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  1. Mainly games. Another bulk is Microsoft office, Sony Vegas Pro, and Photoshop. Also, is the higher resolution really all that noticeable?
  2. Is quad-core worth it nowadays? I know when it first came out, there weren't many programs that utilized it to it's full potential, thus making it rather pointless to get. I'm wondering if it's still like that. My choice right now is a 2.0ghz quad-core or a 2.4 Dual-core. I'm going to be using the laptop as my workstation, desktop, and mobile gaming center. So I need the best processor. Also, is there a huge difference between WUXGA and WXGA+ ? On that note, is there a huge, noticeable difference between a 1920 x 1200 and 1440 x 900 display? Both monitors are 17". Theres these two laptops. One of them has the 1920 x 1440 display. It seems that everyone wants to get this version. However, I've also read that the people who get the 1920 x 1440 display never uses and lowers it to 1440 x 900 and they only get the 1920 x 1440 because it's better? I'm no expert on this. I'm only posting what I know and what I've read.
  3. Hmm... please enlighten me. Whats the difference between the two? I assume the 7805 is faster?
  4. So heres a laptop from Best Buy: http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp?sk...d=1218043606827 Notice the Model number is: P-7805u Now here's a very similiar looking laptop on NewEgg: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16834101166 Notice the Model Number is: P-7801u As far as I can tell, they're both the exact same laptop. Exact same spec, size, everything! The only difference I managed to find was the difference in weight; the first ones a tad bit heavier then the second. That can't really be the reason why theres a $400 price difference, is there? (PS: Yes I know Newegg now sells it for $1199 but it was 1599 up until a couple of days ago). So whats the EXACT difference between these two?
  5. Any suggestions? This is the first computer I ever made so I don't really know whats not compatible with each other. I couldn't decide on the Graphics Card. I'm not going for any ultra gaming. This is mainly for my parents (AKA the "family computer"). But I'm still going to be playing some games on it to a degree. Tower: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16811147068 Power: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16817371005 Processor: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16819103210 RAM: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16820231098 Harddrive: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16822148377 Motherboard: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16813128328 CD/DVD: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16827129031 **Graphics: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16814130378 **Alternative Graphics: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16814150316 Subtotal: $380.83 **Subtotal: $425.83
  6. Everytime I look at a thermal grease, I can't help but be reminded of those white, elmer's glue I used to paste papers together back in elementary school. And anyone who ever used those knows as much as I that those things would get very messy and wet. Mostly the latter of the two. Anyway enough nostalgic anecdotes. Is there a "cool" down period for thermal grease? I know what these things are capable of and what they were designed to be, but I still can't help but think that a little heat can melt it away. Can I fire up my PC as soon as I'm done?
  7. I did some quick research on Intel mobo's and it seems that 3 beeps do mean there's some RAM problem. However, as far as I can tell, the RAM is clearly in. I put it in all 4 ports and I even tried it flipped (so a total of 8 times). None of them seems to have any remedy to my problem. If I clear my CMOS by removing the watch battery, what should I be expecting? What's the worst that can happen? I'm pretty sure it won't do anything to the harddrive like format it, but I'm stil worried nevertheless.
  8. Well all this happened in 2 days, including today. I took my heatsink off yesterday and tried booting up the computer without any grease on it and learned that I needed it. I bought a tube of thermal compound today and JUST applied it right now. (well technically around 30 minute ago). As I said, when I boot up the computer, the computer makes 3 beeping sounds at a 1 second interval and the fan just runs on high. But nothing shows up on the monitor. And no, I didn't change anything; Same CPU, same heatsink, same computer, same EVERYTHING. How do I reset my processor? As for CMOS, not likely to happen as I threw away my manual years ago (my computer is 5 years old).
  9. So me, being ignorant, took my heatsink off my CPU. I didn't know you had to reapply thermal grease to get it to work again. So I bought one, took off all the leftovers from the last one with 91% alcohol, and reapplied it. Then I put my heatsink back on and give it a few minutes for it to "stick" to the CPU. Right now, I just attached my computer back and turned it on. What a shock for me.... The computer starts beeping in an unnatural tone that I have never heard before and now the fan keeps running at high speed while nothing is showing up on the monitor. And yes, I'm not an idiot; the monitor IS connected. If anyone's curious, here's my CPU and Heatsink (it's the same one in the pictures) http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/274/10 Is this normal?
  10. Okay I'm not a computer guru so please lay off the criticisms. I'm planning on getting this laptop: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16834101166 After that, I'm going to upgrade the CPU to this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16819111006 And upgrade the harddrive to this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16822136314 The thing I'm wondering about is if it's possible. The worst case scenario I'm afraid of is buying a $600 CPU only to find out that it doesn't fit or work properly with my laptop. Also, for the gamers, is a GeForce 98000M GTS strong enough to last some of the next-gen games? I know it's currently strong enough to support almost anything, but will it be able to support games that will come out say 2010?
  11. So I've officially narrowed it down to one of these two laptops. Their both great for gaming; One has a slightly better processor and the other has twice as much video memory (1gig). Price is of no objection for me. So it's really down to either A.) Better processor or B.) Better video memory. Choice A (processor): http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16834220483 Choice B (Memory): http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16834101166 Additional note: Aesthetically, I like choice B better. It also has an external speaker control (gasp!). However, it doesn't have a built-in Bluetooth device like Choice A does. People complain that Choice B's monitor seems to glare a lot. However, even worse is that people seem to complain that Choice A's battery sucks, which I'm sure the large battery on Choice B compensates for. What worries me is that people complain about the fan on Choice B. It seems to be rather loud and seems to turn on and off by itself. Bluetooth can be solved via Bluetooth USB. Fan can also be solved via USB cooler. Monitor (kind of expensive) can be solved by buying an actual monitor. Money-wise, getting Choice B would ultimately lead to a possible $2100+ laptop. What also irritates me is that Choice B seems to be bloated with crap. Ya know, the usual crap that companies like to obesidize (is that a word? lol) their computers with. Choice A is sparkling clean compared to Choice B. Side-side note: What's the difference between NVIDIA GeForce 9800M GTS and NVIDIA GeForce 9800M GS.
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