xfastest 177.85 or dox's 178.24

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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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    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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