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Laptop startup problem

I have a gateway laptop with Celeron processor. 1 gig of ram and 1.5g processor. Running XP Home edition. This laptop will occasionally start and run fine. It seems like I have to have the laptop sitting perfectly flat or it hangs up when I try to power up. When it hangs, I don't even getting a picture on the screen. I have checked the RAM and it is fine. I've pulled the hard drive and tried to start the machine with the same poor results. I've pulled the wireless adapter and that didn't make a difference. I did have the screen replaced a while back, but it worked fine for a while. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated. I'm hoping the motherboard isn't flaking out on me.

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If it has been banged around at all it's possible that the MB could be cracked. You could check the bottom screws to make sure they are tight as they sometimes get loose over time. Blowing out the heatsink vents with a can of compressed air or a shop air hose will often cure cpu overheat problems that usually causes lock ups.
Reseating the video connector on the MB can also cure a flaky video problem, but that usually entails some disassembly of the laptop.

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How do i find the specs for gateway model#mx6214


This is Gateway Support > Gateway MX6214 Notebook PC > Main Support page,

http://support.gateway.com/s/Mobile/Q106/BladeC/1009028nv.shtml

Click on Specifications in the list.
Now go back to the main page, and click on Components.

With the information on the two pages, you know now;

A) Processor:
Intel Celeron M 420. (Model 420)

The Pentium-M based Celeron M 420, (Yonah-1024 Core), uses a Socket M processor socket,

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Intel_Celeron_microprocessors#.22Yonah-1024.22_.2865_nm.29

Has a 533MegaHertz Front Side Bus. (533MHz FSB)
Uses 1.0 to 1.3 Volts (DC)

B) Processor Socket:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Socket_M

C) Motherboard Chipset:
Intel 940GML,

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Intel_chipsets#Core.2FCore_2_mobile_chipsets

You see what is supported by the motherboard chipset, Intel 940GML.
Processors supported (Official);
Intel Celeron M, Intel Core Solo, and Intel Pentium Dual Core.

An Intel Celeron processor is less than a comparable Pentium processor.
This is because it has less Cache. Usually around half of a Pentium based processor.

Processor Cache:
A small memory area for the Processor. Operates at the same Frequency Rate as the processor, therefore the First memory area a processor accesses.

( Frequency Rate = 'Speed'.
Speed; The term Intel used a long time ago, to help consumers compare 'power', and has stuck.

Example:
The Intel Celeron M model 420 mobile processor, can operate Up To a frequency rate of 1.6GigaHertz, or also stated as 1600MegaHertz.
{1.6GHz/1600MHz}

Mega = Approximately 1 Million in computer terms
Giga = Approximately 1 Billion in computer terms
Hertz stands for Cycles per Second.

The Intel Celeron M 420 can operate UP TO 1.6 Billion Cycles per Second )

Crude example of Cache;
You are writing a thesis, and you need additional information.
Where is it? Down in the basement, no light, under the stairs, in a box, last book on the bottom.

Down the stairs you go flashlight in hand. Book dug out, back upstairs, and open the book to the page/s you need.
Need more info? Yep. Back down in the basement you go.

OR,
You tap a few keys on the keyboard, for the computer in front of you, and have your information in seconds.

Less Cache? = Basement scenario
More cache? = Computer scenario

Pentium based processors have more Cache, than a comparable Celeron based processor.

You can also see the amount of Ram Memory support, and what type of Ram Memory is supported.

DDR2 Sdram at either 400MegaHertz, or 533MHz.

(PC2-3200, and PC2-4200, respectively, AND is SO-DIMM style for laptops. PC2-4200 is also known as PC2-4300. Just depends on the ram manufacturer)

2GigaByte maximum amount. (2GB)

D) Graphics:
Integrated Graphics. (Not a graphics card)
Intel GMA 950,

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Intel_GMA#GMA_950

E) LCD screen:
15.4 Inch Widescreen, WXGA, and it's based on the Thin Film Transistor technology. (TFT)

(Always, always, always, look at the manufacturer name, and model number, { Manufacturer ID} on the back of the LCD screen. Make SURE you are getting THE LCD screen you need )

Service Manual? (Free),

http://www.tim.id.au/blog/tims-laptop-service-manuals/#toc-gateway

Go to the line that starts with Gateway 400. (400 in blue)
Drop down to the second line, scroll across, and click on the blue -
MX6200.
(The Gateway MX6214 Notebook PC is part of the MX6200 series )

This is a PDF file. The computer you are using now has Adobe Reader on it, which uses PDF files.
After you click on the file name, (MX6200), it may take up to 30 seconds, before the first page comes up.

