HP/Compaq :: HDX18t- Is My Computer Dying

Feb 14, 2009

My computer is couple week old HP HDX18t. When the logon for windows Vista ultimate 64 pops up, part of the screen goes black. From the left hand side of my screen black streaks come about half way across the screen. Its almost as if my computer were turned on its left side and someone drew a line graph that was filled in black beneath the line. (best way I can describe it) It only lasts a second, then goes away. I don't seem to have any other graphics problems.

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HP/Compaq :: XP On HDX18t

May 4, 2009

I am starting this thread, because there was good information over in the 18 owner's lounge, but at 550 pages deep, it's hard to find. I'm going to organize this by putting the dedicating the next 4 posts to specific information and updating as often as I can. I will not be going into detail outside of XP Pro 32 and 64 bit varieties, and I only did a 64 bit section as a courtesy, since I have no reason to use 64 bit with anything i am doing. If information, such as drivers, applies, it will be listed. My configuration is the 1020us model, with no TV Tuner, or SSD drive, so I will have no first hand knowledge about them, but will be relaying anything I find.


For the record, I am no guru. I am just someone who was fed up with Vista, and had to use XP to run certain applications. As such, I will need and welcome the help of any of those out there who come up with a better way. No one person can accomplish this, and it is a community effort..............

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HP/Compaq :: HDX18t

Aug 12, 2009

Came close to buy a laptop from Xoticpc.com...I'd say I came real close.

What finally made me go with the HDX was the deal I got. The price was great (30% off) and it had all I wanted. So in the end, the deal was so good I just couldn't pass it up and now I'm just waiting for it to arrive at the end of the month.

Here's what I got:

HP HDX18t Premium Series Notebook PC
* Windows Vista Ultimate with Service Pack 1 (64-bit) with DVD media
* Intel Core2 Duo Processor T9900 (3.06 GHz, 6 MB L2 Cache, 1066MHz FSB)
* 8GB DDR3 System Memory (2 Dimm) - For 1GB Nvidia GeForce GT 130M........

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HP/Compaq :: HP 30% Coupon (hdx18t And Others)

Jun 12, 2009

it works for the hdx18t as i just tried it.


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HP/Compaq :: HDX18t With Windows XP

Aug 14, 2009

Im thinking on buying a new HDX18t with a quad core extreme processor. Is it possible to configure these units with XP? HP seems to offer only native Vista Drivers though I thinki as long as all hardware is probably identified it can be possible to find all the necessary drivers for XP.

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HP/Compaq :: HDX18t Hard Disks

Mar 11, 2009

Just ordered an HDX18t with a 250gib 7200rpm HD and was wondering what manufacturer HD came with this model.

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HP/Compaq :: HP Now Offers HDX18t With T9900

Jul 8, 2009

I noticed today that HP added the T9900 CPU to they HDX18t customizable builds, but for some reason it says the following:

Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo Processor T9900 (2.93 GHz, 6 MB L2 Cache, 1066MHz FSB)

the Intel T9900 is 3.06Ghz, and not 2.93 Ghz, the 2.96Ghz is the T9800. Obviously the mistake can be that it is infact the T9900 and they had the Ghz wrong, of they mean to say T9800.

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HP/Compaq :: The Complete HDX18T Guide

May 18, 2009

I will be adding to this regularly - please message me with anything and everything you would think would be helpful for others

I created this thread to be a one stop source for all the helpful information we have collected in over 500 pages of the owners lounge. Hopefully, I can keep it to one main page.

The order is as follows.

1. Introduction
2. General Information & Hardware Options
3. Operating Systems - XP, Fresh Vista, Windows 7
4. Software
5. Accessories & Recommendations
6. Basic Modifications
7. Advanced Modifications
8. Photo Gallery
9. Misc

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HP/Compaq :: Intel XTU With Qx9300 HDX18T

Jul 12, 2009

HP recently added the QX9300 CPU to the list of processors for the HDX18T Notebook. My question is, will HP Include the Intel Extreme Tuning Utility with the notebook? The Intel XTU will allow you to overclock the QX9300 Extreme processor... it would be stupid to pay so much money for the cpu without being able to overclock it... Intel claims that the utility will ship with OEM systems?

