P170em Upgrading

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  1. Meaker@Sager

    Meaker@Sager Company Representative

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    Because of the last part of your post here, I like to nip mistakes like that in the bud before incorrect general impressions are made and I spend 6 months having to correct people.

    You can get desktop gtx 670 performance with tweaking on the 680m so it's going to give a good experience.
     
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    Silverfern Notebook Deity

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    Mariusbinx Notebook Guru

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    First, thank you everyone for your input.

    Frankly I do very little gaming at the moment on my laptop, but I purchased a Clevo laptop and from Mythlogic for a specific reason. The ability to upgrade, the ability to game, and he ability to keep it fresh new and useful for a few years. Given that now that I have decided to at least send it in for cleaning, I thought it would be as good a time as any to do any upgrades that I can. And, if I'm going to upgrade and spend a decent bunch of cash on that, I might as well go for gold, and get the best I can (or best I can realistically afford to go). Do I really need this laptop to be as powerful as possible? Absolutely not, but it's what I want to do anyway..

    Heck, I'll probably update it and then just enjoy modding the crap out of Skyrim again and enjoying how fun that can be.
     
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    Well the 680M can be made about 30-40% faster than stock so you get quite a kick out of it and if you like your skyrim mods that will help it chew through those with the 4GB of vram to help too.
     
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    Ooo that's right, 4gb vram.
    That does place it nicely above the 7970M, at least in that department.
     
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    The 680M handles skyrim with quite a few mods really well. Temps concern me though, it's reaching about 90 deg C.
     
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    The paste job and pads do want to be done just right :)
     
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    See now that's a general incorrect impression Meaker will not nip in the bud because it's a useful incorrect impression to have, and costs people money, namely that you'll only need 4GB VRAM if ever if you have a multi-screen situation, and never if you're playing FHD or more on one screen.
     
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    Skyrim with mods is a special case that often goes over 2GB of vram (ultra high res textures and the like) and so having extra vram in this case does make a difference. His reaction made it clear he understands it but sorry if you feel I did not make that clear to others.

    I do make it clear when advising others that most of the time it won't have an impact for them.
     
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