HP/Compaq :: 8400 Saga

Sep 2, 2009

my DV2500 with it's beautiful NVIDIA 8400GS died. I tried all sorts of little experiments like the Xbox towel trick... and nothing worked.

Well, I found a local shop who will take apart the laptop and heat the solder points with a "machine" and are going to charge me about $50 for it, which I think is reasonable.

I go to pick it up tomorrow... I am kinda excited. I am hoping it will last me for another year or something, crazy optimistic I know but... we'll see.

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Acer :: 4810 Tthe End Of The Freezing Saga

Feb 7, 2010

I flashed the BIOS, I tested the hardware, I custom installed Windows 7, yet still the freezing continued.

Now I've custom installed Windows 7 again, and this time I haven't installed or updated any drivers, apart from those that were installed during the OS installation.

So far, no freezing.

Obviously, this has limited some of the functions on my notebook, so I was wondering what was the best way to install each driver, one-by-one, to find out which one was the culprit?

I may leave it a few days, to make sure the freezing issue has gone away, but should I set a system restore point before every installation?

Should I also switch driver download to manual? I believe Windows will always ask permission to download (and I presume install) new drivers, but should I make sure?

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Sony :: SZ6/7 Overclocking 8400 GS 64MB

Mar 27, 2010

I asked around and people said that the 8xx Series nVidia GPU is defective and its very high risk of bricking my PC if i do so, others have said that its possible but to a small boost which is more than fine for me, becuase when im playing games or whatnot, then my screen freezes for a second.like if im playing a racing game and i have the up arrow key pressed and turning right and have them both held the game freezes untili let go of both keys and it returns like it was just frame hiccup or something nothing major but its a bit bothersome.

It still irriates me ALOT that even though Sony moved up from 7400 GPU to 8400 GS then DOWNGRADED the video ram from 128mb to 64mb which really sucks. I just sold my SZ4 for a pitiful 250 and bought an SZ60WN/C off my uncle for 350, but I feel like the overall performance of the SZ4 surpasses the SZ6 I notice a good amount of slowness...im not gonna say lag but slowness in the things i do on normal bases whether its multiple tabs or photoshop or anything else.

Now I know OVERALL the 8xx cards are defective but I heard that only some models were defective does this affect the SZ6/7? and anything I can do to OC the GPU or speed up my system by anyway.

MY ram is PC-6400 667 bus speed would i get a good speed bump moving upto a 800Bus speed RAM?

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Dell :: Studio 13 No Geforce 8400 Option?

Apr 2, 2009

Anyone know what happened to this option? I remember speccing out a system a few months back and it was possible to upgrade the x3100 to geforce 8400, but its no longer there.

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Dell :: Defective Nvidia 8400 Video Card

Nov 10, 2009

I have a dell xpsm1330 and the video card i have is the invidia 8400 video card. this is the problematic video card much talked about already.

dell had since replaced, under warranty, my video card and the attached motherboard twice already.

i was told by the technician that the new invidia video card has a model / reference no. 686 631 A2. The old defective vid card has model no. 686 630 A2.

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Sony :: Power Consumption Of P 8400 In Comparison With P 9500

Jul 8, 2009

How much Watt does the Sony Z with P8400 consumes less than the P9500

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HP/Compaq :: Compaq Presario- Wireless Failed

Mar 27, 2009

I have got Notebook Compaq Presario.. I cant connect to the internet using the wireless connection.. the reason is that i accidentally did some operations, and cannot switch on the light on the front panel of the notebook.. it does not work, i mean the light of the wireless connection button does not light.... I turned off something...

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HP/Compaq :: Can We Change Processor Of Hp Compaq Presario Which Is Having Amd Processor Right Now

Mar 24, 2010

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HP/Compaq :: Hdx 16 Where

Mar 31, 2009

i am looking to actually look, touch , try an HDX 16. But can't find a store that carries it.