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HP/Compaq :: Brand New HDX18t With Bad Hinge Panel

Sep 12, 2009

I just received my HDX18t yesterday and noticed that the upper and lower hinge cover does not fit together. In fact it looks like the factory pried it back open - look at attached photo. I called the HDX support line who transferred my to sales who transferred me back to the HDX support line just to find out that I have to send in my laptop to get it fixed in stead of them just sending me the part. The problem is only cosmetic so I don't want to have to send my new computer away for several weeks! Has anyone had a similar experience? Do you think if I talk to the right person at HP they'll just send me the part?

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HP/Compaq :: HP HDX18t External Display Resolution

Jan 25, 2010

I have a HP HDX18t w/ Windows 7 Home Premium and the Nvidia GeForce GT 130M video card. I'm trying to hook up a Dell 30" LCD monitor with a native resolution of 2560x1600 via the HDMI output using a HDMI to DVI cable. Doing so, the system will only allow the external Dell a max resolution of 1280x800 while the HDX screen stays at 1920x1080. The 1280x800 look really bad. I want to use its native resolution of 2560x1600 or atleast the 1920x1080. When I use VGA output, nothing shows up on 30" (blank black screen).

Using my 24" Dell, I can get 1920x1080 either via the VGA or HDMI (to DVI) fine. Based on my research it seems to be a limitation of the Nvidia GeForce GT 130M because it just doesn't allow that high a resolution (i.e. no dual-link DVI capabilitiy). Is this true? Or am doing something wrong?

Is there any solution in using a 30" monitor with the HP HDX18t? Will one of those Matrox DualHead2Go devices work to run the 30" and 24 inch monitor simultaneous at 1920x1200. I'll be fine with that. My wife is firm in using the 30" monitor we have. Is this a loss cause and I have to get another laptop that will support a 30" external monitor? If so, any advice on which one.

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HP/Compaq :: HDX18T Bluray Players Freezes Vista64 Or Win7-64

Dec 20, 2009

I am having trouble playing bluray discs on my HDX18T. The result is the same whether I'm on Vista64 or Win7-64. I would put in a disc and it would launch the HP DVD player. When navigating through the disc menu, the entire computer would freeze at random spots and there's nothing I can do but hold the power button to brute-force a reboot.

I have NOD32 and Outpost64 installed.

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Sony :: TX Dying

Dec 5, 2009

Well it looks like my old TX51B is on the end of it's way.

Until last week it was on stock XP.

My wife experienced, that lately the computer often stuck (like 10x per day, can't move cursor,

no response at all) and it's needed to turn it off by holding the power button. Also it restarted randomly.

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Dell :: 8400M GS Dying

Dec 7, 2008

Is my 8400M GS dying?

The other day I started to have intermittent 'display driver has stopped responding and has resumed' messages after the display blanks for a bit.

I checked my performance. In RTHDRIBL where I used to get high 40's to low 50's fps, I now get in the 20's, 30's, and 40's.

Then I checked some of the games (which I haven't played in a long while). Colin Mcrae Rally 5.0 and UT 2004 are so stuttery that they are unplayable.

I tried various driver versions thinking that the latest driver version from windows update was causing it, but have not had any success.

I also uninstalled Avast anti-virus and Rivatuner in case bad settings were the cause.

WEI score used to be 4.1/4.7, and is now 3.7/4.5

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Dell :: Think My GPU Is Dying... Need Confirmation

Feb 22, 2010

the screen went black, then returned to the desktop and reported an error with my graphics cardís driver (8600M GT with the latest driver from Nvidia 195.62 or something similar).

This process then repeated and I was confronted with the dreaded BSOD!!

