HP/Compaq :: HDX16 - Game Is Being Read Off Of My HDD Not Off Of A DVD
Sep 12, 2009
my HP HDX16 has the following specs:
2.4ghz Core 2 Duo 3MB Cache
4 gigs 1066mhz Ram
9600M GT GPU 512MB DDR3
500 gig 5400 RPM HDD
Now this computer does everything i need it to and more. But I have noticed something...In Call of Duty 4 I notice that sometimes it stutters during running to a mission and during intense firefights. This game is being read off of my HDD not off of a DVD.
Could the stuttering be attributed to my 5400rpm being a bottleneck?
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.
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.
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,
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.
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?
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.
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..........
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?
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.
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?
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?
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
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.
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,
i am about to get another laptop but i dont know what to choose hp or toshiba both have the same configuration and the price is almost the same both p8400 processor and 4g ram, 16 inch screen with nvidia g9600 and 320/5400 hard drive finger print DVDRW NO blu-ray in both webcam,mic etc,,
A new BIOS update has been released by HP for current generation HDX notebooks. Please note that I am posting this for informational purposes only.
Code: SysId01=0x361B SysName01=HP HDX 16 Entertainment PC SysId02=0x361E SysName02=HP HDX 16 Entertainment PC SysId03=0x361B SysName03=HP HDX 16 Entertainment PC SysId04=0x3610 SysName04=HP HDX 18 Entertainment PC RELEASE NOTES
Version: F.23 A
Compatibility: Microsoft Windows Vista, Microsoft Windows Vista Business (64-bit), Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate (64-bit), Microsoft Windows Vista (64-bit), Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate (32-bit), Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium (64-bit), Microsoft Windows Vista Home Basic (64-bit), Microsoft Windows Vista Business (32-bit), Microsoft Windows Vista Home Basic (32-bit), Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium (32-bit)...
there seems to be a consensus that hdx16 is ddr2, but some people seem to be saying hdx18 is gddr3? this doesn't seem to make financial sense from hp's side, but it would be a factor in deciding between the two if it were true.