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Hello all. A few days ago I managed to unlock my netbook's ION LE to a full ION. I overclocked the CPU @ 2.2Ghz and installed both XP and 7. I only game in XP, where the CPU Utilization is about 10% lower @ idle than W7. So, i installed Dirt (the first one). After that installation my GPU works @ 100%! (comparing with before where it used to work @~50-60%.
Now I can play COD4 on high, NFSMW Maxed out, Far Cry 2 @ Low, 1024x768 (20-25 fps).
Is the full ION that much better than the ION LE?
My netbook now rocks!!!
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lol grats, how much did that affect your temps?
    
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gaming on a netbook.
    
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i hope you have a seperate mouse
i hate gaming on a laptop due to its lack of power
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lol grats, how much did that affect your temps?
A Lot. The GPU used to peak @ 70-72, now it goes @ 80-85.
The CPU when @ 1600 used to peak @ 68-70, with ION LE, it went up to 75, and with ION and O/C it hits 80 sometimes, when it does not bottleneck the GPU.
I can even play Crysis @ 1366x768, Low, with the framerate @ 20-30fps.

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gaming on a netbook.
When i don't have my PC around, or go playing LAN with my friends it is pretty good.

The conclusion is that when i play LAN with my friends, it does not lag and i can play at higher graphics.
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A Lot. The GPU used to peak @ 70-72, now it goes @ 80-85.
The CPU when @ 1600 used to peak @ 68-70, with ION LE, it went up to 75, and with ION and O/C it hits 80 sometimes, when it does not bottleneck the GPU.
I can even play Crysis @ 1366x768, Low, with the framerate @ 20-30fps.



When i don't have my PC around, or go playing LAN with my friends it is pretty good.

The conclusion is that when i play LAN with my friends, it does not lag and i can play at higher graphics.
What FPS you grabbing man?
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In COD4 SP (1366x768,Medium): 30-50, GPU: 60-100%
In COD4 MP (1366x768,High): 40-60, GPU: 80-100%
In Fallout 3 (1366x768,Medium): 25-40, 60-100%
In Crysis (1366x768, Low): 15-30, 70-100%
In Dirt (1024x768, Low): 15-25, GPU: 70% (Races), 100% (Time Trials)
In Far Cry 2 (1366x768,Low): 15-35fps, GPU: 70-90%
In NFS Carbon (1024x768, High):40-60fps,GPU: 70-100% (I used to have 10fps with 20% GPU)
In NFS Most Wanted (1024x768,Max, No AA), 45-60fPS, GPU: Almost always 100%
In NFS Undercover (1024x768, Low), 20-30Fps, GPU:50-80%
I have the ION o/ced @ 500Mhz Core, and the memory is the RAM Clock (916Mhz)
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Pretty interesting. It doesn't get hot in your lap? or you set it to stock when not gaming?
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so I take it, your battery life is out the window?
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Pretty interesting. It doesn't get hot in your lap? or you set it to stock when not gaming?
It gets quite hot, but not annoying hot.

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so I take it, your battery life is out the window?
When surfing the internet the battery lasts about two and a half hours. When gaming it lasts about one and a half hours.
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