Overclock.net › Forums › Mobile Computing Forum › Laptops and Netbooks › Gateway FX laptop Series Thread *mods and upgrades*
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Gateway FX laptop Series Thread *mods and upgrades* - Page 201

post #2001 of 2331
For the overheating problem:
I cut every other spline on the vent intakes in the bottom of the computer. This still protects the intake fans but allows more air to enter. I also am using a Thermaltake Laptop cooler. The one with the 200mm Blue LED Fan. No more overheat for me.

As for updating your GPU. The only way to do that is to replace the whole motherboard assembly. Fortunatley, from what I can see they did not change the designs internally or externally for these laptops. which mean that a 78** mobo should fit in the case from a 68** laptop. I am not 100% sure on this.
Edited by Erick Silver - 2/26/11 at 3:25pm
Red Steel
(19 items)
 
Blue Butterfly
(14 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Phenom II X6 1090T >STOCK< Asus CROSSHAIR V FORMULA-Z EVGA GTX770 SC Avexir Core Series 8GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 ... 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Seagate 250GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State... Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 ST3250310AS 250GB 720... SAMSUNG SpinPoint T Series HD320KJ 320GB 7200 R... Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 ST3500630AS 500GB 720... 
Optical DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Lightscribe DVD/RW Cooler Master Hyper 212+ in Push/Pull Windows 10 Pro 64 bit Phillips 32" LCD Flatscreen @ 1920x1080 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Ducky DK1008 w/ Cherry MX Bkack Switches Corsair CX750M HAF 922 Custom Painted Logitech G502 Proteus Core 
Mouse PadAudioOther
Ratpadz XT EACH G2000 Lamptron FC6 Fan Controller 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Deneb 3.2GHz ASUS M4A79T Deluxe AM3 Asus R7 260X OC 2GB G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DD... 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
>>320GB with a 1TB External<< >>DVD/RW<< Xigmatek Dark Night  >>Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit<< 
MonitorKeyboardCaseMouse
>>22" Westinghouse WS<< CM Storm Devastator MB24 >>Antec 902 w/ Blue LED Fans<< CM Storm Devastator MS2K 
  hide details  
Reply
Red Steel
(19 items)
 
Blue Butterfly
(14 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Phenom II X6 1090T >STOCK< Asus CROSSHAIR V FORMULA-Z EVGA GTX770 SC Avexir Core Series 8GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 ... 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Seagate 250GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State... Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 ST3250310AS 250GB 720... SAMSUNG SpinPoint T Series HD320KJ 320GB 7200 R... Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 ST3500630AS 500GB 720... 
Optical DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Lightscribe DVD/RW Cooler Master Hyper 212+ in Push/Pull Windows 10 Pro 64 bit Phillips 32" LCD Flatscreen @ 1920x1080 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Ducky DK1008 w/ Cherry MX Bkack Switches Corsair CX750M HAF 922 Custom Painted Logitech G502 Proteus Core 
Mouse PadAudioOther
Ratpadz XT EACH G2000 Lamptron FC6 Fan Controller 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Deneb 3.2GHz ASUS M4A79T Deluxe AM3 Asus R7 260X OC 2GB G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DD... 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
>>320GB with a 1TB External<< >>DVD/RW<< Xigmatek Dark Night  >>Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit<< 
MonitorKeyboardCaseMouse
>>22" Westinghouse WS<< CM Storm Devastator MB24 >>Antec 902 w/ Blue LED Fans<< CM Storm Devastator MS2K 
  hide details  
Reply
post #2002 of 2331
I have 6860fx and iv got to say i don't have heating issues. The GPU doesnt get as hot as the CPU/Chipset/HDD. Can i overclock the GPU and if so is it worth it?drunken.gif
post #2003 of 2331
I have a gateway fx 6860 for parts. The GPU or the 8800gts on it is dead so if anyone needs any parts for it besides the motherboard let me know. Otherwise Ill just keep it in the closet lol.

This laptop did have heat issues and hence why the gpu is dead. As for the processor it ran fine since it was only a t5550 and it ran pretty cool unless it was under heavy usage.

Other than that it was a pretty good laptop. But for todays games it would be time for an upgrade.(but the it all depends on what games you play)
Brock Sampson
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q6700 Asus P5N-D PowerColor HD 7950 8GB (4X2) G-skill 800Mhz 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
2 X Samsung F1 500gb in Raid 0 Windows 7 Pro ASUS VH242H Logitech G510 
PowerCaseMouse
Corsair 750TX Cooler Master 690 Moded Logitec G500 
  hide details  
Reply
Brock Sampson
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q6700 Asus P5N-D PowerColor HD 7950 8GB (4X2) G-skill 800Mhz 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
2 X Samsung F1 500gb in Raid 0 Windows 7 Pro ASUS VH242H Logitech G510 
PowerCaseMouse
Corsair 750TX Cooler Master 690 Moded Logitec G500 
  hide details  
Reply
post #2004 of 2331
guys i have a gateway fx p-7815u.. i tried to under volt it and the i notice the air coming out of the vent of the left side is a lot cooler now compared before. i ran orthos on it and it was stable for more than 2 hours of stress test. but my problem now is i think the part of the right side of the touch pad now is getting hotter than before. can anyone help me with this?
    
