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One press from the "Turbo" button overclocks the Core 2 Duo T7200 by 20%.
MSI GX-600 notebook reintroduces the turbo button

Earlier today MSI demonstrated the new GX600 gaming notebook at Computex 2007. The GX600 packs quite a few features into its welterweight 5.7lb package. But arguably the best feature on the GX600 is the Turbo Drive Engine technology.

When the GX600 is plugged in with AC power, the push of the turbo button automatically turns on Acceleration Mode. Acceleration Mode increases the processor’s front-side bus and raises the overall clock speed by 20%. A quick press of the button a second time returns the processor back to stock clock speeds. 

Intel’s recently announced Santa Rosa platform forms the base of the MSI GX600. The MSI GX600 features Intel’s PM965 Express chipset, a Core 2 Duo processor and 802.11n wireless networking technology.

A GeForce 8600M GT graphics card delivers DirectX 10 compatible graphics. MSI equips the GeForce 8600M GT mobile graphics with 512MB of video memory. MSI pairs the GeForce 8600M GT with a 15.4” WXGA widescreen display. The MSI GX600 also features HDMI and S-video outputs for external display connectivity.

Other notable features of the GX600 include an integrated 1.3 megapixel camera, Gigabit LAN, optional Bluetooth, PCMCIA Type II expansion and a separate NUMPAD on the keyboard.

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TURBO on Batteries
By xxeonn on 6/6/2007 1:32:38 PM , Rating: 0
They should have made the TURBO button work when you are on batteries, and wanted to play a game. In current laptops the speed step tecnology under clocks the processor so games performace is unacceptable.

In this case when on batteries, the TURBO button would boost the clock speeds of the machine so games could run smoothly as if on AC power, and then another push of the button would return it to its previous state, to conserve battery power.

I'm tired of trying to game on battery power.

RE: TURBO on Batteries
By ZiggyDeath on 6/6/2007 2:29:02 PM , Rating: 2
have you tried using RMCLOCK? you can gain significant control over your power management: both on AC and battery

RE: TURBO on Batteries
By Christopher1 on 6/7/2007 5:03:07 PM , Rating: 2
Again, that slowdown is only without Vista. Vista (god I'm beginning to sound like a Microsoft fanboy when I say this) has many of these "Turbo" functions built-in.

It can slow down the processor and front-side bus quite dramatically to get better battery life.

In Balanced mode, I get about 3 hours on a charge. In Power Saver mode, I know this sounds outlandish, but I get 7 hours worth of battery life!

I couldn't believe it until I saw myself typing on the internet, saw what time it was and was like "Holy *BLEEP*, I've been typing that long on one charge?!"

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