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Oh, I cant believe that GT 555m is on par with my GTX 260M. Almost identical in benchmarks.
You can't believe it? Really? Mobile GPUs are advancing very slowly. It's taken NVIDIA three generations before they could get a GPU out that's faster but with a lower model number.
    
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460 smokes the 555 though right?
   
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yeah they are gonna run hot and my guess have reflow issues with gig bad cpu and gpu that heats has to go some where and if the solder gets hot to where it's near the melting point connections are gonna go bad.
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460 smokes the 555 though right?
Yea it does.

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460 smokes the 555 though right?
Yes. This is the same speed as the GPU in my laptop, the GTX 260M. The GTX 460M is a good amount faster.
    
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Yes. This is the same speed as the GPU in my laptop, the GTX 260M. The GTX 460M is a good amount faster.
We have same laptops. Did you do any cooling mods? I have upgraded CPU to P8400 and put MC 64SSD G2.

RX05?
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We have same laptops. Did you do any cooling mods? I have upgraded CPU to P8400 and put MC 64SSD G2.

RX05?
Yes, RBBX05.

Nah, no cooling mods. I find it's running cool as-is. Load temps. for CPU OC are 67C and 93C for GPU. I am planning on getting a T9800 when you can buy them for ~$150 on eBay, which I suspect is unfortunately some months away. When I get that, OC to 3.4GHz. I'm also planning on putting a Corsair RealSSD C300 64GB or a Vertex 2 64GB on it. I'll wait until I can get one for ~$100.
    
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post #28 of 49
Oh gawd, thats a nice laptop!
post #29 of 49
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Yes, RBBX05.

Nah, no cooling mods. I find it's running cool as-is. Load temps. for CPU OC are 67C and 93C for GPU. I am planning on getting a T9800 when you can buy them for ~$150 on eBay, which I suspect is unfortunately some months away. When I get that, OC to 3.4GHz. I'm also planning on putting a Corsair RealSSD C300 64GB or a Vertex 2 64GB on it. I'll wait until I can get one for ~$100.
My CPU loads at 61C, and GPU loads at 87C. This is with ambient temp around 80F.I am not sure if I will keep it as I have my eyes on G73SW, but if I do i will just get T9600, as difference in price/clocks isnt worth getting T9800. Its sad that BB models do not support quad cores. I also havent done any cooling mods, but I was looking at that Forged Mod. It looks like it might be useful.
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Laptops aren't really designed for gaming on large monitors at very high resolutions. This was made to handle games at the default resolution, which it does well at since it can play most in high.

Buying a laptop for gaming at high resolutions in big monitors: fail. They're made for mobile gaming, inc. at LAN Parties. If you want gaming at max. settings and with an external monitor, make a desktop.
Its always fun to take it to a friends house and hook it up to the tv and play on it.
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