HP/Compaq :: HDX16 Users TEMPERATURE, SPACEBAR, And DOLBY

Apr 15, 2009

Is it me or does the left side of the wrist rest get hot? the remote in the slot also gets really hot. The average temp seems to be 38-46 C. Its like 81 when playing a game or so. Even though these numbers seem normal, does anyone feel its hotter than its supposed to be. I used HWMONITOR to see the temps. Im just worried if this heat can ruin the express slot remote. and does anyone else feel the warmth from the left side?

Also, is anyone's spacebar not that responsive when hitting it towards the farthest left or right? Its really annoying when you hit it but theres no space. Other laptops are perfectly normal but the hdx16 spacebar seems loose.

Lastly, everytime i turn off the dolby sound space expander, my fingerprint reader sounds like its buzzing when it accepts a fingerprint. Some songs crackle when it's turned on as well. Try it out, it will probably happen to you. Already tried reinstalling the audio drivers and problems still occurs.

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HP/Compaq :: Hdx16 Dolby Surround Sound Program

Aug 18, 2009

the dolby surround sound expander and the bass enhancer program on the bottom right in the taskbar?? well when i turn off the surround sound, it causes certain apps to sound different. for example the fingerprint reader. a successful swipe will sound muddy but with the surround sound enabled, it will become clear. this problem also conflicts with AIM and webchat, id have to turn on the surround sound to hear the person's voice clearly.

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HP/Compaq :: DVDPlay Users

May 24, 2010

I recently got a new HP Pavilion Slimline computer and I just got back the HP DVDPlay program because my old computer, which was Compaq, broke down and had to be replaced ASAP. However, my new computer won't let me play any of my Region 1 DVDs on DVDPlay because the computer is locked in region 0 mode. Every time I put in a R1 DVD to play with DVDPlay, it ejects the disk and asks if I want to change regions. I have not used any of my 5 out of 5 limitations yet to switch to Region 1, and it says that DVDPlay is incompatable with my computer.

I also cannot find QuickPlay on my computer, as I think it's gone, was deleted and/or was never put back on. If I bring back QuickPlay, will it let me play Region 1 DVDs on DVDPlay again? What should I do? I hope there's a free way to fix this, as I can't afford to spend any further updates on how to fix my computer to play R1 DVDs again.

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HP/Compaq :: HP 8510p HDMI, Passthrough Dolby Digital, DTS To Amp --->

Oct 20, 2009

I have a HP 8510p (XP32) that works really fine. The only thing that I can not make it happen is that whatever I try I can not get the DD, DTS work between my laptop HDMI and my receive. I recieive only stereo (Audio HDMI OUT is selected).

Question:
1) How on earth can I get DTS/DD from my laptop HDMI when i play a mkv with DTS/DD audio?

2) If I connect the laptop to the TV via HDMI and the laptop to my amp via optical, can it make the trick? (the only problem here is that, my laptop does not have optical out, just HDMI and analog, but using a docking station i can have optical out...)

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HP/Compaq :: DV5 Or HDX16

May 17, 2009

I'm in trouble to buy a DV5 (1199) or a HDX16 (1260).

The HDX16 has bigger HD, video card and a wonderfull monitor while the DV5
is lighter and cheaper (I can save 400 euro and the specs are enough for me).

But the real problem is that in my understanding the DV5 has some problem with the warming (in particular there is a very hot point just near the touchpad) and some "click" in the audio, using the WiFi.

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HP/Compaq :: HP Dv6500t Running Windows 7 RC With 2 Active Users

May 11, 2009

I'm getting a strange problem on my dv6500t with my dual booted Windows 7 RC install (same issue with the Beta). My searches have been inconclusive.

Using W7 as one user is fine, but if I leave one user logged in and switch user accounts, things start acting wierd...Anti-virus fails to start (I've uninstalled AV and the rest still occur)Can't use the IE button on the task barIE doesn't log in to some websites (e.g. AOL mail)slowness Lots of permanent window and menu artifact ghosting that only clears after logging out This only happens when 2 users are logged in at one time... one user works just dandy.