So thinking something had corrupted with the driver, i booted into safe mode and began reinstalling the drivers again.

This all went fine, up until tonight when I was unwittingly enjoying some call of duty and this happened...

The screen juddered for about a second then froze on that image .....

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Dell :: My E1705 Dying

Jul 22, 2007

I'm coming up on the end of my 1-year warranty, and quite a few things have started to fail on my beloved E1705, so I thought I'd make sure I know exactly what's up before I call Dell -- the last (and only) time I called them to get something (a keyboard) replaced, I was on the phone for hours. As I need quite a lot more replaced than a $50 keyboard, I'm a bit nervous.

First of all, I think my GPU's (256MB 7900GS) failing.

(I'll replace these if they're way too big -- native resolution, and I 'unno if notebookforums has a thumbnail system)

From what I've been able to gather, that would be the vRAM going bad? Points on the screen connecting to other random points and stretching the texture to get there. Also, on top of that, I get a lot of snow in loading screens, and stuck pixels (usually red) when the GPU's warmed up -- usually ~50-65C (under load). I've also noticed a performance decline, getting about half the FPS in most situations I did compared to when the PC was new (and yes, it's still clean, the HDD is pretty much empty, defragmented, drivers up to date).

Also, the main problem, is I often get the NMI Parity Error: Hardware Malfunction when playing games. It used to be 2-3 times a day when the problem first presented itself, now it's within 5-10 minutes of starting a game, rendering them unplayable. I think this'd also be the GPU?

M'kay, so on top of that, I think there's something going on with my sound port. One day my speakers just stopped working. I thought I'd messed up the drivers or software or something, but headphones worked fine. I came across an old post about the motherboard on this notebook, and it was mentioned that if one applied pressure to the headphone jack (which the headphones were unplugged), the speakers would begin to work. Sure enough, that's the case -- press on the headphone jack and audio comes through the internal speakers. So that means the port's starting to come loose? It seems like I would need to get the entire motherboard replaced?

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Apple :: Imac Is Dying Or Mac OS X

Jan 10, 2010

One day as I'm turning on the computer (2008 imac) somebody (not going to say who) decides to just turn the computer off just about 3-4 seconds after I clicked the power button. When I booted up the computer again many things were wrong.

1. The computer runs extremely slow, both in my windows and mac partitions, I've pretty much concluded that this is hard drive problem since it takes forever to load applications and they run slow if and when they do finally load up.

2. Boot time is much greater, takes several minutes to fully boot up either of the partitions.

So I basically try to figure out what was wrong. I perform disk repair and verify disk operations from the disk utility, and the problem persists. I reinstall the mac OS (Leopard) with the archiving option. The problems still persist. It gets to a point where I can no longer even boot into the mac partition and if I try it keeps restarting itself.

One time a no smoking sign came up without the cigarette (if that makes sense). The windows partition continues to run even slower. Sometimes I can't even log in to my account on the windows side and the computer freezes up. Eventually I ended wiping the mac partition completely and doing a fresh install of Leopard. It fixed the problem somewhat but I feel the mac isn't running as fast it was before and there are other problems. If I update to 10.5.8 the update fails with an error saying something about airport scripts.....

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Sony :: Is Your Vaio Z Series Laptop Your Main Computer Or Secondary Computer

Apr 22, 2009

Do Vaio Z Series laptop owners use their laptop as their main primary computer or a secondary computer? Do Vaio Z series owners also have a desktop pc as their primary computer and use their Vaio Z Series as a secondary computer? Or is your Vaio Z Series laptop your one and only computer that you always use? Is it comfortable using the 13 inch screen for long periods of time?

Reason i ask is some people have more then one computer and some people just have one.

I'm just wondering if the Vaio Z Series laptop is a good choice as a main computer since it's got good specs and it's nicely portable but will the 13 inch screen be ok to use for long periods even at the higher 1600 x 900 resolution?

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Dell :: M1530 Dying Graphics

Jun 19, 2009

I've had my m1530 for around 15 months or so... and while going old school and playing nfsu2, i got this!

