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After reformatting my drive, windows setup doesnt recognize the drivers for the harddrive. I need to update my bios but having one hell of a time looking for information on the pheonix tech site. Anyone know where I can get these files from?

p-7805u

EDIT - I think I might as well get a recovery disk. Anyone know where I can download a recovery disk? I really want to leave calling gateway as a last resort.
Windows Update takes care of it.
    
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Ok so I just finished installing the AOC trial, and now I have 7 gigs left of hd space. =(. I think I need to get a second hd, can any one recommend a good place to get one from, thinking a 500gig should put me in good shape, and also what brand/type would be best? Are there any other concerns putting a second hd in my laptop would raise?
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I like NewEgg. I like Hitachi and WD. Seagate while they have issues should not be bashed. Fujitsu if a good price might be worth a look. If all cost the same? Then Hitachi and WD first then Seagate and Fujitsu.
    
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I see I can get a 500gig 5400 rpm drive for the same price as a 320gig 7200 rpm, is it worth the extra money for 7200 rpm, or will i even notice the difference? I mostly game on this thing, so the extra space is for games and music, would the 5400 rpm drives give me a performance hit?
Edited by Chimeracaust - 4/3/09 at 3:17am
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For anyone looking for a cooler, I hit the jackpot:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16834998686

I can usually get 4-5 degrees off the CPU and 3-4 degrees off the graphics card and none off the others when idle, but under load, the CPU is 8-12 degrees cooler, the GPU is 15-18 degrees cooler and the HD (when in use, I tested by moving a ton of files) was dropper 8-10 degrees. It was kinda expensive, but completely worth it. Just for anyone looking for one
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hey guys im having a problem now with my headphone jack. this started up last night. im getting zero sound from my headphone jack. but my laptop knows that im plugging in a WORKING pair of headphones because the speakers turn off, and the sound control panel shows the jack is in use. but no sound?


also the jack doesnt show any sign of damage, it just stopped working randomly.
reinstalled drivers,
did a system restore to an earlier date,

still no luck. im gonna assume it died.
what do you guys think a new motherboard is gonna cost me?
Edited by burrbit - 4/3/09 at 11:52am
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hey guys im having a problem now with my headphone jack. this started up last night. im getting zero sound from my headphone jack. but my laptop knows that im plugging in a WORKING pair of headphones because the speakers turn off, and the sound control panel shows the jack is in use. but no sound?


also the jack doesnt show any sign of damage, it just stopped working randomly.
reinstalled drivers,
did a system restore to an earlier date,

still no luck. im gonna assume it died.
what do you guys think a new motherboard is gonna cost me?
Does it not work with anything? Try starting the computer up with all speakers unplugged and the headphones plugged in. Also set the headphones as the default audio device. Let me know if either of those helps?

I have a problem that if I switch my speakers while in a game or with Firefox opened up (if im watching something on youtube) or anything like that, I found that I need to close out of the application and then plug in the right things and switch then restart the app.
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Does it not work with anything? Try starting the computer up with all speakers unplugged and the headphones plugged in. Also set the headphones as the default audio device. Let me know if either of those helps?

I have a problem that if I switch my speakers while in a game or with Firefox opened up (if im watching something on youtube) or anything like that, I found that I need to close out of the application and then plug in the right things and switch then restart the app.

that kinda sounds like what happened, because i was watching a movie on hulu then i just pulled out my headphones then closed firefox and went to bed.

ill try those things and post back!
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For anyone looking for a cooler, I hit the jackpot:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16834998686

I can usually get 4-5 degrees off the CPU and 3-4 degrees off the graphics card and none off the others when idle, but under load, the CPU is 8-12 degrees cooler, the GPU is 15-18 degrees cooler and the HD (when in use, I tested by moving a ton of files) was dropper 8-10 degrees. It was kinda expensive, but completely worth it. Just for anyone looking for one
Good God, for that much of a price hit, I hope those temp drops were worth it!
    
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Does it not work with anything? Try starting the computer up with all speakers unplugged and the headphones plugged in. Also set the headphones as the default audio device. Let me know if either of those helps?

I have a problem that if I switch my speakers while in a game or with Firefox opened up (if im watching something on youtube) or anything like that, I found that I need to close out of the application and then plug in the right things and switch then restart the app.
yeah still no dice, but yeah i get ZERO sound through the headphones jack. but my IDT audio control panel detects me plugging in my headphones. and speakers/headphones are set to the default audio.
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