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  1. but doesnt that 511mb (256mb dedicated) graphics card have hypermemory...the same thing you hated about your otehr laptop? i'd go with the dell...the one with the 256MB NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT

    yeah thats true. i dont mind hypermemory or turbocache as nvidia calls it. i just wanted a minimum of 256MB dedicated. The card on my returned dell only had 128MB dedicated memory. Here's the site that shows the specs of the two 8600's. The one with turbocache has a faster gpu but less stream processors i dont know what this means.

    http://www.nvidia.com/object/geforce_8600M.html

    UPDATE: The benchmarks on notebookcheck.com say the 8600m gt is faster. I think the GT uses turbocache too but not as much.

  2. i think i'm going to get a one year warranty and maybe extend it afterwards. With my college student discount from 17" dell i can get this for $1,435:

    Intel Core 2 Duo T7300 (2.0GHz/800MHz FSB/4MB cache)

    2 GB memory

    160 GB 5400rpm hard drive

    bluetooth

    webcam

    256MB NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT

    CD / DVD writer

    85Whr Lithium Ion Battery (9 cell)

    I hope they hurry with my refund money because i'm leaving to go to Syracuse university around aug. 22 :grin2:

  3. if you remember this thread... http://www.testmy.net/forum/index.php?topic=19203.0

    then u know i had gotten a dell inspiron. I was on the phone for two hours with dell trying to get it returned and they finally agreed to refund me the entire amount paid including tax. The reason i returned it is that i was under the impression that the video card was 256mb when it was actually 128mb because it used hypermemory.

    The money won't get here for a month, the ups guy just came today and picked up my laptop. The dell i got was the old model with the white lining around it, so now i'm kind of thinking i should get the new model of dell's but not i also might get a hp or something, but the good thing about dell is that i get a 6% discount because i am a college student which i didnt know when i bought my first dell..

    What is anyone's recommendation on what laptop i should get. I am being returned $1,326. I will probably round that up to $1,400.

    Anyway my question is, if i DON'T get a dell, what should i get, or do you recommend i get a dell.

  4. I tried shrinking my recovery drive (D:) and i wanted to extend my main drive (C:). When i tried the extend button remained inactive as seen here. What is the problem?

    Also i would like to know why is there 2 empty drives with no name and can i safely delete them. This is the way i bought my computer so I'm not exactly what is going on because i am new at drive partitioning.

    <img src="http://img392.imageshack.us/img392/8862/partitionhi6.jpg" alt="Image Hosted by ImageShack.us"/><br/>Shot at 2007-07-16

  5. i've been workin on this for over an hour now, i wanna play my playlist while i race in forza 2 and this is holding me up, i just got the damn game. i tried disabling my firewall, even my anti virus and anti spyware resident shields. Restarting my laptop, xbox, and router.

    Also i should note that i can access vista's public folder but i dont want to use that setup i want to share with everything including my xbox. i went into windows media player and made sure xbox 360 was okayed for sharing.

  6. Okay i dont know if the system was tweaked or what but i can't share my files in windows vista.  I used to share all the time in xp and it just doesnt seem to work. i cant access from my other computers or my xbox 360. I have made sure everything under netword sharing center is "on" except password protection. And i have opened the ports for xbox live and file sharing but that is besides the fact cus i cant even access files from my other computer. And i should note that i can access other computer's files from my vista computer but not the other way around. can somebody give me a quick solution.

  7. that would be cool but i dont use that program. i used to use cablenut on my other computer which has xp but i disabled it because it just didn't really see any improvements cus my connection was really fast and tweaks seemed to make it a little more unstable.  I use a lot of firefox tweaks for speed tho and maybe someone could make a video for that, cablenut, and tcp optimizer.

  8. All this memory talk got me thinkin, i just bought a laptop with a really fast core 2 duo and 1 GB of RAM that is pc-5300 667. Do you think 1gb is really neccessary. On the other hand i guess it depends on how i use my laptop. i will do gaming, huge downloads, video converting, web browsing, word processing, and some photo editing. If they gave me 2x512mb i will wait to upgrade to 2x1gb but if they gave me 1x1gb i will definitely throw another 1gb stick in there for $60.  When i was customizing my laptop on dell.com they wanted $175 for a 1gb to 2gb upgrade they are so ridiculous cause 1gb of pc-5300 ddr2 667 laptop memory on costs about $60

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