I think I'm going to try with a Pentium M 1.7Ghz 400FSB. Anyone tried or have experience with the dipswitch on it? Do you think it's gonna work just like the 1.6? Do I have good chances of getting it stable? :P
Originally Posted by chuck232
Has modded drivers that work with mobile chips. I'm currently using their 80.40 version driver.
Originally Posted by Steve78
Nice review, last week I built my own z71v and had the much of the same experiences.
Asus Z71v = $750.00 at Computer Brain
1.8 745 400fsb Dothan = $314.00 at
DVDR $142.00 at
TOSHIBA Super Slimline 80GB 2.5" Notebook Hard Drive $127.00 at
Kingston 512MB 200-Pin DDR2 SO-DIMM Notebook Memory x2 $53.39 x 2 at newegg
INTEL WM3B2915ABGNAX Wireless Adapter $35.50 at
Total cost about $1530.00 including S&H and tax
I've built many desktops before but this was my first laptop, didn't take much longer to assemble then an average desktop.
Tried the 1.8 => 2.4 overclock and got BSODs oh well luck of the draw. At least my battery life is better.
Sparkles are there but you get used to them, don't even notice them anymore.
Build and size are perfect for me. This is my first laptop and I notice a significant loss of speed in HD access but had a raptor 10k drive before.
Comparing my laptop to a coworker that has the Sony Vaio FS660 the laptops are very similar in size, the overall construction on mine seems studier, but her screen is brighter with better viewing angles though lower resolution. Building my own z71v I have a faster notebook even though my overclock failed and saved $$$.
Question to the forum, any ideas on how to get the OC to work, I replaced the thermal tape on the heat pipe with artic silver. I've updated my BIOS to version 0208. Any ideas? Running at 1.8Ghz my temp goes up to 68 C this seems a bit high.
Also anyone know where I can find newer nvidia drivers that work with the 6600 go in this laptop?
Originally Posted by 1CenT
i guess i got a lucky chip
Originally Posted by Steve78
Yeah stop gloating
Hey I thought I saw somewhere that you were thinking of switching to a z70v, which doesn't have a the dip-switch option. If you ever do, LMK I'll be interested in buying that chip.
Seriously if you are switching, what are the main reasons, I hear the screen better and chassis is nicer but is that worth the performance loss?
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