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HP/Compaq :: HDX 16T- With XP

Feb 17, 2009

where i could get most or all drivers for windows xp for the hdx 16t 1100,

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HP/Compaq :: How To OC This CPU

Oct 21, 2009

Does anyone have a good way to OC this laptop other than using ClockGen? I am basically wondering if there is a BIOS option. I know there are some OC guides out there, but this laptop is almost 3 years old, and as far as I can tell does not have an option in the BIOS. Also, my proc is the T2600, not the one is this review, but other than that exactly the same. I am looking to play around with this because it is old and I dont care too much if I fry it since my new hotness is on the way.

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HP/Compaq :: HDX 16t

Aug 22, 2009

1. How do I make it so the volume 'screen' (the little pop-up) doesn't show up when I chance the volume?

2. Is there a way to completely remove and disable the fingerprint reader?

I'm using Vista Home Premium 64 bit.

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HP/Compaq :: HP G60-418 Mxm

Aug 27, 2009

By the looks of the bottom of my laptop it seems it might be mxm compatible as there are lots of removable pieces... including one that looks alot like an mxm slot. I know that this laptop can be configured to come with the 9200m. This is a fairly brand new model but could someone tell me whether this thin is mxm compatible?

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HP/Compaq :: Looking For New OS

Jun 30, 2009

Ive just about had it with Vista on my laptop and want to try a new OS before I junk this thing. Is anyone running Win7 or Ubuntu on a HP DV5z AMD 64 bit laptop? The machine is about a year old and I have 4gb of RAM and the thing is a dog. Ive used Ubuntu in the past on Dell laptops and its a pain to get everything running wireless drivers, flash, etc. Win7 being a RC may or may not have everything up to speed on for my machine.

So, if you have Win7 or Ubuntu on a HP DV5z please give me a shout, good or bad.

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HP/Compaq :: How To Know My DV5 HDD RPM

Jun 4, 2009

I have a DV5-1155ee, here are teh sp3cs:

HP Pavilion DV5-1155Intel Mobile Core2 Duo T9400 2.53 GHz. (Montevina 6 MB L2 Cache)4 GB DDR2 RAM15.4 WXGA ScreennVIDIA GeForce 9600M GT 512 MB320 GB HDDIntegrated Webcam, Wireless, Bluetooth, BlurayWindows Vista Home Premium 32 Bit
product number: FT115EA#ABV
serial number: CNF8374VSL

what would my HDD RPM rotation speed be?

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HP/Compaq :: HD

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HP/Compaq :: HP DV7 Vs HDX 16

Feb 16, 2009

Can't really see much difference in these models....looking at Best Buy

Other than 17 vs 16 inch screen are their any benefits to build quality from 1 to the other?

I will be travelling so I would prefer the lesser HDX 16 incher but build quality is a concern

I travel by plane, train, bus every weekend so it needs to be able to handle a little beating

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HP/Compaq :: Hp Dv2

Jul 14, 2009

I'm am deciding whether to buy this laptop for school use. It has a great size, stylish, and decent specs for a laptop that is so lightweight. The only turn off is that it was made for entertainment, but should this laptop do well for word processing, spreadsheets, and web surfing?

Would the 9 cell battery last for more than 5-6 hours? My budget is also under 700$ but it can stretch a little.

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HP/Compaq :: Hp Hdx 16t

Feb 20, 2009

i am looking to get the hp hdx 16t and was wondering if there is any bg difference between getting the 2.53 (P9400 i think) or the 2.66 processor? Is it worth the upgrade or no?

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May 21, 2009

running a dv2 with a solid state drive? What are your thoughts? How has it performed? Have you gained much battery time?

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HP/Compaq :: DV2 Or DV3

Jul 29, 2009

I'm heading off to school, and these stylish, affordable notebooks have caught my eyes. The only problem is that I only get 2-3 hours of battery life on these notebooks although I can buy an extra battery. What I"m mainly doing is word processing, spreadsheets, iTunes, and web browsing but not all at the same time.

Here are my main questions and concerns:

Do these notebooks have good build quality?Is there any other way to charge the battery without having it in the notebook?Do they get hot?

I may have more questions to ask later.

I am buying this notebook in Canada.

Seeing that the battery tests I've seen on some reviews, they are surfing the internet with Wi-Fi on. I will not be, I'll usually be word processing. Should it last maybe 3 hours?