For additional questions please post in a Comment.

Regards,
joecoolvette

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Have a toshiba a10 and a vizio hdtv, what cable do I need to connect the two


Hi.

You don't say what you intend to do once the 2 devices are connected. I am going to assume that you just want to use the vizio hdtv as a large external monitor.

The laptop's vga (15-pin blue or black D-shaped) port can connect direct to the hdtv via it's blue vga (15-pin blue D-shaped) port.

However, your toshiba a10 laptop is relatively old, discoontinued technology with (in original specification) low RAM (256mb ddr), a single, slow processor (2.2ghz celeron) and slow (4300rpm), small hard drive (30gb), with limited, low level vga graphics capability, running xp home edition operating system. VGA is a slow analogue video technology.

To get the full benefit of the hdtv, which is almost state-of-the-art, you need a laptop with a fast dual or quad core processor, 3-4gb ddr3 RAM, 320-500gb 5400-7200rpm or solid state HDD, running the latest windows 7 operating system. Such a laptop would have hdmi ports and powerful, fast, state-of-the-art graphics capability.

A new laptop would unlock the full spectrum of , high definition video, high speed audio-visual streaming, fast video-editing, multimedia functionality between the two devices.

For your current laptop you need a male-to-male 15-pin, D-Sub VGA cable.

For the recommended or a similar, modern laptop you would need an HDMI cable.

Hope this helps.

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What is the processor type and speed, RAM size and Hard drive capacity of packard bell R1005 laptop


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I want to add more RAM. Is it possible?? Worth it??


It Depends On How much ram you are running now. More ram is Always A good Thing.
However, The Amount of Installable Ram Depends On the Operating System you are running.

Windows XP, Vista, and 7 32 bit (x86) systems only except up to 4 gigs of ram. (Sometimes 3 1/2)
Windows XP, Vista, and 7 64 bit (x64) Systems will except up to 16 gigs of ram. (Some Beyond that)
If you are Unsure which System you are running,
1. Click on the Start Menu
2.Right Click on my Computer
3.Doube Left Click on Properties

On the Main Properties Page it should display
1. Which operating System you are running and Which bit it is (eiter 32 or 64)
2. How Much Memory (RAM) you are currently Running
3 and What Proccessor is Installed in your computer

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Will 64-bit Wiindows 7 work on dell inspiron 1300?


Hi.
Dell only support this laptop to XP with drivers, I therefore doubt you would even get the 32 bit version of Windows 7 to work on this

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I would like to upgrade my Acer Aspire 4315 PC Notebook it has celeron processor 1.73ghz 533mhz fsb 2.53gb ram running on win xp pro what dual core processor can this laptop take?


Well most modern laptops cannot not be upgraded in this manner because the processors are hard soldered on the motherboards. Even if you have a removable type processor the newer dual cores will not be compatible with your type of motherboard.

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MT3705 Gateway, what motherboards will work with this laptop. I want to upgrade this laptop, so i want to get a motherboard able to really max out my ram but still use this chip set and everything else on...


You don't get different mainboards for laptops.....sorry. It's not like desktop pc's where pretty much any mainboard will fit. And even if you could, it's not really going to improve things, as you are using the same speed cpu. Your laptop has 2 ram slots. That's the most you will see on laptop mainboards.

Adding ram is probably the best bet. That laptop shipped with 1 gig of ram.....which is not enough for Vista. I bet it's quite slow. Vista wants 2 gig of ram to be happy, and 4 gig to really motor along. Laptop ram is cheap for that machine, so check it out. Ram is not expensive, and will give you an immediate, very noticeable improvement in performance.

Hope this helps. Post a comment and let me know how you make out

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Slow laptop dv 9208 w vista


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Emachine sp2 prob


BIOS is unlikely to fail from a software fix such as SP2 but you may have too little ram or too slow of a processor to handle changes.
You may have to do a complete reinstallation of XP to set things right and then try the SP2 upgrade again.
Windows is unfortunately sometimes infuriatingly cranky and may require repeated installation before settling down.

Also, eMachines may have tweaked their version of XP in a way not compatible with SP2.
Check their website or MS Knowledge Base for clues.

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Upgrade


celeron m 370 fastest processor is 1.5Ghz
Your laptop supports max 1 gig memory.

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