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Hi folks... I have a 7801u on the way. should be here next week. Was wondering what the lates BIOS version is for this machine, and where I might get it from?

Thx.
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dude i bought the p-7805u last week with the 1440x900 screen and i have the same problem, when im playing a dvd 480i its fuzzy. i don't know how to fix it, if you come across any thing that can fix this problem please let me know i would much appreciate it.
Im thinking the displays' odd aspect ratio is to blame for SD video. I've lived to deal with it the last few days. I only watch HD media on youtube or Vimeo anyways nowadays

unfortunately, the only real POSSIBLE fix is to upgrade to the 1920x1200 LG display found on the 7811(?) and 6860(?)
    
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Hi folks... I have a 7801u on the way. should be here next week. Was wondering what the lates BIOS version is for this machine, and where I might get it from?

Thx.
Check out the gateway website under your laptop model. They got everything you are looking for. I believe the Bios is under the driver section

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Im thinking the displays' odd aspect ratio is to blame for SD video. I've lived to deal with it the last few days. I only watch HD media on youtube or Vimeo anyways nowadays

unfortunately, the only real POSSIBLE fix is to upgrade to the 1920x1200 LG display found on the 7811(?) and 6860(?)
Well... you can't really blame the LCD for watching a 640x420 res video. Basically it has to be stretched and thus you see some blocks and bad quality. The fuzziness might be a windows or video player function to try and soften the image instead of seeing hard edges. Just my guess

On a 1920x1200 lcd you will have the same problem as it's the same aspect ratio 16:9 and the video resolution will still be that low. HD movies FTW
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Check out the gateway website under your laptop model. They got everything you are looking for. I believe the Bios is under the driver section



Well... you can't really blame the LCD for watching a 640x420 res video. Basically it has to be stretched and thus you see some blocks and bad quality. The fuzziness might be a windows or video player function to try and soften the image instead of seeing hard edges. Just my guess

On a 1920x1200 lcd you will have the same problem as it's the same aspect ratio 16:9 and the video resolution will still be that low. HD movies FTW
Sorry dude if I read correct you have it wrong. You can reduce resolution not so bad. You can't enlarge with out fuzziness. Link.
    
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hey guys i know this is off topic but i wanted to know what games you guys are playing on this so far i have bioshock, cod5, fallout 3, mass effect, and wow. a have all the games have maxed out setting at the native res of 1440x900. please tell me what games you think i should check out.
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hey guys i know this is off topic but i wanted to know what games you guys are playing on this so far i have bioshock, cod5, fallout 3, mass effect, and wow. a have all the games have maxed out setting at the native res of 1440x900. please tell me what games you think i should check out.
CoD4 for sure! That is all I play
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Counterstrike Source, Crysis warhead and CoD5 is the only games I play on it. All the other games I play is on my PS3
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hey guys i know this is off topic but i wanted to know what games you guys are playing on this so far i have bioshock, cod5, fallout 3, mass effect, and wow. a have all the games have maxed out setting at the native res of 1440x900. please tell me what games you think i should check out.
I've played GTR2, FSX, BioShock, Guitar Hero2
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thanks guys i will check those games out, but i got a problem again. so i get the fear 2 demo and im playing it every thing maxed out again at 1440x900,
(i love this laptop because i can take any game and turn the graphic all the way up with out question) the cpu hit 51c, the gpu hit 72c, and here is the problem the hard drive hit 54c, the harddrive was hotter than the cpu. i had the laptop on a flat wood table so i was not blocking any vents. im using cpuid hardware monitor to monitor the temps while gaming. im getting scared that my harddrive is getting way to hot.
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