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meh... ive had the laptop for a month now, and still havent used the bluetooth. i was under the impression that ALL 1066mhz fsb chips (p series and t series for montevina) will not be backwards compatible with the santa rosa chipset. i thought the only chips these could accept were the x9000, x7900, x7800, t9500, t9300, t8300, and the older 65nm 800mhz fsb chips.

actually the 9800m gts trumps the 8800m gtx... i didnt realize they were comin out so soon. plus, the new one comes standard with a 1920x1200 screen... damn good comp for the price.
T8400 is 800fsb so yea, it works. Bluetooth is a 100% must as I along with many people tether their phones with BT. That screen is nice, though I was happy to get the LG in the 6831 as the 9800 or 8800 will not be able to max many games at 1920 reso. (definitly will not max WOW or COD4) where as they max out perfectly on the 1440 res. 9800gts does not "trump" the 8800gts, show me some 3dmarks of this new machine and compare them to people with upgraded machines in this thread. 1k-2k 3dmark higher? if that even Overall a very good deal but I foresee people being disappointed if they attempt to game at native res.
    
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T8400 is 800fsb so yea, it works. Bluetooth is a 100% must as I along with many people tether their phones with BT. That screen is nice, though I was happy to get the LG in the 6831 as the 9800 or 8800 will not be able to max many games at 1920 reso. (definitly will not max WOW or COD4) where as they max out perfectly on the 1440 res. 9800gts does not "trump" the 8800gts, show me some 3dmarks of this new machine and compare them to people with upgraded machines in this thread. 1k-2k 3dmark higher? if that even Overall a very good deal but I foresee people being disappointed if they attempt to game at native res.
the t8400 is 1066mhz fsb, i checked intel.com.



notebookcheck.com claims 2k more on the 9800m gts than the 8800m gts. i guess that doesnt count for anything anyways

http://www.notebookcheck.com/NVIDIA-...TS.9893.0.html

unfortunately, youre right about games not running at native res, although i just like the high res for desktop space. i plug in my 24in monitor to this thing when im at home and have windows at 1920x1200, even though games only run well at 1440x900.

that monitor was meant for my desktop, and i only had 1 8800gtx to play my games with. high end games could only be played at sub-native res.

personally, i would get the new laptop because of the awesome bang for your buck, much like the 6860 fx, but faster.
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the t8400 is 1066mhz fsb, i checked intel.com.



notebookcheck.com claims 2k more on the 9800m gts than the 8800m gts. i guess that doesnt count for anything anyways

http://www.notebookcheck.com/NVIDIA-...TS.9893.0.html

unfortunately, youre right about games not running at native res, although i just like the high res for desktop space. i plug in my 24in monitor to this thing when im at home and have windows at 1920x1200, even though games only run well at 1440x900.

that monitor was meant for my desktop, and i only had 1 8800gtx to play my games with. high end games could only be played at sub-native res.

personally, i would get the new laptop because of the awesome bang for your buck, much like the 6860 fx, but faster.
I agree with everything you said here I was wrong about the CPU, it is the t8300 that I just installed. It runs a LOT cooler than the t9500, even though it is only 100mhz slower.
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Good thing I bought two at buy.com a couple weeks ago for 585 each.

Even thou the newer ones are better, still not worth 1000 extra.
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post #595 of 2331
just picked up my 6860 and i love it, the only thing is the cpu is a bottleneck for the gpu so what reasonably price cpu would yall recommend to unbottleneck it and to give it a performance increase
    
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post #596 of 2331
t8300 all the way! That is also coming from a previous T9500 owner. If you can afford it and don't mind the heat, x9000's are cool but to me the 400mhz difference and the massive heat is not worth an extra almost $200.
    
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post #597 of 2331
so will you be able to buy the new fx 7811 at a best buy store on august 14?.... anyone know?...
post #598 of 2331
Some Best Buy's even have it now. Very few though.
post #599 of 2331
yeah but how come on bestbuy online it says they are backordered.... and all the best buys dont have any clue about the new laptop and its supposed to be out in like 4 days....? i dont know it scares me cuz i need mine before august 26 when i go to college...
post #600 of 2331
Well I ordered mine today. According our system august 17th is the in stock date. Supposedly my order says it will be here on the 15th. It should definitely be at yours before the 27th.
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