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Thurin

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Greetings to all you folks,

I'd like to start off by saying that although a lot of people do not seem to like the M1730 much for it's size and weight, but to me it's just right + it's a race monster.

Specs:

CPU:

Core2Duo X9000 2.8 Ghz OC @ 3.2 Ghz

GPU in SLi:

NVidia GeForce 8800m GTX - 512 MB core 500 / memory 800 / shaders 1250 @ core 674 / memory 1078 / shaders 1684

NVidia GeForce 8800m GTX - 512 MB core 500 / memory 800 / shaders 1250 @ core 674 / memory 1078 / shaders 1684

Driver version:

178.08 with a modded INF from laptopvideo2go

Memory:

4 GB 667Mhz memory non OC

HDD:

160 GB 7200rpm

160 GB 7200rpm

in Raid 0 for a grand total of 320 GB

OS:

Windows Vista x64 Ultimate - SP1

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Non OC scores:

Vantage:

1st run:8619

2nd run:8672

3rd run:8625

3dMark06:

1st run:12695

2nd run:12827

3rd run:12615

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OC scores:

Vantage:

11340

3dMark06:

13295

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The 3dMark06 score hasn't increased too much as it is way more CPU oriented than Vantage is, which means that since my processor didn't suddenly and magically speed up by a lot the score only rises by ~600 pts. (in both test instances I had my processor clocked at 3.2Ghz to show a pure image of what the score difference is like with just adding a GPU overclock)

For those of you who do not know where to get the software or how to overclock your NVidia based system:

Download:

http://www.nvidia.com/object/nvidia_system_tools_6.03.html

And install all three of the tools included in the package.

The rest will be self explanatory... should you have questions feel free to ask.

Edited by Thurin
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same as for me for your results, overclocking the video card significently increased my mark in Vantage almost doubled, for 3dmark06 only added just less then a 1000 points.

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Is no one suprised by that overclock?

I mean that is a HUGE overclock... How can it be stable???

I have the same laptop and config and im running 178.13 and anything over 600/1500/900 is unstable... Not to mention temperature... What would be your temps at that kind of overclock? Are you running it in a freezer?

I dont mean to be rude or anything but ive heard of a few people overclocking in that range and i cant comprehend it :)

It just doesnt make sense for it to be able to handle it...

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Is no one suprised by that overclock?

I mean that is a HUGE overclock... How can it be stable???

I have the same laptop and config and im running 178.13 and anything over 600/1500/900 is unstable... Not to mention temperature... What would be your temps at that kind of overclock? Are you running it in a freezer?

I dont mean to be rude or anything but ive heard of a few people overclocking in that range and i cant comprehend it :)

It just doesnt make sense for it to be able to handle it...

Quite simple:

Zalman ZM-NC 2000 Laptop Cooler and a trick:

If you do not mind a few extra decibels... you clock your processor to 3.2 Ghz (Provided you have a Core2Duo eXtreme processor like I do) which will make your system fans run at max.

You will then see that your system temp under load, un-overclocked will drop to ~50 degrees which leaves room for some fun with the clocks.

I actually clocked my system down to 600 / 1000 / 1600 to keep the temp under load at ~75 C which used to be the normal load temp before the overclocking all began.

Hope it helps :)

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I dont have a problem with the cpu overclock as thats essentially designed for that, im just amazed at the GPU overclock. For me 600/1500/900 works fine and gives a nice boost, however anything higher and applications begin to crash... And yet you manage to almost double that...

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I dont have a problem with the cpu overclock as thats essentially designed for that, im just amazed at the GPU overclock. For me 600/1500/900 works fine and gives a nice boost, however anything higher and applications begin to crash... And yet you manage to almost double that...

Like I said the trick is a two part trick...

1 Overclocking the CPU kicks the system fans into full 100% gear. (cooling your system to a comfortable 55ish degrees C)

2 Getting the Zalman ZM-NC2000 laptop cooler kicks off another 5-10 degrees C and keeps the airflow going

PRESTO ! :)

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  • 2 months later...

I have previously tried overclocking with multiply programs with no success. Rivatuner only allows me to underclock. I am using Dox modified drivers 180.84.1

I am looking at Bios.

I have the same notebook as you guys but just wont overclock :)

HELP PLEASE

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  • 4 weeks later...

You can only do so by using this tool Nvidia : :)

http://forums.laptopvideo2go.com/index.php?showtopic=22970

Should you have questions feel free to ask.

Good luck :)

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And preferably do it in BIOS, here two links to how to do this !

http://forums.laptopvideo2go.com/index....showtopic=22286

and

http://forums.laptopvideo2go.com/index....showtopic=22971

Good luck, for me it works great :)

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