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That would be awesome if I would have bought the right processor, instead of the T9600 that I did. Next time I'll know better. But thanks for sharing that exciting news.
    
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I looked into ebay, x9100 are cheaper than the t9900, the problem is which vender is requitable to buy from.
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Look at their feedback. That should tell you who to trust.

Requitable? Maybe reputable?
    
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Look at their feedback. That should tell you who to trust.

Requitable? Maybe reputable?
The ones with the high feedbacks are located in china and we know they make a lot of copies of anything and everything...lol...
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I've had a Gateway M6864FX for a couple of years.

Here are the specs:
CPU: Intel Mobile Core 2 Duo T5750
RAM: Samsung 4GB PC2-5300 SO-Dimm
HDD: 200GB, 7200RPM HDD (ST9200420AS)
VIDEO: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 2600 (512MB)

Lately, I have had random freezes and even reboots. I'm running Windows Vista Home Premium (64bit) which came with the laptop.

I ran Memtest and the system reboots after about 30 seconds (50% through test 1).

So, I have a couple of questions:
1. Will upgrading the HDD reduce the heat?
2. Will upgrading the memory stop the random freezes and reboots?
3. Is there a compatibility list for HDD and memory for this laptop (or Gateways in general)?

The upgrades I am thinking of are:
HDD: HITACHI Travelstar 7K500 HD20500 IDK/7K 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache 2.5" SATA 3.0Gb/s Internal Notebook Hard Drive

RAM: CORSAIR 4GB (2 x 2GB) 200-Pin DDR2 SO-DIMM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Laptop Memory Model VS4GSDSKIT800D2

Thanks!
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Hey all!! Just wanted to get some FX users' opinion. I have a 6831 that has been upgraded slightly after purchase a couple years ago, but I have a weird issue with it. I am trying to upgrade to windows 7 from vista; however, me thinks there is a driver issue. After 7 installs, everything is running great. But it seems every 3rd or 4th time I start it up, the graphics driver, touchpad, and others don't load properly. I get a 640x480 res and the touchpad is inoperative. I have to restart, and then everything loads fine. I have been using the drivers for Vista on Gateway's website. The weird thing is I had zero problems under Vista, so I'm pretty sure its not a hardware issue.

Any thoughts/ideas? I know they are vista drivers and not made for 7. Does anyone have an idea how to get some for 7? Should I just let windows update handle the driver install/signing? Also, is there more compatibility with either x86/x64 that I should lean towards? When I install the vista drivers, everything successfully installs too.

Thanks always in advance!!!

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Hey all!! Just wanted to get some FX users' opinion. I have a 6831 that has been upgraded slightly after purchase a couple years ago, but I have a weird issue with it. I am trying to upgrade to windows 7 from vista; however, me thinks there is a driver issue. After 7 installs, everything is running great. But it seems every 3rd or 4th time I start it up, the graphics driver, touchpad, and others don't load properly. I get a 640x480 res and the touchpad is inoperative. I have to restart, and then everything loads fine. I have been using the drivers for Vista on Gateway's website. The weird thing is I had zero problems under Vista, so I'm pretty sure its not a hardware issue.

Any thoughts/ideas? I know they are vista drivers and not made for 7. Does anyone have an idea how to get some for 7? Should I just let windows update handle the driver install/signing? Also, is there more compatibility with either x86/x64 that I should lean towards? When I install the vista drivers, everything successfully installs too.

Thanks always in advance!!!

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How did you install window 7, is it by upgrade or you did a fresh format and install it. How i installed window 7 in my lappy was did a fresh install on my ssd and went to support and downloaded the drivers from gateway and use the compatibilty for vista to make sure it function right. For the video card i went to nvidia and downloaded the driver for the 9800 gts m.
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hi guys, i recently got APB for my 6860 and on minimal setting with tweaks to the config it still runs like **** so i think its time to upgrade. i think that the 8800M GTS should be strong enough to support the game but the drivers i have for it are over a year old, are there any new ones i can use that arent off nvidias site? As for the CPU - i think the only way i can upgrade is to put a new one in. ive been looking at X9000s but whats a good price for one? and are they easy to install?
    
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hi guys, i recently got APB for my 6860 and on minimal setting with tweaks to the config it still runs like **** so i think its time to upgrade. i think that the 8800M GTS should be strong enough to support the game but the drivers i have for it are over a year old, are there any new ones i can use that arent off nvidias site? As for the CPU - i think the only way i can upgrade is to put a new one in. ive been looking at X9000s but whats a good price for one? and are they easy to install?
It's very easy to install. I would say between $250 -$300 is a good price. Look on ebay and maybe notebookreview in the discussion forums for people who are selling theirs
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Wow! This forum looks awesome! How come I never stumbled upon this place is beyond me, but this forum and thread looks exactly like what I need!
Okay, so I bought a Gateway FX P7803h laptop last december which was on sale for $699. I always heard that the FX laptops are very powerful, so I couldn't possible miss such a deal. After I bought it I had all the fun I needed, because I could play most of my favourite games on full settings at 720p resolution and higher @ around a solid 60fps. But then, after upgrading to Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit I started getting sever overheating issues. Even the bios upgrade didn't do any good. Aside from that, I noticed that the CPU was really bad compared to some of the other FX laptops. For example a dude could play GTA IV at 1440 x 900 with full settings with the same specs except a better CPU. Now I wonder if I could UPGRADE my laptop's CPU from a Core 2 Duo P7350 @2.00 GHZ to something much better and faster like atleast @2.2 GHZ. Can you guyz help me try to upgrade this laptop please? Also, can I get a better Graphic Card with the newer CPU if I buy one? Thanks a lot, as I can hardly find any support for this specific model....hell, even Gatway's website doesn't have it listed! :O
Thanks for any future feedback.
    
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