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That's a heck of a laptop. I'm on mine at night really often... so I probably wouldn't go for a 15.6" screen but that's a killer computer either way. biggrin.gif Great little machine.

I'm about to buy a used M17x R2 from someone on the cheap (i7 920XM, 128GB SSD, 6970M, 1920x1200 RGB LED screen, etc, for $1300) but that computer definitely has some benefits over the one I'm grabbing. biggrin.gif

Tell me, could you run GPU-z and tell me what the voltage goes up to on the 675M when it's being used? I'm curious about something....... wink.gif
     
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cant get skyrim to work with the buggy optimus and there are no new driver yet either :/
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I ran furmark and it said 99% gpu load but the core clock was only at 75mhz!? could this be bad drivers??

EDIT: Yep just good old optimus, New drivers couldn't come sooner I miss skyrim
Edited by ThePhlood - 4/17/12 at 9:17pm
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Looks like this would be a great replacement for my NP5165... I wanted a backlit keyboard, and yours looks to have a better layout than mine (other than the windows key being on the right instead of left).

How's the sound? and do you mind telling us how much you payed for this?
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Looks like this would be a great replacement for my NP5165... I wanted a backlit keyboard, and yours looks to have a better layout than mine (other than the windows key being on the right instead of left).
How's the sound? and do you mind telling us how much you payed for this?

I really like the keyboard a lot there are like 7 different colors and a bunch of different light patterns. The sound is good quality it just doesn't go super loud, which isn't that big of a deal since its a laptop and doesn't bother me too much. It starts a $1279 on xotic pc, but I upgraded mine enough to make it around $1650 with the upgraded matte screen (Which is AMAZING and worth the $100), the gtx 675, orochi mouse, upgraded HDD, and wireless Card. I an in love with the build quality of this laptop, the downfalls are I only get around 2hours battery life surfing the web and doing basic task and less when gaming, the powerbrick is huge, and there arnt any new drivers out at the moment so some games are unplayable with the buggy optimus feature( probobly will be fixed in the first updated drivers).

If I was going to do it over, I would buy this laptop again, I just really hope the driver issue is fixed soon (They haven't even released ANY drivers on the website yet since it is so new) the only game it has affected yet is skyrim, SC2 and LoL run amazing I just havent had the time to download other games

I Hope this Helps!
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cant get skyrim to work with the buggy optimus and there are no new driver yet either :/
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I ran furmark and it said 99% gpu load but the core clock was only at 75mhz!? could this be bad drivers??
EDIT: Yep just good old optimus, New drivers couldn't come sooner I miss skyrim



This is what I meant on hate for optimus lol, if the game doesnt recqonize the preferred gpu first its hell and back to try and get it working the way you want. Look into white listing as that may be an easy fix for you other than that I couldnt say much, sold my m11x r2 and got a g53 and couldnt be happier w/o optimus lol
    
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This is what I meant on hate for optimus lol, if the game doesnt recqonize the preferred gpu first its hell and back to try and get it working the way you want. Look into white listing as that may be an easy fix for you other than that I couldnt say much, sold my m11x r2 and got a g53 and couldnt be happier w/o optimus lol

When t works, it works really good though tongue.gif, I added the Skyrim TESV and the Skyrim launcher to the whitelist an its still the only game I have a problem with, do you have any ideas?
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When t works, it works really good though tongue.gif, I added the Skyrim TESV and the Skyrim launcher to the whitelist an its still the only game I have a problem with, do you have any ideas?

Congrats on the new lappy! Google "Skyrim and optimus" Seems to be a common issue. Fixes available! thumb.gif
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Yeah I already tried that :/ and it still didn't work

EDIT: All my games are now working and just wow its fast, I run skyrim on ultra with 50 texture mods and it still runs super smooth
Edited by ThePhlood - 4/18/12 at 8:54am
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I ran furmark and it said 99% gpu load but the core clock was only at 75mhz!? could this be bad drivers??
EDIT: Yep just good old optimus, New drivers couldn't come sooner I miss skyrim

That could also be nVidia flagging furmark as something that causes massive load on a graphics chip. They limit it's ability to fully max out the desktop cards, I'm sure they limit it on mobile too.
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