Is the graphics card dying? Was it a driver issue?

Problem was solved when i restarted the computer....

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Dell :: My Inspirong 9300 Is Dying

Oct 30, 2007

I was wrapping up another late evening of gaming when my game froze and artifacts and red-blue-green pixels took over the screen. I was anew by this, it had never happened before, so I tried to alt+ctrl+del my way out of it and then my machine blue screened and died. I rebooted it and got the Windows boot menu offering safe mode /w networking w/ command prompt and start windows normally, etc. Except there was one ungodly thing different here, everything was misspelled. It offered me 'Start gindogs normally' among other nonsense. When I tried to boot this gindogs thing it wouldn't go past the Windows XP boot-loader and would just give me vertical lines of random colors before blacking out on me.

I tried to reboot a few more times to see if anything new would happen and I noted a few new things. The Dell logo on the boot-screen is covered with white dots and horizontal white lines.

could it be a GPU failure, or a Intel-shat-itself failure?

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Dell :: I Think My Power Adaptor Is Dying

Nov 12, 2008

Just this morning I was using my notebook (E1505) for my homework. Than I went to class, plugged it in and the light on the adaptor didnt come on.

I tried different outlets and the same thing.

I unwravelled my cord, and the problem seemed to go away, (for now)

I guess i need to replace my power adaptor.

How long do you think it will take to get a new one?

I have the highest warranty thing Dell offers

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Sony :: VGN-SZ370P Slowly Dying

Jun 1, 2009

Is anyone aware of any issue with the touchpad on this model? For about a year now, on occassion the mouse pointer will just completely freak out (I do't know ho better to describe it). All control of the pointer is lost, it moves really fast, and shus down and resizes windows seemingly randomly. I can stop the behavior by CONTROL-ALT-DELETE, but it's a real problem. Lately it is getting worse.... And the mouse pointer has started to just freeze completely.

It is not a driver issue. I've tried changing drivers to no avail. I even completely rebuilt my machine from a clean build a month or so ago. The problem remains.

The computer is a couple years old now, but I don't put lot of junk on it so it still runs fast. And the light casing is great. I really don't want tohave to buy a new machine.

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Dell :: Is My M1330 GPU Dying- Symptoms Not Typical...

Feb 17, 2009

I am dual booting Windows Vista Ultimate 32-bit and Windows 7 b7000 32-bit. The laptop has the copper mod on 7/28/2008 with very good results. It lowered my idle for GPU by 11C and full load by 21C (very good in full load). But my two recent BSOD from Vista and Win7 make me think my GPU is dying, but it doesn't have the typical vertical line problems like other owners. Likewise, it's working perfectly fine after each BSOD (until the second one in Win7).

BSOD in Vista (see attached picture):

*** Hardware Malfunction
Call your hardware vendor for support
NMI: Parity Check/Memory Parity Error
*** The system has halted ***

No event viewer log or memory dump available. Notice the short black bars visible on the blue background. I don't know where those bars are coming from. There are a few white words were NOT static. Some text were shifting during the photograph.

BSOD in Win7 (no picture due to automatic restart):

See attachment of mock-up made in Vista desktop. It's nowhere near what I saw, but it has a similar short strokes of light on a black background. My background was a picture of GREEN grass blades.

The second BSOD occurred while watching YouTube on the same day as the one in Vista. Basically, the screen was fine then suddenly it turned black with short strokes of color showing through where the icons are. About one second later, the screen gets to the classic BSOD blue, but this blue is black instead with the same short strokes of color. And then the laptop restarts after the memory dump, and everything is normal again including the POST.

The GPU averaged around 60C while the CPU was about 50C using HWMonitor. I never had these weird looking BSOD, especially ones with artifacts. It's the artifacts that make me more suspicious. Log file from Windows 7 below:


Source = BugCheck, Event ID = 1001

The computer has rebooted from a bugcheck. The bugcheck was: 0x00000124 (0x00000000, 0x857cc024, 0xf2000040, 0x00000800). A dump was saved in: X:WindowsMEMORY.DMP. Report Id: 021709-24913-01...........

