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Hybrid power tech is basically what R1 owners like me have, it's not Optimus, it was there just before Optimus was officialised.
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Mine is in the mail ATM. Picked an R2 i7 model on ebay for 1k. Looking forward to getting my hands on it for sure. My sig rig blew a PSU when the city was working on the lines outside my house, and I'm writing this from a Mini 9 which has been my primary PC for a few months now. I couldn't have designed a more perfect laptop if I tried. I kept telling my friends that I wanted a laptop that ditched the optical drive in favor of a larger battery, and could run a game or two, and I love the netbook form factor. I was definitely considering something from Asus' uXXjc Bamboo line, then I stumbled on the m11x. I had a back tax return in my pocket so I hit ebay and found myself a deal.
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Mine is in the mail ATM. Picked an R2 i7 model on ebay for 1k. Looking forward to getting my hands on it for sure. My sig rig blew a PSU when the city was working on the lines outside my house, and I'm writing this from a Mini 9 which has been my primary PC for a few months now. I couldn't have designed a more perfect laptop if I tried. I kept telling my friends that I wanted a laptop that ditched the optical drive in favor of a larger battery, and could run a game or two, and I love the netbook form factor. I was definitely considering something from Asus' uXXjc Bamboo line, then I stumbled on the m11x. I had a back tax return in my pocket so I hit ebay and found myself a deal.
That feels a bit like my situation last year.

It is a great laptop! I hope you'll enjoy it
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Mine is in the mail ATM. Picked an R2 i7 model on ebay for 1k. Looking forward to getting my hands on it for sure. My sig rig blew a PSU when the city was working on the lines outside my house, and I'm writing this from a Mini 9 which has been my primary PC for a few months now. I couldn't have designed a more perfect laptop if I tried. I kept telling my friends that I wanted a laptop that ditched the optical drive in favor of a larger battery, and could run a game or two, and I love the netbook form factor. I was definitely considering something from Asus' uXXjc Bamboo line, then I stumbled on the m11x. I had a back tax return in my pocket so I hit ebay and found myself a deal.
So what happens when the city is working on lines outside your house and they fry **** in your house? Your just SOL?
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Hmm interesting. I will have to do some Googling then. Maybe the Notebook Review forums have something.


EDIT: New nVidia Verde driver was released today. It has official M11x R2 support built in!!

Verde 260.89
With the newest driver works StarCraft 2... I get around 40-50fps in singleplayer... but online same like the other driver... around 20fps in a 4on4 game...

it's strange... :-/
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With the newest driver works StarCraft 2... I get around 40-50fps in singleplayer... but online same like the other driver... around 20fps in a 4on4 game...

it's strange... :-/
I don't think it is... You're playing a 4v4
It's quite taxing on the GPU/CPU on that side, for example, on my desktop I run over 80-100fps (if I uncap) on my settings when playing 1v1/2v2, but when I crank up mid-game with a 4v4 I get something like 30-50fps...

Didn't try on my laptop yet, no time with all those mid-terms :
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So what happens when the city is working on lines outside your house and they fry **** in your house? Your just SOL?
Well, I suppose if you have a retail PC you could prove what it is worth and claim it on either home owner's insurance, or make a claim to the city asking for reimbursement. When your tower is a piecemeal beast consisting of parts from three different etailers, and several different ebay purchases, it is a lot harder to prove it even exists.

Anyway, my m11x r2 is in my hands this very moment, and it is indeed perfect. I'm a little confused on overclocking it right now though. in the BIOS I have turbo enabled, and I have increased the bus speed to 150(I looked around a few forums and everybody reported being stable at this speed, so this is where I'll start testing my OC) I'm using CPUZ, Throttlestop, and the EVGA Precision tool. When I have speedstep on and I stress the CPU it hits up to a 16x multiplier. If I turn speedstep off and set the multiplier in Tstop it only goes up to 10x. I can't seem to figure out why. I've tried with a few different configurations and nothing seems to make a difference. Is this is a limitation on Tstop? Should I be using something else? Also, is my turbo setting in the bios possibly fowling this up? I ask because Tstop has a software turbo disabler, and it doesn't seem to do anything whether I check it or uncheck it.

I have dug around on several different forums, but I keep running into a major problem of finding info for the R1 instead of the R2 and it often makes a difference,

Edit: Oops, I'm a moron, lol. I see now that I should leave speed stepping on and set my performance profile to max. Now it is running at 15-17x all the time. It seems like tstop just isn't necessary here. I have brought my 3dmark06 score from 6600 to 7300 through CPU/GPU overclocks. Everything is apparently stable and definitely cool. No hard load tests, but everything is running well under normal use, and no error or artifacts in 3dmark06. Once I get my score where I like it, and I have some solid CPU and GPU speeds I'll do a proper burn in. Processor is sitting at 2.55GHz right now, and the GPU is at 500/1200/850 and I'm pretty sure I can get the CPU to 2.6GHZ and the video "might" go to 550/1320/875... but that is likely just wishful thinking.
Edited by Dracc - 11/10/10 at 3:11am
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Hey guys,

So not sure if anyone has encounted this problem but i decided to update my gpu drivers from the nvidia website, choose the right card, right OS and all looked fine.

After it finished installing it didnt ask to be restarted so i figured ill do it anyway but when it started back up the resolution was all outa wack but i just figured it was because i updated the drivers.

So i went and changed the resolution back to its norm, but found that everything still looks a bit fuzzier than usual and just...different. I also am now not able to switch between onboard graphics or my gt335....

I guess what im asking is what do i do now
rollback to previous drivers? try re-installing the new ones?

Thanks,
Subi
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R1 or R2? AFAIK only the R2 is technically capable of running the stock Nvidia drivers. The R1 should probably stick with the Dell drivers, though I have heard of users installing newer(though not the newest) drivers with a few tweaks to make them work.

I just put the newest drivers on my R2 with no problems.
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Its an R1 hey, and oh that is quite intersting but yeah i guess kinda makes sense...
So can i get newer drivers from the dell website? And any idea if it will be as simple as rolling back drivers to fix my problem
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