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I just got mine today!!! Should I reformat and re-install? and btw how do you reformat I have not done that since my 486.
On the reinstall, just choose to format the hard drive. yes, do a reinstall for sure!
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great thread guyz. very helpful, but i am in need of help.

I currently own the P-6831FX, and I have just installed the intel X7800 processor.

Now my problem is undervolting. Has anyone have a guide or a set of directions that I can use for the undervolting, so I won't mess anything up.

I'm worried that when I game, the Temps go up to 40*C, after 2 hours of l4d.
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great thread guyz. very helpful, but i am in need of help.

I currently own the P-6831FX, and I have just installed the intel X7800 processor.

Now my problem is undervolting. Has anyone have a guide or a set of directions that I can use for the undervolting, so I won't mess anything up.

I'm worried that when I game, the Temps go up to 40*C, after 2 hours of l4d.
that is a safe temp for a cpu, the stock p8400 on my p-7805 fx hits 50c-55c after a few hours of l4d, and or crysis, and i have absolutely no stability issues.
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also another thing....

there is some sort of beeping that is coming from inside the laptop.

the processor sits in the middle of the laptop, and that is where the beeping is coming from.

any idea what this is? it is very faint and light sounding. almost like morse code of some sort.
Edited by jword - 3/12/09 at 11:25pm
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I am trying to make the recovery disks using the gateway recovery program, but it keeps telling me to stick a black dvd in the drive, I have tried to 10 different dvd's from two different brands and re-booted 2x, ***? Any one have this problem or know a solution?

Also the disk drive feels scary cheapo, might be that way with all laptops, but I am scarred I am going to brake just trying to fasten the disk into the tray.
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Another question about the 1440x900 screen with the 7805u's. Mine is like super low contrast with a horrible viewing angle and lots and lots of light bleed. Is this normal? I was just trying to watch starwars and the black bars at the top and bottom of the screen where not really black but dark gray and they had a shimmering effect, basically I could not find a viewing angle that made the whole screen look good.

Is my screen defective or is this normal for the lower res batchs?
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To reformat just put in your XP or Vista disk and reinstall the OS. It will ask which disk or partition to install to, just select the one you want. If you select partition with an OS already installed it will give you a warning just to be sure.
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Another question about the 1440x900 screen with the 7805u's. Mine is like super low contrast with a horrible viewing angle and lots and lots of light bleed. Is this normal? I was just trying to watch starwars and the black bars at the top and bottom of the screen where not really black but dark gray and they had a shimmering effect, basically I could not find a viewing angle that made the whole screen look good.

Is my screen defective or is this normal for the lower res batchs?
i have the p-7805u with the 1440x900 res screen and i to have a lots of light bleed, it looks fine when surfing the web or playing games. but when watching movies or any dark screen i get alot of light bleeding from the bottom of the screen. it may be a issue with the screens we have. which is fine with me because i plan to upgrade the screen to the 1920x1200.
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great thread guyz. very helpful, but i am in need of help.

I currently own the P-6831FX, and I have just installed the intel X7800 processor.

Now my problem is undervolting. Has anyone have a guide or a set of directions that I can use for the undervolting, so I won't mess anything up.

I'm worried that when I game, the Temps go up to 40*C, after 2 hours of l4d.
Try undervolting it anyways, it doesn't hurt. Only helps.

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Searched the forums but couldn't find anything. Anyone have a guide or even some tips on how to replace the cpu heatsink fan on a 173xl-fx? Mine crapped out and my laptop won't boot unless I have a small house fan aimed at it

Tried removing all screws underneath, but couldn't figure out how to get the large plastic housing off from underneath without snapping something...
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