I'm just suspicious of my HP... the friggen thing crashes on me enough or doesn't resume from hibernate/sleep so I'm not confident in the crap.

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HP/Compaq :: Dv5t Latest Drivers (for Advanced Users)

Jan 5, 2009

Last Updated: 21st November 09

since I havent been able to find a thread listing all the latest drivers for the dv5t I've decided to make one myself. Let me be clear, this is for ADVANCED USERS ONLY.

For the average user you can find the latest drivers for your specific model at www.hp.com. This thread may contain drivers that are not specifically targetted at the HP dv5t but appear to work with it correctly. These drivers may not include vendor specific functionality that HP may have added (although I have not heard of any instances of this being so). Some of these drivers may work with other series of laptops but this is NOT guaranteed. I cannot guarantee these drivers will work correctly for everyone here so please be careful - only install these if you know how to revert any changes you have made. I am only including WHQL certified drivers, so regardless of what site they come from you know they are authentic. I've tested some of these drivers on my machine and they work perfectly well however I am unable to test everything. USE AT YOUR OWN RISK. Without further ado:

Intel Chipset Software Installation Utility:
Version: 9.1.1.1020
OS Support: Windows Vista, Windows 7
Link: http://downloadcenter.intel.com/down...10884&lang=eng
Notes: I recommend running the setup file from an elevated command prompt with the "-overall" flag (without quotes). This will assure that all devices are updated.....

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HP/Compaq :: Overheating HDX16

Jan 10, 2009

I was looking into buying this laptop but read on the forums that there have been quite a few complaints of overheating. I plan to game a lot with the laptop and so will probably be pushing the laptop. Is it true that the cooling system is quite inefficient? Is it only for games and such, or even for movies, web browsing etc. Was going to go for a Samsung with similar spec but smaller screen cos it has really good cooling.

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HP/Compaq :: Audio On HDX16

Apr 29, 2009

I started having this problem recently after changing some things from starting up using services.msc and I think I disabled something I was not suppose to, before I did any changes when I lowered the volume on the HDX I would actually see the graphics for it, but now I am not able to, and also I don't think I am able to control the Bass & Treble using the touch controls, so anyone using and HDX can you tell me what services I need in order for this to work,

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HP/Compaq :: Graphics- HDX16

Aug 11, 2009

Have an HDX16 2.4ghz C2D Nvidia GeForce 9600M GT 4gigs ram, 5400rpm HDD.

I'm trying to play games like Age of Empires2, Unreal Tournament, Thief, and NES emulators...and the computer is running somewhat terribly. It stutters during game play...and when i look at walls in first person games...speeds up tremendously (almost like its turbo mode or something). Vsync is off, GPU set to performance.

I uninstalled Vista 64bit and put XP Pro (SP3) 32 bit on it. Nvidia drivers are up to date.

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HP/Compaq :: HP Update- HDX16

Apr 26, 2009

I just got my HDX16, and was updating it through the HP Update program, and it only had two updates for me and both seemed not to be very important, so I was wondering about updating the BIOS and the different hardware drivers, is this done through HP Update or do I have to go on their website and download them from the site? Also is there a way I can see what version driver I have currently installed?

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HP/Compaq :: HP HDX16 Heat And Fan

Jan 28, 2010

My friend have a problem with it. The CPU is overheated.

He already undervolt the CPU and have about 10C lower than usual.

However, currently, it seems the temperature raise up again and is very unusual. When normal browsing the internet or do minor stuffs, the CPU temperature bump up to 65-80C or even more.

Would it due to FAN problem(spoiled)? or something else?

If it's FAN problem, how to replace it? I mean where can I buy the FAN that fit HP HDX16 well.

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HP/Compaq :: Fastest Possible CPU For HDX16

May 29, 2010

what the fastest CPU is one can put in a HDX16. I thought that the HDX16 has a socket P, and the fastest CPU for that socket is the Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550. Will that one fit, and work?

