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Old 04-30-2011, 04:10 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Okay, I've pretty much settled on buying the AS5742G-6600. I just have one final question. The specification list says that there are three USB ports, but some small doubt was raised in the user review section as to whether the USB slots were 2.0. Can't I pretty safely assume that all modern PCs and laptops that have USB ports actually have USB 2.0 ports?
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Yeah, they would be 2.0. After stock XP, everything is 2.0.
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Old 05-10-2011, 07:44 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Purchased the laptop and finally received it after 9 days. Works great--runs Crysis fluently on all high settings! Thanks for all the help.
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Old 05-10-2011, 11:04 PM   #15 (permalink)
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If you are going to be gaming on it a lot you should consider a cooling pad. I have heard goods things about the Newegg.com - Thermaltake Massive23 Notebook Cooler CLN0009.
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Nice to see it running like a charm. I hope it works out nicely for you!
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Old 05-11-2011, 03:52 PM   #17 (permalink)
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What do you think--do I need to worry about cooling if I'm rarely, if ever, going to be gaming for 1+ hours? I notice the machine pumps out a lot of hot air, but maybe this means that it's getting plenty of it away from the internal components?
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No matter the amount of use, a cooling pad is a swell idea.
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Old 05-11-2011, 05:57 PM   #19 (permalink)
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Sorry if I'm being picky, but is a cooling pad a matter of "life or death" for the laptop? Will I significantly shorten the life of the machine if I game without a cooling pad? If so, aren't there any less expensive ways to keep the machine cool--such as wrapping an ice pack in a towel and setting the computer on top (checking regularly, of course, for any moisture that might seep through)?
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A cooling pad isn't life or death, but overtime, your laptop will thank you. You know overheating is a problem, more so in laptops. Cooling is mandatory.

Another remedy is take a few books, block of wood, anything you have laying around. Put it under the back of the laptop. This will let cool air flow the bottom of your laptop.
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