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Discussion in 'Hardware Components and Aftermarket Upgrades' started by twister, Jul 12, 2004.

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  1. twister

    twister Notebook Evangelist

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    <blockquote id='quote'>quote:<hr height='1' noshade id='quote'>Originally posted by Andrew

    GPU cooling (100°C->75°C)* Inspiron 8600 * 1.8ghz Pentium M * 128 MB Radeon 9600 Pro Turbo (337/242 -> 400/300) * 2x256 MB DDR2700 SDRAM * Aquamark 3: 24058 * 3DMark'03: 3404 * 3DMark'01 SE: 13120
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    Andrew, from your signature, does this mean you are overclocking your video card? Is that a good idea to do in a laptop? After installing Omega ATI drivers, I have an options to change the ratio for overclocking on my T42, but not sure if its a good idea. Yours 8600 has a big case so maybe it has a better cooling? Also, what does GPU cooling (100c-75c) means? How can I measure the temperature and than reduce it?

    Thanks!!!
     
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  2. spets

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    Andrew did a heat mod by changing the wax heatsink with a piece of copper, hence reducing the tempertures to 75 degrees. overclocking is generally safe, as long as the tempertures stay low.
     
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    <blockquote id='quote'>quote:<hr height='1' noshade id='quote'>Originally posted by twister

     
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    Hi twister,
    I would like to try to discourage you from overclocking the video in your T42, The gains are not worth the potential loss. What will it give you...a possible increase of 5% or so, maybe a few extra frames per second? What are the possible ramifacations a fried video controller or a reduced life span of that controller? The 3 year warranty will do you no good if you fry your chip by overclocking it (yes they can tell, they do root cause failure analysis and there are registers inside most large ICs that store the temp/last set register values to aid in the failure analysis process if the chip should crap out) Your T42 is still probably under it's return period, if it can't play the games you want at the level you want you should return it and get something that can without resorting to overclocking. On the otherhand if your willing to give up your warranty, sup up the cooling/heat sink like Andrew did by modding to cool better.
    I'm not against overclocking,in fact I was one of the 1st using water cooling on my P-166 back in the day[;)]
    But if a new expensive notebook does not perform at the level you need, don't waste you time or risk the loss, just return it and get one that performs as needed.

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  5. mathlete2001

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    I agree with bootleg. I don't normally run it at those levels, it's just for the benchmarks [:p] The thing is, I don't need to overclock right now, as my GPU can take every game I have come across. Even if it does work, it shortens the life of the card. I will leave it overclocked if I am planning on a new card anyway. I used i8kfangui to find my temperatures. I do not know of any program for an IBM that could do this.

    GPU cooling (100°C->75°C)* Inspiron 8600 * 1.8ghz Pentium M * 128 MB Radeon 9600 Pro Turbo (337/242 -> 400/300) * 2x256 MB DDR2700 SDRAM * Aquamark 3: 24058 * 3DMark'03: 3404 * 3DMark'01 SE: 13120
     
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