Originally Posted by cyanmcleod
seeing how its made into the motherboard you are still screwed. thats why i baked mine. 380 for 10 minutes but its a huge gamble and i damn sure wouldnt pay 200 bucks for something that doesnt work. without the video card (that cannot be removed) you are basically buying it for parts.
I don't mean to sound like a prick, but I'm not you. I'm not paying $200 for something that doesn't work... I'm paying $200 to fix a working laptop so that I can actually leave my desk with it.
I'm not all that blessed with a higher spending limit, so I am doing what I can on a budget to get what I need so I can continue working more efficiently.
I don't really give a damn whether I have a 6860 or some brand new top of the line Alienware Laptop, both of them are still WAY TOO powerful for what I am actually doing on them.
If I need to play games, or watch a movie... I'll use the desktop. The monitor is much nicer as is the sound system. I don't need a laptop to be the holy grail.
The damn thing works, I have not had any problem out of the functionality of the computer... the only thing that pisses me off is that I can't leave my desk with it.
So ... what do I want to do? Save money! First Priority! So $200 < anything over $200. If I get a few months out of it... that's still going to net me a profit for what I invested in it. So don't go out and spend $200 to fix something that is too much for what you actually need... go out and blow $1200 on something that won't do what the $200 thing will do any better.
I'm not a gamer, I was a gamer.. and the 6860 kicked a ton of ass.