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sorry for all the posts, is there a way to make the laptop not turn off/sleep when you leave it for a period of time, i want to download torrents when im sleeping but the laptop always turns off/sleeps when i leave it for more than 30 mins. i don't like this because i don't download torrents when im playing games as it cuts into my bandwidth.

yes, I have mine set to never do that. Right click on the battery icon on near the time and go to power options and then click on change plan settings and do that for each of the three or how ever many you have.
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I would try nVidia's drivers, although you should check to see which version they are in(the gateway site) im sure nVidia has the most up to date drivers.

*EDIT* It appears that the version numbering from Gateway and nVidia differ, but from what i can assume, nVidia has the most recent verion, as the gateway site lists the nvidia drivers as 176.15, and nvidia shows a release date of Feb 11, 2009 as the release date for their drivers
I did check those out and they were actually the worst scoring drivers...
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Sorry for posting three in a row, but what would be the best upgrade for this laptop if I am willing to spend a little? It is the same as in my sig.
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Sorry for posting three in a row, but what would be the best upgrade for this laptop if I am willing to spend a little? It is the same as in my sig.
Cpu will be the best upgrade by far. Upgrading it gives you faster memory speeds aswell according to vista ratings.
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yes, I have mine set to never do that. Right click on the battery icon on near the time and go to power options and then click on change plan settings and do that for each of the three or how ever many you have.
thanks i just changed the settings, still have a question about the harddrive temp hitting 58c, it only did it once but i think that was because i was playing mass effect and running steam installing l4d.
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thanks i just changed the settings, still have a question about the harddrive temp hitting 58c, it only did it once but i think that was because i was playing mass effect and running steam installing l4d.
I wouldn't worry too much about the HDD temp. Mine regularly hits 58-60, especially when gaming. 7200RPM notebook drives tend to get a bit toasty.

Buy yourself a notebook cooler if you're worried about it but its nothing to worry about
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I wouldn't worry too much about the HDD temp. Mine regularly hits 58-60, especially when gaming. 7200RPM notebook drives tend to get a bit toasty.

Buy yourself a notebook cooler if you're worried about it but its nothing to worry about
ok thank you that helps alot, ya it worried me because this is my first laptop and have only had gaming desktops that i have but myself and never saw the hd get above 45.normally my laptop hd stays around 48-50 when gaming.
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I also would not worry about those HDD temps. 55C and 60C are the max recommended temps depending on model of HDD. That said the heat might shorten the HDD lifespan some. But just back up all critical data. Also remember HDD's running at 41C also fail. Those high temps at idle would concern me but hardcore gaming? Not worried.
    
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well guys it just happened, i was playing the witcher and i got the blue screen, well im going to load the game up again and see if things happen again.
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Question for those of you with the model: P-7805u with the 1440x900 monitors. Some of the reviews on BB's website have said that the screen looks washed out, and I was wondering how the the 1440x900 screens look to you? I am planning on buying a P-7805u next week, and I hope the screen doesn't produce faded low contrast images, what do you P-7805u owners think?

Ninja edit: Any one have any experience buying a floor model at BB? Will they sell it with instore return policy, and will they sell the floor model if the other models are in stock? ( I say this because the floor models have the higher reso 1900x1200 screens.)
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