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2/19/05 at 12:42am
Originally Posted by olyteddy
"has anyone done a battery test on the 7422 where they just turned the machine on and just surfed the internet (wirelessly) to see how long it lasted? "
You should get 1.5 to 2 hrs. At least that's what I get with my 6805.
Originally Posted by H0mEr
Ok, solved the issue on gaming. Turns out that video drivers (both ati and omega's) are set under the SMARTGART tab to default at AGP 8x. I set it at 4X, rebooted, and never had a crash ever since. Do these cards support 8x? for a mobile card im not sure... anyway it worked, and i didnt notice any performance decrease at all. Any thoughts?
I did my restore DVD on a Diamond DVD-R, first try, and worked ok. Havent used it, but it reported successful after creating.
Originally Posted by CudIHavBn
Has anyone created restore disc using a dvd? I coastered 3 dvd+r's of different manufacturers. I finally ran it with a dvd-r and it with through with no issues? I search the posts and didn't see anyone post anything similiar. Am I the only one???
Originally Posted by Thunder_PC
That's not good battery life out of these machines on just general browsing. With a good battery, you should be getting closser to 2.5+
Originally Posted by scoop2005
Started reading this thread today, as I am looking to purchase a notebook for myself. I just purchased a Gateway 360 (4024GZ) for my wife, and am rather happy with the size and weight, but the performance seems a little slow. Now my comparison is a homebrew desktop running win2k with an AMD athlon xp 2100+ on a K7S5A Mobo with 256k ram. My desktop seems faster.
I looked at this model on (7422GX) specifically because it was an AMD, and they seem to perform well. I am however concerned about the CPU clocking speed. My applications right now will not be all that intensive, but I am seeing future applications where the speed will be needed.
Has anyone pushed past the 800mhz ceiling on battery usage without installing all the programs everyone is talking about? I am curious, because I don't have a lot of time to fiddle with this as I am in a two year seminary program for The Salvation Army that is rather intensive. This and the other laptop are gifts that my brother in law bought (or will buy for us) so this is about my price limit (I will get the additional best buy warranty).
Also, as I am new to laptops, am I over buying for most applications? Daily I will probably be surfing the web, working on papers and sermons with several bible software applications open. Future uses will probably include running powerpoint presentations with sound added through mp3 files. Photo editing, and possibly a digital darkroom.
My appologies for the long post, but I need a little info, and you all seem extremely knowledgeable (and I have a hard time trusting the salespeople at my local BB). I also appologize if I posted in a thread I should not have.