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FYI: Upgraded to the T9900 and it seems to be running quite well, and without too much extreme heat though I have hedged my bet by mainting the use of a Logitech Lapdesk that includes a fan.
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This thread has really ground to a halt. I guess everyone has moved on to better and faster machines. I have too. But my new one sits untouched for the most part. I don't like the new Windows. And it has to be used for most of the drivers. So my FX is still the one that runs day and night, and it does so quite well. I still like it.
    
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This thread has really ground to a halt. I guess everyone has moved on to better and faster machines. I have too. But my new one sits untouched for the most part. I don't like the new Windows. And it has to be used for most of the drivers. So my FX is still the one that runs day and night, and it does so quite well. I still like it.

Well... yeah, the FX laptops were great up until about a year ago when games really just started needing more than what a 9600GT-level GPU could handle. I mean, a GTX 460M is more than twice as powerful as the 9800M GTS and it struggles with games at 1600x900.

Just saying. Good laptop line, but it's really just out of spec now. My 6970M is soon to be outdated for games.
Edited by Imglidinhere - 8/18/12 at 1:49pm
     
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I'm not a gamer - at all. Don't know why I never got into them - looks like there are some awesome games out there. Just email and movie downloads.
    
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My biggest issue with the laptop was the heat. It always got extremely hot and unstable... Oh yeah, and the insane weight... Otherwise I loved it. It was my very first gaming laptop!! It's like your first car, you never forget it.
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My biggest issue with the laptop was the heat. It always got extremely hot and unstable... Oh yeah, and the insane weight... Otherwise I loved it. It was my very first gaming laptop!! It's like your first car, you never forget it.

Yeah, it's definitely something you either tolerate or hate. tongue.gif
     
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I have a question my p-6860fx is idling at 45-59 celsius im running windows 7 ultimate, with usual antivirus avast, malwarebytes and regular idle processes, it was a little dirtyi have it propped up so fans get plenty of air i dont hear them go faster or work harder when it gets hot like on my other gateways, i cleaned it even cleaned fans with q-tip one blade at a time, fans are working and applied i icd7, it wont run as cool as my others, i was expecting a better temp drop, it used to run cooler within past 2 months it has gotten warmer to 50-80 celsius before cleaning, now max temp running everything wide open 15 minutes is 60 celsius tops, is there a cooler bios i can run, will the 78 series bios work on the 6860 fx without bricking it, i know its getting old but its never even had a virus had some malware long ago, system is clean is all, checked with malwarebytes came up clean,the hard drive disc WD scorpio black 7200 rpm checks smart test ok, memory passes, motherboard passes, it shows no errors, on anything, it did get to 80 celsius before i cleaned and applied icd7 on it last night, is 47-50 too hot for idle with what i have on? and running 100% load under 60 celsius ok for it? for 15 minutes? also on the bios it has factory bios on it, i have never set password for bios now it has one. noone else uses my laptops, does anyone know of removal for this its phoenix bios trusted core i beleive, i paid for ebay bios key wouldnt work got refund, used dogberts checksum calculator for master password, and the russian one where you get bad code 3 times and input number and it gives you master pass have tried numerous times with no avail, any help would be greatly appreciated and im new if i posted in wrong section please let me know and ill try to move to right place, i try to follow all rules, any thoughts or ideas would be appreciated thanks, turbo
Edited by turbo1327 - 10/26/12 at 5:20pm
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Format that a bit via edit and I might be able to help out a bit more.

Not sure what you're freaking out about but 80*C isn't hot for a laptop. Mine hits around 94*C once overclocked. tongue.gif
     
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hello, Imglidinhere i know im terrible at writing. i was trying to explain all i had done lol so i guess i got it mixed up here n there i see what you mean now about my formatting it.. i hope this is better, this is my first time on a forum, thanks for your quick response, i believe these laptops will shut down at 100 celsius to prevent damage, i have heat sensor sounds alarm at 80c first time its ever done it i wasnt really stressing the computer just playing simple flash game not like cod or anything like that,,so i guess its ok not going over 60c cleaning it helped then,
im still confused by the bios i need to reset it however they do it .i have flashed it when i noticed it asking for password i was going to put in dual 320 gb harddrives, ive never put password on it,im original owner. i wasnt sure if the bios making its own password had messed up the cooling somehow.,
i went to gateway bios page it was confusing listed my bios for p-6860fx but only 32 bit xp and vista, and said useable for p-7811 and all the p-78 series are interchangeable, i dont want to mess it up but id like to get rid of password so i can make adjustments in the bios. gateway support is NO help, i already knew that from reading all the forums.any ideas im open to as i have 3 more p-series gaming laptops, if this one is down awhile its not a big deal. well thanks for your info, turbo
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The reason that Gateway doesn't help you out is due to the machine being around four years old. That machine was the reason why Gateway went under. They cost more than they were selling them for. Most of the people at Gateway wouldn't know about that machine line anyway, not to mention answering questions like that is about as close to forbidden as you can get. tongue.gif They don't want potential competition to know their secrets and their design. If it's profit via design and functionality, you don't want your rival to mimic you. tongue.gif

Most machines will throttle back their clock speeds at around 100*C and shut off at around 125*C, which is the "emergency systems" kicking in. wink.gif Just in case. Besides, running a laptop at 125*C for any lengthy amount of time is bad juju. redface.gif

As for the locked BIOS, I can't help you there. You might want to check in over at Notebookreview.com and see what they can do to help out. (Linky)
     
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