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 Post subject: How did Dell do it?
PostPosted: Sat Jul 02, 2005 11:15 am 
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For their XPS notebook, anyone know if Dell did some crazy engineering thing or just used an app to overclock their 6800? The notebooks I'm looking at offer either an X800 or the 6800, no X800XT PE...so I'm wondering if Dell can do it, can I?


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Huh?


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I think he's asking whether Dell OC'd their video card on the XPS laptop. The answer is most likely no. Not sure if you could so it with a program like Powerstrip. Not sure if it works for laptops.


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July issue of MaxPC in the notebook roundup had a Dell XPS with a 6800 with clock speeds comparable to the X800XT PE. I don't have the mag with me so i don't have exact #'s but it was around a 410 Core and 500+ memory. That's what I'm referring to.


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spacedogg wrote:
Not sure if you could so it with a program like Powerstrip. Not sure if it works for laptops.


Powerstrip works on laptops. ;)


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 31, 2005 7:10 pm 
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The video card in the XPS2 is not the regular Go 6800, but rather the Go 6800 Ultra. Standard clocks on it are 450 core/1100 (DDR -- actual 550) memory. Dell actually underclocks the memory by 33 MHz DDR.

I have the XPS2 and it smokes my old homebuilt desktop (P4 2.8C, 1 GB RAM, Radeon 9700 Pro, etc) in games.


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Last I heard dell had locked the clocks in the bios of their GPUS and overclocking attempts with the XPS were completely fruitless. People have been working overtime to get bios mods though, so I'm not sure where it's at now.


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There is an extensive collection of modded BIOSes with higher clock speeds out threre now.


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