Nvidia 81.94 driver question

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  1. Dim

    Dim I'm Lost, Help Me OT Supporter

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    These are the new drivers for laptops with a 7800 gc. Any reason why dell is not listed under supported computers? I just got a e1705 and would really like to crank the card up to where it should be (battery life is not an issue). Thanx
    ~matt
     
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    7800GC??!!??

    Do the drivers work? If so, then what's the problem.
    If not, have you tried the 82.12 BETA drivers?
     
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    By gc i meant graphics card. It works fine, but i was told that they underclock them in the laptops to save battery life and that the nvidia driver would undoo this.
     
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    Well yes they can. There should be an option in the Forceware control panel (Display properties->Settings->Advanced->nVidia) called Clock Frequency Settings. You can change just the 3D or the 2D speeds or both.
    But using Rivatuner or ATITool 0.25 would be better. And yes I know how odd it sounds to use a program called ATITool on a nVidia card, but that version does work and it's very nice and makes it easier to find the max core and memory speeds.

    Rivatuner: http://downloads.guru3d.com/download.php?det=163
    ATITool: http://www.techpowerup.com/atitool/ note there are 2 different ones on the page; 0.24 and 0.25 ony the 0.25 supports nVidia cards.
     
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    Awsome, thanks for the help
    Stock settings are 250 core and 658 memory, anyone with experience in laptops know how much over i can go without overheating it, that's my main worry, it's not like a desktop where I can just add fans
     
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