switching from Vista to XP, but I know there are tutorials on it. I'm using Windows XP Professional SP2. I can post results on the stress later, but I got a 2400~ on 3dMark06 (eww) and I think that's because the card is underclocked. I just need to know if there are any other drivers for this card and the best program for overclocking it. So far it has frozen with nTune and RivaTuner when I've tired OCing it.
     
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    satdog Notebook Evangelist

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    hey be carefull man, i have experience in overclockin w/ desktop cards. You don't wanna f*** it up. You might increase the synthetic benchmark(which id on't care!) but in real world gaming only few fps. not worth it
     
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    sgistormx Notebook Guru

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    did you check out Here?
     
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    mD- Notebook Evangelist

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    so far I've been loving this laptop. It really does look better in person. After reinstalling the drivers (this time I got the one from the samsung site, which should be the exact same as the asus one) my performance in games has increased. It's very fast with the t7100 and 2 gigs of ram (one corsair the other kingston). The drivers were mad easy to set up. The realtek HD audio is solid when hooked up with external speakers/good headphones. I was a little disappointed on the 500/400 clocks on the video card, which is a good sign that it's gddr2. This also made it difficult to know how much I can OC it. Despite that, this card has handled some of the demanding older games pretty. It has played HL2 and Counter-Strike on all high settings smoothly along with f.e.a.r, unreal tournament 2004, farcry, battlefield 2. I tried Lost Planet just to see and the fps was way too low for enjoyable gameplay (even at the lowest settings). I didn't play around with the options much so there may have been a setting that would help increase that fps substantially. I'll be making a 8600m GS Screen shots thread soon where people can talk about the performance their getting out of this card. I'll update this post when I make the thread.

    here it is: http://forum.notebookreview.com/showthread.php?t=139489
     
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    robotjox Notebook Enthusiast

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    Hi all,

    I have a newbie-ish question (I think):
    I've recently installed XP-pro SP2 on the S96S and I had to set Sata to IDE in the bios for XP to recognize the harddisk, as I'm sure you know.

    Now I can't turn it back to AHCI, because XP will only boot in IDE-mode - is this a problem performance-wise - and erh... what does it all mean?

    please enlighten me :confused:

    thanks!!
     
  10. batumulia

    batumulia Notebook Enthusiast

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    Just a few more days before I get mine, can't wait this is what the laptop is rigged with:

    - Monitor: 15,4" WXGA
    - Chipset: Intel PM965 Express Chipset
    - Graphics: Nvidia Geforce Go 8600M GS 256MB
    - 2.0 Megapixel webcam
    - DVD +/- Super Multi
    - Weight: 2,9 KG
    - Bluetooth
    - 4x usb 2.0
    - 1x firewire

    Processor:
    Core 2 Duo T7300 2,00Ghz FSB800 4MB Cache
    HDD: 160GB S-ATA 5400rpm
    RAM: 2GB DDR2 667MHz SODIMM
    Wlan: Intel Pro Wireless Lan Mini PCI 3945ABG 802.11
     
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    mitsurugi Notebook Enthusiast NBR Reviewer

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    Yes same dillemma here. IF u set sata to work as IDE does it lower performance, if so how can i make it to work SATA. In the asus driver cd suppplied, it has a AHCI driver but i don't know how to install it, u have to burn it ona disk or something? if u guys get the file extracting and email me at sathish101us@gmail.com , that would be great so i can burn it.
     
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    i am gonna call the customer service line on the back of the laptop. Last time i called they picked up the phone right away, excellent service(i was just testing the service).
     
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    equilerex Newbie

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    arrgh, getting angry already, ordered mine about 8 days ago from a local electronics chainstore but as the case/gpu wasnt in stock, its taking longer then expected:(

    configuration:
    cpu Intel Core 2 Duo T7300 2,0GHz
    ram 2048MB DDR2 667MHz
    hdd 160GB 5400RPM
    gpu nVidia GeForce 8600gs 256MB
    £726/$1490(thanks to uber low exchange rate)
    and if anyone yells about cheap online stores then:
    $1150 + $160 shipping + unknown import tax + no local guarantee repair = not worth the effort


    would love a 8600gt but paying extra $350/£170 for a little better graphics and fancier case on Inspiron 1520 is a bit too much, hell even this has gone waay over the initial budget:D
     
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    hey nice config. cheers
     
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    solved! I sued nlite to streamload intel sata drivers into my xp-disc and was able to install with ahci enabled. Only problem I have right now is that hibernation seems to crash xp...
     
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    any performance increase by doing this?:confused:
     
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    robotjox Notebook Enthusiast

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    I have no idea whatsoever - and I haven't been able to find any answers to that question. If you find out, please let me know :)
     
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    equilerex Newbie

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    woot, finally received it, damn company let me wait for 15 days!:mad:

    at least i bargained $72/£34

    hehe, the pc looks ace though, the damn pictures are so deceiving:p
     
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    k, guys i managed to fix the TEEEEEEEEEE noise using rmclock. use this thread to info http://forum.notebookreview.com/showthread.php?t=143291&highlight=s96s high pitched
    It is basically the c4 state and it has to be disabled to get rid of the noise.

    Here are the steps.
    Download this version http://forum.rightmark.org/topic.cgi?id=6:1217

    1.Settings tab-run when windows starts via regis key.
    2. Management tab-uncheck both use os load manage and run HLT
    3.Management tab- under cpu default settings, pull down cpu defined fid/vid
    4.advance settings tab,under processor- disable both c4 and hard c4states
    5.advance settings tab, under platform 1-uncheck enter c4andc3 on command, check enable popup mode, check disable c4 mode, check enable c5&c6, check enable slow c4-exit.
    and thats it the noice will be gone w/ loss in battery life!

    try it , it works for me.
     

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