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Hi guys, I currently have a P-6860FX with the stock specs, except for the processor (which I replaced with a C2D T9300). I am looking to upgrade the Hard Drive. I'm considering getting two of these in a RAID 0 setup.

Would this be a good price/performance setup? Would it drain battery life significantly by adding another drive?
Thanks!
I was running a raid-0 configuration on my 6860 but I quickly ran out of room on my 320GB hdd(s). They do generate a lot of heat under the palmrests and have considerable power consumption. But there is a noticable performance increase.

Anyway, I ended up getting rid of the second HDD about 2 months later as the pros were not enough to make up for the cons. Now, I'm looking to add a SSD as the primary and use the stocker as a just storage.
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Does anyone know where you can buy an Intel P9600 processor from a retailer? I searched around a lot and can not find a single retailer who has them for sale.
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P9600, link. Link.
Edited by UndertheGun - 10/4/09 at 2:29pm
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I just wanted to add that the Gateway FX's synaptics touchpad is compatable with multitouch. Chiral motion, momentum, 2 and 3 finger multitouch all work! Here's the guide if you're interested in checking it out:

Enable Multitouch(two-fingers) on Synaptics trackpad for Windows xp/Vista/7

I've been using it on Vista x64 no problems.
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wow I'm surprised, I just ran Red Faction Guerrilla and I turned up a lot of features and it still kicked bout 40-50FPS, and about 34 during demolition physics, which is pretty awesome for a 1.83GHz CPU & a 8800M GTS. I love my P-6860FX!
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I was running a raid-0 configuration on my 6860 but I quickly ran out of room on my 320GB hdd(s). They do generate a lot of heat under the palmrests and have considerable power consumption. But there is a noticable performance increase.

Anyway, I ended up getting rid of the second HDD about 2 months later as the pros were not enough to make up for the cons. Now, I'm looking to add a SSD as the primary and use the stocker as a just storage.
Im running a 64gig SSD as my primary and using the scorpion black as my storage. Got to say it was the best decision i made.
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Hey guys, I should be getting my p-6860 delivered this week. Whats the fastest processor available for it? Also, is the gpu upgradable?

Cheers
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Hey guys, I should be getting my p-6860 delivered this week. Whats the fastest processor available for it? Also, is the gpu upgradable?

Cheers
Fastest CPU is T9500 followed by the T9300. You can also use the X7800, X7900, X9000 extreme processors all of which should oc to 3Ghz in the bios although the additional heat might be an issue at that speed. Also the overclocking feature only unlocks in the bios when you use and extreme series chip so don't freak out if you don't see it.

As for the GPU, no.
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Cheers man, what would be the best for gaming then?
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Cheers man, what would be the best for gaming then?
Anything 2.4Ghz or better. Anything higher is just icing on the cake.
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