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i want to water cool!!

By paintballproam
Jul 15, 2005
  1. ok i have a gateway 825gm with a p4 3.46ghz
    this is the mobo. Intel (South Lake) P4 550 800 MHz Motherboard R0
    it says its a lga 775 mount but an lga 775 heatsink doesnt fit.
    it is running at 49 to 52*c idle. with a 84cfm fan on the cpu and a 90cfm at the front and rear
     
  2. zephead

    zephead TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,569

    you have a gateway, don't waste your time. you can't overclock and it runs at fine temps as is. need i remind you of the warranty?
     
  3. Son of Sam

    Son of Sam TS Rookie Posts: 50

    yeah i was gonna say, it doesnt change just because of the components. the problem with OEMs is if you even come near it with a screwdriver and its under warranty, the oem company usualy has a hissyfit when you call for technical support or whatnot. whatever heatsink you bought doesnt fit due to its OEMness.
     
  4. zephead

    zephead TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,569

    yeah, and you;d better learn hindi before you try calling said tech support rep.
     
  5. Son of Sam

    Son of Sam TS Rookie Posts: 50

    damn outsourcing!
     
  6. zephead

    zephead TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,569

    yeah, i wonder who's supposed to be fixing that *cough ***GEORGE BUSH*** cough*
     
  7. etherga

    etherga TS Rookie Posts: 51

    I went through similar things when i wanted to upgrade my Gateway. Needless to say, i've upgraded it about 7 times and its now the only Gateway thing left in it is the harddrive :p New case, new mobo, new cpu, new vc, etc :p. Oh, and i re-used one of the gateway serial cables. So yea, woot for OEM comps
     
  8. suntaxis

    suntaxis TS Rookie


    If you're calling Gateway, English will do just fine. Their tech support reps are actually based in the U.S. and available 24/7/365, and not half way around the world. With some other computer manufacturers such as Toshiba, however, they're based mostly internationally.
     
  9. SOcRatEs

    SOcRatEs TechSpot Paladin Posts: 966

    Well!?

    It seems not to matter international location of tech support..
    Bad english works, if they (Tech Supp) have even rudimentary knowledge
    of they're own products, "as long as they spit the marbles out first!" :eek:

    If you bought an extended support package, they deduct each min.
    on 1st human voice.
    after 15 min wait on hold. 20 min verify you are who you say you are.
    Then 15 min of verify the unit exists and waranty is good,
    you'll hear somthing like this:
    Why does yews calls us?
    Clicks da darts menu
    and go dare to icons
    typing in fdisk reformat.... :haha:
     
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