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SpeedFan 4.45 (With Dell's Fan Control Support!)

Discussion in 'Dell XPS and Studio XPS' started by letmeknov, Nov 3, 2011.

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    Indeed, doesn't work for XPS 1645.
    Not surprised though.

    Wish I could OC my i7 btw... so bottlenecked
     
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    you can oc it with "setfsb" you only need to know what controller/chip/clock w/e, but why oc it? do you have games that ask 4x 2.0-2.9 ghz? even i who run 2x tera online only use cpu for like 30%

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    but i wouldnt recommer it to use it, you can break your hardware with it
     
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    You cannot OC with setFSB unless the creator makes it compatible with your chipset. If that's even possible since dell locks stuff.
    And yes I wanna run this i7 as high as it allows with stock voltage. I can OC my GPU 30% but I'm still always CPU bottlenecked.

    Oh btw, if it says 30% in can means it's only using 3 cores/threads at 100%. This is because the game cannot utilize al 8 threads at the same time but only 3. However if you would OC the 3 cores would run higher and therefore the game will run better.

    Run Hyperpi on 1 core. Windows will say CPU is only 12% active. But in fact that 1 core is 100% active.
     
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    its not only dell , every notebook maker locks it, and how can a game run beter if you oc, i mean look at it the game dont even use 40% of my cpu so ocing wont help that much, unless you talk about the gpu's , i wouldnt oc something that prog. games dont even use at max, ok if your a wow player that game uses maximum of everything bcuz the game is corrupt
     
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    Please read my post again.
    It's only using 40% because the game cannot use 8 threads @ 100%. This is because the game is not designed to use 8 threads/cores.
    It will only using 2-4 cores, that's why it says 30 or 40% usage. However if you OC the game WILL run faster because the cores it's using are running faster
     
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    so you say, so homuch will you gain from it ?1/5 fps more or maby 1/3 ? is it worth the risk do make an heater of this single fanned and single heatsinked dell xps? unless yyou have an alienware or asus then ok they have 2 fans and heatsinks
     
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    I aplied artic silver paste and it's very cool (with the LCD down on a stand)
    so no I can OC it so much it will give me way more increase.
     
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    i see , well i cant get mine's cool enough though i use a custom notebook cooler lols [​IMG] it have 2 enermax magma fans but they cant do the job
     

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