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Hey guys I really want to try this out and was wondering what your thoughts are. I have heard from numerous people that it does not work and it does. My main concern is the risk. I read on this tutorial that no one has ever killed there laptop doing this. I understand that if you do it INCORRECTLY then yes you could do some damage. If you follow all the steps correctly then worst case scenario you flash back former BIOS. Here is the link

http://forum.notebookreview.com/asus/182458-modding-nvidia-vga-bios-vx2s-g1s-g2s.html

Have you guys ever tried this type of thing or no of any results??

Basically its the 9800m GS flashed to the speed of the GTS because they have the same hardware they just underclocked the GPU for the laptop. Let me know thanks!
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I learnt my lesson , I used to have a dell xps with two 8800m gtxs and I overclocked those cards only mildy I might add and the thing was dead in 12 months.My opinion laptops are not meant to be ocd they just dont have the airflow required to keeps the gpus cool under load.It might work out initially butyou will eventually get those lines all over your display and a fried gpu.
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Dont do it.
Laptops cannot dissipate the heat output by those chips already... dont stress them any further.
    
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As long as your temps are fine you can do it, I would try overclocking with software to the speeds you want to flash to before actually flashing, just to make sure your temps will still be acceptable. I had a gtx 260m in a Asus that they downclocked from what the card was supposed to run and it still got into the 90C's on the other hand my w860 with a 5870m will take a 100mhz oc and still max out around 70c.
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Well we have some mixed opinions here... I guess its one of those "just depends on the production and luck of the pick). Hey Strict I was wondering why they were all talking about flashing the bios. Check it out on the link I posted and google "9800 gs flashed to gts. They all did it through bios. I was wondering if this had something to do with a lot more stability on the flash technique than software. Any info is appreciated to thx!
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I think flashing the VBIOS on the card is completely unnecessary in your case. It isn't like you're unlocking cores. You want higher clocks, overclock it through software. I had a 9800m GS laptop, this one [for almost two weeks], it didn't overclock [in a 15" laptop] nearly as well as the 9800m GTS [which I had in a Gateway 7805u 17"]. If I remember correctly, 600MHz for the GS was borderline hot.
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Originally Posted by Bloodbath View Post

I learnt my lesson , I used to have a dell xps with two 8800m gtxs and I overclocked those cards only mildy I might add and the thing was dead in 12 months.My opinion laptops are not meant to be ocd they just dont have the airflow required to keeps the gpus cool under load.It might work out initially butyou will eventually get those lines all over your display and a fried gpu.

Uhm... the dell XPS line was terrible when it first entered the market. Using your experience with that one machine doesn't mean that every other brand is prone to fail as well. Gpus don't get that much hotter if it's just a clock speed boost and no voltage tweaking. My machine gets no hotter with the overclock I have over stock clocks.

I say go for it. The clock speed boost isn't that high so there's no real cause for concern. If you were attempting to flash the card to something it isn't capable of, like the 9800m GTX, then there might be cause for alarm.

If you all think this stuff is too risky, it's no moreso than flashing a 6950 to a 6970. Just sayin'.tongue.gif
     
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Hey glidin what would you say the difference between the bios vs software OC method is?
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or anyone for that matter?
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