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Underclocking a laptop GPU


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#1 Richiiee

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Posted 12 November 2009 - 06:04 PM

Hey, I have a Dell laptop GPU that I want to underclock... I'm not sure what its current core/memory clock speed are. It doesn't get very hot, but I basically want to get some more battery life out of this thing, and also, it sometimes displays graphical artifacts (pretty sure the GPU is damaged), so I was hoping maybe turning down its power might help get rid of some of those problems. I'm not a gamer at all and the only graphic-related stuff I do is graphic design with Photoshop, and of course watching videos and what not, but underclocking the GPU wouldn't affect that. I have RivaTuner but basically have no idea how to use it... also are there any risk factors to UNDERclocking? I'd love to get some help on how exactly to do this. Thanks!

Dell Inspiron 9300
1.73GHz Intel Centrino Processor
NVIDIA Geforce 6800 GO
1GB DDR2 RAM
100GB 7200RPM HDD

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#2 Richiiee

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Posted 17 November 2009 - 04:02 PM

Does anybody have any tips for me?

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Posted 17 November 2009 - 04:58 PM

None other than to tell you you cannot do this with a Dell
Retail box makers pretty much lock any settings in the BIOS
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Posted 17 November 2009 - 07:09 PM

Damn... thanks anyway.




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