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Gateway P-7805u/ 320GB 7200rpm HDD/ 4GB DDR3 1066mhz/ Intel P8400 @ 2.26ghz/ Geforce 9800m GTS 1GB/ Vista X64 for me.

One minor mod, added a 500gb hdd @7200 rpm, kinda wish I had done another 320 for RAID 0. DO NOT try overclocking using EVGA precision... it just messes things up.
two questions for you, how can you raid on these? I have two 500gb seagate 7200RPM HDDS I would liek to raid on mine p7815u, and how did evga precesion mess it up for you? I am using the latest 1.96 I think and it works fine
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All you have to do is change a setting in BIOS and reinstall Windows. I had 2 320's RAIDed on my Gateway. Other than benchmarks and the hot palmrest's you really can't tell a difference. I went SSD and it's actually a noticable improvement.
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hrmm I don't have that setting in my bios....
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hrmm I don't have that setting in my bios....
irc you need to have two of the same HDD's installed for the RAID option to show up.

but IMO you would be better served getting an SSD for the OS and a large 2.5 mechanical for storage.
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irc you need to have two of the same HDD's installed for the RAID option to show up.

but IMO you would be better served getting an SSD for the OS and a large 2.5 mechanical for storage.
I have two identical drives they both are seagate ST9500420AS's
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I have two identical drives they both are seagate ST9500420AS's
IMHO it's not worth doing. You should go two separate drives if you need storage or get an SSD for OS and HDD for storage. It's makes your system run a whole lot faster overall.

Also you may need to download a BIOS update from Gateway to enable RAID in your system, depending on what you had loaded from the factory.
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you guys can think this one over...
http://forum.notebookreview.com/asus...ml#post6567857
I thought the whole idea of a backlit keyboard was pretty silly, but after seeing the YouTube video in your link, I want one, too! I keep my computer room pretty dark and that backlit keyboard would be awesome!

EDIT: I just remembered - I use external KVM, so it wouldn't make any difference for me unless it was a backlit external keyboard.
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Hey guys I have a fx7811 that I have loved for almost 2 years and I am ready to upgrade to Win-7 I was wondering if I am gonna run into any issues installing http://www.amazon.com/Windows-Home-P...2603291&sr=8-5 or should I just go with the upgrade? this will be the first OS update I have done myself. Thanks for your time!
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I have Windows 7 Home Premium installed on my secondary disc and have had no problems with it, but to be honest I have used it very little. I had problems with a couple drivers for my older (2-3 years) equipment (printers, scanner). Never did find them, but they are probably available somewhere. If it doesn't work, you can always go back to your original OS. That's why I usually download a copy from a warez forum (like tehparadox.com [note spelling]) to test it first. If it doesn't work, I'm not out $100.
    
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Dell had the upgrade kit on sale for 70 bucks so i jumped on it. Guess I will find out if it works next monday. Thanks for the quick response!
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