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HP/Compaq :: HDX16 InstallingApplications

Jan 4, 2009

I have a HDX16 that came with Vista Premium. I want to install Vista Ultimate, but I would like to install some applications that came with the machine. In particular, MediaSmart and the Cyberlink DVD tools. I looked at the DVDs that came with the machine, but they are not in a format that allows me to run any kind of install to get to the individual applications. it wants to do a full recovery that includes the OS.Does anyone know how to install the individual apps.

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HP/Compaq :: Cleaning HDX16 Fan

Aug 10, 2009

The fan won't stop spinning at full speed.

GPU Temp: 48C
Core 1: 41C
Core 2: 42C
The humidity is 62%
City Temp: 28-30C

I've had this laptop for a few months, the fan's all dusty 'cause my apartment's dusty and I need to know if there's a video or another post that tells you how to take apart some sort of HDX16 or 18.

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HP/Compaq :: HDX16 DVD Drive

Jan 14, 2009

I just received an HP HDX16 yesterday custom configured direct from HP. I'm having one problem with this machine that is giving me a royal pain - the DVD doesn't want to burn DVD discs.

It reads CD/DVD discs fine, burns CDs just fine, but won't burn any kind of DVD media - and I've got a wide variety of excellent quality discs that I use for photo file archiving. Have tried 3 or 4 different kinds of DVD-R (all Taiyo Yuden or top brands - no junk), couple of DVD+R, couple of DVD-DL... well, you get the idea. It's not the media - it's something with the drive, driver or a conflict that doesn't show up in any of the usual places - and it's just a simple DVDRW, not a Blue Ray.

This is the same disc drive as was in the DV5t I had that burned all my media just fine.

I returned that machine because the screen viewing angles were not adequate for my digital photography work, and the configuration on the HDX16 is very much the same with both running Vista 64 Home Edition. The drive model reads HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GSA-T50L in device manager, and as I said it is detected readily and is functional in every way except burning a DVD (which is basically what it's there for ).

I've done some reading and have heard many other complaints about this issue, but mostly with Blue Ray drives. I've been through all the usual steps - uninstalling and reinstalling both the hardware and the drivers, re-imaged the system, checked the registry entries, cleaned up the OS as much as possible. But nothing works, and I thought I'd ask if anyone had come across this problem and knows a definitive solution before I have to send this unit back, which I really hate to do..........

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HP/Compaq :: HDX16 Or HDX18

Feb 21, 2009

I am a designer (graphics, website, multimedia, video) so while I don't play a lot of high end games, I do work with a lot of high quality imagery. (Note: I don't do much if any 3D rendering, so I'm safe there.)

Now I've been looking for a new laptop because the one I currently have (HP dv8000) is actually "owned" by my "day job" (also design) and I have been "let go" so the laptop has to go back. I have been very happy with this HP, and have looked at many in my search, but always seem to come back to the HPs.

Originally I was looking at another dv model - the dv7t I believe - but called HP's sales line and after a few questions the sales rep said without a doubt I need the HDX line.

So I've come to my question. I gave myself a $2k budget, so the closer to that the better, but I *do* have a little extra to play with in case something pops up. And having that extra is making my decision hard!

Should I go for the HDX16, maybe save a few bucks, or go for the HDX18 and upgrade to a dual-HDs and quad processors and the 1GB video card?

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HP/Compaq :: HDX16, Cannot Use DigitalPersona

May 22, 2009

I just did a fresh install of Windows 7, I installed the drivers for the Validity sensor, but when I install DigitalPersona, it says no hardware detected.

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HP/Compaq :: HDX16 Possible Upgrade

Nov 30, 2009

I have an HDX 16-1140us laptop and wanted to upgrade the processor from the P8600 to maybe a T9600 or T9800. Any Ideas if this is even possible, would there be a conflict with motherboard and new processor like compatibility wise? Is there any major difference from P8600 and the T9600 or T9800?

