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post #21 of 29
Consider how much you ACTUALLY need a laptop.

I thought I needed a laptop when I bought my XPS m1530. Even brand new, the performance was a little disappoint, and it's nVidia 8600GT was pretty decent. But, I assumed I needed a laptop.

The reality was, I travelled with it maybe a dozen times a year, and I never gamed on it while travelling.

For those $1500 I spent on the laptop, I wish I had;

Spent $1100 on a gaming desktop
Spent $400 on the cheapest 13" laptop
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post #22 of 29
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Originally Posted by therock003 View Post

Sadly i'm not sure if Aero and other visual tweaks play any part on this. I just Disabled Aero, and all visual enhancments. Closed all non-system processes, even explorer.exe from task manager, and run Vantage once again. I got worse results! This is the comparison, with yesterdays marks, on the Computer i'm currently working on.

BTW This is a 5770 passive card. It seems to be near the GTX275. I wonder what my old 3870 would get. Another thing i notice is how this budget AMD quad core got low points compared to the 30.000 of my laptop and 42.000 of the 920.
Other than that, i only have to check the power settings of the laptop once i get back, and hope that there's something there that messes with the results now that Aero has been ruled out...
Thank You for your help man, you've been very useful so far. I also appreciate everybody elses input. I hope i finally get some peace on this matter eventually.

You can't just rule out Aero because of 1 benchmark. Aero is 100% verified to lower benchmark scores. http://www.overclock.net/t/555682/windows-7-setup-and-tweaking-guide-for-benchmarking#post6905280 Also this guide, not for the exact test but it measures CPU performance (note he specifically states not to test with Aero at the very end) http://www.overclock.net/t/926581/bassplayers-super-pi-guide#post12171513 .

Good luck, I'm sure the voltmod will help. Should be an easy fix once you get back on your laptop.
 
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post #23 of 29
desktop>laptop every time.
 
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post #24 of 29
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Guys i finally found what was messing with my 3D Mark results. This is a 3D laptop, and by default stereoscopic 3D is enabled. 3D mark supports 3D benchmarks, so it was running tests on 3D mode, that's why i got less than half of what i deserved. I disabled 3D mode yesterday and run a couple of tests, both of them a little over 5.000. 5062 to be exact. Still not as high a i hoped, but it finally put my mind at ease, as to what was happeining and i got such low scores. smile.gif
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post #25 of 29
Not bad. What kind of laptop is that? My 555m is faster than that, but mine is kinda gimped.
   
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post #26 of 29
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What's your score? It's a Dell XPS L702x with 2670QM.
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post #28 of 29
Quote:
Originally Posted by therock003 View Post

Guys i finally found what was messing with my 3D Mark results. This is a 3D laptop, and by default stereoscopic 3D is enabled. 3D mark supports 3D benchmarks, so it was running tests on 3D mode, that's why i got less than half of what i deserved. I disabled 3D mode yesterday and run a couple of tests, both of them a little over 5.000. 5062 to be exact. Still not as high a i hoped, but it finally put my mind at ease, as to what was happeining and i got such low scores. smile.gif

You should be able to get around 7,000 if you overclock it and increase the volts a little biggrin.gif
 
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post #29 of 29
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Did you get that score on stock speeds, or did you overclock it? I will overclock it in time and see how this improves my setup! thumb.gif
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