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i still can fix the dvd playback quality, this is driving me insane. granted i dont watch movies on this all that often as i am playing games alot but when i throw a movie on i would like it to look the way its supposed to.
Sorry I can't help you as this is the first time I heard of this problem

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Why not the P9600?
The P9600 cpu has a 1066mhz fsb and the laptop only supports 667mhz and 800mhz. The P9600 would work with the new P-7811 laptop's with ddr3 ram
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So the P9600 is too good for my laptop? Is the T9300 defiantly compatible? Also are the T8000 or T7000 series compatible too?
Edited by kingdakampo - 2/26/09 at 5:39pm
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i gues i am just going to have to deal with it. games play just fine
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So the P9600 is too good for my laptop? Is the T9300 defiantly compatible? Also are the T8000 or T7000 series compatible too?
For the 6860 the T9300 is the best/ top of the line

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i gues i am just going to have to deal with it. games play just fine
Good luck... it's not the worst of things but maybe it's a problem with your windows vista copy
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So if I were to get the T9300, should I get some 800 MHz ram. I am still a noob at this kind of stuff and don't really understand if that would help. Would I need to upgrade the ram? Does the MB support 800 MHZ?
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T9500 is the best non "X" CPU that will work with that chipset.

No You do not need 800Mhz/PC6400 as the max RAM supported is 667Mhz/PC5300 on the PM965 chipset.
    
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Can you get all the drivers to work on Vista 64?

How does it run in 64bit compared to 32bit?
I reinstalled mine and most things are working in Vista 64. I have not tried the camera so not sure about that. Also, I have not yet found the fingerprint reader driver for x64. Other than that, works great in 64. eSATA, sound, express slot, video, all working great.

Side note. We just purchased a few SSD drives at the office because I wanted to give them a spin. One of my employees has the regular gateway laptop, instead of the FX. His only supports 1 HD. He does have a little stutter at times with the SSD.

I had already upgraded mine to have 2x320GB scorpion drive in raid 0, that was nice. But now with one 128GB SSD, and 1 320GB HD I have the best of both worlds. Ultra fast load and running, plus I store HD intesive stuff like virtual machines, internet cache, and Outlook PST files on the HD. I must say I love this laptop. We are going to demote his system to be used by a secretary, and get him an FX so he has the same setup as I.

EDIT: Just realized I replied to a post on the first page. Did not realize this was such a huge thread!!
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I reinstalled mine and most things are working in Vista 64. I have not tried the camera so not sure about that. Also, I have not yet found the fingerprint reader driver for x64. Other than that, works great in 64. eSATA, sound, express slot, video, all working great.

Side note. We just purchased a few SSD drives at the office because I wanted to give the a spin. One of my employees has the regular gateway laptop, instead of the FX. His only supports 1 HD. He does have a little stutter at times with the SSD.

I had already upgraded mine to have 2x320GB scorpion drive in raid 0, that was nice. But now with one 128GB SSD, and 1 320GB HD I have the best of both worlds. Ultra fast load and running, plus I store HD intesive stuff like virtual machines, internet cache, and Outlook PST files on the HD. I must say I love this laptop. We are going to demote his system to be used by a secretary, and get him an FX so he has the same setup as I.

EDIT: Just realized I replied to a post on the first page. Did not realize this was such a huge thread!!
This thread should be renamed the FX Love Thread? All comments about this value beast are allowed and never out of order.

And also nice info. Good to hear.
    
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Just popped in to tell you guys these laptops are TOUGH I just dropped a 24 x 18" pane of glass on mine, this is the only damage received.

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Just popped in to tell you guys these laptops are TOUGH I just dropped a 24 x 18" pane of glass on mine, this is the only damage received.

I don't know if I said this here already, but I can beat that: I woke up and forgot my laptop was on the bed with me. It fell four feet onto hard carpet. Of course I was immediately awake, and checked the computer. I forgot if it was on already or not, but I know the screen was up. But the laptop seemed to have closed itself on the way down, sooo miraculously enough, no damage internally OR externally!
    
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