How long does the 9 cell last on the DV3?

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HP/Compaq :: DV7

Oct 25, 2009

I own a DV7-1038CA, I actually decided to buy it after reading what people said about the DV7s on this forum. Unfortunately I have a problem .

I had opened up my DV7 to clean out the fan ( ****load of dust in there) and took the whole laptop apart. I put it back together and it worked perfectly fine for about 10 hours. The laptop worked great until I dropped it down on my table at a height of about 1 1/2 inches, not a significant height but the screen immediately turned white and the laptop shut off completely. It would not turn on at all, the power light would blink for less than a second and turn off and then I'd have to wait 30 seconds before I could get it to blink again.

I then took the laptop apart again and this time I checked if everything was plugged in properly. I decided to leave the unnecessary covers off so I could turn it on without having to screw it all back on, it turned for about 3 seconds....before I noticed the display cable to my screen was on the heat sink and had caught fire. I immediately turned it off but the damage had already been done, the fire had burnt through the wiring on the inside of the cable rendering my screen useless ( whenever it was plugged the charging light on the side of the laptop would turn off). At this point the laptop was turning on but would turn off after about 5 seconds (probably due to the fact that there was no screen) During this little fiasco I had ripped off the ZIF cable that connects the power button board to the Motherboard. So now I had no way to turn my laptop on, I ordered a new screen and a new power button board.......

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HP/Compaq :: HP DV6

Jan 21, 2009

Looked at the HP DV6 today at circuit while browsing liquidation sales. Looks like a nice laptop. 16inch screen is nice, looks like less vertical screen but web pages look nice. Just a DV5 with a bigger screen?

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HP/Compaq :: Wth Hp

Aug 18, 2009

i sent my laptop (Dv6000) in for repair.

I get it back with a messed up ram stick, a chipped battery and a size bezel that is not installed correctly and has a broken plastic snap...

I'm calling them right now and going to demand replacements, but idk if they are even going to do any thing...

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HP/Compaq :: Is This Bad Lcd Or Something Else

Mar 21, 2009

With external monitor hooked up it looks perfect .. this is what the screen on laptop looks like now . I only checked to make sure things were plugged in on the lcd . Inverter or maybe cable ?

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HP/Compaq :: HDX 16, HDX 18

Oct 3, 2009

Not in a race on which is better mind you, since these two are next-of-kin. But I mean which parts will fit both? I've been looking for some upgrade parts to the HDX 18, but all I seem to find are parts rated for the HDX 16. So, save the obvious screen size difference, just how comparable are these two in parts?

The keyboards look identical; and the extended battery I found lists a match for the HDX 16 but not the HDX 18. Would there be a size difference?

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HP/Compaq :: Xp On Hdx 16

May 24, 2009

i am starting this new thread for u people to post the xp drivers for hx 16...i have asked many but no response..so plz post the dwnload links for it..i have found some in this thread of hdx 18.. XP on HDX18t

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HP/Compaq :: My Fan Mod On Dv7

Nov 25, 2009

I remove almost all mesh from fan so more air will go into fan.my laptop stay on table all the time so it's ok for me

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HP/Compaq :: HP HDX 18t Able To Run XP

Jun 25, 2009

I was looking at getting the HP HDX 18t for my self to replace my older laptop. The only problem is the college I go to requires that the laptops you use run windows XP because some of the software they use for web design and programming classes apparently only works on XP. I looked on the HP website and they do not offer a downgrade option to XP. I also looked on the HP HDX 18t support site and they do not have XP drivers listed (except the wireless card and finger print scanner drivers).

So I was wondering if the HP HDX 18t supports Windows XP has anyone who owns this laptop ever downgraded it to XP succesfull before?

I don't mind Installing XP from scatch or setting up a dual boot with Vista but I'm just worried about buying the laptop and not being able to Run Windows XP.

Link to the laptop I was looking at.

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HP/Compaq :: SSD In DV7

Oct 19, 2009

anyone install ssd in dv7 laptop? how to install Vista on ssd? same as on hdd? what stuff You keep it on ssd and what on second hdd?

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