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Does anyone get a gain in performance by removing the battery when using the power adapter? It might be just be, but it feels a little snappier. I am not sure if this is better or worse for the laptop or if there is something I should keep in mind. Any help would be appreciated
It is fine to have the battery out won't hurt. Does it help?

Does it matter if charging? Are you feeling the same when battery is fully charged. If so I can't see why. Run benchmarks to see if a difference.
    
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It is fine to have the battery out won't hurt. Does it help?

Does it matter if charging? Are you feeling the same when battery is fully charged. If so I can't see why. Run benchmarks to see if a difference.
I getting an additional 120 points on 3Dmark06 So I guess there is a difference haha. It also runs a little cooler on the back end too But I was just checking to see if it was safe. Thanks!
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I getting an additional 120 points on 3Dmark06 So I guess there is a difference haha. It also runs a little cooler on the back end too But I was just checking to see if it was safe. Thanks!
It is safe so I guess all is well. I would say run at least 3 3DMark's both ways and average. That is a minimum. If you are on to something I would like to consider the why. At this point if the batt is fully charged I am at a loss?
    
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Okay, I cannot do that tonight, but tomorrow I will do that and see if it is an actual difference and not just chance. I did notice that SpeedFan was giving me much cooler temps especially for the CPU during the test with the battery removed. I will run it tomorrow if I have time!
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Does anyone know if the gateway fx 7811 uses eide or sata?
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You can easily pull out the drive and see what it uses. It's just one screw on the bottom you need to take out in order to remove the whole drive
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It is safe so I guess all is well. I would say run at least 3 3DMark's both ways and average. That is a minimum. If you are on to something I would like to consider the why. At this point if the batt is fully charged I am at a loss?
Okay, I ran three of each, both with and without the battery. I did not use my laptop cooler to make it as close to stock as possible. My averages were as follows:
With battery: 7243
Without battery: 7160

So I guess my earlier measurements of difference had to be played out by chance, but even with the averages, there is a small difference. Most of the difference came from the CPU score which I find very interesting. I was using the rig listed in my signature. I also had Speedfan running during the tests and when I had taken out the battery, it seemed that the computer, especially the processor was running a 1-3 degrees cooler. The graphics was very close to the same with a possible .5-1 degree change. I did a restart after each test just to make it an even playing field. I also ran it twice before, but threw out the scores to make sure the first test did not start with a cooler laptop.
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Does anyone know if the gateway fx 7811 uses eide or sata?
With out even looking going to say 100%, SATA, going to go further and say SATA 300.

Bigal interesting.
    
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Hi Guys! Amazing thread here! I joined this site specifically to ask for help on my laptop.
First off someone messed up my system files bad (don't ask XD) And I had to format (don't ask XD!!). Well don't say why the hell would you want to format your PC!!?? just try helping me

Well I installed Windows 7 build 7127(x64) and the main problem is I can't get my microphone to work. My hotkeys(the ones with the music and dvd logos) Don't seem to work, and I would really like to set them to work with my preferred media players.
Also my webcam goes very dark for no apparent reason.

A simple noob-friendly reply would be appreciated! THANKS
GATEWAY ROCKS !
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Hi Guys! Amazing thread here! I joined this site specifically to ask for help on my laptop.
First off someone messed up my system files bad (don't ask XD) And I had to format (don't ask XD!!). Well don't say why the hell would you want to format your PC!!?? just try helping me

Well I installed Windows 7 build 7127(x64) and the main problem is I can't get my microphone to work. My hotkeys(the ones with the music and dvd logos) Don't seem to work, and I would really like to set them to work with my preferred media players.
Also my webcam goes very dark for no apparent reason.

A simple noob-friendly reply would be appreciated! THANKS
GATEWAY ROCKS !
We're not mean to noobs here (typically).

As for your problems they can probably be fixed by installing the latest drivers, you should be able to use the vista drivers with windows 7.
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