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  1. medicanman

    Upgrading a Gateway GT5692

    Hi Shadow, I see the MB you listed has dual pci-e slots at 8x. Is there much of a diff with dual @16? I don't plan on running with 2 GFX cards anytime soon but just wondering. Medicanman..... p.s. price isn't much of a concern since I'll be throwing it on plastic. Takes the sting...
  2. medicanman

    Upgrading a Gateway GT5692

    Hi all, I am running dual 2GB memory sticks as well as 2 1GB sticks. Shows as Dual/Ganged in CPU-Z. Ordered the Coolermaster V8 cooler, should be here in the morning. Swapping MBs around in my cases so the beast will fit. Sysytem still running great, not one problem. Still researching...
  3. medicanman

    Upgrading a Gateway GT5692

    Well I'm off to throw the kitchen sink at the CPU. I'll report back later with the results. Medicanman.....
  4. medicanman

    Upgrading a Gateway GT5692

    I checked Biosman but didn't see my MB. I change the PSU early on. I had to for the ATI 4850. I'm running an Antec 650w right now.
  5. medicanman

    Upgrading a Gateway GT5692

    Cool thanks, I see alot of people overclock it. I'm gonna leave as is for now, at least until I'm sure its stable. I havent had any problems yet.
  6. medicanman

    Upgrading a Gateway GT5692

    Yes I'm running Vista 64. Of course now that I purchased it I see a 95w Phenom II X4 at NewEgg. I didn't see that when I was shopping. I'm gonna but the Coolermaster V8 cooler next.
  7. medicanman

    Upgrading a Gateway GT5692

    Hi Yes its running great. I haven't thrown any games at it other than Farcry2. I'm running with 6GB of RAM. I've got to change it due to the fact its 667 not 800. I did some benchmarks and it ran great. Medicanman
  8. medicanman

    Upgrading a Gateway GT5692

    Hi, CPU seems ok, didnt know if perhaps there is features in the chip that I'm not getting due to the BIOS not recornizing the chip. As for graphics card I'm running a ATI 4850. Medicanman.....
  9. medicanman

    Upgrading a Gateway GT5692

    Hi all, Well I did buy the Phenom II X3 720 cpu. It shows as an unknown processor in my BIOS but other than that the cpu is running fine. Cpu-z shows it right but Windows say unknown also. I hope its ok to run this way as Gateway has no BIOS for my MB. Guess I'm gonna have to figure out what...
  10. medicanman

    Upgrading a Gateway GT5692

    Thanks for the suggestions. Will keep them in mind once I convince myself I need a whole new system. What I've got is working fine for me now but always wanting faster. I'll leave ya all alone now. Time to hit the hay. Thanks again. Medicanman Goodnight all
  11. medicanman

    Upgrading a Gateway GT5692

    Is Intel the way to go or is AMD close enough for basic gaming.
  12. medicanman

    Upgrading a Gateway GT5692

    Good to know. Trying to talk myself into building from scratch. NewEgg gave me a nice credit line, but I really need to do more research into parts. Any suggestions for a new MB? I know the i7 is the best cpu but at $1000 thats a bit rich for my tastes. Medicanman.....
  13. medicanman

    Upgrading a Gateway GT5692

    Hi, Thanks again Shadow. I don't plan on overclocking (not that I could with the crippled BIOS Gateway provides. Medicanman.....
  14. medicanman

    Upgrading a Gateway GT5692

    God I'm a pain, Would this be better than the 720? AMD Phenom II X2 550 Black Edition Callisto 3.1GHz 2 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 80W Dual-Core Processor - Retail it has a faster clock speed. Medicanman
  15. medicanman

    Upgrading a Gateway GT5692

    Hi, Thanks Shadow. Was afraid I ordered wrong thing after all. Will post back once it gets here. Very grateful, Medicanman.....
  16. medicanman

    Upgrading a Gateway GT5692

    Me again, Dumb question cpu says AM3 is that a deal breaker? Will a AM3 cpu work in a AM2+ MB? Medicanman.....
  17. medicanman

    Upgrading a Gateway GT5692

    Thanks, Hope it works placing order now at NewEgg Medicanman.....
  18. medicanman

    Upgrading a Gateway GT5692

    Hi, What is the difference between the one I listed and a 720BE? Sorry to be a dope but this is all new to me. Thanks, Medicanman.....
  19. medicanman

    Upgrading a Gateway GT5692

    Thanks all. I have been looking for an answer to the Phenom II question all over. Someone that Gateway locks the BIOS in such a way that you cannot upgrade the cpu at all. I find that hard to believe but was hoping someone tried it before. I see AMD Phenom 9650 2.3GHz 4 x 512KB L2 Cache 2MB L3...
  20. medicanman

    Upgrading a Gateway GT5692

    Hi all, Has anyone upgraded a Gateway GT5692? It has a Phenom X3 8450 and I would like to drop in a faster cpu. From the specs it has a Foxconn (Bengal) RS780 Motherboard [Part #4006272R] . It says it supports AMD® Socket AM2+ (940 pin), AMD Phenom™ (95 W), Athlon™ 64 X2, Athlon 64, and...