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Your temps are fine on the GPU.

Your HDD temps are a little hot but the critical temps are 55C on some 60C.

My comments on both is if you use on you're lap? Get a very large book or piece of plywood. I suspect when on you're lap you could be restricting airflow.
    
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thanks alot i figured it would be something like that when i have to comp on a desk and im gaming and all that my gpu maxed out at around 75c and my hard drive hits about 43c under load cpu hit a max of 45-49c. with these tamps should i worry about getting a laptop cooler
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thanks alot i figured it would be something like that when i have to comp on a desk and im gaming and all that my gpu maxed out at around 75c and my hard drive hits about 43c under load cpu hit a max of 45-49c. with these tamps should i worry about getting a laptop cooler
Getting a laptop cooler or even letting it rest on something so it stands at an angle to allow more airflow will make a huge difference. I use mine as a desktop replacement connected to a external screen. By letting it lay upside down I get better temps and the fan almost never kicks in this way
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Anybody know when a BIOS revision will be out for the P-7811FX? It needs one.

Also, does it really have a disabled RAID chip on it?
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thanks for the input guy. so far i wave fallout 3, cod5, and mass effect running on this laptop and i was happily surprised to see that it can run all these games at 1440 by 900 at maxed out settings, this is by far my most powerful comp i have ever had.
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Anybody know when a BIOS revision will be out for the P-7811FX? It needs one.

Also, does it really have a disabled RAID chip on it?
Look on gateway's site... The recently released one under your laptop's downloads. Also... you enable the raid in the bios
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I actually have two questions:

Does anyone know if I can make the multimedia buttons work when the program is not up. Like I keep iTunes minimized, and want to switch a song, but I have to minimize what I am doing in order for the buttons to work. Is there any way you can make them work when something is minimized?

What is a good cooler for this laptop. I have the Antec Notebook Cooler, but it barely does anything. I am getting pretty hot temps and need something to cool it.
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I actually have two questions:

Does anyone know if I can make the multimedia buttons work when the program is not up. Like I keep iTunes minimized, and want to switch a song, but I have to minimize what I am doing in order for the buttons to work. Is there any way you can make them work when something is minimized?

What is a good cooler for this laptop. I have the Antec Notebook Cooler, but it barely does anything. I am getting pretty hot temps and need something to cool it.
I think it's a itunes thing where the controls cant change the current track. I have the same problem and never could figure it out.

I used to use a Zalman cooler but hated how it was standing at an angle
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I think it's a itunes thing where the controls cant change the current track. I have the same problem and never could figure it out.

I used to use a Zalman cooler but hated how it was standing at an angle
It doesn't work with any of the other programs either :/ WMP or any of those.

Did the Zalman do anything decent? I don't really mind the angle, I was thinking of sticking a piece of wood in the back to elevate it haha.
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my performance has gone down since i got all my garbage installed on this laptop, im thinkin of buyin an x7800 on ebay for a nice upgrade.

when u overclock is it in bios? or do i have to software overclock it?
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