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The best cpu is a X9000 but is way too expensive. A T9300 is the best bang for not paying too much.

To get 4GB you just have to buy a 2GB stick and replace it with the 1GB already installed.
Does the new 2gig stick I buy have to match the old one exactly? Does anyone have a link to the ram I need to buy for my laptop?
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So I am looking for a hard drive to add to my lappy. I am almost for sure going with WD. Would people recommend the 5400 or the 7400 RPM version? The two that I am looking at are:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822136280

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822136197

They will work with this laptop too right? Just making sure
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Does the new 2gig stick I buy have to match the old one exactly? Does anyone have a link to the ram I need to buy for my laptop?
Don't think the brand name will be an issue but make sure it has 5-5-5-15 timings

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So I am looking for a hard drive to add to my lappy. I am almost for sure going with WD. Would people recommend the 5400 or the 7400 RPM version? The two that I am looking at are:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822136280

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822136197

They will work with this laptop too right? Just making sure
7200 would be the fastest but I would recommend getting a 2nd drive to run raid. At the end of the day raid0 with 5400rpm drives will be faster then a single 7200 rpm drive
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i dunno if anyone can help me........a bios password was put on my laptop when i sent it in for repair. I called customer support and they werent any help. Does anyone know how to reset the password on the p-6831 fx model?
Thanks in advance guys.
anyone?
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anyone?
Yes ask them if they did it? Not complected? I would also say try your own as they unlikely removed? Dah?
    
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anyone?
I don't think there is a universal key to unlock it, but you might try and reflash the bios which may remove it
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wouldnt there be a cmos battery somewhere on the mainboard?
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Newer laptops have protections against that stuff...

Your best bet would be one of the services on eBay that unlocks laptops for $50 and such. You send them your laptop's ID code thingy, and they'll send you the master reset password.
    
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Newer laptops have protections against that stuff...

Your best bet would be one of the services on eBay that unlocks laptops for $50 and such. You send them your laptop's ID code thingy, and they'll send you the master reset password.

i had the cmos battery out for 3 days and the password was still there
so maybe you are right.
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doesnt one of those bootcd's like ultimate bootcd or hiren's have a bios password cracker?
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