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Gericom 1st Supersonic (Quanta KN1): From go 6600 to 8600M GT -> Video


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Hi, folks :)

This might be interesting for you:

Before the upgrade id did the following:

- flash the newest bios with winphlas (Bios can be found here: http://freenet-homepage.de/nuschii/KN1BIOS/)

- uninstall the geforce drivers

- in case that the bios of the new mxm-module is locked, i made an automatic-flash floppy disk :) original vga bios from nvidia can be found here: http://www.techpowerup.com/vgabios/

- everything else is shown in the video

The card is an 8600M GT with 512MB GDDR2 and had an unlocked bios.

How to make an automatic flash disk for a flaash without a picture:

- make a dos boot-disk via windows

- download the nvflash (i use version 5.63) an add it to the disk

- download the original nvidia vga-bios and add it to the disk (rename the bios file to new.rom)

- edit the autoexec.bat from the disk and add the following: nvflash -4 -5 -6 new.rom

Now the bios will be flashed automatically when booting from the floppy disk.

Additional pictures and benchmarks can be found here:

http://extreme.pcgameshardware.de/notebooks-und-netbooks/56907-mxm-upgrade-gericom-1st-supersonic-mit-einer-8600m-gt.html (everything in german)

Have a nice time

Löschzwerg

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No comment to my project? :P

OK, here the Benchmarks:

110007d1244397430-mxm-upgrade-gericom-1st-supersonic-mit-einer-8600m-gt-3dmark05.jpg

110008d1244397430-mxm-upgrade-gericom-1st-supersonic-mit-einer-8600m-gt-3dmark06.jpg

110009d1244397430-mxm-upgrade-gericom-1st-supersonic-mit-einer-8600m-gt-x3tc.jpg

System:

Pentium M 1,73GHz

1024MB DDR2-533

Windows XP Professional SP3

Treiber GeForce 186.08

The performance increase is really great :) But as you can see in X3 Terran Conflict, the CPU is definitly a bottleneck :) I will try to overclock the CPU in the future to gain more performance.

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Ok, here is a little update :)

With a little of "setFSB" I was able to overclock the Pentium M 740 from 1730MHz to 2001MHz :)

All Quanta KN1 based notebooks should use an ICS964xxx clock generator. I used the ICS954213AGKL

in setFSB and it worked without any problems.

So I increased the FSB to 153,9MHz.

Everything over this value wasn't stable anymore :unsure: With a little voltage boost a higher clock could

be possible.

Is there a tool that is able to raise the vcore a Quanta KN1 notebook?

Here my new banchmark scores:

X3TC -> 23,533 => thats a gain of 2,866fps

3DMark05 -> 6880 points (CPU score raises from 3509 to 3885)

3DMark06 -> 3443 points (SM2.0 raises from 1510 to 1615; SM3.0 from 1380 to 1484; CPU from 722 to 844)

Escpecially the SM2.0 and 3.0 scores from 3DMark06 show a great performance increase :P The CPU still

limits the GPU.

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