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Hey, I have a couple questions and hopefully someone knows an answer

I kinda have OCD when it comes to my electronics, and I just recently got a refurb FX-6831. There are somethings bugging me. My questions are:

1) How can I get the media buttons at the top to work? I've tried the drivers on the HP site and none of them work, I've tried them on both Vista and Win7 (which Im using now) and still they don't work. I've heard I need to use the actual HP recovery disc but unfortunately I don't have that.

2) There seems to be a noise coming from the top left corner of the laptop near the vent. It seems to be something hitting the fan. It only happens when there is pressure being put on that area. Is there a tutorial on how to open up the whole case? or does anyone else know a fix for this!

Any help will be greatly appreciated Thanks!
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I am sure this has been asked many times, but its hard ti search a 101 page thread. Whats the best non-extreme cpu i can put into the fx 7811?
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T9900 I believe
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Originally Posted by Nikral View Post
Hey, I have a couple questions and hopefully someone knows an answer

I kinda have OCD when it comes to my electronics, and I just recently got a refurb FX-6831. There are somethings bugging me. My questions are:

1) How can I get the media buttons at the top to work? I've tried the drivers on the HP site and none of them work, I've tried them on both Vista and Win7 (which Im using now) and still they don't work. I've heard I need to use the actual HP recovery disc but unfortunately I don't have that.

2) There seems to be a noise coming from the top left corner of the laptop near the vent. It seems to be something hitting the fan. It only happens when there is pressure being put on that area. Is there a tutorial on how to open up the whole case? or does anyone else know a fix for this!

Any help will be greatly appreciated Thanks!

Not a clue on the buttons, as I don't have an FX ..... yet
But as far as taking it apart, I know at the very least there are tutorials as well as videos on replacing ram, HDD's, processor, etc. I would think that would be a good start at least. Google + youtube should be a good start
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I've got the P-6860 FX and i am using it right as i post this..

I can join please D:

1.83 GHz CPU
4096MB RAM
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8800m GTS @ 610 core
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Hey guys, I'm new here, and have upgrade questions about my P-172S FX laptop.

I'm not really into the upgrade world, so most of the lingo in this thread just confuses the crap out of me, so I figured I'd just post my questions.

One of my favorite games to play is Supreme Commander (a real-time strategy game), but I find that as I get further into the battle, and more units are added to the battlefield, the battle slows down to the point where the gameplay is at a crawl. Would upgrading my RAM from 3 GB to 4 GB solve this problem? If so, I just need to replace the 1 GB chip right? What is the best chip my laptop can handle? What other performance upgrades should I look into?
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Hey im having truoble configuring the RAID. i just bought 2 new hard drives and i want to configure them in a RAID 0 format. i have no idea how to do this. I can't find it anywhere in the BIOS. any help appreciated
post #1388 of 2331
OK. So that screen twitching problem I had seems to have gone away. However. now I seem to have very poor performance in games. I pretty much uninstalled all the drivers for the graphics card and put the latest ones on and still no performance gains. For instance, I used to get around 70-90 fps in cod4 maxed. Now I get 30-50. And now project torque takes a year to get started and when it does get going it has bad fps also.

Could it be a problem with something besides my graphics?

Any help is appreciated.

(ps. temps are fine and I'm not overclocking anything)
post #1389 of 2331
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Originally Posted by St. Francisco View Post
Hey guys, I'm new here, and have upgrade questions about my P-172S FX laptop.

I'm not really into the upgrade world, so most of the lingo in this thread just confuses the crap out of me, so I figured I'd just post my questions.

One of my favorite games to play is Supreme Commander (a real-time strategy game), but I find that as I get further into the battle, and more units are added to the battlefield, the battle slows down to the point where the gameplay is at a crawl. Would upgrading my RAM from 3 GB to 4 GB solve this problem? If so, I just need to replace the 1 GB chip right? What is the best chip my laptop can handle? What other performance upgrades should I look into?
I think the CPU is the main issue. What CPU do you have. Are you using 64bit OS? if so more RAM won't hurt but might not help. CPU.

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Originally Posted by redmustang View Post
OK. So that screen twitching problem I had seems to have gone away. However. now I seem to have very poor performance in games. I pretty much uninstalled all the drivers for the graphics card and put the latest ones on and still no performance gains. For instance, I used to get around 70-90 fps in cod4 maxed. Now I get 30-50. And now project torque takes a year to get started and when it does get going it has bad fps also.

Could it be a problem with something besides my graphics?

Any help is appreciated.

(ps. temps are fine and I'm not overclocking anything)
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I think the CPU is the main issue. What CPU do you have. Are you using 64bit OS? if so more RAM won't hurt but might not help. CPU.

Vsync is not on correct?
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