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
Intel P7350 Core 2 Duo NVIDIA GeForce 9800M GTS 4GB DDR3 500GB 
Optical DriveOSMonitor
DVD Super-Multi Dual Layer Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit 17" @ 1440 x 900 
  hide details  
Reply
    
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
Intel P7350 Core 2 Duo NVIDIA GeForce 9800M GTS 4GB DDR3 500GB 
Optical DriveOSMonitor
DVD Super-Multi Dual Layer Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit 17" @ 1440 x 900 
  hide details  
Reply
post #2005 of 2331
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by bortoloy View Post
guys i have a gateway fx p-7815u.. i tried to under volt it and the i notice the air coming out of the vent of the left side is a lot cooler now compared before. i ran orthos on it and it was stable for more than 2 hours of stress test. but my problem now is i think the part of the right side of the touch pad now is getting hotter than before. can anyone help me with this?
I'm pretty sure that's where your hard drives are located. you should be fine. The gpu and gpu are more towards the back side of the laptop
Server
(16 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i7 930 @ 4ghz EVGA X58 SLI ATI 4870 12GB DDR3 1600mhz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingCooling
OCZ Vertex 4 120GB SDD, 4TB Seagates DVD-RW XSPC 360 Radiator Swiftech MCP355 w Petra block 
CoolingOSMonitorPower
Heatkiller Rev. 3 liquid cooling block Windows 7 X64 23" LG Flatron + 22" Acer OCZ GameXstreme 700watt 
Case
Corsair 700D 
  hide details  
Reply
Server
(16 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i7 930 @ 4ghz EVGA X58 SLI ATI 4870 12GB DDR3 1600mhz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingCooling
OCZ Vertex 4 120GB SDD, 4TB Seagates DVD-RW XSPC 360 Radiator Swiftech MCP355 w Petra block 
CoolingOSMonitorPower
Heatkiller Rev. 3 liquid cooling block Windows 7 X64 23" LG Flatron + 22" Acer OCZ GameXstreme 700watt 
Case
Corsair 700D 
  hide details  
Reply
post #2006 of 2331
ahh ok thanks a lot. by the way when u under volt which of the two are u using? RM Clock Utility 2.35 or throttlestop?
    
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
Intel P7350 Core 2 Duo NVIDIA GeForce 9800M GTS 4GB DDR3 500GB 
Optical DriveOSMonitor
DVD Super-Multi Dual Layer Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit 17" @ 1440 x 900 
  hide details  
Reply
    
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
Intel P7350 Core 2 Duo NVIDIA GeForce 9800M GTS 4GB DDR3 500GB 
Optical DriveOSMonitor
DVD Super-Multi Dual Layer Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit 17" @ 1440 x 900 
  hide details  
Reply
post #2007 of 2331
My bios is locked, any way to unlock it without the password as i dont have it frown.gif
post #2008 of 2331
Hey Guys -

I was wondering if anyone knows of (or can provide) a decent list of replacement LCD panels for a 6860-FX.

I bought mine back in the summer of '08, and it has been great to me so far. I moved the original boot drive to the secondary bay, and installed an 80GB Intel SSD last spring. Just a few weeks ago, I picked up a T9300 on eBay and swapped that in without issue. Now, I'm itching to swap out the LCD Panel...

I've found a couple of model numbers on the notebookreview forums, but not a real list of model numbers, makers, resolutions, etc, and was wondering if someone here had any idea or recommendations, as I've seen mentions of people using 1680x1050 and 1920x1200 screens. I do have a bit of concern as to how well that GPU can push WoW @ 1920x1200, but would like to know what models I can consider first.

Thanks!
post #2009 of 2331
Quote:
Originally Posted by shadewolf View Post
Hey Guys -

I was wondering if anyone knows of (or can provide) a decent list of replacement LCD panels for a 6860-FX.
You better ask the seller about compatibility before you get screen like this one from P7805. I heard the backlight of the WUXGA screen is not compatible with 17.1" WXGA+ (1440x900) CCFL Backlight from the P6860.
P7805u FX
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
T9600 PM45 GeForce 9800M GTS 1GB 8GB DDR3 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
2x500GB BD Ultimate x64 LG WUXGA 
  hide details  
Reply
P7805u FX
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
T9600 PM45 GeForce 9800M GTS 1GB 8GB DDR3 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
2x500GB BD Ultimate x64 LG WUXGA 
  hide details  
Reply
post #2010 of 2331
Hey guys/gals, I'm a new member to these forums, but have been using them for tips/info for a while now.
I've had my P7805U since early 2009 and have loved it since day 1. Currently running a T9900 CPU and a second WD Scorpio Black 320 Gb HDD as upgrades. (came with the same one as the stock HDD) I plan to bring the memory up to 2x 4Gb 1333 MHz chips soon.
I was wondering if there's a decent FREE benchmark program out that'll give numbers like the ones some of you have posted? Not saying I'll score that high, but the free ones I've found give me a time score, not a number score in the thousands like the one you all use. Sorry, never really looked into benchmark scores or programs.

Well, just wanted to say hi and thanks for all the dedication to this line of rigs.
    
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
Intel Core 2 Duo T9900 @ 3.06 Ghz NVidia GeForce 9800M GTS 1024Mb 4 Gb DDR3 SDRAM 1066 MHz 2 x WD Scorpio Black 320GB 7200 RPM SATAII Drives 
OS
Vista X64 
  hide details  
Reply
    
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
Intel Core 2 Duo T9900 @ 3.06 Ghz NVidia GeForce 9800M GTS 1024Mb 4 Gb DDR3 SDRAM 1066 MHz 2 x WD Scorpio Black 320GB 7200 RPM SATAII Drives 
OS
Vista X64 
  hide details  
Reply
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Laptops and Netbooks
Overclock.net › Forums › Mobile Computing Forum › Laptops and Netbooks › Gateway FX laptop Series Thread *mods and upgrades*