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Ok people... I'm officially back in the loop with these laptops. I'm looking on doing a project as I dont see any other online and thought why not be the first....

I have a few ideas but can do with some more, so shoot me a suggestion if you have one

First thing I want to do... I want to get my hands on a red logitech G15 rev.2 lcd so I can integrate the lcd into the laptop. It will show hardware temps and other stuff... not sure yet

Another thing I thought of is to change out all the orange LED's with blue ones but then I'll need to change the paintjob on this baby to fit the colorscheme...

Last but not least... I want to try and mod the bios to see if I can enable some overclocking or advanced features. It will be hard but I'm sure here will be people on here that can help me out

Tell me what you think and suggestions please
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I think you are nuts but more power to you! I am also nuts so no offense!
    
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Battery life is no issue to me as it's always plugged in... if that is what you are referring to
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I have 2 thoughts..

1. See if you can change out the web cam to a 2.0 cam.

2. Try to overclock a quad core and the GPU to its max.

Lets see who boos me.


PS Any one have a suggestion for a BLU-RAY drive.

Any one know where to get an extra battery?
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Shifty and I think Go for it! No Boos here. Good Luck!
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by DeathBlasT69 View Post
I have 2 thoughts..

1. See if you can change out the web cam to a 2.0 cam.

2. Try to overclock a quad core and the GPU to its max.

Lets see who boos me.


PS Any one have a suggestion for a BLU-RAY drive.

Any one know where to get an extra battery?
Haha... I dont have $600 for a quad core but I looked at the webcam and its possible to upgrade it
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hows the speaker volume on these model laptops?
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I have the FX-7811, i read in several post that you can put the quad mobile cpu. So which ones of the quad can you put in to upgrade?
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hows the speaker volume on these model laptops?
The speakers are decent... I use Logitech Z5500's though

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I have the FX-7811, i read in several post that you can put the quad mobile cpu. So which ones of the quad can you put in to upgrade?
I believe it's a QX9300 or Q9300. Dont think they are out yet but you can go to a place like sager or alienware and customize the new laptops to see what you can get as your will be capable to run the same. Places like newegg, tankguys and ebay will be the first to have them retail
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One quick note.... I think Gateway's customer service is amazing! I had to wait a little but at the end of the day the lady helped me get a brand new replacement keyboard for no charge and my laptop doesn't even have warranty anymore!

I also looked at the G15 LCD I want to install but there is no connectors on the motherboard to do it... Any tips?
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