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Thing is, I dont know how to install custom drivers because theres inf's and things isnt there?
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Is this 3dmark score: 7336 3DMarks about right for a stock system. And why do other people have a 1000 more gpu points for each test if they only upgraded there cpu?
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Drivers.
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Care to expand? What do you mean by "Drivers"?
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I don't know your notebook but I know people get better scores using certain drivers. So find out what drivers people are using to get good scores? I do think your score is a little low. I think closer to 8000 would be goal stock.
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Anyone running final Windows 7 64-bit on FX6860? Looking to verify that everyone else is having same audio problems (IDT HD audio card)...

There is no working sound after coming back from sleep or hibernate. Audio is not disabled, or red X ... you can see the sound working on the displays and tests. Pretty much same problem as i find Vista people had, but not hotfix from MS. A system reboot returns my sound.

Does anyone have the actual IDT software working on 64-bit Windows 7, if so which install package? I've tried several IDT driver sets from the internet, and they all end up in broken audio; which i then have to go back to the MS WIN7 provided drivers.

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Exact Problem I had, it went away after a realtek ethernet windows update :/
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Maybe I'll disable the onboard realtek card, since i'm on wireless and see if that makes any difference with sound failing after resume (sleep/hibernate) -- worth a try). UPDATE: nope, that did not help, nor did disabling the unused NICs.

Also updated the 4965AGN wireless via http://www.intel.com/support/wireless/detect.htm --- went from 12.x (came with win7 final) to 13.x; that didn't do anything either.

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Gateway seems to have abandoned the FX6860 -- no new drivers/updates since 2008 --- whats the point of my 3 year warranty if they won't keep up with drivers?
Edited by TrUzApalOOza - 11/1/09 at 1:02pm
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Have you guys seen the new FX model BestBuy is selling? It has a GTX260m and good cpu for only $1049.99

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Gateway+...&skuId=9605365
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Do you guys get heat issues with the FX? I get it pretty often when I game. The computers tend to be very hot and then crashes after 20 minutes of gaming...

I'll open the PC and clean the fans..
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