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Laptop overclocking adventures

Discussion in 'Overclocking & Cooling' started by theonetruewill, Feb 18, 2007.

  1. theonetruewill New Member

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    Actually thats a good point. The screen size is bit on the large side. On second thoughts get a decent toshiba, they're very reliable and you can get a good 14 or 15".
    PS most are widescreen now, but this really is essential. Don't let them fool, you into thinking its a bit cheaper but not widescreen so better value. The difference in space is huge.
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    well I know there kind of big but you can still travel with it

    oh yea I also get a 12% discount from dell cuz of my job :D
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    Well if you don't mind the size then great:D
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    but im to tired to custom one up right know it was like just under $2,100 with tax and free S/H and 4yr Warranty with the same specs. as the one I put on #72 is that good ?

    :confused: Cuz this is not for me its for my wife so i might cut on somethings so i can save here some $$ but now i want it :laugh:
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    If its for the wife then skip the 7900gs, no point. And get a 15.4" or less, sorry, I thought it was for you, I must have misread or something. I suspect she'll prefer a good warranty and tonnes of battery life.

    EDIT: But I still wouldn't choose dell. But then maybe I'm not the one to talk to you about that. Ask Kwchang if he had any problems....Oh yeah his HDD failed...Don't get a DELL!! (carried off by men in white coats.... with DELL logos!)
    Oh and my mate's Dell laptop completely failed. Like total failure, but they said he must have caused the damage! $**%$$@@'s!
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    toshibas are very reliable. we have a toshiba laptop that runs like windows x.x umm i totally forget what it is, but it's like the version before windows 95 and it still runs !!!!! only problem is the batt died, but that is about it. My only problem with toshibas is their lack of actual video cards, they're usually not very powerful or only found in 17" but this shouldn't be a problem seeing that it's for your wife, unless she games alot? dell.....if you get a 4 year warentee i don't see any problems, you just have to treat it nice like all laptops.
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    well she wants a small one but they are lil less or about the same price as the 17" and they only thing it $299 for the damn 7900GS card cuz can you buy a card for a laptop :laugh:
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    small....well since you can get the dell discount, im leaning towards the 14"xps or e1405, and im just wondering, has anyone had anything big gone bad in their computer in years 2-4?
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    Chang is you're thinking about gaming at all forget the 14". I'll tell youwhy , its not because of the lack of good gfx cards (well that too) in them, but the fact that heat dissipation is so much worse. That firstly means no headroom at all for Overclocking, and secondly the life and performance is gonna be reduced comapred to a larger one, and you're going to regret buying it. And they're more expensive per spec.

    PS you've only got 6 more posts to go until your next star!
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    YAY 6 more posts! yeah, if she really does want small, it's not going to run fast like larger laptops will. Anyways im thinking that she'd use it for not so intense programs, so basically any companie's 14" laptop would do. and when the asus xg station thing comes out.....12.1" laptops will be able to run games :eek: but until that comes out and i get money my x1400 runs just fine :)
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    OK my Mum's got a 15.4" and she preferred it over the smaller 14"'s a lot. She also said the smaller ones were hotter in the store and got quite nervous about this (she's a bit of a technophobe) but I assure her they wouldn't set on firee like the Sony battery equipped ones:laugh: She also prefers the overall screen size. The extra space is really a bonus for her, and she doesn't do gaming at all. Trust me! And plus she can actually put it on her lap without burning herself or exploding,:D

    EDIT: Oh yeah what were the first laptops to be found spontaneously exploding, hmmm I can't remember (sarcasm drippping off words like treacle, very sticky treacle) was it DELL!!!!!!!!!
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    yeah dell's created alot of bad publicity around their computers lately. if i had the money i probably would've gone with an alienware (before it was bought by dell) or a toshiba. of course if i could buy those kind of computers i probably could afford alot of stuff :D yeah, i have to agree that the larger laptops disapate the heat alot better and the screen is very nice. Both of my parents have company laptops (14.1" i think) one is lenovo and one is ibm (same thing) and they both are hotter in my lap, i don't know if that's because that it's a bad design, or just the size. and alot of people don't feel the need to buy a graphics card on their computer, until their kid gets a game and it runs like crap :laugh:
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    Its not so much bad design its just harder to get the heat of of it because its all so cramped and heat transfers more easily to other parts because of this.

    They're a nightmare to game on becaues of this. And about the gfx, you're right, I wish stores and sites would advise people on this, not just enthusiast to enthusiast.

    The average joe will overlook this and be swindeled into thinking he's got a top-of-the-line notebook future proofed, and then fins out it can't even run Aero in Vista.:mad:
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    yeah, we bought our desktop about a year and a half ago now (dell again, 3ghz p4:mad: ) and back then we got 1 gb of memory. that was amazing just that little bit of time ago, now im sitting here with 2 gb of memory, a cpu that basically doubles the computational power, and not integrated graphics:laugh: im pretty sure my parents are sure that aero will run on it.....but they need to learn the truth. average joe.....fooled by best buy into buying a computer with integrated graphics for $1500:banghead: no computer is even future proof for half a year, and this thing has to run till college. there is only one thing i can take comfort in that, and that's....4 years down the road my laptop will still be able to run cs:s!!!!! yay:D
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    kwchang007 how much did you get yours for ?
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    i think it was $990, like right under $1000. 30% coupons are really nice, you work for dell right? tell your bosses thanks for me;)
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    lol no I dont if I did I would of stolen one :laugh:

    so where can I get a 30% coupons from :confused: was yours a code one cuz u can use it more then one right if its not expired
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    you just google dell coupons and try to find a site with them. you just have to wait for the right time. the one i used expired a long time ago.
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    :( I tryed but :banghead: trying to find one cuz if I find a good one I'll go with the 7900GS
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    yeah, you just have to wait, they'll be on for like 2 days, so just check daily, and around holidays
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    Damn, 've been trying al day but my brothers T1350 - 1.86Ghz refuses to budge. It instantly crashes. I 'm pretty sure I've got the correct pll, so maybe the chip will just not go above it's intel stated max speed - boooooooring. Oh well, ..... I wonder if my mum's will, hehehe better not tell her what I'm doing though.

    Oh man, I'm becoming addicted.:D
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    lol, i know if i built a comp, i would be overclocking so much....
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    Temps are already too high. :) Too dangerous to try for now.:rolleyes:

    I'll try to get ya my temps soon. As soon as i get my laptop back.
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    Cool:cool: Hopefully another will join the (small admittedly) pack.
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    Woah, we've been moved

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