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Cool, thanks for the feedback!

I checked out the new Asus and although it indeed does look like a beast, cost and battery life are going to remove that type of machine from my list. The backlit keyboard and bluray player are pretty sweet though.

I think I'll just go with the 7908 or the 7915. I'll live with the glossy case and the lower resolution considering the points that you made about non-native res and playing games at less than full settings. Thanks!
I believe the new Asus is only $50 more at best buy. You might be looking at a different model. In any case, both laptops are great; you will not be disappointed at all with a Gateway. I love my 7805u like a child and I've already spent hundreds of hours lanning with this thing. Enjoy your purchase and good luck sir.
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Hey new poster here, just bought a Gateway P-7908u FX (999$ steal) and I'm thinking of overclocking it thus I have a few questions.

Is overclocking the CPU at ALL possible?
Does anyone know how far I can push the GPU?
Would it be worth it to up the memory to 2x 4g DDR3?

I'm still only moderate with Computers just know the basics of overclocking but I really don't know if 8gb of ram will make any difference when gaming.

Also I'm an avid Newegg buyer but there selection of processors just blows, any site recommendations?
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I have the gateway p-172s fx laptop just curious what you guys thought upgrade this CPU? or buy a new laptop in a year? obviously if i upgrade the CPU i will not buy a new laptop int he future. If new laptop any models in mind?
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Hey new poster here, just bought a Gateway P-7908u FX (999$ steal) and I'm thinking of overclocking it thus I have a few questions.

Is overclocking the CPU at ALL possible?
Does anyone know how far I can push the GPU?
Would it be worth it to up the memory to 2x 4g DDR3?

I'm still only moderate with Computers just know the basics of overclocking but I really don't know if 8gb of ram will make any difference when gaming.

Also I'm an avid Newegg buyer but there selection of processors just blows, any site recommendations?
Overclocking the CPU isn't possible unless it's an extreme CPU. BUT, you could try a program called setFSB to overclock the FSB.

And for the GPU you can try nTune and bump up them clocks a little bit at a time and then run 3DMark06 and see if it's stable.

And if your running 64-bit Vista you should see a difference with 8gb in SOME things. Your games will benefit more from overclocking the 260M.

If your looking for processors to put in your laptop then eBay may be your best bet. To my knowledge, websites like Newegg, TigerDirect and NCIX don't carry good laptop CPUs, if at all.
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Overclocking the CPU isn't possible unless it's an extreme CPU. BUT, you could try a program called setFSB to overclock the FSB.

And for the GPU you can try nTune and bump up them clocks a little bit at a time and then run 3DMark06 and see if it's stable.

And if your running 64-bit Vista you should see a difference with 8gb in SOME things. Your games will benefit more from overclocking the 260M.

If your looking for processors to put in your laptop then eBay may be your best bet. To my knowledge, websites like Newegg, TigerDirect and NCIX don't carry good laptop CPUs, if at all.
The PLL is locked you have to physically mod it in order to overclock it. FWIW, I posted the details elsewhere on the interwebs. It's much more cost effective IMHO to just buy an extreme edition processor.

ewiz (superbiiz) is a good place to pick up cpus as is ebay.
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so cool!
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Thanks alot guys.
Just got Riva Tuner/Ntune, both refuse to work in windows 7, I just gave up. I'm in the process of getting 3D Mark now so I can see where i'm standing, which is pretty good I'm sure.

Crysis I get a good 50-70/30-40 on heavy battles on some high/veryhigh settings. Getting close to over 100 frames on most "Games for Windows", this lappy sure beats the shiz out of the Asus.
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Hello everyone I just got my p7908u and I have some questions. I have noticed that when the fan on the left side of the laptop turns on, that it speeds up and slows down a lot, as in it will speed up for about 1-2 seconds and the slow down for 1-2 seconds until the fan shuts off, is this normal? Also, the touchpad for adjusting the volume next to the right speakers, when I press on it only the + or the - light up, but not the bars in between, is that normal as well?
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Hello everyone I just got my p7908u and I have some questions. I have noticed that when the fan on the left side of the laptop turns on, that it speeds up and slows down a lot, as in it will speed up for about 1-2 seconds and the slow down for 1-2 seconds until the fan shuts off, is this normal? Also, the touchpad for adjusting the volume next to the right speakers, when I press on it only the + or the - light up, but not the bars in between, is that normal as well?
Yes, both, that's normal. Enjoy you new rig.
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Are the lcds on the fx pretty much the same in terms of they're connections. Cause I've got a 7915u, and I'm looking to upgrade to the 1080p screen from the 7805u that I had owned prior before giving it to my little brother.
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