|Hi Rup', the laptop's used via the mains electrics, and forced to full speed (2GHz) by using the "always on" mode.
Hi, actually, the "always on" in the power options just effects how quickly your computer will start taking steps to reduce the electricity consumed if you don't to anything.
For example, if you have the "always on" option checked, it just means that your computer will never enter the Standby/Hibernate modes and the hard-drives will also never go to the standby mode.
So, these options do not affect the CPU or its performance in any way.
|I haven't under/over-clocked anything (graphics or CPU). Besides, you can't over/under-clock the CPU on this lappie even if you wanted to. =/
Sorry about the whole misunderstanding with the underclocking business. My bad there. I had made a typo, I meant UNDERVOLTING not UNDERCLOCKING. *slaps his forehead*
So the question was, have you underVOLTED your CPU? If you haven't, there is a very good thread about it here: http://www.notebookforums.com/showthread.php?t=70943
Just follow the instructions in the first post and you should do just fine. I did that and it worked like a charm. Even if you don't get any other benefits from it, the reduced heat is a nice thing on its own.
|I'm going to try and upgrade to the latest GPU BIOS and drivers for the GeForce 6800, see if that helps.
So basically all I need to do is flash the bios using the "nvwinflash.zip" file.... Then install the version 81.94 forceware drivers? Can you install the new driver over the original (version 78.10 in my case), or do you have to uninstall the original drivers first?
Yeah, it should be enough just to do that.
You know, I actually tried to get "City Cobra" to explain the solution to the graphic card problem in a bit more depth, for all of us who don't understand german and therefore can't get the details from his webpage, but this is all I was able to squeeze out from him: http://www.laptopvideo2go.com/forum/...ndpost&p=22964
Seems almost like that germans are a bit similar to french in their willingness to speak english...
You shouldn't need to uninstall the old drivers first.
|Lastly, what's this modded *.inf file about?
You mean what it does? Well, the "normal" one you can get from the laptopvideo2go just allows you to install the drivers on a laptop, it doesn't do anything else.
You just download it, and after you have uncompressed the Nvidia drivers somewhere you go to that directory and overwrite the original .inf file with the one you downloaded. After that you just run the "install.exe" in the same directory to actually install the drivers.
...One more thing about the glitching, if you follow the instructions I linked and undervolt your CPU, then you will have the RightMark CPU Clock Utility (RMClock) loading every time you open windows (so that the voltage settings you determined for the CPU will get applied).
That utility will allow you to manually set the performance profile that is used for the CPU (there will be a icon in the system tray for the RMClock).
You could try setting it to "Maximal" and then checking whether the problem with the glitching went away (it might, but not sure).
Sorry 'bout the long post and the funny grammar that must be evident in some sentences... midnight and a nonnative engrish speaker... a bad combination.