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Does anyone know if any backlit keyboards that fit the p-7811fx are available for sale? Preferably exactly like stock(except maybe with fn and ctrl swapped)? I'd probably find a way to connect it to my media bar lights so I have some control over whether it's on or off.

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No idea, but i'd think HP would be the closest to fit or naybe the alienware m17x
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^ mmmm who are you exactly replying to?
Have you not read the last comment on the last page? Here, I will quote it for you:

"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."

There, can you please help me with that?
    
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Originally Posted by Spider-Abu View Post
^ mmmm who are you exactly replying to?
Have you not read the last comment on the last page? Here, I will quote it for you:

"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."

There, can you please help me with that?
Shifty was replaying to Natedawg question I believe, about the backlit keyboards. But answering your question, I have to ask you, did you read the previous ten or twenty pages of this thread? Your P7803 is exactly the same (except for the CPU and GPU) as the 7805, 7811 or any other model from the P78xx series and what CPU you can use is already covered there. Anyway, you can upgrade with T9400, T9600, T9800, T9900, X9100, P8400, P8600, P8800, P9500, P9600, P9700 and few other Intel processors, and you can't upgrade the GPU
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Jee, sorry I read a few of the earliest posts...should have gone the other way around.
Any way, thanks a lot for the suggestions, as many other people would just tell you to piss of and find it for your self. I believe they will be mutch mutch better than the CPU I got...so that is very helpful. And also, I guess I don't really need a GPU upgrade as mine can run these games pretty much at ultra high...except maybe crises, but I have never played that game. Should I? Is it any good? I am a fan of FPS games, eg: CS, COD, and so on. I play GTA IV and well I have seen other people with the FX laptops with the same GPU except better CPUs run it perfectly at ultra high settings...so I guess the CPU upgrade is all I need!

PS: I LOVE your Avatar...it sort of reminds me of the Doppelganger in Lara Croft Tomb Raider Underworld. Very sexy.

EDIT: Wow, I never thought it would be this hard to look for laptop CPUs in Toronto, Canada. I've been searching any stores I could find on google, even big names, but there is no store which has Laptop CPUs I need...heck, most don't have any at all! The only thing I could find was ordering online, but I really don't trust online shopping...even if it's from INTEL's OWN SITE! This is so frusterating!
Edited by Spider-Abu - 7/15/10 at 12:12pm
    
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Sorry, I can't help much about the games, don't play them, but upgrading the processor should help a lot in games you want to play. You can try to order CPU at the Newegg or Ebay. There's plenty of them over there, just search Core 2 Duo mobile processors. The T9600 costs $245 on Ebay, for example.

BTW, thanks Spider.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Spider-Abu View Post
Jee, sorry I read a few of the earliest posts...should have gone the other way around.
Any way, thanks a lot for the suggestions, as many other people would just tell you to piss of and find it for your self. I believe they will be mutch mutch better than the CPU I got...so that is very helpful. And also, I guess I don't really need a GPU upgrade as mine can run these games pretty much at ultra high...except maybe crises, but I have never played that game. Should I? Is it any good? I am a fan of FPS games, eg: CS, COD, and so on. I play GTA IV and well I have seen other people with the FX laptops with the same GPU except better CPUs run it perfectly at ultra high settings...so I guess the CPU upgrade is all I need!

PS: I LOVE your Avatar...it sort of reminds me of the Doppelganger in Lara Croft Tomb Raider Underworld. Very sexy.

EDIT: Wow, I never thought it would be this hard to look for laptop CPUs in Toronto, Canada. I've been searching any stores I could find on google, even big names, but there is no store which has Laptop CPUs I need...heck, most don't have any at all! The only thing I could find was ordering online, but I really don't trust online shopping...even if it's from INTEL's OWN SITE! This is so frusterating!
If you want to upgrade some things, my sisters fx7811 just died and pretty soon i will take it apart for parts. Im sure alot of fx owners will want the wuxgu screen that does 1900x1200, 4gig ram, p8400cpu, etc...Will let you guys know when it goes in the for sale section.
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^ No problem, lol. The games...I will look somewhere else for more info. But as I have said, I can't really buy stuff from the net...you see, we are foregnors(from Afghanistan), so we came here for study and ****. And I am like only 15, so if I ever want something I have to like really push my parents into getting me something...especially anything related to gaming. But if he FINALLY says Yes then he will just drive me to local shops...and well HE doesn't trust online stores and such, you know, like any one who just moved to a "modern" country. So...thanks for the help, and +rep from me.

EDIT: @ritchwell Wow, that's great. I mean not for your sister, but for others. I would try to get that CPU...if you put it on sale, but I think the probability of that would be very slim.
Now, just talking through my technical love side , I would love that monitor but I really don't wan't to risk anything with my laptop currently so that would be a no. The ram looks good...but I am really not sure if my lappy would support more ram. Otherwise, this should be very helpful for others with need for such parts.
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I have a P6831FX with Core2Duo T5550 1.83GHz Processor, Hitachi 320GB 7200rpm, 3GB 667MHz Memory, NVidia GeForce 8800M GTS Graphics running Windows 7 Ultimate.

What kind of OC can I do with that 8800M GTS? I don't want to go extreme, just a little boost.
Edited by Erick Silver - 7/15/10 at 2:44pm
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Originally Posted by Spider-Abu View Post
^ mmmm who are you exactly replying to?
Have you not read the last comment on the last page? Here, I will quote it for you:

"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."

There, can you please help me with that?
A cpu upgrade will be your best bet. Try and get something with 6mb cache. Once you have your new cpu you will see your GPU and ram performance is directly influenced by the processor speed and you will have a beast of a gaming laptop. I'm recommending the P9500/P9600 in case you are wondering...

As where to find cpu's in canada you might want to try ebay or even the forums at notebookreview.com. Shipping to canada wont be expensive and buying from a fellow forum member usually ends up costing way less then retailers and ebay
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