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I just picked up an XPS M1530 and decided to go to NVIDIA's site to see the latest drivers, then I was going to head over to "Laptop-2-go" for modded ones. Well I was suprised to find that NVIDIA now offers mobile drivers for laptops:

http://www.nvidia.com/Download/index.aspx?lang=en-us





I started doing some research and found that RivaTuner works with these drivers. So of course I wanted to see if eVGA's Precision tool would work with my 8600GT mobile, and it does!
Edited by ericeod - 12/22/08 at 3:57pm
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DEAR GOD WE CAN OVERCLOCK THE GPU ON THE GRAPHICS CARD??????????????


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DEAR GOD WE CAN OVERCLOCK THE GPU ON THE GRAPHICS CARD??????????????


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I have no idea what my 8600M GT card can take. I bumped the core to 500 and the shader to 1000 (default 475 core and 950 shader) and the temps did not budge. When I finish installing, I will run some benchmarks.
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can u speed the fan up? or do laptop ones just have a heatsink? , on my old desktop i got my 8500GT to 590/1520/550 (core/Shader/Mem) if thats any help , i think the laptop 8600M is similar to it , slightly faster tho.
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can u speed the fan up? or do laptop ones just have a heatsink? , on my old desktop i got my 8500GT to 590/1520/550 (core/Shader/Mem) if thats any help , i think the laptop 8600M is similar to it , slightly faster tho.
I cant adjust the fan on my laptop. But thats probably because the CPU fan does all the cooling. The CPU and GPU are connected by heatpipes and cooled by just the one fan. I dont know about other laptops, they might have a dedicated fan.
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I cant adjust the fan on my laptop. But thats probably because the CPU fan does all the cooling. The CPU and GPU are connected by heatpipes and cooled by just the one fan. I dont know about other laptops, they might have a dedicated fan.
Oh, my highest load did get about 75 when at those settings but i guess it would be hotter on your laptop , and im sure you dont wanna burn your knees id adjust the core to about 550 and shader to about 1100. try that to see if it gives a noticeable performance improvement.
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Oh, my highest load did get about 75 when at those settings but i guess it would be hotter on your laptop , and im sure you dont wanna burn your knees id adjust the core to about 550 and shader to about 1100. try that to see if it gives a noticeable performance improvement.
Thanks for the recommendations. I will probably work my way up to those settings a little at a time and watch the temps. I'll be happy with just a small improvement. I have to consider battery power as well.
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Thanks for the recommendations. I will probably work my way up to those settings a little at a time and watch the temps. I'll be happy with just a small improvement. I have to consider battery power as well.
Yea of course, can't you switch it to the integrated when you aren't using the GFX card?
or is that only certain laptops.
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Yea of course, can't you switch it to the integrated when you aren't using the GFX card?
or is that only certain laptops.

That is only certain laptops. It would have been a cool feature, but I am happy with what I ended up with.
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Im on an Asus N80vn with a 9650m GT and rivatuner still does not work, however ntunes works. I have the core at 700 (default 550) and memory at 500 (default is 400). These drivers slightly bumped up my FPS.
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