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this is what i have in my alienware m5550...

C2D T7200 @ 2.00Ghz
1gb DDR2 667
x1400 128mb video card
80gb hdd

So i just got the laptop and the very first thing i installed was 3Dmark06. I ran it and this is what i scored...



what gives? Spend $1300 on a laptop and get the performance of a $200 budget rig...
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Originally Posted by JoBlo69 View Post
this is what i have in my alienware m5550...

C2D T7200 @ 2.00Ghz
1gb DDR2 667
x1400 128mb video card
80gb hdd

So i just got the laptop and the very first thing i installed was 3Dmark06. I ran it and this is what i scored...



what gives? Spend $1300 on a laptop and get the performance of a $200 budget rig...
Your CPU score is bad, make sure you are plugged in when running the bench and Speedstep is disabled/enabled.
My T7200 scores twice that in 06 so I'm pretty sure that some kind of power save mode is holding you back.
I'll link you to my thread regarding the same issue, lemme find it.

EDIT> Here it is.

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i have the thing plugged in... I made sure any "power saving" mode was turned off and the chip did run at 2 gigs during the test...
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now im getting a lot of little red spots everywhere on the screen...

great... i think this thing is crapping out in just the few hours i have it...
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You cant really expect a good 3DMark06 score with that GPU.
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You cant really expect a good 3DMark06 score with that GPU.
True, but his CPU score is half of what it should be.

@ Joblo, red spots means your GFX is probably too hot.
Do you have the lappy set up on a hard surface allowing for good airflow.
Was the OS preinstalled?
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Quote:
Originally Posted by JoBlo69 View Post
now im getting a lot of little red spots everywhere on the screen...

great... i think this thing is crapping out in just the few hours i have it...
I'm not trying to say Alienware is a bad company, but from a past experience with a friend, I can say he definately wasnt happy (and I wouldnt buy from them). He paid $3,500.00 for his laptop in May 2006 and had it running for 30 min before it stopped booting. He called their customer support from our deployed location (Air Force base) and was on the phone with them while they talked him through removing his keyboard and hard drive to get to the video card. They had him pull off the HS and fan and reseat it. After that didnt work he was really upset. He asked for a refund and was told he would have to pay a 15% restocking fee.

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the vista home basic was pre installed...

i have the laptop sitting on my glass desk in my 64F bedroom...

the notebook isnt that hot at all...

Im going to put CPU-z to see what all the specs are... whats a good program to see the system temps??
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the vista home basic was pre installed...

i have the laptop sitting on my glass desk in my 64F bedroom...

the notebook isnt that hot at all...

Im going to put CPU-z to see what all the specs are... whats a good program to see the system temps??
Everest Home or TAT for CPU temps, IDK what supports your GFX, maybe ATItool will show you the temps.

Have you disabled all of the useless Vista services yet?
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now im getting a lot of little red spots everywhere on the screen...

great... i think this thing is crapping out in just the few hours i have it...
If you are getting red spots on the screen, your video card might be overheating. Try ATI tool and see what your temp for the video card is.
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