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Want to hook up the 6831 I have to a TV via HDMI. Picture comes through good but can't figure out how to get the sound to go with it other than from the laptop speakers. Is there a way to set it up to play both sound and video from the TV?
Go to the Sound and in the Playback tab, right click the NVIDIA HDMI Output and set it as the default device. You should have the sound in the TV set, if not, try to connect the audio from the headphone jack via the Audio RCA plugs - small Jack cable, if your TV set has the Audio-in RCA sockets.
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Go to the Sound and in the Playback tab, right click the NVIDIA HDMI Output and set it as the default device. You should have the sound in the TV set, if not, try to connect the audio from the headphone jack via the Audio RCA plugs - small Jack cable, if your TV set has the Audio-in RCA sockets.
I read somewhere recently the P68's didn't output sound through hdmi
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Does anyone know where I can potentially get one? My little brother wants a gaming machine and I can't think of a better machine than one of the FX machines listed here.
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Does anyone know where I can potentially get one? My little brother wants a gaming machine and I can't think of a better machine than one of the FX machines listed here.
Check eBay or the forums here. I read/heard somewhere that Gateway has stop producing the FX Laptop line for a redesign. Not 100% sure on that as I have not been overly interested enough to actually confirm it.
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Hey guys. I'm gonna start updating the main page here soon. Anything you guys want me to add? I'll update the drivers on all available FX laptops and update the specs that's listed on the main page
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Does anyone know where I can potentially get one? My little brother wants a gaming machine and I can't think of a better machine than one of the FX machines listed here.
Forums.notebookreview.com usually has good deals on it
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I have a p-7915u that is having power issues. The power connector has always been touchy and would work its way out of the socket with very little movement. The past week or two I have to wiggle the connector around to get power to the system. I'm guessing this problem is going to get to the point where it will fail completely.

Has anyone had experience with a problem like this and have any advice?

I am guessing it is a bad solder, bad power jack, or a problem with the power adapter connector.
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I have a p-7915u that is having power issues. The power connector has always been touchy and would work its way out of the socket with very little movement. The past week or two I have to wiggle the connector around to get power to the system. I'm guessing this problem is going to get to the point where it will fail completely.

Has anyone had experience with a problem like this and have any advice?

I am guessing it is a bad solder, bad power jack, or a problem with the power adapter connector.
Honestly, I've had a few problems with the power connector. Before, it was falling out on me too. There are little bent-in tabs all around the inside of the jack. I needed to make a loop of thin wire to hook them and bend them a tiny bit more towards the center pin.

I've also had the plug head short out, so I needed to cut it, reconnect it, and re-make the black plastic casing out of hot glue. It works quite well, actually, but it took a lot of work (still better than paying >$100 for a new one).
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Purchasing a Gateway 6860-FX
Will it take more than 667Mhz RAM or no?
I am planning on buying an x7800 to upgrade the CPU, what kind of OC should I expect?
What kind of performance increase will I see with raiding the 2 x 320GB 5200RPM HDDs?

Any1 got any results of this playing BFBC2?
    
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