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Yeah that sounds like the typical experience with Intel's latest "GPU". Though running in 16bit mode does sound rather odd.

ThrottleStop worked well for the G50's CPU I don't think it does anything for a GPU.
You shouldn't be able to/bother disabling powersaving modes on a laptop because then you will definitely suffer in the battery life. Just use ThrottleStop when you need the juice and also use it to lock the the powersavings when your on battery. It helped a little bit there too.

The total core clock difference was about 70MHz I think at most. I made it well past that with mine(iirc). The GTS was just nvidia doing a money grab and going "look we let this new version have 1GB vram so you should pay much more for it." I guess every company has to fleece somewhere.
Thanks man -- you're making me excited to get my laptop. Unfortunately he probably won't ship until next week. The good news is that it would probably take the same amount of time if he shipped this week due to all the storms in the US lately and in southern ontario as well.

One thing that gets to me is that I shipped out my GPU on the 31st, and it's now the 2nd and there have been no updates on Canada Posts website.
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One thing that gets to me is that I shipped out my GPU on the 31st, and it's now the 2nd and there have been no updates on Canada Posts website.
It's probably sitting in customs, sometimes you don't even get an update in tracking information while it is in customs, then all of the sudden a few days later, you see it gets scanned at one of the hubs.
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It's probably sitting in customs, sometimes you don't even get an update in tracking information while it is in customs, then all of the sudden a few days later, you see it gets scanned at one of the hubs.
Thanks man, I just checked it and it says: "Left Canada."

Does that mean it left customs?
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Thanks man, I just checked it and it says: "Left Canada."

Does that mean it left customs?
It's hard to say. An international package normally routes like this:

Origin->Hub // Origin Country Customs->Destination Country Customs->Hub // Destination

That may be different from Canada to US. When I've ordered things from Asia, it had to go through Customs twice as mentioned above.

So, "Left Canada" could mean that it's enroute to US customs.
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It's hard to say. An international package normally routes like this:

Origin->Hub // Origin Country Customs->Destination Country Customs->Hub // Destination

That may be different from Canada to US. When I've ordered things from Asia, it had to go through Customs twice as mentioned above.

So, "Left Canada" could mean that it's enroute to US customs.
interesting.. I never knew that.. haha

Thanks mega.

As long as he gets it before Friday I'm happy since he said he'll ship out my laptop when he gets either payment or my gpu.
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I know eh...

Kill me now.

I just hope I can just be happy with what I have.

In the past 3 months: new BlackBerry Bold 9700; upgraded to iPhone 4; GTX 470 (two of them); and now this Asus G50Vt-X5.

And the funny thing is, I always say, "ok enough is enough, no more toys."

But watch me, next month i'll probably get a EK Full Cover block for my GTX 470.

I just need to stop. nao.
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Last upgrade: Upgrade to a new socket platform.
hahah maybe i'll go SB.. good luck finding a place to buy it hahaa
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hahah maybe i'll go SB.. good luck finding a place to buy it hahaa
You can still find them all over. I would definitely wait until they re-release a new batch of fixed chips.
    
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You can still find them all over. I would definitely wait until they re-release a new batch of fixed chips.
I was actually thinking of taking my tax money and putting it towards a SB build.

I just want to find a 470 that can keep up with my current one.
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I was thinking about going with SB but this is already overkill for me since I don't game on it.
    
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