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I was looking around at laptops and noticed Dell is offering a choice of T7600and T7600G processors. I've googled and looked around and cannot find the difference in the 2. What the heck is the "G" for?

Edit: I found an article on it finally, hence the updated title.
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Dell enhanced the award-winning XPS M1710 mobile gaming system with innovative high-performance and entertainment technologies. For the first time, Dell is enabling enthusiasts to tune, or overclock, the system's new Intel Core 2 Duo T7600G mobile processor to operate at faster speeds for better performance. The latest NVIDIA GeForce Go 7950 GTX notebook GPU with 512MB memory delivers a 3-D gaming experience at high-definition resolutions. When playing supported music or games, users can also customize new Dell-exclusive XPS LightFX technology to strobe, pulse or fade the system's 16-color lights to the beat of a song or whenever a game character fires a weapon, moves or gets fragged. The XPS M1710 gaming notebook is available immediately worldwide starting at $2,299 with Core 2 Duo T7200 processor and 256MB NVIDIA GeForce Go 7900 GS graphics, and $3,498 with Core 2 Duo T7600G processor and 512MB NVIDIA GeForce Go 7950 GTX graphics. Additional features include:
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I was looking around at laptops and noticed Dell is offering a choice of T7600and T7600G processors. I've googled and looked aroung and cannot find the difference in the 2. What the heck is the "G" for?
It should say on Dell's website. See what the specs are for each.

EDIT: Just checked, it doesnt say anything diferant other then $200ish... Hmm...
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Yea, I looked all over the dell site and nothing other than price diff. Google was no help also. Intel has no such chip listed either.
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Ok, just found it out. It's an unlocked version which Dell lets you overclock.

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Dell enhanced the award-winning XPS M1710 mobile gaming system with innovative high-performance and entertainment technologies. For the first time, Dell is enabling enthusiasts to tune, or overclock, the system's new Intel Core 2 Duo T7600G mobile processor to operate at faster speeds for better performance. The latest NVIDIA GeForce Go 7950 GTX notebook GPU with 512MB memory delivers a 3-D gaming experience at high-definition resolutions. When playing supported music or games, users can also customize new Dell-exclusive XPS LightFX technology to strobe, pulse or fade the system's 16-color lights to the beat of a song or whenever a game character fires a weapon, moves or gets fragged. The XPS M1710 gaming notebook is available immediately worldwide starting at $2,299 with Core 2 Duo T7200 processor and 256MB NVIDIA GeForce Go 7900 GS graphics, and $3,498 with Core 2 Duo T7600G processor and 512MB NVIDIA GeForce Go 7950 GTX graphics. Additional features include:
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Ok, just found it out. It's an unlocked version which Dell lets you overclock.
Interesting... I wonder what chipset the M1710 runs on and if it's decent for overclocking.

Still don't think it's worth the $700 though just to OC a laptop :-\\

I wish we could build them dammit!
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Interesting that they would do this, since my T7200 is locked so tight I can't even OC with software.
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Interesting that they would do this, since my T7200 is locked so tight I can't even OC with software.
Well I guess they figure that if people wanna drop that kinda cash on an unlocked Dell, then why not... They're probably counting on air heads with alot of dough stumbling into the BIOS, killing their processor, and having to fork out another $700 for a replacement, since I'm willing to bet the overclock enabled version is a lot lighter on the warranty once you touch a single BIOS setting...
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hrm, how are you gonna get decent cooling on that thing? the notebook cooler pads don't do a thing, they barely keep non-overclocked pentium-ms from overheating.
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Yeah, from personal experience, my P4 3.06GHz laptop used to hit high 70's at load (would throttle actually)...

I cracked it open, changed the paste, cleaned out the fan and now it hits high 50s and max 61C... doesn't throttle (mind you, the thermal spec for the processor is @ 100C).

Laptops suck for cooling... and often the fan that's included isn't worth a damn and is pratically impossible to replace.

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Flashing strobe lights?? On a laptop?? What does that do to battery life
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