@timebomb, everytime I see your GPU OCing settings, I can't help but confirm the theory that the 7950 is just a higher clocked 7900GS/GTX. You have your core at 640, I haven't been able to get it to run stable at that clock but was able to push the mem to 850 so maybe. Is you GPU voltage increased/unervolted? With the extra room I have as far as temps are concerned in games would upping the stock voltage a few tenths of a volt help? Actualy now that I think about it I don't think it's possible as NiBitTor only let's me set it at 1.32, stock voltage and no higher.
@MrMsyvc, No I don't run RM clock at all, and both CPU and GPU are running at stock voltages. I found that RM clock was casuing issues with at least 1 user where his CPU would be constantly throttling up and down. I couldn't figure out why, and he uninstalled RM Clock, and everything worked just fine. I just didn't wan't to run into that issue and both were running just fine at stock voltages for me so why mess with a good thing. The RM clock issue, is probobly something to do with RM clock fighting with the dell bios when the 7600G is installed and OCed through the bios, i'm running BIOS version A04. Right now, as i'm typing this the CPU is at 52C, the GPU at 48C, mem 43C, HDD is at 33C
When gaming, the GPU and CPU both stay under 80, CPU around 70 and GPU around 75-76C.
I don't find that power management is realy an issue, becasue I'm mobile only 20% of the time and it's work related, so I don't realy care about speed, power or gaming during those times and even then when I am mobile, I usualy find an outlet.
I don't ever have it throttle down the CPU it's always running at 3.17 (always on setting in power management) as I have no serious need for power saving. If I do go mobile/ cafe/ airport stuff like that, I turn the thing down, and usually turn OFF SpeedStep and force it to the lowest step to extend the battery life. I see no sence in oppening up explorer/word/e-mail at 3.1Ghz and 2 cores, that's just over kill IMO, infact he minimum 1Ghz that the CPU runs at is plenty for my mobile needs.
One issue, i have is after the system enters standy, is that when re awaken, it speedsteps into mobile mode permanantly as in cuts the multiplier to run the CPU at 1Ghz, I haven't found a way around it except reebooting. Not realy a big deal as the thing takes seconds to boot up so i'm not worried. If anyone knows a way around this little hick up, let me know.