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Help with the m11x R3

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Hey there,

I'm trying to find out more about my new m11x. There are a few questions I have concerning the CPU (I chose the intel i5 model) and the GPU (NVidia GT 540m). I've done some of my own research, but it all seems to be vague and inconclusive, even if I'm lucky enough to find information about the R3 as opposed to the R2 or R1. First of all, the dell website advertises the i5 CPU used in the m11x R3 as a duo core 1.4 GHz processor that can be put into "turbo mode" to achieve something like 2.4 GHz. I don't know how to do this, and I don't know whether or not it's automatic. And if it is, I'd like to know if I can figure out when it's clocked at this speed some how (if at all possible). Secondly, the GPU. I've heard it can easily and safely be overclocked using the NVidia System Tool program. I downloaded it, and it seems to be straight forward, but whenever I change it to the clocks suggested and then test it on Unigine Heaven, it may work for about a minute or so, but then it crashes and the GPU switches back to it's factory clocks. What am I doing wrong?
Also, as a less important question, does the R3 come with facial recognition?

Thanks.
post #2 of 6
Turbo core happens automatically. You could watch it happen in CPU-z.
post #3 of 6
Just toy with the notebook at first. Play a few games before overclocking. Get a good idea of what the laptop can do before you over clock it.
     
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post #4 of 6
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Heh, that's probably a good idea! Although I still would like to keep this thread open just so I can find out when I do know more about what my laptop is capable of.
post #5 of 6
Sounds like you spent a wad of cash on something without knowing it's capabilities. I would do as others suggested. Just play around with the laptop and have fun for now. That's usually the best way to discover it's capabilities.
post #6 of 6
Depending on the games you play you might not have to overclock your GPU as it can play recent games pretty well at native resolution. Like others have said just install some games and mess around with video settings and if you are not satisfied with frame rates then look into possibly overclocking. You can always go onto the dell website and chat with a rep 24/7 and ask if facial recognition came installed.
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