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August 03, 2018, 12:04:52 pm
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Offline mortos

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New Laptop
« on: August 03, 2018, 12:04:52 pm »
So I finally got my new Gaming Computer
(yes yes its a Laptop, but when you need to travel for work abroad, then you must make sacrifices)

its a top of the line laptop though (Specifically Aorus x7 v8 DT with Gtx 1080)

now I don't have a lot of experience with Optimizing a computer
and Rash (or anyone else) have a bit more

so would appreciate any type of Advice on basic Optimizing (undervolting, overclocking etc)
don't need a beast, but if I spent 3.5K$ on a computer, I better make the most of it

Thanks

August 03, 2018, 02:43:20 pm
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Offline Vejeta

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Re: New Laptop
« Reply #1 on: August 03, 2018, 02:43:20 pm »
A laptop, gross man. Do what Paul does, take a projector camping and his pc and abuse local amenities WiFi.
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August 03, 2018, 02:45:32 pm
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Re: New Laptop
« Reply #2 on: August 03, 2018, 02:45:32 pm »
Ew gaming laptop.

Usually they only have sufficient cooling for the clock speed & turbo for what comes straight out of the box

August 03, 2018, 03:39:54 pm
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Re: New Laptop
« Reply #3 on: August 03, 2018, 03:39:54 pm »
I did put the extra thermal paste and pads
so they should be much cooler then regular gaming laptops that you just buy on amazon

August 03, 2018, 03:44:19 pm
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Re: New Laptop
« Reply #4 on: August 03, 2018, 03:44:19 pm »
When I used to game on a laptop for the same reason, when I was home I treated it as a desktop, I would plug it into a monitor and sit the laptop on a huge 12" fan for extra cooling. Temps would sit nicely because you weren't using the laptop screen. Performed well over the 3 years I did that.

August 03, 2018, 04:58:41 pm
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Re: New Laptop
« Reply #5 on: August 03, 2018, 04:58:41 pm »
Generally, the rule of thumb is that increased performance comes at the price of increased temperature which usually reduces lifetime. I would download:

  • MSI Afterburner - Gives you the option to increase the clock speed of your graphics card and monitor temperature
  • Open Hardware Monitor - For monitoring load, clock speed, temperature etc, good tool

I wouldn't bother with overclocking your CPU. You gotta do that through BIOS, there's not much to be gained from it in gaming and your retailer can fuck you with it if your laptop breaks since overclocking voids the warranty.

If you're gonna be using the laptop mostly at home and plugged in, I would charge the battery to 50% and then take it out. Keeping it charged at 100% over a long time really fucks with the capacity.

August 03, 2018, 06:01:12 pm
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Re: New Laptop
« Reply #6 on: August 03, 2018, 06:01:12 pm »
What Archz said, generally I would say if it works straight out of the box and performance is stable donít
mess with it, I used to have a Alienware machine, used to game fine as it was and low FPS etc.  You risk causing issues if you start tampering with it for a extra very minor performance upgrade which can unnoticeable.

August 03, 2018, 08:22:03 pm
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Re: New Laptop
« Reply #7 on: August 03, 2018, 08:22:03 pm »
I'm using it mostly As a desktop, especially when gaming
Its plugged 99% of the time

On a cooling pad and connected to an external monitor and keyboard
Unless I'm in the office, but then I don't game.

But from time to time I'm spending a whole month abroad
And god forsaken places like Belgium and South Africa  :P
And then I need it as a Laptop.

August 04, 2018, 11:35:27 am
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Re: New Laptop
« Reply #8 on: August 04, 2018, 11:35:27 am »
Next time you're in my part of the world Mortos hit me up for a beer.

August 04, 2018, 04:32:50 pm
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Re: New Laptop
« Reply #9 on: August 04, 2018, 04:32:50 pm »
What city you in?
Its a big country

August 04, 2018, 08:19:54 pm
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Re: New Laptop
« Reply #10 on: August 04, 2018, 08:19:54 pm »
Cape Town. But I'm in Joberg fairly often for work.

August 05, 2018, 09:42:45 am
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Re: New Laptop
« Reply #11 on: August 05, 2018, 09:42:45 am »
Hey, South Africa
I know that place  :)
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August 05, 2018, 05:35:18 pm
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Re: New Laptop
« Reply #12 on: August 05, 2018, 05:35:18 pm »
I'll be in Jobu around last week of Aug til middle of Sep

if your there, would love a drink as well

 

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