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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...
That helps a lot. I appreciate your help. Additionally i was curious if the drivers make a difference? i just loaded a clean copy of windows 7 64 bit and everything seems to work i just downloaded the latest graphics driver, but other than that nothing else. Do i need to download different drivers? and willt his effect the speed and efficiency of the computer?
Can you overclock the current CPU or GPU?

Also where can i buy the exact same samsung 2 gb ram from? I usually get ram from crucial, but would be nice to have a matching pair.
Edited by k1ngkev1n1 - 11/24/09 at 4:25pm
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I just bought a T9300 to replace my old T7250. I also bought a WD Scorpio Black 320GB 7200RPM to relpace the stock HDD that came in my FX-6831. I can't wait! I'm going to upgrade everything at once when it all comes in.
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I just bought a T9300 to replace my old T7250. I also bought a WD Scorpio Black 320GB 7200RPM to relpace the stock HDD that came in my FX-6831. I can't wait! I'm going to upgrade everything at once when it all comes in.
where did you end up getting your CPU from and how much was it? i may get that one as well.
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where did you end up getting your CPU from and how much was it? i may get that one as well.
I snagged it off eBay for $167. Took me a while to find a trustworthy looking seller that wasn't from Taiwan.
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That helps a lot. I appreciate your help. Additionally i was curious if the drivers make a difference? i just loaded a clean copy of windows 7 64 bit and everything seems to work i just downloaded the latest graphics driver, but other than that nothing else. Do i need to download different drivers? and willt his effect the speed and efficiency of the computer?
Can you overclock the current CPU or GPU?

Also where can i buy the exact same samsung 2 gb ram from? I usually get ram from crucial, but would be nice to have a matching pair.

Well, I'm glad to help you somehow. The matching Ram you would try to locate on the Ebay, but I think the best would be to get brand new sticks, novadays the DDR2 Ram is relatively cheap. Also, you can get one 2GB RAM and you won't see difference even if it's not Samsung.

To overclock the GPU download the Nvidia System Tools. With this soft it is possible to overclock the graphic card, this software can be used on the 8800M and 9800M cards. Again, sorry but it's not possible to oveclock current processor. It is possible with the X-series CPUs, but only up to 3GHz.

Now something about drivers, IMO if the present ones work leave the alone. I don't upgrade drivers every time these is new version unless I have to.
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I just installed the windows 7 64 bit on my laptop installed latest graphics driver. And now i tried to play warcraft 3 frozen throne on battle.net and it says i need to check my internet connection. It act like im not connected to the internet. I know im connected internet works fine for all other games. tried downloading patch runing in admin, xp mode, etc. Im not sure what to do. When i tried to install patch fron 1.24 to latest it didnt work, but i dont think its the patch that is the problem. I think its the settings or something.

Im sorry i know this may be the wrong site, but i know you guys are smart and may have some idea. thanks.
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Well, I'm glad to help you somehow. The matching Ram you would try to locate on the Ebay, but I think the best would be to get brand new sticks, novadays the DDR2 Ram is relatively cheap. Also, you can get one 2GB RAM and you won't see difference even if it's not Samsung.

To overclock the GPU download the Nvidia System Tools. With this soft it is possible to overclock the graphic card, this software can be used on the 8800M and 9800M cards. Again, sorry but it's not possible to oveclock current processor. It is possible with the X-series CPUs, but only up to 3GHz.

Now something about drivers, IMO if the present ones work leave the alone. I don't upgrade drivers every time these is new version unless I have to.
Excellent, this helps a lot will definatly shop for the cpu and ram, also play around with the GPU./
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So i am going to buy the ram upgrade and i see that there are ddr 667 and ddr 800 chips from crucial.com i was going to buy it. I just want to know if i should get the 667 to match my stock 667 i believe or the 800? also how will this effect the speed and can i overclock them the same if one is 667 and 800. Not sure waht i should get and what will be the best.

I have a gateway p-172s fx laptop. 3gb of ram currently. trying to get to 4.
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So i am going to buy the ram upgrade and i see that there are ddr 667 and ddr 800 chips from crucial.com i was going to buy it. I just want to know if i should get the 667 to match my stock 667 i believe or the 800? also how will this effect the speed and can i overclock them the same if one is 667 and 800. Not sure waht i should get and what will be the best.

I have a gateway p-172s fx laptop. 3gb of ram currently. trying to get to 4.
Hi,

Get the 2048MB 667MHZ DDR2 SODIMM memory module, I mean with the same parameters as the stock one.
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Hey guys. I've had my P-6860FX for a little over a year now. Was recently thinking about selling it, but after reading the thread here, I've decided I might spend a few hundred dollars and upgrade it rather than sell.

An issue I am having (ever since new), is the computer seems to struggle with 720p playback (and be completely worthless on 1080p playback). I'm wondering if this is a processor issue. (during 720p playback, processor pings between 90 to 95% load. Would upgrading to a T9300 or T8300 solve this you think?

I'm also looking into getting an upgraded 1920x1200 screen. Can anyone else comment on the: LG LP171WU1 17" Laptop LCD Panel WUXGA 1920x1200 Glossy on ebay?

Thanks.
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