ChessRules, on 17 May 2010 - 01:47 PM, said:
Really? I bought a Seagate external HD and that's worked for me pretty well for the last few years.
I have less of a problem with their external line than internal line. However, at work our current running tally is pretty much Seagate beating any other brand for failure to a 3 to 1 ratio for their laptop drives.
GamerOpsSteel, on 17 May 2010 - 03:58 PM, said:
well i am running on Qosmio model, cant play most of the FPS games
although i am and will be making my gaming desktop this summer, can anyone recommend a good geforce card?
Still it a good laptop.
Ice_Hole, on 18 May 2010 - 02:15 AM, said:
I have a Toshiba x205 (2x GeForce 8600m's in SLI). It runs hot, really hot. It also circulates a ton of air, which is also hot. The air blows right out the sides of the laptop, right where you would place your hand to use a mouse. The keyboard also gets warm, making it hot to type on, and hot to use a mouse with.
The strange thing, it seemed to me, like the thing got even hotter when I tossed some more RAM into it. It may just be coincidence, but it seems to have made things quite a bit hotter. Thinking about it, I wonder if the motherboard BIOS automatically raised the northbridge bus speeds since the RAM is more than likely better quality than what I pulled out of the machine. I have never known a computer to adjust the bus speeds on it's own with new RAM based on the SPD on the ram. But that is the only way I can describe it.
I mainly use the laptop when I travel. Having the extra power is nice for editing video of the vacation at night while in the hotel room, and ripping the days video from the DV tapes. Not to mention it's a bit easier than lugging a full tower case around to a LAN party, even if the real gaming rig is preferred.
Um yes...The more physical sticks of ram you add the hotter it gets. That's normal. You need to crank voltage to each piece of equipment. Desktops act the same way, you could of swapped out your ram for faster ram and it would of been a similar thing where it becomes hotter.
I agree mobile gaming rig laptops are far superior to old fashion desktops for lan parties.
ChessRules, on 18 May 2010 - 03:10 AM, said:
That's something interesting: when I upgraded to Windows 7, my CPU started running really, really hot (86-90 degrees) until I went into settings and set max CPU speed to 95% of maximum capacity. Is it possible that Windows 7 might have changed the clock speed?
I somehow doubt that...
Edited by Kelathin, 18 May 2010 - 11:05 AM.