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just my 2 cents but,
have you tried undervolting the processor? Less voltage=less power+less heat. You have to find the right voltage, though. My P-7811FX stock processor runs at 1.0875V, but I was able to undervolt it to 0.9625V. That's about the lowest I can get it without risking instability, though. Check out this guide:

http://forum.notebookreview.com/hard...ing-guide.html

Also, if anyone knows anything about undervolting the graphics card (9800M GTS), please tell me. Mine runs pretty warm under no load.

Also, does anyone know of more efficient/quiet aftermarket fans for theses computers? Especially for my graphics card, it never shuts up. Even with the lid closed with no programs running.
Edited by natedawg1013 - 12/28/10 at 6:28pm
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Well, lately the game I've been playing is Fallout New Vegas. It lags with my new processor. This really pisses me off, as I'm sure I could play it on max settings with my old processor and it wouldn't lag. However, I pull the voltage down to 1.1875 (from 1.2125) and crank the multiplier up to 12 (from 11.5). This improves the gameplay, but it is still laggier than I think it would be with my old processor. Would under-volting my gpu help, or is that even possibe?
    
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Is there a huge difference between x7900 & x9100 cpu's? I have a P-7805u and instead of getting a new laptop I think I'm just going to upgrade the cpu in this to one of the above. The x7900 on average is $100 cheaper than the x9100 so if the performace difference isn't that much I will just get the x7900. I do know the x9100 runs at 1066 bus speed though so I would benefit from my ddr3 memory. Also if anyone needs memory it's dirt cheap right now just picked up OCZ 8gb ddr3 1333 dual channel kit for $96 that price is unheard of so I had to jump on it.
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I've heard you need to edit the bios or something to undervolt the GPU. I hope someone here knows how because mine runs very warm while I'm not even doing anything. That is a waste of power and has a greater risk of damage if I accidentally leave it on a soft surface. Plus, the fan is REALLY annoying. It's louder than the CPU fan.
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My GPU and it's fan have the exact same problem. It's very annoying.
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Magowin View Post
Is there a huge difference between x7900 & x9100 cpu's? I have a P-7805u and instead of getting a new laptop I think I'm just going to upgrade the cpu in this to one of the above. The x7900 on average is $100 cheaper than the x9100 so if the performace difference isn't that much I will just get the x7900. I do know the x9100 runs at 1066 bus speed though so I would benefit from my ddr3 memory. Also if anyone needs memory it's dirt cheap right now just picked up OCZ 8gb ddr3 1333 dual channel kit for $96 that price is unheard of so I had to jump on it.
X7900 is penryn based, you want the x9100 for the 7805u if you like the 1066mhz fsb rather than 800mhz.
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So is there a way to overclock our GPUs or not?
    
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So is there a way to overclock our GPUs or not?
Yes, it is. You need Nvidia System Tools 6.06 Hope it helps.
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Hey guys I've had a bunch of issues after upgrading to windows 7. I had no problems with vista, my friends just persuaded me to get it and the idea of even better performance finally got to me.
I now regret switching to 7 now. I've encountered several problems and it's only been 2 days.

1. In the middle of my browsing i found out it just freezes and won't unfreezes and i can't do anything but manually shutdown. I figured out it was linked to google chrome and switch to firefox. At least the problem is fixed.

2nd problem I had twice now. It seems I'm not the only person who had it:
http://answers.yahoo.com/question/in...1110858AADUVOe
When browsing that same exact thing happened to me. I wasn't running and streneous program only Mozilla Firefox and microsoft words 2010. I was simply doing some homework and browsing and it suddenly froze and everytime I moved my cursor the colors got distorted and kept happening as i moved it and eventually it turned into this dark red and black seen in that picture from the yahoo question. I'm guessing its a driver issue but I updated and stuff.
This is my main issue for now and I need to get it resolved. Any ideas on which drivers I should try?

3rd. Call of DUTY! One of my favorite games (mw2). I have not purchased black ops yet . It doesn't run full-screen in windows 7 (black bars on each side). I tried changing aspect ratios, that didn't work. My only option was to change the resolution to native resolution, but I didn't like that because I was comfortable running it in 1024*768 in Vista; it also gave me more fps. That could also be a drivers issue right?

4th..i'll write if It continues
Edit: It happened again. Whenever I put my computer to sleep and I turn it back on the sounds stops working. I then tried logging off to see if it'll working again but no, and eventually I restarted and it's working again. This will be a problem because I put my computer to sleep often.

It seems all these issues seem drivers related.
All your help would be greatly appreciated!

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8800gts
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Edited by mattsup94 - 1/24/11 at 3:23pm
post #1970 of 2327
Want to hook up the 6831 I have to a TV via HDMI. Picture comes through good but can't figure out how to get the sound to go with it other than from the laptop speakers. Is there a way to set it up to play both sound and video from the TV?
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