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Specs:

Asus F3sv, windows xp pro, geforce 8600m gs, laptopvideo2go 158.27 driver, 2gb of ram

Situation:

I have tried ntune, rivatuner and atitool but none of these software work in changing the core/memory clock speeds, instead the clock speeds keep resetting to the low factory values of 500/400.. but the card is rated at 600/700 according to nvidia official site.

I CANT adjust ANY values not even 1, 2 or 3 mhz more or less! The values are frozen and wont budge. It is like there is some anti overclocking protection device that wont let me change the values

note: there are no bios settings related to the gpu or cpu that I can find.
note2: On my desktop I have a geforce 6200 and with these 3 tools I am able to adjust the clock frequences even by 1, 2 or 3 mhz no problems

Anyone else have a similar problem? Any solutions? Perhaps its because the the drivers from laptopvideo2go arent really official for my card and Winxp? Thanks in advance
post #2 of 9
When you try the overclocking, do you use any kind of power-saver mode? Make sure it's set to "Maximum Performace" (or something similar) or the laptop may downclock it on its own.
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If it's a Dell you will have to mod the GFX Bios.
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If it's a Dell you will have to mod the GFX Bios.
Asus F3sv is the laptop model!
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I dont use any power saving schemes. On power options, I have set it to home/office and Max Battery settings but still the same results, I cannot adjust the clock settings up or down.
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Originally Posted by Niklas View Post
Asus F3sv is the laptop model!
Wow I sure as heck missed that

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Originally Posted by aynn View Post
I dont use any power saving schemes. On power options, I have set it to home/office and Max Battery settings but still the same results, I cannot adjust the clock settings up or down.
The Bios of the GFX card is what I'm referring to, it will most likely have to be modded.
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I dont use any power saving schemes. On power options, I have set it to home/office and Max Battery settings but still the same results, I cannot adjust the clock settings up or down.
Wait what? You are overclocking on "max battery"? Don't you see that the Laptop is trying to save you battery by downclocking? Set it to MAX PERFORMANCE!!
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I have tried every setting there is on the power options and have had no success. I really dont want to have to mod/flash my video bios.. Any other suggestions?

Edit: I have figured out the problem.. I reinstalled back windows Vista on the laptop so that I could dual boot and I am able to over/underclock the video card. It seems that the Xp driver is probably the issue here as it doesnt officially support my card.
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I have tried every setting there is on the power options and have had no success. I really dont want to have to mod/flash my video bios.. Any other suggestions?

Edit: I have figured out the problem.. I reinstalled back windows Vista on the laptop so that I could dual boot and I am able to over/underclock the video card. It seems that the Xp driver is probably the issue here as it doesnt officially support my card.
Ah, soo typical....glad you solved it.
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