cancel
Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 
Reply
Guru
Posts: 9,598
Registered: ‎12-26-2009
Location: CA
Views: 301
Message 11 of 18

Re: Speakers are very poor quality. Why?

Are you overclocking with the NVIDIA tools or some other third-party tool? I'm using GPUTool myself.

W520: 2960XM, Q2000M @ 1091/1380, 32GB RAM, 500GB&750GB HDD & 500GB SSD, FHD&MB168B+
X61T: L7500, 4GB RAM, 500GB HDD, XGA screen, Ultrabase
W550s: 5600U, K620M at 1164/1281, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD, 3K touchscreen
X200s: SL9400, 6GB RAM, 64GB SD card, WXGA+ screen
TPT1: 1839-23U
tripplec
Bit Torrent
Posts: 2,379
Registered: ‎03-08-2012
Location: CA
Views: 296
Message 12 of 18

Re: Speakers are very poor quality. Why?

the Nvida tools. I had a look at it again and it appear a rule need to be set. For an application but I would like the setting applied across the board whenever it kicks in. I guess it gonig to take more work and experimenting to figure out.

T520 Model 4239 Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-2860QMbr>; Nvidia NVS 4200M Win 10 64bit
Z70-80 I7 - 5500U 16GB GB - 1TB HD Win 10 64bit FHD 17.3", G840 w/2GB

JDay
Broadband 3G
Posts: 999
Registered: ‎01-06-2011
Location: Sacramento, CA
Views: 268
Message 13 of 18

Re: Speakers are very poor quality. Why?


@tripplec wrote:

the Nvida tools. I had a look at it again and it appear a rule need to be set. For an application but I would like the setting applied across the board whenever it kicks in. I guess it gonig to take more work and experimenting to figure out.


Is Optimus enabled? You probably need to disable Optimus to overclock the GPU. Just switch the display to discret in the BIOS.

tripplec
Bit Torrent
Posts: 2,379
Registered: ‎03-08-2012
Location: CA
Views: 264
Message 14 of 18

Re: Speakers are very poor quality. Why?

yes it is enabled. I don't believes so. It appears to be a matter of having a rule to switch to the boosted profile but I can't creat one for each application I want to used it for as it seems to want. I did some testing with NovaBench and going from 810 to 999MHZ on the GPU did not increase the FPS a huge amount and the Intel rating was not much less than default GPU. I'll leave it be for now. I did notice during hte tests that the CPU cores reached high 80's and 90 at one point. Hmmm the majority of the time its under 50C. Heat extraction seem difficult and the fan does no go that fast. I have heard it faster when I got the 520 and turned Turbo mode on. It went to a high speed immediately (too noisy) so I've had it off since.
T520 Model 4239 Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-2860QMbr>; Nvidia NVS 4200M Win 10 64bit
Z70-80 I7 - 5500U 16GB GB - 1TB HD Win 10 64bit FHD 17.3", G840 w/2GB

Guru
Posts: 9,598
Registered: ‎12-26-2009
Location: CA
Views: 262
Message 15 of 18

Re: Speakers are very poor quality. Why?

@JDay,
Overclocking works fine for me on Optimus. You likely just have to have the discrete GPU enabled (by pre-running the game, or running the overclocking tool on the discrete GPU.)

@tripplec,
Should probably try an actual 3D utility. Benchmarks are generally made to stress a lot higher end hardware, so going from 15.7FPS to 17.4FPS may not seem like a lot, but that's still a 10% increase. My friend successfully managed a fair overclock on his older NVS3100M so he could play BF3 more fluidly.

Should also use TPFanControl at level 64 to keep everything cool under overclocking.

W520: 2960XM, Q2000M @ 1091/1380, 32GB RAM, 500GB&750GB HDD & 500GB SSD, FHD&MB168B+
X61T: L7500, 4GB RAM, 500GB HDD, XGA screen, Ultrabase
W550s: 5600U, K620M at 1164/1281, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD, 3K touchscreen
X200s: SL9400, 6GB RAM, 64GB SD card, WXGA+ screen
TPT1: 1839-23U
JDay
Broadband 3G
Posts: 999
Registered: ‎01-06-2011
Location: Sacramento, CA
Views: 260
Message 16 of 18

Re: Speakers are very poor quality. Why?


@ColonelONeill wrote:
My friend successfully managed a fair overclock on his older NVS3100M so he could play BF3 more fluidly.


BF3 on an NVS3100M? Is this a joke? I can barely run games at 20fps that require a lot less resources than BF3 does on my T510 with NVS3100M.

 

EDIT: Just saw some gameplay video of MW3 on a T510 on YouTube. I wonder why gaming sucks on mine, I have the i5-560m, 128GB SSD, and 8GB RAM.

Guru
Posts: 9,598
Registered: ‎12-26-2009
Location: CA
Views: 251
Message 17 of 18

Re: Speakers are very poor quality. Why?

No, it's not. It's the best hardware he has for it lol. He's made it to rank 45, so he must be able to play it sufficiently well. That said, he's a medic spammer...

You might want to upgrade to the latest NVIDIA drivers and make sure the games are properly triggering the discrete graphics. His is a discrete only one, so that takes one element out of the equation.

W520: 2960XM, Q2000M @ 1091/1380, 32GB RAM, 500GB&750GB HDD & 500GB SSD, FHD&MB168B+
X61T: L7500, 4GB RAM, 500GB HDD, XGA screen, Ultrabase
W550s: 5600U, K620M at 1164/1281, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD, 3K touchscreen
X200s: SL9400, 6GB RAM, 64GB SD card, WXGA+ screen
TPT1: 1839-23U
JDay
Broadband 3G
Posts: 999
Registered: ‎01-06-2011
Location: Sacramento, CA
Views: 246
Message 18 of 18

Re: Speakers are very poor quality. Why?

Yeah I know about forcing nVidia in the control panel, I'll try a newer driver. Is it the NVS 310 driver on nVidia's site? They don't have a 3100 listed in the downloads for NVS drivers.

 

EDIT: This is the driver package selecting the NVS 310 gives me.

 

296.88-quadro-tesla-win7-winvista-64bit-international-whql.exe

 

EDIT: Nope, said it didn't detect a compatible card.

Check out current deals!


Shop current deals

Top Kudoed Authors