Originally Posted by Bryan'sM505x
Denb45 i don't know why u are knocking this notebook. There are NO laptops with this video card at this price range... if you think it's overpriced just keep it to yourself. 1199 is SUPER cheap for a gaming notebook and 1200 is not alot of money these days unless you want a basic machine for under 500 bucks to surf the net and do basic tasks. (that's why I own a t-1616.) ALSO, this laptop is SUPER FAST as it is! People that are upgrading it because they purchased this laptop for such a low price. Mine is bone stock (except for my Blu Ray upgrade lol) and it runs every game perfectly! Looking at your Sig, you upgraded your Gateway to make it FASTER too so I don't understand some of your comments.
"you shouldn't have to upgrade it at all to make it work faster & better" when you upgraded your Ram and HD etc on your laptop. (your laptop cost around 700 to 800 dollars right? + your upgrades... I did quick right up on a similar model awhile back)
CNet btw rated this notebook at 8.5/10, one of the highest rated laptops on that site.
Anyways, regarding this issue.
Go to Device manager and check the univesal bus controller and check if there are any issues with the drivers. (red X) Perhaps you should try uninstalling a few of the USB device drivers and restart your PC. Windows should reinstall the USB drivers.
If this doesnt work, wait for the PX-6831 to be back in stock or pay 3k for an Alienware or Dell with the 8800 card. (now that's overpriced) Good luck!
I'm not a PC Gamer, I have a PS3 & a Xbox360 for that, CPU & Video power means little to nothing to me at on a PC, the upgrades I did (the ones you see in my sig) cost me little to almost nothing at all, and, came off my old MX6447 my current notebook MX6453 only cost 500 bucks, (on ebay) and that's was good enough for me and what I do on a PC ,if you think paying that much for a notebook is worth it to you then , that's your right to think and buy whatever you like, (it's your money) I wouldn't pay that much for something that has that many problems, (I went to my local BEST BUY Today) and was told that the Gateway P6831FX Laptop was pulled form the sales stock, due to many problems, and that they may NOT be getting any in stock real soon, due to Vista SP1 being released on MARCH 18th , 2008, I'm not sure if any of this is true, but a BB Dept. Manager was nice & kind enough to tell me this inside info about the Gateway P6831FX Laptop, and WHY it's still out-of-stock, so, the bottom line is, BB may NOT be getting anymore of them back in stock to sell unless Gateway fixes all the problems, I'm not saying that you or anyone else will have the problems reported, but you never know for sure.............