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I don't see why not. They don't go for much so buying a screen wouldn't be terribly expensive. There's nothing that compares to the older 1920x1200 IPS panels. :3 I have one in my R2. biggrin.gif
     
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If you like the computer then why not fix it up? I got gateway P-7805u with T9900, blue ray burner, 8 gigs RAM, dual 256 gig crucial ssd hard drives. I got more invested in the computer than it's worth but I'm not planning on selling it. It my gaming computer/learning cuz I'm doing all the work myself. It worth it for me. When I get a better computer Sager Np9170 I will be able to do what I need to on it without taking it to someone else. smile.gif
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If you like the computer then why not fix it up? I got gateway P-7805u with T9900, blue ray burner, 8 gigs RAM, dual 256 gig crucial ssd hard drives. I got more invested in the computer than it's worth but I'm not planning on selling it. It my gaming computer/learning cuz I'm doing all the work myself. It worth it for me. When I get a better computer Sager Np9170 I will be able to do what I need to on it without taking it to someone else. smile.gif

Because you could probably sell the BluRay drive and one SSD for more than the rest of the machine was worth before you upgraded it? You could have probably bought a new machine with the money you spent fixing THAT one up. It's got a less than stellar GPU that gets mediocre performance when compared to most budget gaming laptops today.

I can understand adding a single 128GB SSD to speed things up and upgrading the CPU to something a little more potent. But adding what you have was completely unnecessary.
     
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I tend to agree.

my p7805u is 5 years old and while it does play most games quite well, its very long in the tooth and upgrading it for me is not cost effective at all for any performance increase, which is quite minimal IMO.

If anything, I'll be looking for a Sager laptop as well in a few months.
    
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Glad to see this thread is still alive. Haven't turned mine on in months but I'm sure it still works.
     
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Well, I've never really gotten into hardware that much before, but with the guides they have here and a littlle research I'm sure I could do it.

I actually already have another gaming laptop, but my ms2252 has sentimental value. :>
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I was that way with my old Qosmio. biggrin.gif

Miss that thing to this day. Awesome machine. biggrin.gif
     
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Well I hope to get a few years out of my MS2252 yet!
post #2179 of 2327
Hey guys,

So I've had my P-7805u for quite a while now, and I upgraded to windows 7 not too long ago and have been having problems ever since. For some reason, whenever I'm watching videos (youtube, netflix, windows media, and other forms of video playback) my GPU seems to crash. Sometimes the screen will freeze for a bit and nvidia will notify me that my GPU has crashed and has repaired itself.Other times it will crash completely and I will have to hard shut-off my laptop.

I have the most recent driver downloaded directly from nvidias website. And I don't think it could be a hardware problem since this all starting right after I upgraded to windows 7.

Now here's the really confusing thing: it plays games just fine. It only crashing when watching videos.

So, does anyone know what's wrong?


Also, after I get this repaired, how much do you guys think I could sell my P-7805u for? It's in excellent condition and is of the standard lower resolution (1440x900). I need something more portable for school.
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Hey guys,

So I've had my P-7805u for quite a while now, and I upgraded to windows 7 not too long ago and have been having problems ever since. For some reason, whenever I'm watching videos (youtube, netflix, windows media, and other forms of video playback) my GPU seems to crash. Sometimes the screen will freeze for a bit and nvidia will notify me that my GPU has crashed and has repaired itself.Other times it will crash completely and I will have to hard shut-off my laptop.

I have the most recent driver downloaded directly from nvidias website. And I don't think it could be a hardware problem since this all starting right after I upgraded to windows 7.

Now here's the really confusing thing: it plays games just fine. It only crashing when watching videos.

So, does anyone know what's wrong?


Also, after I get this repaired, how much do you guys think I could sell my P-7805u for? It's in excellent condition and is of the standard lower resolution (1440x900). I need something more portable for school.
At best I'd guess 200 dollars.
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