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''ebay is usually a good place to start. Individual keys will be tough to find I think, just because of how most laptop keyboards are constructed. Generally, they are simply they key itself, then a small plastic (easy to break) piece to hold it in place and a bent metal piece to act as a "spring". Honestly, unless you can find the exact key you are looking for on ebay, i would buy a new keyboard altogether. The keys are tricky to put back into place without breaking them, and a new keyboard is only a matter of taking off the top plastic part of the laptop enclosure and undoing a few screws and a simple ribbon cable.''
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usually if you call gateway, you can get replacement keyboards for like $9.99, free if its still under warranty.

what kinda performance boosts are people getting when overclocking their gpus? i mainly just play cs:source, cod4, and just started playing mass effect on my laptop. cs;s plays great, cod4 will skip every now and then, and mass effect kinda hiccups. so im wondering if overclocking the gpu will help me out any.
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(Ahaha, say that aloud: "Fn key" )
I lol'ed

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would a T8300 cpu upgrade be worth it over my current cpu? i want a little bit better gaming performance
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would a T8300 cpu upgrade be worth it over my current cpu? i want a little bit better gaming performance
What is the cost? Yes it would help almost 600Mhz per core. Yes. + 1MB L2?
    
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What is the cost? Yes it would help almost 600Mhz per core. Yes. + 1MB L2?
i was thinking of pickin one up soon, or waiting a little longer and finding an x7800
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i was thinking of pickin one up soon, or waiting a little longer and finding an x7800
If the X7800 is priced right sure too bad you can't make use of unlocked multipliers, 4MB L2 nice. Also consider T9300 and T9500 if priced right 6MB L2.
    
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Ok folks so how high can we go? I'm in the market for serious now upgrading my CPU as well, probably gonna buy off ebay. I see people go up to the T9300, but what about the Quads, have we discovered that they work yet? Also, what about the T9500 as just mentioned... What are your experiences
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Oh hell yeah! I have a P-7811FX and I looovveeee ittt!!!

Add me! P8400 (2.26GHz) 4GB DDR3, 9800M GTS, 250GB!
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hi guys i have read all of the posts in this thread and have to say its the best thread for these laptops anywhere, i also read hundreds of review before i bought the p-7805u yesterday. i was scared to spend 1200 on a laptop because it was my first one. i am a believer of gateways fx line now. i love this thing loaded fallout 3 on it 1440 by 900 rez with 8x aa and 15x asfilteing with everything maxed out and it looks great and runs great.

i did have a few questions wail playing the game for a few hours my gpu temp went up to maxed at 79c but stays around 57-69c under load. are these numbers ok for a laptop. also if a have the computer on my lap and im using the hard drive a lot like when i was scanning file with my virus protection the hard drive got up to 52c is that ok.
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