i was using ATI tool and somehow buggered my core/memory settings and was getting like 7000 score in 3dmark2001 even though the device was reading 390/209 and 4x AGP... i used 3dmark to see the low score but i could already feel it in...
my 9700 video card does not have POWERPLAY tab in advanced properties
does anyone else have this?
also i called sonystyle about the 3 year warranty upgrade, threatened to return my laptop and re-order the exact same setup just to...
my system was 2667 before tax and shipping
so we are looking at a 300 premium rather than a 500+ premium
i priced barebones with a 1.5 not a celeron thinking the mobo might be different
web browsing with max brightness and wifi...
i paid 2850 for my 1.7, 80GB 5400rpm, 9700 xbrite, 512 x 1
i priced a barebones S170 with 9700 xbrite and 512 x 1 (these microdimms lowest price are 170 from 3rd party)
it came to 2270 + tax = 2400
to upgrade to 7200rpm 60GB HDD...
391 core and 209 memory stock settings
i have it running at 420/229 for the past 3 hours no problem playing games
i am happy to say it performs flawlessly
the screen is even a TAD bit brighter than the S150 which i still have...
the ol secret Microsoft command VIEW!
dont you love how Microsoft "hides" pertinent information from users who just want to get the best performance from their equipment!
looks like WIndows XP + Explorer and DSL...