Poor 3D Graphics Performance with Inspiron 8600 with 128mb ATI Mobility Radeon 9600 Pro Turbo-Please Post Gaming Experiences
There have been a couple of posts on this board about people with the new i8600/128 ATI mobility Radeon experiencing video problems (horizontal streaking and video corruption developing after a few minutes of play)running 3D intensive games such as Call of Duty, Star Wars Galaxies, etc. also including the 3D Mark2001 SE benchmark.
Can others who have purchased this laptop post their gaming experiences, primiarily what games have you tried, what the graphic settings you are running them at, are you playing on AC or battery, what are your ATI Performance/PowerPlay settings, and any video issues you may have experienced. I would like to know to determine if some of us have received a bad graphics card or is this problem something more serious such as a heat issue. Dell is sending me a system exchange but I am not confident that it will correct the problem. Thanks in advance.