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    Default Re: 3820TG Owner's Lounge - Part Two

    Quote Originally Posted by aunmar View Post
    Is there something I "have to" do with my 3820TG? Easy stuff that will do the laptop better in any way. I've seen a lot of you mentioning overclocking, but I'm not sure I will handle that.
    I think the overarching suggestion you will see, is to get a solid state drive. I highly recommend it. I can restart Windows within SECONDS on this thing with the SSD. And with no physical HD read/write time, games run smooth as budda.

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    Default Re: 3820TG Owner's Lounge - Part Two

    is it possible to upgrade the GPU? Has anybody done this here?
    thanks

    Edit: I have the ATI 5470 with 512mb

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    Default Re: 3820TG Owner's Lounge - Part Two

    Quote Originally Posted by nimaa View Post
    is it possible to upgrade the GPU? Has anybody done this here?
    thanks

    Edit: I have the ATI 5470 with 512mb
    The GPU is soldered to the mobo.
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    Default Re: 3820TG Owner's Lounge - Part Two

    Quote Originally Posted by too456 View Post
    The GPU is soldered to the mobo.
    so no way around it then huh?


    thanks for the help

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    Default Re: 3820TG Owner's Lounge - Part Two

    Change to mobo with HD5650/HD6550?
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    Default Re: 3820TG Owner's Lounge - Part Two

    Quote Originally Posted by lee_what2004 View Post
    Change to mobo with HD5650/HD6550?
    Yeah that's really the only way around it. But where to obtain it is a problem...
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    Default Re: 3820TG Owner's Lounge - Part Two

    Wow! Assassin's Creed Brotherhood runs perfect on this baby!

    Max details, except medium shadows, AAx4, FPS: min: 30, avg: 45, max: 70+
    Seems better to keep V-Sync off

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    Default Re: 3820TG Owner's Lounge - Part Two

    Quote Originally Posted by mark2000 View Post
    I think the overarching suggestion you will see, is to get a solid state drive. I highly recommend it. I can restart Windows within SECONDS on this thing with the SSD. And with no physical HD read/write time, games run smooth as budda.
    I've looked into it for a while. It really looks interesting, and I'v pondered a lot about which brand and capacity to go for. After reading tons of info at another forum (norwegian), I know the new generation SSD's are coming soon.

    Is it the best to wait for the new generation, price-wise and so on?

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    Default Re: 3820TG Owner's Lounge - Part Two

    Nobody knows how the price of flash will react on long therm on the Japan situation.

    On the other side, the 3820TG doesn't have SATA3.

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    Default Re: 3820TG Owner's Lounge - Part Two

    Quote Originally Posted by aunmar View Post
    Is it the best to wait for the new generation, price-wise and so on?
    No. Simply, the 3820tg only supports 3Gb/s SATA. Current and 1st generation SSD's would be fine and work very well in a 3820tg.

    I doubt prices will drop either because SSDs (regardless of generation) will work with both 6Gb/s and 3Gb/s SATA ports. Although - used prices are dropping pretty fast. Keep an eye open in market places on forums. I've seen some Vertex (1's) going cheap lately as people buy new motherboards with 6Gb/s SATA ports so they're upgrading SSD's too.

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