I've noticed that the latest BIOS for the 5680 does not like being overclocked at all. Overclocking the 9600 Pro Turbo at all causes the screen to be all messed up and not viewable upon coming out of hibernation/standby.
Thought I'd share my results on some benchmarking I've been doing on my 5680.
These were using the Sager drivers 7.97.
Benchmark session result
Operating System: Windows XP Professional (5.1, Build 2600) Service Pack 1 (2600.xpsp2.030422-1633)
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 3.00GHz (2 CPUs)
Memory: 1022MB RAM
DirectX Version: DirectX 9.0b (4.09.0000.0902)
Card name: ATI MOBILITY RADEON 9600 PRO TURBO
OK, the manual says to condition the battery at least once a month. My question is when letting the battery drain fully, should you let it run until it shuts off by itself improperly, or should you set it in the Power Options to go into standby at 0-1% power?
On the screen where you configure the specs of the laptop that you want, you should have the little picture of the laptop changing color to the one you select to see what it would look like. That would be cool.
I'd recommend the Targus Matrix. The 5680 fits in it like a glove, it's a cool looking backpack, and you won't believe the space it has and the amount of compartments.
I also considered the Sport Deluxe, but my girlfriend was helping me decide, and she said that that it looked like the shell of a big bug. She said she could picture me at school me wearing it on my back: "Hey look everyone, there's Jason! Squash him! Squash him!
Originally posted by MikeInMass
When deleting a huge amount of files, try running a quick scandisk to bring the reported free space back into line. I've seen this happen a lot with FAT32.
If you can, switch the partition over to NTFS. I haven't seen those problems when using NTFS.
I HAVE seen those problems with NTFS, because I use NTFS, actually. No big deal about it, really.
Originally posted by Adam@PCTorque
Actually I talked to Sager and they said they are still doing the center of the screen replacement on the 5680 wide angle LCD. They don't do it for the SXGA+ LCD in the 5680, but they do replace them if they see any with it before shipping out.
Thanks to Adam for the update on the 5680. I got an RMA to ship the computer back to Sager for a replacement screen. Now it's time for some hoping and praying and...
Originally posted by Nathan Bales
Maybe thats a sign you need to defragment.
The problem is, I DO defragment regularly...
Anyhow, I never saw that problem with 98 or 2000 Pro. It's just one of those quirks of the OS.
Originally posted by Vex
I've heard too many damn problems with 2000, plus compatibility issues with games and other software. XP works just great. XP is the most stable and best OS I've worked with since DOS.
(at least as for as M$ goes....Linux is great but I go where the games go....)
I'll second that. However, the only thing I really hate about XP is that it is very inaccurate in telling you how much free space there is on...