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xfastest 177.85 or dox's 178.24

Discussion in 'Gateway and eMachines' started by SeeYouInTheER, Oct 18, 2008.

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  1. SeeYouInTheER

    SeeYouInTheER Notebook Consultant

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    I believe E already did and the 177s were still faster by 3-400 points, which is negligible in the long run, really.

    EDIT: Oh wait, these are different and newer. My mistake. Still, there's a thread out claiming that Digital Vibrance can get stuck on the 178s.
     
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    SeeYouInTheER Notebook Consultant

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    where does E live? for the most part where do all of you live. nobody has their location set on here. its nice to know where people are so i know what time to expect them on at

    i dont use digital vibrance, and yeah ive had it get stuck before, if you dont mess with it, it wont get stuck
     
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    I'm not far from you in Northern VA. I think E is in Florida.
     
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    just thought id ask this question instead of making another thread.


    is the GPU in the 7811 upgradable? and where the hell do you buy a laptop video card?
     
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    The GPU in the 7811 is not an MXM module, we're not going to be able to upgrade, it looks like. And normally, you buy them from second-hand resellers who really shouldn't be selling them alone.

    Case in point, there's only one 9-series MXM card on eBay right now, a 9600M GT, and it's going for 300 bucks at the moment. Uh huh...300 bucks...for a MOBILE 9600M GT.
     
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    hmm see this is actually my first notebook, ive been using a desktop all my life.

    and MXM stands for???
     
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    MXM is short, though not exactly accurate, for Mobile PCI Express Module.

    It was a really good idea ruined by notebook manufacturers love for making their laptops hideously proprietary to prevent naturally inclined end-users from dicking up their laptops too badly.

    Alienware uses MXM, but they use a proprietary form factor on it to prevent users from too easily being able to perform self upgrades (not that there have been any, to my knowledge). According to Wiki, Apple uses one on their 24" iMac, but makes ****ed sure no end user can upgrade to a new one by locking down the Video BIOS.
     
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    wow thats ****ed up
     
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    Read up on it here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MXM

    The most telling part of the article is at the beginning part of the second sentence (with the most important word in it bolded for emphasis):

     
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    +rep DestruyaX, very informative :)

    dang it..gotta spread some love

    EDIT: I downloaded the Vista version..and thought it strange that it didn't say whether 32 or 64 bit, unlike the XP version which tells ya what you're gettin. Long story short, that's the 32bit version for vista, so when I got done running drive sweeper, I realized that and just reinstalled xfastest :p sorry bud, but I was gonna try for ya.
     
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    Dox is working on version 1.1 that will hopefully fix the install problem. I read that the drivers are running the gpu at full speed even at the desktop (my temp is ~55C).


    ...and it's out: http://files.filefront.com/Vista64 17824exe/;12094380;/fileinfo.html


     
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    AH! that explains why i had to use the alt inf.
     
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    So, anyone test it out yet?
     
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    thanks for the bump
     
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    I had been using 178.15 (I think) for about a week. 3DMark was 8765ish. I tried DOX 178.24 and it dropped to 8735ish. I have screenshots, but they are at home.
    I then went to 180.10 with a modified nv4_disp.inf from ltv2g (where I got 178.15, as well) and 3DMark dropped to mid-8400s. Go figure.
     
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    so does anyone know what are the BEST drivers out there.
     
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    Sounds like dox or xfastests maybe its just a wash?
     
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    For your information, the Dox driver is faster. The settings were identical (single 3D performance, resolution, etc etc). Clock speeds were from E-wrecked which I found to be stable in all tests and highest I've reached.

    Dox 178.24 (after one test)
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    XFastest 177.85 (after three tests in a row, this was the highest so far)
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    Hope that helps anyone.
     
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