Also is it a hard process to replace the processor myself. Was wondering if it is a complicated process.

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HP/Compaq :: HP HDX16 Webcam

May 15, 2009

how can I access the Webcam without going on IM services? There has to be a software for it. I can't seem to locate it!

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HP/Compaq :: XP Pro On A HDX16-1140us (16T)

Jan 9, 2009

I am looking at buying the HDX 16t and it only comes with vista. My company needs it to run XP pro as their programs wont run on vista.

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HP/Compaq :: Keyboard- For HDX16

Feb 5, 2009

just bought a HDX16 from bestbuy, there is a plastic strip between the Number key and normal keyboard if i press the strip, the Number keyborad goes up and down also, if i press the Number Keyboard, the same problems for the CD Drive, when the drive comes out, the drive seems not well fixed i can move it left and right, and the HDD is so noisy, compare to my X200 is that normal?

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HP/Compaq :: Hp Hdx16 Loud Fan

Jun 14, 2009

i hear a click from the left side of my hdx16 and that same click always happens when i shut down the system and its not from the hard drive i checked it is something near the fan could that be hp protect smart or something. and another thing the fan goes very loud when i install the battery with ac on is that normal?

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HP/Compaq :: Over Clocking Hdx16 Cpu And Gpu

May 15, 2009

HOW TO OVER CLOCK MY HDX 16 BOTH CPU AND GPU OVERCLOCKING......THE SPECIFICATION IS AS FOLLOWS

Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo Processor P9550 (2.66GHz)
FREE Upgrade to 4GB DDR2 System Memory (2 Dimm) from 3GB DDR2 System Memory (2 Dimm)
FREE Upgrade to 320GB 5600RPM SATA Hard Drive from 250GB 7200RPM SATA Hard Drive
1GB Nvidia GeForce GT 130M
16.0" diagonal High Definition HP Ultra BrightView Infinity Display (720p)
LightScribe SuperMulti 8X DVD+/-RW with Double Layer Support
Webcam + Fingerprint Reader with HP Imprint Finish (Fluid)
Intel Next-Gen Wireless-N Mini-card
hp hybrID TV Tuner w/remote control
Full SizecolouR matching Keyboard
6Cell Lithium Ion Battery
No Productivity Software

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HP/Compaq :: HDMI Output On HDX16

Dec 26, 2009

I got Windows 7 ultimate installed on my laptop (did a clean install). I am trying to get output from my HDMI port to the TV but when I plug the cable in my laptop screen goes black and there is nothing showing on the tv.

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HP/Compaq :: Where Are The HDX16 And HDX18 Built

Aug 11, 2009

Do they build these laptops in a factory somewhere in the mid US?

Ordered my HDX16 yesterday and was curious as to where it will be shipped from?

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HP/Compaq :: White Screen On My HDX16

May 20, 2010

I was installing a program on my HDX16-1140 and the screen flickered and went white. I did a hard restart and its just a white screen, I cant see if the pc is even starting.

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HP/Compaq :: Dv7-1050 Or Hdx16-1005ea

Jan 2, 2009

i had the choice from these 2 laptops and went for the dv7-1050

did i make the right choice ?

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HP/Compaq :: Hdx16 Recovery Disc

Jun 17, 2009

i am unable to burn my recovery discs from my hdx 16. i hav the one with t9550,m130gt,tv tunner.actually the prob is that when i create my recovery disc.the first[i] dvd burns completely and while verifying the ist disk the system says found error in the files in the ist dvd please insert another disc to create the 1st dvd again,but the 1st one is working flawlessly..i hav nearly wasted 10dvds..so please help me how to create the second dvd directly...or else if any one can help me by sharing their recovery disk by posting its dwnload link,

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HP/Compaq :: Can I Turnoff My HDX16 Display

Nov 16, 2009

1. Can we turnoff HDX16 laptops display with out shutting down the notebook? If so can u tell me how.....

2. What does the keys Fn+f4 do?

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