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I've been watching this thread for a while My FX7805u will be here on Tuesday. My questions are:

1. Can the p7805u handle a 9800m GT/S SLI (If I can EVER find one)?

2. I'd like to upgrade the GPU to a GTX280m or a SLI of the older GPU's. What MXM version is supported by this motherboard?

3. How is it some of the people posting on here able to upgrade to 8GB of ram? I I thought the limit was 4GB.

Thank you for your help in advance.
     
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you cannot change the GPU on the gateway FX series, it is made into the motherboard.
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you cannot change the GPU on the gateway FX series, it is made into the motherboard.
..thank you...
     
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post #2024 of 2331
you can however buy the otherboard for the P-79xx series and replace it with that. Which has the GTX260 1GB video card.
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Originally Posted by TwiggLe View Post
you can however buy the otherboard for the P-79xx series and replace it with that. Which has the GTX260 1GB video card.
Thank you for letting me know that. But why is it that you can't upgrade a laptop's GPU. But yet they are for sale all over ebay. Also, why would a company label a laptop "Gaming" when you can only upgrade the CPU/RAM/HDD/LCD but not, GPU? That's like me getting a facelift, but the only thing that was changed was the color of my eyes
     
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Thank you for letting me know that. But why is it that you can't upgrade a laptop's GPU. But yet they are for sale all over ebay. Also, why would a company label a laptop "Gaming" when you can only upgrade the CPU/RAM/HDD/LCD but not, GPU? That's like me getting a facelift, but the only thing that was changed was the color of my eyes
the gateway laptops were cheaper gaming setups than anything else out there. most (asus is odd, dont count them... thing sager or alienware) use MXM setups and you can change the card out. you really need to read up over on NBR.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by cyanmcleod View Post
the gateway laptops were cheaper gaming setups than anything else out there. most (asus is odd, dont count them... thing sager or alienware) use MXM setups and you can change the card out. you really need to read up over on NBR.
This is my first EVER laptop. I've gone through 7 desktops in my life. I wanted to give a laptop a try. I didn't do much reading up on it. I thought all the "gaming laptop's" we created equally (similar to how most desktops can have there GPU's upgraded).

I did compare this to a Asus G60VX. But every site on the internet said that the asus couldn't do RAID nor QuadCores. So then I came across this gateway P-7805u (which by the way I should be receiving in the mail today) that can do RAID0. So I went with that, I assumed (yeah I know ) that similar to the Asus ROG's the GPU could be upgraded.

Oh well,....that's how things go with your first build/laptop. You live & you learn.
Edited by takealready - 3/21/11 at 4:38am
     
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well even if you got the asus you would still run into issues with the GPU. asus has stupid backwards gpus and you can only use them in other asus notebooks so if you did find say a 460m on ebay it would need to be an asus one for it to work. best thing to do is buy the laptop you want the way you want it new and when you get the itch to upgrade just buy a new one rather than try to modify the one you have.
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i just wanted to add that i am selling a T9300 for a gateway 6860 if anyone wants an upgrade.
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Anyone know how I can do a system restore to the original Vista Home Premium OS without the restore CD's?

I got the laptop used and it had windows 7 installed. I knew it was a "pirated" version of windows 7 before I got it but I confirmed that the restore partition is still there and the original COA is on the bottum of the laptop...

So any idea how I'd go about restoring to windows vista ect without a restore disc and just the partition?

I tried booting and going to system recover but it doesn't show the option to do a system restore with the recovery partition.
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