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USB sound card, sounds interesting, how big is that? I was looking up the Saitek subwoofer USB, looks ok, but coming from my XPS dell, the sound was just amazing in that thing. It had a mini woofer on the bottom, I was thinking of soldering something on this mobo, like that. Or something. Just need better sound.
I have a Creative Live Sound Blaster External that I purchased 2 years ago for $20 on ebay
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From the looks of how it's assembled you will need to take the bottom off and them from there you can unscrew the mousepad surface
I tried to take the back off and everything from the guides and still don't see anything that would allow me to take off the front.
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USB sound card, sounds interesting, how big is that? I was looking up the Saitek subwoofer USB, looks ok, but coming from my XPS dell, the sound was just amazing in that thing. It had a mini woofer on the bottom, I was thinking of soldering something on this mobo, like that. Or something. Just need better sound.
I use the X-Fi external 5.1 sound card. I just used Velcro stickers to attach it to the back of my laptop. I paired it with the USB X-Fi headset. Sounds so good.
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Has anyone changed the internal dvd drive for the Panasonic uj-120? I am thinking of doing that on my FX-7811. The face plate won't be a problem has you can remove or modify them to fit very easily.

Also wondering whats the best cpu we can stick in the 7811? I am looking to upgrade there as well.

Cheers!
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Has anyone changed the internal dvd drive for the Panasonic uj-120? I am thinking of doing that on my FX-7811. The face plate won't be a problem has you can remove or modify them to fit very easily.

Also wondering whats the best cpu we can stick in the 7811? I am looking to upgrade there as well.

Cheers!
CPU option: Any socket P mobile cpu will work. (off of Shifty's original post)
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Thing is, what about just for non headset use. I'd like to find the best solution for easily mobile, something like a PCI plugin soundcard with a sub on it, or something, just a device that adds some bass, something to minimize the tin treble the stock speakers produce.. I don't use headphones much.
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Thing is, what about just for non headset use. I'd like to find the best solution for easily mobile, something like a PCI plugin soundcard with a sub on it, or something, just a device that adds some bass, something to minimize the tin treble the stock speakers produce.. I don't use headphones much.
No external device will adjust the internal of your system. The application you use likely has a "graphics equalizer" just pump up the bass? The fundamental flaws of the small weak speakers cannot be adjusted beyond a certain point.

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Has anyone changed the internal dvd drive for the Panasonic uj-120? I am thinking of doing that on my FX-7811. The face plate won't be a problem has you can remove or modify them to fit very easily.

Also wondering whats the best cpu we can stick in the 7811? I am looking to upgrade there as well.

Cheers!
You can wait awhile and get a q9300 quad for your laptop once they are released.

I'm also looking at replacing my dvd drive as mine dont seem to work anymore and was thinking about a blueray burner that I saw for under $270
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No external device will adjust the internal of your system. The application you use likely has a "graphics equalizer" just pump up the bass? The fundamental flaws of the small weak speakers cannot be adjusted beyond a certain point.

You are talking mobile, correct?
How true How true, there's an abrupt ending of how nice it can sound, can not adjust the system internally, unless you took the speakers out, actually, that's a good idea... I'll have to pop up the case, with little effort , and check the size of the puny speakers in this thing, perhaps a resoldering of some other laptops speakers with some more radial power.
Edited by JFX - 1/16/09 at 11:27am
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Most of the time you wont use the internal speaker to their full potential as you will be somewhere mobile and might bother other people in the area , I would just recommend getting a sound system to plug into it when you are at your desk or your room. I use my laptop as a desktop replacement and hook it up to a external monitor, mouse, keyboard, sound card with surround sound and external Esata drive. For me it would just be a waste to try and replace the internal speakers since everytime I actually use them I just plug in my headphones to not disturb anyone else and no matter what I put in they wont even get close to real speakers
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