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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. robotjox

    robotjox Notebook Enthusiast

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    hello guys,

    I´m curious: what are you using for graphics drivers and - if you are using Vista - what have you tweaked?

    I´m mostly asking, because I´m not really getting more than 15-25 fps in Oblivion using medium settings and no AA, and I´ve been seeing benchmarks around the forums from people with the same setup as mine who are getting more.

    Should I overclock?

    thanks
     
  2. satdog

    satdog Notebook Evangelist

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    hey guys there is a new bios update on this model-----check intel website
    i am gonna update my bios----wohoo
     
  3. mitsurugi

    mitsurugi Notebook Enthusiast NBR Reviewer

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    Do you have a specific link? I can't seem to find it.
     
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    robotjox Notebook Enthusiast

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    robotjox Notebook Enthusiast

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    I would like to add that I have tried numerous laptopvideo2go drivers as well as stock. I have 4 gigs of ram - ought that not give me somewhat better results? I just can´t shake that feeling that I´m missing something...
     
  6. honda86

    honda86 Newbie

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    Hello, I just bought my first laptop:) The S96S very nice laptop en good qaulity.

    But i wanna install Windows XP on this machine but got stuck at a problem installing the 8600m GS driver. When i run the setup it comes to a point where the screen flikkers (thats normal right?) Than the screen turns black and after 30sec it will reboot.

    Does anybody know what the problem is?
    The rest of the drivers runs smooth.

    Driver - 160.03
    Bios - 0107 (or something)

    My System:

    Duo Core 7300 @ 2Ghz
    2GB Ram
    8600m GS

    I Hope somebody can help me:D
    Thanks
     
  7. ant1029

    ant1029 Notebook Enthusiast

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    im curious as too what the setting you changed mean.... would you be able to breifly describe what each change was? thanks
     
  8. 1010101010

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    try here:

    http://downloadcenter.intel.com/Product_Filter.aspx?ProductID=2792&lang=eng
     
  9. equilerex

    equilerex Newbie

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    so, had a few days for testing, pretty awesome compared to my old 1,3ghz 768mb ram and 32mb gf2 rig:D the noise lvl is low... when you turn on the old dektop it will sound like a vacuum cleaner next to it. heat is also not a problem. but yeh, the keyboard flex is a bit of an issue, although the layout itself is quite ok (exept the fn<>ctrl button thing) screen is really sharp and the max resolution is perfect for it. case looks much petter then on the photos.. rather sleek actually, it is rather solid although there are a few micro scratches on the palmrest already. decent performance in games... stalker ran on max settings smooth with no problems (although fps was around 20 but it might of been just that spot... the fps meter was too ugly to use for the whole game) working in Photoshop is a bliss compared to my old pc, havent yet installed 3ds max though, speakers are rather useless but then again, you would probably use headphones on the run and speakers at home.... Finding gfx drivers for xp was a ***** but it seems to work ok (even with the default diver) Quite surprised that it came with bluetooth (not mentioned anywhere) the webcam has also really good picture when in good light. well, overall its a good buy and i havent had a single regret, hell, all other laptops with same configuration were 2x more expensive:p
    ooh, and the vx revolution mouse i bought for it also kicks ass!



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    umm, and 3dmark06 was 2413

    configuration:
    cpu Intel Core 2 Duo T7300 2,0GHz
    ram 2048MB DDR2 667MHz
    hdd 160GB 5400RPM
    gpu nVidia GeForce 8600gs 256MB

    sorry for all the typs/grammar/spelling/capitals and stuff... im too lazy
     
  10. satdog

    satdog Notebook Evangelist

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    hey thanks for your in-depth review equilerex. How much battery life do u get w/ yours?
     
  11. mD-

    mD- Notebook Evangelist

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    those are the best pictures so far of the actual color of it. Are you sure there's bluetooth? On the CD there are drivers for it, but on xotic and powernotebooks they don't say it comes with bluetooth built in. Another thing that's interesting is that the previous version of this notebook (the one with the x1600) comes with bluetooth built in. I dunno, maybe a little hidden surprise?
     
  12. equilerex

    equilerex Newbie

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    meh, havent really tried it like that, the battery meter say 1h 48minutes left.. jut doing some surfing. stalker on max drained it in about 20 or 30 minutes i guess... cant really expect more from such a weak battery and that powerful hardware. dont really care though, bought this as im going to study in another country and buying a desktop there/carrying one there would of been complicated.
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    it was a suprise for me too, when i installed the software i thought its just some clitch but bluetooth is installed 100%... tried it with a cellphone, then again, the company i bought it from isnt like those barebone resellers you find online... maybe its an extra addon...


    damn, having problems with codec's... human voice is really messed up... like in a hangar and sometimes screetchy, cant there just be 1 universal codec pack from manufactors??:mad:
     
  13. satdog

    satdog Notebook Evangelist

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    aright, so mD- u get the high pitched cpu TEEEEEE noise right?

    Equilerex, do u get any noise from your laptop. I want to know if this is a issue on all s96s lappys. Myshkin, another use of s96s has the same problem
     
  14. mD-

    mD- Notebook Evangelist

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    yeah I get that noise, I haven't tried to fix it yet because I just ignore it. I'll probably do it later. I'd give you more rep, but it says that I have to spread around the rep first =p
     
  15. satdog

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    hey guys i posted this on the officisal s96s noise thread that i have running but dell 1520 has the same problem too
    http://youtube.com/watch?v=s5xwSJJPoVY

    interesting uh? lets sue those bastards
     
  16. satdog

    satdog Notebook Evangelist

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    One big question, are the T7xxx santa rosa cpu capable of c5&c6 states? i checked this option in the new rmclock version and my cpu is running even cooler on normal surfin etc tasks
     
  17. mitsurugi

    mitsurugi Notebook Enthusiast NBR Reviewer

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    Does anyone have a clue as to what this new bios update is about? I'm not really a fan of installing updates when everything is running just fine unless I know what the update does. Thanks
     
  18. satdog

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    i installed the bios, i haven't had any problems.
     
  19. equilerex

    equilerex Newbie

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    yea, and its not an issue with this laptop, ive heard that most intel mobile cpus whistle when they are clocked on idle:confused:
     
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