Originally Posted by andre25
360/940 is perfect for gaming 6000 point 3d mark 05 and 70°
I can 3DMark05 ALOT higher than ATITool shows as stable for 24/7 gaming. Sorry, the only point to any 3DMark bench is what is gamable 24/7. The entire point to benchmarks is to tune your system for gaming. Not see who gets the highest suicide shot score (i.e.I ran 3DMark05-06 and it didn't crash and I had no artifacts). Hell, suicide shot scores 7000 is definitely possible running the lappie open with a 1.3 volt mod and a good laptop cooler. Just plan on buying a new vidcard within a few months
That said, play Fear for a few hours or BF2 for a few hours and well will see which "overclock" is "stable". Not threadcrapping here, just pointing out the obvious.
People should hit www.dfi-street.com
There are guidleines for overclocking and what qualifies as a legit overclock. And number one on that list is 24/7 stability. Period.
Well that said, I will enjoy my much more moderately oc'd system that is actually 24/7 stable (335/835 before going under the hood to make adjustments
). I will say it again: while very cool and resourceful (you guys are obviously incredibly intelligent) I do not know how prudent or wise it is to be oc'ing these things with this voltmod. As any overclocker knows, voltage hurts you more than just heat. It's called electrothermal migration and it can cause a SEVERE degredation of a component such as a vid card given especially the PCB (which does not stably hold the volts) and given the insufficient cooling solution Dell uses for the 7800go in the 9400/E1705.
Still, it has been an intersesting read and it is your laptops to play with. Just watch it. And if someone is interested I would love to post a legit overclock for cards that pass ATITool for at least 30 minutes using the artifact detector followed by 3DMark05 or 06. (or both).