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Dell :: M4400 6-Cell Battery Dying After A Year Of Use

Sep 17, 2009

My M4400 6-Cell battery goes for about 45min on full charge. Ive had my laptop for a year now. Is this normal that it dies so quickly?...

I started noticing this a week or two ago and now on startup I even get a notification saying "your battery life is decreasing, now is a good time to buy a replacement battery"...

I dont remember how long my Inspiron 8200 laptops battery lasted but it feels like this one gave in really quickly. I do use my laptop a lot. Its on most of the day....

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Dell :: XPS M1330/m1530 Xsystems Dying After 1.5 Years

Jun 13, 2009

I've heard some stories of XPS systems (m1330/m1530) imploding after 1.5 years... anyone have any firsthand/secondhand info on the percentage of these or have I just heard about a few random people who have been unfortunate enough to have had disasters?

I have the nVidia GPU in my m1330, if that makes any difference - I heard about those dying, but I was under the impression that problem popped up out of the box and not 1.5 years down the road?

It's my only computer, so I use it most of the day, but I don't game (mostly word processing, browsing, working etc) and I try to be gentle with it.

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Acer :: Original Battery Dying In My 5315 Laptop

Sep 18, 2009

where I can buy a high capacity battery for my laptop 5315 .

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HP/Compaq :: I Am Not Running Anything On My Computer And The CPU Is At 50+%

May 10, 2009

Its a P4 so I need all I can get and I am not even running anything. My ram is fine and I'm not running much if anything in my tool tray. I've only got 37 processes running and I have a 1 and a quarter gigs of ram. What could be making my processor go crazy? Symptoms also include making the fan run 100% of the time.

It is an older zv5000.

What is spoolsv.exe? I think that is the problem?

I end that process and it opens itself back up. It has to be the issue. How do i get rid of it for good? I dont use a network printer so it shouldn't effect the printing.

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HP/Compaq :: Working With An Older Computer

Jan 20, 2009

about an older HP Compaq computer I'm running here.

It's a desktop for starters, a Compaq Presario SR1810NX. I've been using it for about two years now, and have run through all of the most current updates (to my knowledge). The only problem is, until tax refunds come back (blah,blah), I won't have a new laptop to game on.

So my question is this, two years ago after I first purchased it, I could run (most) games on their highest setting while still running more than decent FPS. I'm looking at it now, and it can barely sustain anything anymore. What used to be max settings and 60 fps is World of Warcraft is now only lowest settings with a meek 12 fps. Is there anything that could cause this? I've upgraded the ram to 1G, as this is a shared family computer, and putting more money into a pre-built computer isn't my idea of fun. Is it just the two years of wear and tear that have brought it to this condition? Currently, what am I looking at to solve the problem? I can edit the post if my DXdiag is needed.

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HP/Compaq :: Laptop Cpu On A Desktop Computer

Apr 28, 2009

about running a laptop chip on a desktop. I had a AMD Turion ML-44 2.4GHz single core socket 754 chip and I'm trying to find out if it can be used on a desktop 754 motherboard.

Specifically a replacement for a HP Pavilion a6700z:

I have also considered just posting it on the Pay it Forward thread here so anyone
interested in the chip please let me know!

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HP/Compaq :: Slow Computer Or Software

Aug 4, 2009

my HP dv4 1222. It's been like this since i got it like 4-6 months ago. Whenever there's a lot of flash going on, be it a flash game or a full screen youtube,hulu video etc, the computer skips frames and gets real choppy. I know these are all flash based, and wondered if the computer is just a POS cuz the amd processor cant handle flash well. It's a Turion x2 2.1 ghz with 4gb RAM, and the radeon hd3200 graphics, so i dunno what the heck is wrong with it.

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