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Originally Posted by ninjinsamax3 View Post
Are the newer FX series still as good?
Is it worth it to get the Q9000? Which is like 600$ more expensive from the other model on Bestbuy.

From a T8600 to a T8400, do you think I'll feel any difference?

I actually found the 2.4GHz version.

I wonder should I get it?
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I would think that any FX that can accept a quad core would be smokin' fast.
As for the T8600 over T8400, your getting 140 more MHz and jumping from 800MHz FSB to 1066MHz FSB so you may see a small boost.
There is no T8600 or T8400 C2D from Intel. There are P8600 and P8400 both are 1066Mhz FSB.
    
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Morning all --- new to the boards here and looking to upgrade my FX P-7805u -- I am heavy into the gaming and I use the box for a lot of work stuff.

Looking at installing x2 Seagate 7200 500g in Raid 0 --- any opinions on this drive?

http://www.seagate.com/ww/v/index.js...&reqPage=Model


Also reading through the thread --- is there a CPU upgrade (quad) that can give a good boost?

Thanks in advance

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I wanted to ask here as I have been told because I do have my lappy in tote all the time that Raid 0 will be a higher risk for failure .....

**new to laptops and have little experience in OC on my gaming rig so forgive the noob !
Edited by FoJAT - 5/13/09 at 5:40am
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I wish I had the money to just test and see if a quad would work on our systems which will answer a lot of questions. But even if it would work, I'm not sure if the cooling would be efficient
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...I have been told because I do have my lappy in tote all the time that Raid 0 will be a higher risk for failure .....
Well, the chances are greater, because you're running two hard drives, so either one could die (although they shouldn't!).
    
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Does anyone know if the music and dvd buttons work in Windows 7. I have tried the Hotcommand installer off of the Gateway site and it does not seem to be working. I tried to add the keys manually but I do not think that they are working correctly since I am getting no response from them. The keys for the mute, and video control seem to be working fine.
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Does anyone know if the music and dvd buttons work in Windows 7. I have tried the Hotcommand installer off of the Gateway site and it does not seem to be working. I tried to add the keys manually but I do not think that they are working correctly since I am getting no response from them. The keys for the mute, and video control seem to be working fine.
I don't think it's supported yet. Even in Vista you have to install the gateway software to have it work correctly
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I wish I had the money to just test and see if a quad would work on our systems which will answer a lot of questions. But even if it would work, I'm not sure if the cooling would be efficient
I read on another site (I will find it later) that the Quad could not work on the 7805u due to slightly different notching (???)

What chips are our there that can provided the increase from a P8400 (that is worth the money)?

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Well, the chances are greater, because you're running two hard drives, so either one could die (although they shouldn't!).

Would the the increased chance for failure be due to having the laptop in constant movement i.e.. work home work home or would it be just the set up of Raid 0? My IT admin insinuated that Raid 0 is risky as it is but taking it mobile is increasing the that risk unnecessarily.

This may be my ignorance showing but wouldn't the drive failure on a single drive configuration be the same as a Raid 0 in a mobile environment, other than the fact you have 2 drives that increases the odds slightly?

--- Also has anyone used the new 500g Seagate?
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Would the the increased chance for failure be due to having the laptop in constant movement i.e.. work home work home or would it be just the set up of Raid 0? My IT admin insinuated that Raid 0 is risky as it is but taking it mobile is increasing the that risk unnecessarily.

This may be my ignorance showing but wouldn't the drive failure on a single drive configuration be the same as a Raid 0 in a mobile environment, other than the fact you have 2 drives that increases the odds slightly?

--- Also has anyone used the new 500g Seagate?
If by slightly you mean double? Then yea you got it.
    
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Sorry for the typo.

Are the newer P series good? lol The list didn't have the new model.
    
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