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December 2, 2010 2:40:51 PM

Hi guys..
Long time no post.. :) 


Ok.. so I have compleatly maxed out my laptop...

It has been running fine for 3 months, then last night...the screen went black and it froze up..
so I rebooted it, and now the screen is black and it keeps rebooting itself every 15/20 seconds.
all the lights come on (power, mouse pad, num lock, scr lock), I here the system fan come on and
the HDD start to run...I was wondering what the general consense here could be.

nothing has changed as far as what it is being used for, It is well taken care of and not abused.
no water, coffiee, being droped, slammed around.. nothing.


Thanks.

This is a Compaq Presario F730US

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a c 295 V Motherboard
December 2, 2010 2:58:22 PM

Hi.

You can do a simple test, if you can connect the laptop to an external monitor (LC, CRT, LED) and you get the same problem, return the laptop because the onboard video has a problem. If you don't get the same problem, return it too, this timer because the screen has a problem.
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December 2, 2010 3:22:32 PM

saint19 said:
Hi.

You can do a simple test, if you can connect the laptop to an external monitor (LC, CRT, LED) and you get the same problem, return the laptop because the onboard video has a problem. If you don't get the same problem, return it too, this timer because the screen has a problem.



thank you for responding so quickly Saint..

because this is a compaq presario F730US and it was bought in 2008, I have no warrenty....also the fact that the video chip is built in..
I think your right...I probley just need a new motherboard...because of the rebooting issue...

now for the next question...which I have repeatedly ask for advice on before but noone responded to me...

there are 2 replacement motherboards for this laptop..
One has the Geforce Go 6100 video chip, and the other one has the GeForce 7000M video chip...
which one is the better chip?
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a c 295 V Motherboard
December 2, 2010 3:44:54 PM

Get the 7000M, is a little better.
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December 2, 2010 4:04:52 PM

saint19 said:
Get the 7000M, is a little better.




once more thank you..

I value your opinon, but is there a place where I can look at some comparisons charts?
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a c 295 V Motherboard
December 2, 2010 5:51:45 PM

Google, look for both 6100 and 7000M and compare it.
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December 2, 2010 10:59:13 PM

saint19 said:
Google, look for both 6100 and 7000M and compare it.


Thank you for the heads up....If Im reading this right...the 6100 actually is better.. I am sorry for the weird formatting..

NVIDIA GeForce Go 6100
NVIDIA nForce Go 430
CPU ADM Turion 64 X2
AMD Turion 64
AMD Sempron
Microsoft® Windows Vista™ premium user interface support Yes
Microsoft® DirectX® 9.0 Shader Model 3.0 support Yes
NVIDIA PureVideo™ Yes
Video scaling High Quality
HD video playback Yes
LCD support up to 1920x1200 Yes
CRT DAC Yes
HD TV encoder Yes
Graphics clock 425 MHz
PCI-Express 1 x16, 2x1
HyperTransport support 800 MHz
High Definition Audio Yes
Audio/Modem UAA, AC97
SATA/PATA drives 4/2
SATA slumber support Yes
RAID No
NVIDIA MediaShield No
Gigabit Ethernet 10/100/1000
Ethernet coma mode support Yes
USB ports 8
PowerMizer SX Technology Yes
PowerMizer Unit (PMU) Yes
Typical battery life Standard
SmartDimmer No
Dynamic voltage support Yes
Stutter mode, C1e, dynamic HT Yes




NVIDIA GeForce 7000M
NVIDIA nForce 610M
CPU
All AMD S1

Microsoft® Windows Vista™ premium user interface support Yes
Microsoft® DirectX® 9.0 Shader Model 3.0 support Yes
NVIDIA PureVideo™ Yes
Video scaling Yes
HD video playback Software
LCD support up to 1920x1200 Yes
CRT DAC 300 MHz
HD TV encoder Yes
Graphics clock 350 MHz
PCI-Express 1 x16, 4 x1
HyperTransport support 800MHz
High Definition Audio Yes
Audio/Modem Yes
SATA/PATA drives 4/2
SATA slumber support Yes
RAID No
NVIDIA MediaShield No
Gigabit Ethernet Yes
Ethernet coma mode support Yes
USB ports 10
PowerMizer SX Technology Yes
PowerMizer Unit (PMU) Yes
Typical battery life Standard
SmartDimmer No
Dynamic voltage support No
Stutter mode, C1e, dynamic HT Yes
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a c 295 V Motherboard
December 3, 2010 11:55:16 AM

Check the PCI-E lines and SATA/PATA ports, you will see a difference.
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December 3, 2010 3:07:10 PM

saint19 said:
Check the PCI-E lines and SATA/PATA ports, you will see a difference.



ok...I see the diffrence in PCI-Express 1 x16, 2x1 vs PCI-Express 1 x16, 4 x1
and USB ports 8 vs USB ports 10, but nothing is diffrent on the SATA/PATA ports?
I don't really know what these numbers mean....
I don't understand 10 usb ports? my laptop only has 2?

I was looking at the clock speeds...



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a c 295 V Motherboard
December 3, 2010 3:10:36 PM

Both 6100 and 7000M has the same clocks, but the last one is more new and support more CPU that 6100.

Even with the same clocks, the 7000M can performs much better because they use a different building process.
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December 3, 2010 3:18:32 PM

saint19 said:
Both 6100 and 7000M has the same clocks, but the last one is more new and support more CPU that 6100.

Even with the same clocks, the 7000M can performs much better because they use a different building process.



umm....are you reading the same thing I am...

NVIDIA GeForce Go 6100 Graphics clock 425 MHz....


NVIDIA GeForce 7000M Graphics clock 350 MHz....

how are they the same??

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a c 295 V Motherboard
December 3, 2010 3:45:14 PM

pvcady001 said:
umm....are you reading the same thing I am...

NVIDIA GeForce Go 6100 Graphics clock 425 MHz....


NVIDIA GeForce 7000M Graphics clock 350 MHz....

how are they the same??


:o  Sorry, looks like we are reading different specs. You are right, the 6100 has better specs in this case.
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December 3, 2010 3:52:05 PM

saint19 said:
:o  Sorry, looks like we are reading different specs. You are right, the 6100 has better specs in this case.


Well I really wasn't wanting to be right....Just informed....I mean... there both pretty much crap anyways...I just want to get the least amount of crap.... :p 
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a c 295 V Motherboard
December 3, 2010 5:18:35 PM

Choice the best one for the price.
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December 3, 2010 5:23:23 PM

saint19 said:
Choice the best one for the price.


there exactly the same price...$109.99.

So...I think I'll go with the GeForce Go 6100...thats what it had in it.
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December 3, 2010 5:23:39 PM

Best answer selected by pvcady001.
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