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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?
It already has 4GB ram and more ram wouldn't make a big difference with the stock cpu. I would say the cpu upgrade would be your best bet. The Raid 5400rpm drives will be a little faster then a singe 7200rpm drive

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Would it be possible to put a solid state drive in one of my hard drive bays?
Yes it would. Solid State drives are like normal hard drives in terms of compatibility and connectors
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It already has 4GB ram and more ram wouldn't make a big difference with the stock cpu. I would say the cpu upgrade would be your best bet. The Raid 5400rpm drives will be a little faster then a singe 7200rpm drive



Yes it would. Solid State drives are like normal hard drives in terms of compatibility and connectors
You didnt read my post, did you?
I didnt say anything about RAM Capacity, but the MEGAHURTZ.
    
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You didnt read my post, did you?
I didnt say anything about RAM Capacity, but the MEGAHURTZ.
My bad.... You can go up to 800mhz I believe. I think it's related to your cpu fsb though as the stock cpu has 667mhz fsb and ram speed is 667mhz. The X7800 has 800mhz and might allow you to run 800mhz ram. Not sure though as I never tried it
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Had a 6860 a while back upgraded the CPU to a t9300 made the thing fly.

Considering getting a 7815u they look awesome.
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I wonder if gateway are going to bring out new models any time soon. They should do some cool styling like the alienwares
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I wonder if gateway are going to bring out new models any time soon. They should do some cool styling like the alienwares
I hope so they were quality, full featured laptops. Just stuff I never used like bluetooth SD card reader etc just useful things. They also look like a bauss.
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Hi guys, iv just bought a 6860fx of ebay and really supprised at how fast the GPU is for a old card. The cpu on the other hand is rather, well, poor to say the least. Can i ask is there any room for upgrade in all departments i.e. MXM GPU and also i plan to put a t9300 what FPS increase would i be looking at in games such as WoW.

Thanks
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Hi guys, iv just bought a 6860fx of ebay and really supprised at how fast the GPU is for a old card. The cpu on the other hand is rather, well, poor to say the least. Can i ask is there any room for upgrade in all departments i.e. MXM GPU and also i plan to put a t9300 what FPS increase would i be looking at in games such as WoW.

Thanks
Hello, I used to have the 6860 and I put a T9300 in mine not only did I see an FPS increase in games, it also boosted memory performance too!

I can't talk for WOW as I don't play it but Dirt 2 saw around a 2-3FPS increase and it also seamed much more stable e.g. higher minimum fps.
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I have owned my Gateway P-7805u/ 320GB 7200rpm HDD/ 4GB DDR3 1066mhz/ Intel P8400 @ 2.26ghz/ Geforce 9800m GTS 1GB/ Win 7x64 for almost 2 years. It has been a great laptop which I used to replace my desktop. Until a week ago when playing any game the GPU heats up very quickly and eventually turns of the monitor. I have cleaned it several times to ensure its not a dust build up issue. I use CPUID HWMonitor to watch the temps while running FurMark benchmark climb from 44c to 59c in a 15 sec test. Once it reaches 63c is when the monitor shuts off. If I unplug the ac power and run off the battery the temp only goes up about 2 degrees and can play any game on high until the battery runs out. I understand when the ac is not plugged in it scales back the speed of the components, but is their a way to scale them back to run at "battery" power at all times. Or any other suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
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