Discussion in 'HP Slate' started by e-schreiber, Nov 2, 2011.
They both seem to have the Win 7 Prof:
The difference is one has the 'HP customer appreciation tax' akin to the 'apple tax'
What is the Windows Experience Index score for the Processor on the HP Slate 2? On the Slate 500, I'm getting 2.5. Given that the Slate 2 has a newer processor at a slower clock speed, how does the processor performance compare?
It looks like about 2.1 or so for the Slate 2; see this post http://forum.tabletpcreview.com/hp-slate-500/46724-ssd-swap-slate-500-a-3.html#post266930
It's slower. Intel crippled the Oak Trail by disabling the Burst Speed (atom version of turbo). If you consider that my slate gets a CPU WEI of 3.1 when moderately OC'd, the difference is even greater. I would love to see if I can OC the Z670 (I'll bet I could).
No, not yet. OC has been disabled some how and I cannot find a post anywhere on the net that claims success yet.
Unless there is a TME (trusted mode enabled) issue, there should be a way to control the FSB and speed up the clocks if you can find the right PLL definition. I did something simlar to my Acer when I had a CPU that was believed to have a fixed FSB and not be capable of OC'ing. It took forever and involved a ton of trial and error, trying to find settings that would not crash the unit.
I spoke with abo from setfsb and he said that with the chipset it was not going to be possible. This leads me to believe that it is physically not possible to overclock the z670. Which is really a shame.
I however am growing pretty fond of the slate 2, it's problems notwithstanding.
Sooner or later one of the hardware hackers is going to rip a Z670 based device apart thoroughly.
The question is basically how the clocks are generated. If Intel's been evil their design locks different clocks to each other. If e.g. the CPU base clock is tied to the PCIe clock or some IO port clocks chances are it's not really worthwhile.
Until that happens and information from such hobbyists surfaces, I'd say your out of luck.
Oh, missed some posts while the window's been open.
TME could be bypassed. In some cases it's been done on a software level but there's also hardware mods including soldering. The easy ones only work when the pin for TME mode is not used for anything else after changing the mode. If that pin's later used for providing a clock it gets hard to bypass TME, as you would have to switch its connection at precisely the right time, which could be done by e.g. an additional µc.
So the Slate 2 has a slower processor but a faster SSD compared to the Slate 500. Does the Slate 2 feel noticeably faster, slower, or the same compared to the Slate 500?
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