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Unboxing Toshiba Satellite A505 - S6965

Discussion in 'Toshiba' started by XxLblinkxX, Jul 22, 2009.

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  1. sgilmore62

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    Have you tried Ati tools? Does it work?
     
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    not yet jst chk that sentence will chk it tonite tnx
     
  3. XxLblinkxX

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    Mmmm, anyways... like people here say, if you feel hot air blown out = laptop fan doing its job. So its not a problem, and some folks stat that it has a stable temp. right? so what the heck lol
     
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    ATI tools, i think it is for overclocking, man i dont need that, need to chk GPU temps sw
     
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    yes i like this laptop it's GREAT and i am comparing it to a couple of 2008 HPs and older Dells and compaqs i used last month as well as the Acer 6930 with a T6500 and 9600GS.

    the most distinct difference between the the toshiba and the acer is that the laptop doesn't get particularly warm on the surface and it is a decent 6.5 lbs.
    keyboard layout is seems better also.


    i downloaded the WIN7 radeon mobility driver from ati website but it didn't install.
    found the mod tool, patched the driver then installed cat 9.7 with control center.
     
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    can u explain more n give the urls frm where u downloaded the sw's.

    yes i too like this laptop more now as i jst installed win 7 RC n the performance the laptop is givin me is more, it installed in jst 15-20 min.

    i say when i installed the win 7 in some of the HP's that i used earlier did not give me such performance boost so i posted a question doubting the performance of win7 as every one says when compared to vsita. now i can see the difference.
     
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    mod instructions are on the page... just select the folder with the install files, the mod tool adds 4570 to the list of graphics cards.
     
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    Hey does it has only one bay for HDD or an extra bay is there, was thinkin to get a SSD.

    Edit: can anyone confirm anything abt this.:rolleyes:
     
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    yes it worked but when installing windows warns that the drivers may be old or harm ur comp and may be someone can track r something:p n get latest drivers frm laptop owners website. did u get that mssg shld we ignore it n install it. how did u finf 9.7 i see only 8.. somethin in the website
     
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    only have timeshift on the laptop now but it works fine
    will install more games during the week
     
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    Hi, I would like to know if anybody can help me on this, my cousin is decided to pick the A505, but we saw the P505D at the same price in Best Buy ( LINK ). We wanted to know which of this 2 laptops is the best for the price, both are at 699 but one has obviously a bigger screen.

    I also notice that the P505D has a AMD Turion™ X2 and a ATI Radeon HD 3200 video card. My knowledge is not the best, but are they better than the processor and the video card from the A505?

    Thanks for your time, I hope someone can help us with this purchase decision.
     
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    Not even close the HD3200 is a IGP and its much weaker than the HD4570 Mid range dedicated card and the Intel is much better than the AMD processor the AMD will produce more heat and less battery life than the Intel. The A500 is much better for the price
     
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    , but are they better than the processor and the video card from the A505?

    No, the HD3200 is an integrated graphics solution. You will not be able to play the latest games with this combo...If you dont play games then yes, it will be better.
     
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    Ill leave it this way.. A505 :D ... P505D :(

    The A505 is much better than the other, and they're on the same price. The screen size make the P505D get that price I suppose.
     
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    Thanks for the feedback guys! It seems we will pick the A505!
     
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    Hey all, newly registered to this site.

    Firstly, thanks for the posts and the info. This thread actually sold me on buying an a505-s6965, which I just did about 3 hours ago. Typing this post on it as we speak :)

    So far I really like this thing. CoD4 running at default graphics flawlessly, perfect on the backlighting for the keyboard. Curious if anyone else's function 'FN' key and spacebar do not light up when the backlighting is active? I can see the FN key has a light under it but it doesn't shine through on mine...just stays dark.

    Also, one of the main reasons I went with this lappy was because of the HDMI out. Plugged it into my Samsung 42" plasma and did minor video properties setup...video and sound come through fine, but I can't seem to get 5.1 while watching a DVD (using Toshiba's player or WMP). I have HDMI out to my TV, then digital audio out from my TV to my receiver. I know this setup works from using my ps3 the same way. Anyone have any pointers on a setting I might be missing to get 5.1?

    Thanks in advance, and for the good infos so far!
     
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