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dammit fourstaff you ninja'd me!
i'l give you £9 for the crosshair4,you can keep the rest:rockout:
 
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Friend has an i7 processor inside, it gets LOUD once you start stressing it. you want the Sandy Bridge ones, not the old gen ones.


Could be one of those quad cores, i'm on an old I3, but it's a dual core, so 35W TDP as opposed to 45W on quad + no turbo boost means it doesn't push right up to the 35W, also, the fact that HP made it so this laptop doesn't spin up till the proc hits 60'c helps a lot

i used to think of HP as a bad company, however this laptop has changed my opinion of them
 
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dammit fourstaff you ninja'd me!
i'l give you £9 for the crosshair4,you can keep the rest:rockout:
You pay for postage? Deal! Now where is Scam when we need him :roll:

i used to think of HP as a bad company, however this laptop has changed my opinion of them
I have lost faith in most of the major companies to produce consistent quality. The next product I buy will need to be backed up by good feedback from community. Especially after the Nvidia graphics ass rape.

Need to change the name of the clubhouse to "jobless UK peeps clubhouse". Wonder where Freedom is, he is usually around. Maybe I trolled him too much >.>
 
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You pay for postage? Deal! Now where is Scam when we need him :roll:



I have lost faith in most of the major companies to produce consistent quality. The next product I buy will need to be backed up by good feedback from community. Especially after the Nvidia graphics ass rape.

Need to change the name of the clubhouse to "jobless UK peeps clubhouse". Wonder where Freedom is, he is usually around. Maybe I trolled him too much >.>
i think i will get whatever laptop has high specs for a good price, and if it doesn't work well i'll make some modifications to it when the warranty runs out, there was a nice i3 370 + ATI 5650 for £330 last week, if something like that comes us when i have money :)
 

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i think i will get whatever laptop has high specs for a good price, and if it doesn't work well i'll make some modifications to it when the warranty runs out, there was a nice i3 370 + ATI 5650 for £330 last week, if something like that comes us when i have money :)
Don't lose sight on what your primary need is though, I thought my laptop was awesum until I needed to run Matlab simulations. Its faster for me to walk to uni, run it on their i7's, have tea and come back. That is how slow the processor is.
 
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Don't lose sight on what your primary need is though, I thought my laptop was awesum until I needed to run Matlab simulations. Its faster for me to walk to uni, run it on their i7's, have tea and come back. That is how slow the processor is.
I3 and 6650 is good for games, should run most games maxed out, it'll definatly run Dirt 3 and all the other console ports maxed out, and so long as you don't turn the Resolution up too high i've heard the 6650 is not exactly bad when it comes to games like BC2 or crysis
 

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I3 and 6650 is good for games, should run most games maxed out, it'll definatly run Dirt 3 and all the other console ports maxed out, and so long as you don't turn the Resolution up too high i've heard the 6650 is not exactly bad when it comes to games like BC2 or crysis
Good for games, not so good for work >.>
 
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Good for games, not so good for work >.>
are you saying i may struggle with word and excel?

the worst my computers ever do it video encoding, and it's not as if you do that in a rush

i do run adobe programs like Photoshop occasionally, seeing as my primary camera is 7 megapixels, i'm not ever going to end up working with massive files

My main question is, Can a Core I dual core, cope with video editing and maybe video transcoding, 'cause i have a feeling may be doing a lot of that after September, but i won't have any Core I7 to go to if i need more power. The best i can do otherwise is a phenom II X4, or a first gen core 2 Dou, so there's won't be much competition for the processor to deal with

i've always have desktops for the power, but now processors seem to be improving faster then programs create more load for them


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are you saying i may struggle with word and excel?

the worst my computers ever do it video encoding, and it's not as if you do that in a rush

i do run adobe programs like Photoshop occasionally, seeing as my primary camera is 7 megapixels, i'm not ever going to end up working with massive files

My main question is, Can a Core I dual core, cope with video editing and maybe video transcoding, 'cause i have a feeling may be doing a lot of that after September, but i won't have any Core I7 to go to if i need more power. The best i can do otherwise is a phenom X4, or a first gen core 2 Dou, so there's won't be much competition for the processor to deal with
Maybe but it will be slow, you need like a quad for high def video editing but cache and raw speeds help too.

Just wait untill the bulldozer is out and you can snag a cheap x6 or something. As for a laptop most of them run sandybridge i3s but thats okay if the graphics chip is low or medium anyway. Sandybridge output less heat and use less power.

Just overclocked my CPU to 3.6ghz at 1.325v which i think is good, its been at desktop and playing a video file for about an hour so hope it will only need a little more bump if it fails something more demanding like OCCT.
 

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are you saying i may struggle with word and excel?
No, I am just telling you my experiences. I bought this laptop thinking that I will only need it for games and interwebs, and since that I only play Starcraft 2, Torchlight and other low req games, it was fine. And then simulations came. And I got raped. Hard. Just don't repeat the same mistake as I did.
 

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I won't have to do anything like that for at least 3 years, overall, it'll be a case of, i'll get whatever laptop i can afford, and if it isn't powerful enough for whatever reason i'll have to use my phenom desktop.

i3 350 + 5650 is what i'm really looking at as a minimum, but there was a nice i5 + 550M i saw yesterday

Overall, it'll depend what i can get in a few months time, i'll probably see what refurbs are around after christmas
 

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I won't have to do anything like that for at least 3 years, overall, it'll be a case of, i'll get whatever laptop i can afford, and if it isn't powerful enough for whatever reason i'll have to use my phenom desktop.
In that case just get whatever suits you best.

Bored >.>
 
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We got sky but i can't stand tv,the sky has got lots of educational/interesting programs for the kids though
 
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More like Sky repeats all day everyday. I bet you dont have to pay for that Sky TV do you cheesy?
no, but we got Sky movies, cause when we rang them up to cancel it, and they offered us movies and halved the price of our subscription, they sent us a Sky anytime wireless adapter a few weeks ago, which we've used a lot (imagine having loads of movies available to watch, anytime you want, for free) and a letter arrive this morning telling us they were freezing the price of our subscription for 12 months, ever since we tried to cancel, they seem to of started throwing free stuff at us in an attempt to make us stay, and it has worked
 
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I have always been a gamer, and only recently (in the last few years), I started being more of an otaku. I haven't been to cinema for the past year >.>
 
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