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alright guys, this laptop has plenty of problems. First im not sure but i think his cpu is overheating. keep in mind this is a laptop, with a prescott in it. 75C isnt terrible right? Besides that, His video card just doesnt wanna play games. It is a MR9800 and it staggers at 10FPS in CSS? I have drivers installed correctly, i just have no idea what is going on with it. Also, do you guys agree that norton sucks? Cuz thats what he has and it seems like he is always getting viruses but its because he is using limewire and stuff like that... so yeah. And if i think i can trust you enough i might even want you to remote access his comp... if i trust you lol thanks guys
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That temp is fine - just keep it ventilated so it doesn't get much higher. And the low FPS is probably due to viruses/spyware.
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I thought that too, but even after a fresh install of windows and just steam it still sucked
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Originally Posted by geekedittilitghz
I thought that too, but even after a fresh install of windows and just steam it still sucked
I see. Possibly the CPU is thermal throttling then. Download a program called right mark cpu clock and it'll tell you what the current throttle speed is. Make sure you run a program like prime95 to simulate a game load.

Also where did you get your video drivers from?
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well i tried the ones from dell, (its an XPS) and they didnt work, i tried official ati's but it didnt work so Omegas are on there now... i think i trust you enough... wanna take a go at remote access?
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post #6 of 32
Quote:
Originally Posted by geekedittilitghz
well i tried the ones from dell, (its an XPS) and they didnt work, i tried official ati's but it didnt work so Omegas are on there now... i think i trust you enough... wanna take a go at remote access?
Remote access wouldn't really help since it would have to reboot a lot... but I'd say the problem is the omega drivers. I don't think they were designed for laptops because laptop video cards need special drivers. The only way you're going to get it running right is to get the ones from dell working is my guess. So why don't they work?
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post #7 of 32
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cuz i still get like 10FPS
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post #8 of 32
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are you sure that you dont wanna do it lol...
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post #9 of 32
Quote:
Originally Posted by geekedittilitghz
are you sure that you dont wanna do it lol...
Sure I guess I'll take a shot at it. How do you use this? I've never done it before
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What is the model of the laptop? I also have a prescoot in mine, and my heatsink was completely cogged. If you cant open the laptop to clean eat, buy pressured air and blow the air into the hole where the air comes out, and put a vacuum by where the fan blows. Its like a suck-->pull thing. It worked great for me. Itsmost likely the cpu throttlnig a bit, i think minr throttles around that temeperature.Dowlaod this program to check for sure.
Edit: Mobile cards dont work well with any kinds of drivers but the ones that come with the cd, and the update software. I have a toshiba, and it gave me a driver upfate through a update console program. Dont use any other drivers but the ones that come from the manufacturer of the laptop.
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