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I am from the UK, Southern England to be more exact, and was referred here by dotcomthese. (We're in the same gaming clan.)

I am 16 years of age, and have absolutely no experience in overclocking, a small bit of experience in opening up computers/laptops, some experience in programming and lots of experience in graphic design.

Right now i have a laptop which isnt great and is falling to bits, but still works so far. Its a Dell Inspiron 6000, and its really bad. I have a Mobility Radeon X300 but it plays BF2 alright on the lowest settings, (apart from the occasional 'There is a problem with your connection' shizzle), i think thats because i run it on Omega Drivers: www.omegadrivers.net.

Right now im looking for a decent gaming laptop, a desktop isnt that practical for me needs at the moment. Ive been looking at this:

http://www.rockdirect.com/viewNotebo...ASUS%20670

looking at the £999 spec, but of course changing the ram to 2 gigs and most likely changing the HDD from a 120GB 5400rpm to a 100GB 7200rpm. What do you think of this? Is the 8600M GT with a dedicated 512MBs a good vid card?

Also im not sure about Vista, will it play BF2, and other games?

Im not going to be buying any system too soon, i have approximately £500 in the bank at the moment, plus possible funding from my dad.

Later on i might post my full computer specs so you can see if it can be overclocked, ill need some help with that...
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Well, f you need to learn anything about...well anything on a computer, you've come to the right place. Welcome.
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Welcome! Hope you can have a good time here. You will get more answers to your questions if you ask in the appropriate forum (laptops).
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Welcome to the forum. You'll more likely to have answers on your questions if you were to post it in the appropriate section.
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Wow, 3 replies in the space of ten seconds! Okay ill go ask my questions the appropriate sections, thanks!
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That machine looks pretty impressive. The 2 GB mem upgrade is a great idea, almost required for Vista. Also, that HDD upgrade is a good idea as well; 7200 rpm drives are a very noticable upgrade from the 5400s.

The M8600GT is the best DX10 card out right now for laptops.

That machine will run BF2 on max settings no problem whatsoever and Vista without and hangups.

Welcome to the forum, there is a ton to learn here; and fill out those system specs!
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Oh, i didnt know it was that good, because its much cheaper than what the bigger companies are seling less impressive laptops for!

I want it even more now, lol =D
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