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Dell Inspiron 9300

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August 3, 2005 2:00:57 AM

I'm scoring a new Dell Inspiron 9300, Pentium M 770, 1 gig 533mhz DDR2 Ram, 6800 Go, 100 Gig Ultra ATA. Has anyone had any experiance with these? what are they like? and how easy are they to over clock?

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August 3, 2005 5:35:28 AM

why not OC laptops? is it cuz of the heat? the battery? or just simply too hard to OC (eg. need hardware mod in a very delicate place, which is all over the place in a laptop i'm sure)?
August 3, 2005 9:59:42 AM

no experience, but nice looking specs at least. As for overclocking: forget it. Youd likely have better chances overclocking an xbox or your VCR.

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August 3, 2005 12:35:02 PM

Seeing as I'm bored at work (again) I'll shed a bit more light on it for ya....

1)Overclocking produces more heat - your Laptop is designed around a pretty specific requirement in this area, so it's cooling might prove insufficient if you overclock it.
2)Overclocking frequently needs a better HSF. It's a laptop - A laptop with a XP-120 would stop being quite so portable, yes?
3)Laptop Motherboards/BIOSes are not geared towards overclocking. You'd have little (if any) control over anything frequency/voltage wise if you were to try.
4) It's designed to underclock itself all the time, so fiddling around with its stock speeds might make this perform unpredictably.
5) Battery life would suffer horribly. Leaving it constantly plugged in would get around that, but that's not always good for the battery, and why buy a laptop if you always have it plugged in? :eek: 
6) If operating laptop <i>on</i> your lap, overclocking will damage your sperm count more than running it at stock or lower speeds would do. :wink:
7) The RAM you get with it probably isn't geared for that sort of application.

Aside from that lot, there's nothing in your way! go for it... :tongue:

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August 3, 2005 3:52:33 PM

lol thanks chipdeath, i guess i could do it to a 100 dollar laptop that i'm gona get and put google earth on it (trying to dl the whhole north american liberary, or world liberary if possible, to use them as a map) and use it in the car, plugged into the AC outlet :) 

BTW anyone know how to download the full north american map liberary? or the world liberary fot google earth?
August 3, 2005 6:47:58 PM

I'm not sure what your intentions with Google earth are but the images are about 4 years old and not that accurate. Some location are about 1/2 a block off.
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August 3, 2005 10:25:14 PM

well 1/2 a block isn;t all too bad for me, i'm not launching some percise missile here
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August 3, 2005 11:07:17 PM

O.o i'd laught if i go by my [insert bad teacher/person/[-peep-]/etc. here]'s house and find tones o porn pouring out of his wireless hub

EDit: we got a censor thigy in t his forum??? why can wusy say [-peep-]????
EDIT: child porn so i can report them and get them outta me life!<P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1><EM>Edited by TheHolyLancer on 08/03/05 10:48 PM.</EM></FONT></P>
August 4, 2005 2:13:40 AM

laptops get pwned. my 538 gets to 70*C on full load and I have to clean all the vents a lot. Other people said they're gets to 80*C while gaming.
August 4, 2005 8:48:46 PM

Its a great laptop but give up your dream of OCing it. You can always downclock (Speedstep) them though..

<i><font color=red>Only an overclocker can make a computer into a convectional oven.</i></font color=red>