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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.
Intel Core2Duo CPU T5750 @ 2.00GHz

I'm using Windows Vista 32-bit.
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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!
yes on page one it shows u how 2 take it apart
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anyone try the latest driver from the invidia website?
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yes on page one it shows u how 2 take it apart
Except none of them show how to actually open up the area I need to open. The part the noise is coming from doesn't have any easy access areas.
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Correct
Say more about your issue. You did mention you updated drivers? But you also mentioned an application opens slow? Drivers and application opening slow are not connected. So describe more and maybe I will get a clue.

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Intel Core2Duo CPU T5750 @ 2.00GHz

I'm using Windows Vista 32-bit.
Since using 32bit I am certain a jump to 4GB will not solve your problem. The issue you have, from my recollection is CPU. The mapping of all the combatants/variables taxes the CPU I believe. I also believe I have read about this game per se?

You simply lack the CPU power to correct the problem you now face. CPU upgrades while simple do cost. I wish you luck and sorry I can't say better cheaper things.
    
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Since using 32bit I am certain a jump to 4GB will not solve your problem. The issue you have, from my recollection is CPU. The mapping of all the combatants/variables taxes the CPU I believe. I also believe I have read about this game per se?

You simply lack the CPU power to correct the problem you now face. CPU upgrades while simple do cost. I wish you luck and sorry I can't say better cheaper things.
Haha, well...that sucks.

Do you have any suggestions for the CPU upgrade? Also, would I help myself out any by going to a 64-bit OS?
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Haha, well...that sucks.

Do you have any suggestions for the CPU upgrade? Also, would I help myself out any by going to a 64-bit OS?
Going 64 has advantages others can tell you about. I am still 32. But with your fundamental problem right now? I don't see it as the issue. For said problem CPU upgrade. I don't know your chipset either 965PM or PM45. If a 7XXX gateway a PM5 so can go up to a T9900. You might even be able to go quad. I suggest a faster Dual Core but others might have suggestions.

I don't really know about your game so not the best guide on this.
    
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Going 64 has advantages others can tell you about. I am still 32. But with your fundamental problem right now? I don't see it as the issue. For said problem CPU upgrade. I don't know your chipset either 965PM or PM45. If a 7XXX gateway a PM5 so can go up to a T9900. You might even be able to go quad. I suggest a faster Dual Core but others might have suggestions.

I don't really know about your game so not the best guide on this.
Well hey, I appreciate the help anyway.
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I really appreciate this post BUT...I really need to clean out mine, as there is barely any airflow, but I am wondering, for cleaning out the GPU, is it sufficient to just blow a can of air through its vent? I ask this because it seems like it would be a sticky situation to remove the entire bottom of the laptop, and because it isn't even mentioned anywhere from what I can find..
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Removal of panels is critical to a proper effective removal of dust. You actually will want to wipe some parts air does not always blow everything away. A thin layer of dust while not obstructing the air flow is reducing the cooling systems capabilities. Reducing for example the thermal transfer potential of the system.

Might seem like a chore but I think the results will be worth it.

Do some detailed temp monitoring before and after so you can see how much improvement.
    
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