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Poorly optimized game. It will run crysis on high if you can play at 20fps and tbh it's highly playable at that.
While I will admit that Crysis runs better than most games on sub-25 framerates, it's still a sluggish experience.
    
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While I will admit that Crysis runs better than most games on sub-25 framerates, it's still a sluggish experience.
Yeah but what i'm trying to convey is BC i think the game you were on about originally must be awfully graphically demanding.
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spilled water on my laptop again today

still works though
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Bad Company 2 was patched today and I doubled my fps on my 7805u. Yes doubled! No longer does the game average 18-24 fps, but instead a cool 35-50 or with some dips here and there. Better yet I was able to play the game at a mix of low/med details, and get the same fps at 1440x900 resolution (which is native for me).

This patch made the game go from unplayable to completely and pleasantly playable. You're not going to be able to max the game sadly, but it runs great with mixed settings. I might be upgrading my cpu soon we'll see if that nets further performance gains in BC2.

Thank you dice, us gateway owners are singing your praises.
Edited by Chimeracaust - 2/19/10 at 2:32am
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Hey all,

Sorry in advance theres alot of pages to go through of great information but just wanted to confirm a few things. Ive got the p6860 fx all standard and have recently been thinking about upgrading it. I got avp 3 and the GPU temp went to over 100 and shut down so after cleaning the fan and lowering settings on the game I can get it to 93 - 96C while using a cooling fan aswell.

Normally around 60 or 70 at most with other games.

I am thinking of replacing the thermal paste on the GPU area
Upgrading the HD and CPU to T9300 i think it is.

Just wanting to confirm that this is all that can be upgraded (dont think the graphics card can be upgraded from the 8800m from what ive read)?

Ive not messed around inside a computer in a long while let alone a laptop so its going to be a learning experience!

Thanks!
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I would open it up and change the TIM. You might also find that the heasinks still need to be cleaned as hair and dust can get trapped against them on the inside.

You are correct in thinking that the GPU is not upgradeable.
Edited by WarlordOne - 2/24/10 at 4:13pm
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I have been having problems on my 7811 where games just goto a blank scree and I have to restart my laptop. I am guessing it might be my GPU over heating? I don't overclock anything, but I have had the laptop well over a year and used it a lot.

Any suggestions or guides to get the GPU running cooler?

I am also wondering if there are any companies that will refurbish the laptop? A new clean case would be nice.
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I have been having problems on my 7811 where games just goto a blank scree and I have to restart my laptop. I am guessing it might be my GPU over heating? I don't overclock anything, but I have had the laptop well over a year and used it a lot.

Any suggestions or guides to get the GPU running cooler?

I am also wondering if there are any companies that will refurbish the laptop? A new clean case would be nice.
Get different drivers and see if that helps.
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First of all, what an incredible thread! Lots of great information here. Thanks to all for your expert input.

I've had my P-7811FX just over a year and have been very pleased with it, but now I want to upgrade the processor. Will the Intel T9600 work? Is there a CPU faster than 2.8 Ghz that will work? Thanks!
    
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First of all, what an incredible thread! Lots of great information here. Thanks to all for your expert input.

I've had my P-7811FX just over a year and have been very pleased with it, but now I want to upgrade the processor. Will the Intel T9600 work? Is there a CPU faster than 2.8 Ghz that will work? Thanks!
The T9600 will work. Also you can use the T9800 - 2.93GHz and T9900 - 3.06GHz.
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