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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?
Once you install a X-series chip you will see overclock options in the bios. It doesn't show with any other chips but it will appear once you have the X7800
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Anyone try the Beta Drivers for this laptop? I am about to try them when I get back home.
Edited by bigal1542 - 2/24/09 at 4:06pm
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yeah i was using them, they were pretty garbage.
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So stick with the ones on the gateway page? Or what ones are you guys using?
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So stick with the ones on the gateway page? Or what ones are you guys using?
http://www.laptopvideo2go.com/forum/...howtopic=23114
    
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Do they work better?
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Here is the latest one supporting the 8800m GTS

http://laptopvideo2go.com/drivers/vista64/185.20
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I just bought a 7811FX Should arrive in a week or so

I just have a few questions for anyone who knows.

Can I upgrade the GPU? I can get hold of a 9800M GTX pretty cheap and want to replace the GTS with it

Is it possible to install a Bluray drive? I found some laptop Bluray drives and need to know if the FX is a standard size for replacement drives

Also, will higher spec DDR3 work? I found a place to buy 1333mhz

Will post some benchmarks as soon as I get it Will probably replace the CPU for a P9500 or something similar & get two 320GB 7200's in raid 0 so I'm hoping to break 10/11k in 3Dmark06
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I just bought a 7811FX Should arrive in a week or so

I just have a few questions for anyone who knows.

Can I upgrade the GPU? I can get hold of a 9800M GTX pretty cheap and want to replace the GTS with it

Is it possible to install a Bluray drive? I found some laptop Bluray drives and need to know if the FX is a standard size for replacement drives

Also, will higher spec DDR3 work? I found a place to buy 1333mhz

Will post some benchmarks as soon as I get it Will probably replace the CPU for a P9500 or something similar & get two 320GB 7200's in raid 0 so I'm hoping to break 10/11k in 3Dmark06
Hey man.... Sorry to be the one to tell you this but the GPU is non-replaceable as it's built onto the motherboard. Also... It's a DDR2 motherboard that support ram speeds up to 667mhz, So DDR3 would not be compatible.

I installed a blueray burner in mine. Make sure to buy the same type drive as the laptop currently have installed. I believe it's IDE or something

Also... Not sure if a P9500 will work as it's 1066mhz FSB and the laptop only support up to 800mhz fsb. If you wanted the DDR3, 9800m GTS and P9500, you would be better of getting a P-7811u as they are the newest version of these awesome laptops.
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Hey man.... Sorry to be the one to tell you this but the GPU is non-replaceable as it's built onto the motherboard. Also... It's a DDR2 motherboard that support ram speeds up to 667mhz, So DDR3 would not be compatible.

I installed a blueray burner in mine. Make sure to buy the same type drive as the laptop currently have installed. I believe it's IDE or something

Also... Not sure if a P9500 will work as it's 1066mhz FSB and the laptop only support up to 800mhz fsb. If you wanted the DDR3, 9800m GTS and P9500, you would be better of getting a P-7811u as they are the newest version of these awesome laptops.
Are you sure? I have the P-7811 (http://reviews.cnet.com/laptops/gate...-33201021.html) and its go the P8400/9800GTS/DDR3 setup
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