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I recently downloaded 3Dmark06 and installed the Hot Fix for it. When I uploaded my results and viewed them I got this...

Display information

Graphics card NVIDIA GeForce Go 8600 GS

Graphics card vendor Nvidia Corp

Graphics memory 256 MB

Core clock 475.0 MHz

Memory clock 400.0 MHz

Driver name NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT

Driver version 7.15.11.7739

Now... I'm not a pro when it comes to computers but i'm not "technically challenged" either... From what I see/understand from this here is I was given a card I didn't order, only they named it the card I ordered... Was I ripped off? Did Dell/NVIDIA pull a sly one on me or am I totally mistaken? ~.-

I ordered a NVIDIA 8600M GT Graphics Card with my lappy and have been under the impression I was using this card.

Thanks!

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Try some other programs and see what happens.

if you really are running a GS, ring Dell and tell them to replace it or you're going to Fair Trading.

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yea seriously... id check around first... make sure you actually did get ripped off...

but if i were you and they did rip you off...

id threaten them with going to better business bureau if they dont replace your card for free... and mabey suggest a ram upgrade for the waste of time :)

no joke... try it haha.

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I recently downloaded 3Dmark06 and installed the Hot Fix for it. When I uploaded my results and viewed them I got this...

Now... I'm not a pro when it comes to computers but i'm not "technically challenged" either... From what I see/understand from this here is I was given a card I didn't order, only they named it the card I ordered... Was I ripped off? Did Dell/NVIDIA pull a sly one on me or am I totally mistaken? ~.-

I ordered a NVIDIA 8600M GT Graphics Card with my lappy and have been under the impression I was using this card.

Thanks!

easy way to tell if your card is a 8600MGT or 8600M GS is to download GPUZ.

look in the shaders tab,

8600MGT = 32 shaders

8600MGS = 16 shader,

also the clocks you've shown looks like an 8600MGT, but check with GPU-Z first.

http://www.nvidia.com/object/geforce_8600M.html

3d mark 2006 could be quoting you wrong and not 100% accurate.

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Well, my score for my graphics card was lower than average 8600M GT's and when I went into the bios to check the graphics card it was named "NVIDIA NB8P-GS"... GS = Go 8600 GS? I also updated the latest Bios(A08) directly from Dell.

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And when you consider Mem is a full 200mhz LESS than the GT, i think you got ripped off.

triple check with Rivatuner and get back to us.

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I'm not too familiar with RivaTuner but it looks like a nice app.

This is what came up when I went to: Main Tab -> Target Adapter -> NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT / (Defualt Monitor) -> Graphics System Diagnostics Report:

$ffffffffff ----------------------------------------------------------------

$ffffffffff Northbridge information

$ffffffffff ----------------------------------------------------------------

$0400000000 Description : Intel Crestline

$0400000001 Vendor ID : 8086 (Intel)

$0400000002 Device ID : 2a00

$0400000003 AGP bus : not supported

$ffffffffff ----------------------------------------------------------------

$ffffffffff Display adapter information

$ffffffffff ----------------------------------------------------------------

$0000000000 Description : NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT

$0000000001 Vendor ID : 10de (NVIDIA)

$0000000002 Device ID : 0407

$0000000003 Location : bus 1, device 0, function 0

$0000000004 Bus type : PCIE

$000000000f PCIE link width : 16x supported, 16x selected

$0000000009 Base address 0 : fd000000 (memory range)

$000000000a Base address 1 : e0000000 (memory range)

$000000000b Base address 2 : none

$000000000c Base address 3 : fa000000 (memory range)

$000000000d Base address 4 : none

$000000000e Base address 5 : 0000ef00 (I/O range)

$ffffffffff ----------------------------------------------------------------

$ffffffffff NVIDIA specific display adapter information

$ffffffffff ----------------------------------------------------------------

$0100000000 Graphics core : G84 revision A2 (32sp)

$0100000001 Hardwired ID : 0407 (ROM strapped to 0407)

$0100000002 Memory bus : 128-bit

$0100000003 Memory type : DDR2 (RAM configuration 00)

$0100000004 Memory amount : 262144KB

$0100000100 Core clock domain 0 : 182.250MHz

$0100000101 Core clock domain 1 : 364.500MHz

$0100000006 Memory clock : 100.000MHz (200.000MHz effective)

$0100000007 Reference clock : 27.000MHz

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Are you sure? The link you gave previously was for GeForce 8600M GS, not GeForce Go 8600 GS.. I'm just wondering if the 8600 GS is similar to 8600M GT in certain ways and that's why there could have been a "mix up" with my graphics card.

Bios shows a GS card, 3Dmark06 sees the Graphics Driver as 8600M GT but shows the Graphics Card itself as GeForce Go 8600 GS which isn't as good as an 8600M GT. Also, as Damstachizz pointed out, memory is 300mhz less than an 8600M GT AND 8600M GS(Source from the site you posted).

I've tried checking a few sites and there seems to be a bit of confusion on the name of the GeForce Go 8600 GS(Some sites dropping "Go", others refering to 8600M GT as Go 8600M GT, etc.). The Nvidia website doesn't have any information regarding GeForce Go 8600 GS.

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Ok, the true cards are always '' 8x00M xx'' EG, 8600M GT

The geforce GO are old.

basically, from rivatuner, it is an 8600M GT, BUT the card bios might be designed to fool programs like RT.

If possible, open up the laptop and check out what the card says on itself..should help.

BUT, there is a MAJOR problem..

Why in the hell does an 8600M GT have DDR2 for a 256mb card?

..see?

...kind of weird eh?

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The Nvidia website doesn't have any information regarding GeForce Go 8600 GS.

Because such card doesn't exist. Period.

It's called GeForce 8600M GS. Period.

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Bios shows a GS card, 3Dmark06 sees the Graphics Driver as 8600M GT but shows the Graphics Card itself as GeForce Go 8600 GS which isn't as good as an 8600M GT. Also, as Damstachizz pointed out, memory is 300mhz less than an 8600M GT AND 8600M GS(Source from the site you posted).

the link i gave you was correct.

as zipper says the geforce GO is wrong and outdated.

nvidia updated its naming scheme from geforce go to simply adding an M at the end.

hence 8600M.

the clock is 300mhz slower because on the link gave you nvidia is quoting effective speed of 700MHZ.

Whereas the 3d mark is quoting the actuall speed of 400MHz which means its acting at 800MHZ effectively.

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Guest TheDude

Just wanted to say thanks for the help. Cleared it up with Dell and you're right.

((Sorry for the late reply, haven't been online for a while))

Cheers!

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