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Hey guys im picking up my P-6860 on monday. What should I expect out of:

Needs for Speed: Shift
Call Of Duty 4
Crysis: Warhead

Also, whats the battery like with the brightnest minimal just surfing the web with wifi?

Cheers
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Hey guys im picking up my P-6860 on monday. What should I expect out of:

Needs for Speed: Shift
Call Of Duty 4
Crysis: Warhead

Also, whats the battery like with the brightnest minimal just surfing the web with wifi?

Cheers
It should be like a mid range desktop, but once you upgrade your cpu you will see a huuuuuge improvement playing those games

Surfing the web with the screen on brightest should give you close to 2:30 hours on power saver or maybe more
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YAY
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lol why is your wireless turned off?
    
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Plugged into the modem
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Congrats Stgbash...
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Right guys, got a couple of problems while running windows 7 ultimate 64bit that I pre- ordered:

1. Aero sometimes can never be turned on while starting the system up, yet sometime it works fine, soid haveo restart for it to get aero on again. (Latest drivers are installed)

2. The sound sometimes cuts off when I load an application. Say im browsing the web listening to music, its all good. But then I close the music and close the web and startup cod4, the sound will be like its muted, but shows 100%. I then try to open music again and it says its playing but I have no sound.

3. The hot key next to the powerbutton, the music symbol and dvd symbol dont work. Can someone tell my how to assign them in Windows 7? Its got a diffrent reg to vista so the thing on the first page doesnt work.

4. Dont know if its a problem but when its idle and cool, the back right fan turns on for two minutes, then turns off for two minutes and repeats. same with the left one too.


Apart from that, LOVING it so far, the fact that I can play GRID at ultra ON A LAPTOP is amazing
Cheers and +REP for help
Edited by Sgtbash - 10/27/09 at 3:38am
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For those looking for retail T9300's -- good luck, I've given up on finding them at acceptable prices over the last 3 weeks; finally had to go with a Intel Core 2 Duo T8300 2.40 GHz 3M L2 Cache 800MHz FSB. And the T9600s are still waaaaaaaaaaaay overpriced. Wanted the T9300 vs T8300 for the 6MB L2 Cache, but I know this T8300 due in a few days will be great regardless.

RETAIL being 3-year warranty, vs. worthless 15-days on OEM it seems...
Edited by TrUzApalOOza - 10/27/09 at 4:02am
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For those looking for retail T9300's -- good luck, I've given up on finding them at acceptable prices over the last 3 weeks; finally had to go with a Intel Core 2 Duo T8300 2.40 GHz 3M L2 Cache 800MHz FSB. And the T9600s are still waaaaaaaaaaaay overpriced. Wanted the T9300 vs T8300 for the 6MB L2 Cache, but I know this T8300 due in a few days will be great regardless.

RETAIL being 3-year warranty, vs. worthless 15-days on OEM it seems...
You can find T9300 here. Now this CPU costs much less than year ago. By the way the T9600 is not compatible with T9300 or T8300.
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3. The hot key next to the powerbutton, the music symbol and dvd symbol dont work. Can someone tell my how to assign them in Windows 7? Its got a diffrent reg to vista so the thing on the first page doesnt work.
Did you try the Hot Start Utility driver. Frankly, it's for Vista, but you might try it. If this won't work, manually add the entry in the registry.

Few words about the fans. In case of the GPU, in my 7805, the left fan constantly keeps the temperature between 43-49C. At the 49C fan starts and stops when the temperature drops to 43C. The same is with your machine I think.
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