I am very impressed. With performance like that, this laptop should be able to hold me over for gaming until I build my new Socket M2 desktop.
post #21 of 43
9/5/05 at 10:41am
Originally Posted by Redmumba
Did you try running Driver Cleaner to remove all traces of the ATI drivers? If not, check here, as the issue may be with certain files not being deleted, or who knows what?
Also, make sure you're downloading the correct drivers. The UPDATE program doesn't even seem to detect that most people have an X700 card, so be sure you download the mobile catalyst drivers themselves. USe THIS link:
If you try downloading them through ATI's site, it really makes you work to get the drivers...
Originally Posted by Tummy
...1) the optical drives are NOT interchangeable. The mounting brackets are fine, since both use a standard 12.5mm notebook drive. BUT, the bezel that comes with the Z70VA is rather specific to the drive installed (Matshita UJ-831D - pretty crappy). So, there goes using my NEC6500a in it
2) the PATA HDD and Optical drive in the Z70VA are still on the same IDE channel. Also the Z70VA doesn't support SATA so there's no getting around this *sucky...
Originally Posted by Dem1k
tummy, did you order from g2p.com?
Originally Posted by Cheerfulnut
Can you explain what you mean when you say that the Matshita drive is "pretty crappy"? In what way?
Also, does the fact that the HD and the Optical drive being on the same IDE channel mean that there will be speed issues related to burning CD/DVD's? (I remember reading about that previously..)
Reason I ask is because I'm *this* close to getting the Z70Va and I'm looking suspiciously at anything that might be an issue in the future..