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Where is the fingerprint reader on the 7807? Or does it not have one?
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Hello fellow fx users. I was sitting around and looking at the newer version laptops hoping santa would bring me one but if course santa doesnt like me anymore, and im a college student so im poor. I was hoping to pick one up over the summer so I had a question or two. I really want to get my hands on a higher end GPU so I was interested in a broken 7805. There are two routes I can go.

*edit* I forgot to mention I currently own a p6831 fx.

The first, hopefully cheaper one, is to find a mother board from the 7805u, but im not sure if I can swap motherboards with the 6831 housing. It seems like everything matches up but im not quite sure. The other route I can take is to find one with a broken screen and simply replace the screen, as gateway fx's screens are particularly easy to replace.

So my questions are which route would you suggest? And do you guys know any websites in which I can purchase cheap motherboards, and screens.

ps: you can mail one too me if you want
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Originally Posted by ursidaj05 View Post
Hello fellow fx users. I was sitting around and looking at the newer version laptops hoping santa would bring me one but if course santa doesnt like me anymore, and im a college student so im poor. I was hoping to pick one up over the summer so I had a question or two. I really want to get my hands on a higher end GPU so I was interested in a broken 7805. There are two routes I can go.

*edit* I forgot to mention I currently own a p6831 fx.

The first, hopefully cheaper one, is to find a mother board from the 7805u, but im not sure if I can swap motherboards with the 6831 housing. It seems like everything matches up but im not quite sure. The other route I can take is to find one with a broken screen and simply replace the screen, as gateway fx's screens are particularly easy to replace.

So my questions are which route would you suggest? And do you guys know any websites in which I can purchase cheap motherboards, and screens.

ps: you can mail one too me if you want

Hello Ursidaj,

IMO, the both routes would lead you to the final destination, but the second one would be the simplest and the cheaper than swapping the motherboard in your current machine. The point is, you would need not only the mobo from the P78series, but also the CPU with the 1066 FSB, the DDR3 RAM (you can go up to 8GB), the new WiFi card like the Intel 5100 or the 5300 and probably the media bar as well. The 7805 does not have the Windows Hotstart button on this bar. The cases are the same on the both, the P68 and the P78 series, so that's no problem with this.

The cheapest screen panels you can find on the E-bay. They runs around $100 right now. I suggest to get the one with the 1920x1200 resolution, like this LG one here.

The third route. You could also upgrade the 6831 with the T9300 or the T9500 CPU and get one model from the current P79series in the future.

Hope it helps somehow. Cheers...
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Ok great information. I did not quite understand what you meant by the third route though. were you suggesting a processor compatable with the p78 series motherboard, then to eventually upgrade the motherboard?

In addition, do you have a website with cheap mobos? i found one online but it was 500 usd and out of stock : /
Edited by ursidaj05 - 11/19/09 at 10:59am
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Ok great information. I did not quite understand what you meant by the third route though. were you suggesting a processor compatable with the p78 series motherboard, then to eventually upgrade the motherboard?

In addition, do you have a website with cheap mobos? i found one online but it was 500 usd and out of stock : /
I mean, forget about the 7805 and upgrade your present P6831 with faster CPU like T9300 or T9500. In the future, when you get enough money buy one model of the P79series with the Nvidia GTX 260M graphic card.
P7908 and P7917.

Sorry, but it's hard to get the mobo for the P78series. They usually run about $425, however they are out of stock everywhere. The cheapest place to get one would be the Ebay. Unfortunately, there is no mobo for 7805 over there, right now.

Cheers...
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The P-7915u FX looks hawt, I still love my P-7805u though =)
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I have a quick question I hope some can help me with. My 7811 came with a nice cloth cover to protect my screen from keyboard dust and key imprinting. I ripped it recently and want a replacements any suggestions?
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I have a quick question I hope some can help me with. My 7811 came with a nice cloth cover to protect my screen from keyboard dust and key imprinting. I ripped it recently and want a replacements any suggestions?
You probably don't need one.
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I currently have the gateway p-172s fx laptop and the specs are:

2 Duo processor T5750
2 MB L2 Cache | 2.0 GHz | 667 MHz FSB

3 GB 667 MHz DDR2 SDRAM (1 × 1024 and 1 × 2048)

NVIDIA® GeForce® 8800M GTS
With 512 MB of GDDR3 Discrete Video Memory

160 GB 7200 RPM SATA hard drive

I would like it to be a bit faster can i overclock it? Is the CPU upgradeable if so whats the best i can get in this thing. I know i can upgrade the ram easily. Does it matter if i replace the 10gb harddrive with another 160 or possibly a 320 gb? Can i do anything with the video card as well? I appreciate your guys' opinions and advice. thanks.
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I currently have the gateway p-172s fx laptop and the specs are:

2 Duo processor T5750
2 MB L2 Cache | 2.0 GHz | 667 MHz FSB

3 GB 667 MHz DDR2 SDRAM (1 × 1024 and 1 × 2048)

NVIDIA® GeForce® 8800M GTS
With 512 MB of GDDR3 Discrete Video Memory

160 GB 7200 RPM SATA hard drive

I would like it to be a bit faster can i overclock it? Is the CPU upgradeable if so whats the best i can get in this thing. I know i can upgrade the ram easily. Does it matter if i replace the 10gb harddrive with another 160 or possibly a 320 gb? Can i do anything with the video card as well? I appreciate your guys' opinions and advice. thanks.
The CPU is upgradeable and the best choice would be T9300 or T9500.
Swap the 1GB stick with another 2GB one and you are ready to go. The Samsung brand is the stock RAM, by the way.

Sorry the GPU is not upgradeable. Now about the hard drive, you would get another 160Gb one and set both drives in RAID0 or get something like 320Gb 7200RPM and you should notice a difference in speed. BTW, the WD 500GB 5400RPM is as fast as the WD 320GB 7200RPM. I have got them both, they perform the same.

Hope it helps. Cheers...
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