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post #2291 of 2331
So i recently bought a 6831, i also bought a t9900, and for some reason it wont work? any suggestions, im on windows 7 64 bit.
post #2292 of 2331
Yeah, because that cpu is too good for the 68 series, i think the best you can use in that laptop is the t9500 800mhz cpu
post #2293 of 2331
yeah, i did some more research and realized the fsb isnt compatible. Im getting an x9000, i know thats compatible.
post #2294 of 2331
Diggin' this back out again. finally actually replacing the screen! ha. Good ol' dx10...
post #2295 of 2331
yeah jack i forgot about that cpu, it is compatible, and its overclockable as well. Highly overpriced though, at least 125$ The t9500 is like 20 bucks, and runs all the latest games. Your 8800gts, for comparasion the 9800gts is siginifcantly better, and with todays games its runs them all decently, the only games 9800gts cant run are crysis 3 and the new need for speed which require DX11 cards only. And yes 9800gts will run Battlefield 4, all be it i was playing on low, it still looked damn good and i was getting like 45 fps. See bf4 can be played in dx9 dx10 or dx11, so my 9800gts was playing it in dx9 or dx10 cause its not a dx11 card.
And the same thing goes for the gtx260 gateway fx, although the gtx 260 is better than the 9800gts, with modern gaming its not going to make a difference, youll still be playing hi quality real pc games at low. Now i havent even talked about the console ports, for some reason alot of games that had first been released on playstation or xbox like Deadpool, Deadspace 3, Mass Effect 3, play on all high settings on the gateway fx 9800gts or gtx260. You guys know why that is right, because the gateway fx video card is alot newer and better than the xbox 360 or the ps3.

But next Gen games for the most part, xbox one and ps4 are gonna run be like the high end real pc games, your gonna start runing them on low, but it still beats any cheap laptop in the cheap 300 to 600$ price range, most of those laptops cant even load any of those games, and if they do its gonnna be laggin, at like 10-20 fps, the majority of laptops just dont have dedicated graphics.
post #2296 of 2331
I put a ssd in not too long ago and added a windows 8 upgrade (now 8.1) and now this thing is quite zippy for its age. I got a t9300 the other day I hope to put in tomorrow. Never done a laptop cpu before, any special tips from anyone? Should I use some CLU for tim or will my phobia he grease do?
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post #2297 of 2331
well yeah all you do is take off the back panel and youll see the heatsink, remove the 5 screws and lift off heatsink. Get a flat head and unlock the cpu from its mount and it should pop loose. Then replace with the new cpu, be sure to line it up correctly, hold it down so is flush, it should slide right in, and lock it back into place. Then get a dab of thermal paste on your finger, and put a thin layer on the silver part of the cpu. That other cpu thing that the heatsink was priorly covering at the other side, well just put the puddy stuff back on it that was covering it , dont use thermal paste, you dont wont the heatsink to absorb heat directly from the chipset, because the chipset gets alot hotter than the cpu, and u dont want it heating up the heatsink. You want it to stew more in its own heat
post #2298 of 2331
Just got a P7811FX off of a friend of mine. What is the upper limit on RAM I can put in this? Is it just 8GB?
I also intend to install a 1TB Harddrive
Any other suggestions as far as upgrades go?
I am running Windows 7 Professional.
post #2299 of 2331
Yeah its 8gb limit, ur tb drive will work fine. You need to upgrade the cpu to the t9600 2.8ghz, u can find that cpu on ebay for 30 bucks, and ur good to go
post #2300 of 2331
Upgraded my 6860FX to an X9000 I run @ 3.2ghz with 1.125v and it never breaks 75* C under full load. Can go up to 3.4ghz with 1.2v but temps get into mid 80's so I stay at 3.2

I run the 8800M GTS with a mild 650/850 OC and temps never get past mid 60's on that but I also did the GPU shim mods and have thermal pads on the memory modules so they contact the HS for extra heat dispersal.

For storage I upgraded to a 120gb Crucial M500 SSD and 500gb WD Black.

All in all, I play Metro Last Light on mostly low settings @ native res. Skyrim @ native using medium detail with 2x AA and all view range except lighting and specular maxed.

When all is said and done, I'm honestly surprised this thing has help up as well as it is. The only PC I've ever owned where I've been happy with it more than 2 or 3 years but happiness aside, I'm moving onto something smaller and newer this weekend with my refund check.
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