HP/Compaq :: HP DV7-2170us Or DV7T

Nov 30, 2009

Have seen the DV7 for around $820 and the DV7T on the HP website for around the same price. They look very similar in looks and specs as they are listed. What exactly would be the difference in the two models and is there an advantage to one over the other?

The DV7-2170us is at B&H Photo link:
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HP/Compaq :: DV7T Vs HDX 16T

Feb 24, 2009

With a coupon they are about the same I just get less ram and a smaller HDD with the 16T.

How much better is the 16T?

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HP/Compaq :: The New Dv7t

Mar 11, 2009

Has anyone bought this new revised or updated version of the dv7t? Is it the same thing but with new asthetics?

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HP/Compaq :: HP Dv7t

Jan 7, 2009

Here is the setup.

I have a few questions that I need clarification on.

First, is 64-bit ok to get. I've read a lot of articles stating that not many things are 64-bit and that drivers are hard to find, and so on. I believe these articles are a little old but I would like to make sure program running and such is ok.

Second, there are so many processors to pick from. You have the:
T4200 (2.0 GHz)
T6400 (2.0GHz)
T6600 (2.2GHz)
P7450 (2.13GHz)
P8600 (2.4 GHz)
P8700 (2.53GHz)

Choices can be a good thing but it's too confusing here. Is the T6600 better than the P7450?

Third, there are two video cards to pick from:
512MB NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GT
512MB NVIDIA GeForce 9200M GS

Which one is better here? I would think the 9600 but that's just a guess. Seems like the 9200M GS is just now available in 512MB instead of 256MB. So maybe that one is.

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HP/Compaq :: Fan On DV7t

Jul 14, 2009

Just wondering if this is normal - I'm not exactly sure how many fan speeds there are, but for the sake of keeping this simple, let's say there are 5 (1=off, 2=low, 3=med, 4=high 5=max).

My computer is usually at 2, but I notice that sometimes just watching videos can make my fan go to 3. Is this ok? I know my computer is plenty powerful so it's not that it's struggling. I guess it's because I have powerful parts and they create some heat. But it can be a little annoying for the fan to go one notch higher on something like videos.

Should I get a cooler or am I good as is?

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HP/Compaq :: VT On DV7T

May 13, 2009

Does anyone know if the DV7T-2000 CTO has VT (virtual Technology) capability?

HP is replacing my DV9700z CTO with a DV7T-2000 CTO, but with the recent news that Windows 7 requires VT or AMD-V for XP Mode and not all of Intel's CPUs are VT capable, i've been trying to find out if HP wrote the capability in to the BIOS of the DV7T, The CPU HP is sending me is capable but i cant get a solid answer if the notebook itself has it.

My current notebook has AMD-V and i'm not willing to accept a replacement unit that has less capability than i currently have.

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HP/Compaq :: Dv7t Cpu Fan Is Also Always ON But On A Low Rpm

Feb 4, 2009

My laptop arrived yesterday. I noticed that the fan is also always ON but on a low rpm. Disabling 'fan always on' option at the bios didn't do anything. The fan is still on all the time, again low rpm. I called customer service and we did bios upgrade, bios reset, and acpi uninstall/reinstall.. Nothing changed.

I have done another test.. I haven't heard the fan go on high speed yet. I tried playing 6 quicktime videos simultaneously and did my matlab simulation at the same time. I ran this for probably 10-15 minutes. cpu is running 100% all the time during this test. But my fan didn't increase speed. It stayed the same. the cpu temperature monitor that I have is always stuck on a certain value after the bios upgrade. I have read forums and they said that same thing happened to them, cpu temp monitoring will stop working after the bios upgrade.

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HP/Compaq :: Fan Cooler For Dv7t?

May 25, 2009

I have a HP DV7t. The Specs of the notebook are in my sig.

Do you think I should get a cooling fan?

My computer runs great with no problems but I notice that it can get somewhat hot at times when I'm gaming. I don't play games too often and I mostly browse the web, but I play games on occasion.

The pic above is using HWMonitor. The max temps were reached while I was playing StarCraft.

Do you think those temps are too high for playing StarCraft? I have my computer slightly elevated in the back but wanted to know if you think I should get a fan such as the Zalman? What fan is recommended for HP laptops?

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HP/Compaq :: HP DV7t CPU Upgrade

Jan 28, 2009

I have Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo Processor T5900 (2.2GHz)

What is the max CPU I can upgrade too?

My board is PM45 Northbridge with a 9600gt 512mb

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HP/Compaq :: DV7T Craps Out

Jun 7, 2009

I got my new DV7T on friday, it's dead by sunday . I was just rebooting and it froze at the hp logo. Turn off then on again; nada. Can't even get into the bios menu. Ugh, this really pisses me off. I only ordered the dv7 to replace my 9700t that had the video card crap out 2 weeks earlier. I'm rapidly losing any faith in any hp product . I've got my repair ticket #. How long has everyones repairs/replacements taken to get back to them?

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HP/Compaq :: DV7t WUXGA

Feb 28, 2009

I'm not really all that up to date on laptop hardware, especially so far as the screen and such is concerned, but I would like to put a WUXGA screen in my DV7t, is this possible? Will just any WUXGA panel work and plug in, or am I going to be stuck with an HP WSXGA+ panel? Either way, I have to upgrade this 1440 x 900 display,

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HP/Compaq :: DV7T Or The Envy 15

Mar 12, 2010

HP ENVY 15 customizable Notebook PC

NX369AV

* Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
* Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-540M Dual Core processor (2.53GHz, 3MB L2 Cache) with Turbo Boost up to 3.06GHz
* 4GB DDR3 System Memory (2 Dimm)
* 320GB 7200RPM SATA Hard Drive with HP ProtectSmart Hard Drive Protection
* 1GB ATI Mobility Radeon(TM) HD 5830 Graphics - For i5 and i7-620M Processors
* 15.6" diagonal Full High Definition LED HP Anti-glare Widescreen Display (1920x1080)
* External Tray Super Multi 8X DVD+/-R/RW w/Double Layer Support with 2 USB Ports
* Webcam Only
* Intel Wireless-N Card with Bluetooth
* HP QuickWeb, Corel VideoStudio Pro X2, Corel Paintshop Pro X2, Stardock My Colors
* HP Color Matching Keyboard
* 6 Cell Lithium Ion Polymer Battery
* No Productivity Software
* HP Home & Home Office Store in-box envelope........

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HP/Compaq :: Overheating Dv7t

Feb 13, 2009

I'm having some issues with my dv7t.

Brief specs:
dv7t
P6800
nVidia 9600M GT
4gb OCZ RAM (I installed this)
2x 7200RPM HD's
Integrated TV Tuner

And the thing gets hot when I watch over-the-air HD.

CPUID Hardware Monitor data:
ACPI
THRM 35*C Min / 90*C Max
CPU
Core0 20*C Min / 20*C Max (shows 70/70 now...)
Core2 21*C Min / 21*C Max (shows 70/70 now...)
GeForce 9600M GT
GPU 52*C Min / 106*C Max
HD's
HD1 35*C Min / 49*C Max
HD2 37*C Min / 54*C Max

It doesn't get this hot normally, just when I watch TV. I know that media center automatically records whatever you're watching, so I'm assuming that is heating up the proc and HD, but holy crap 106*C? It seems a little excessive. Where is the video card on these things so I can try and make sure that is always in open air.

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HP/Compaq :: DV7T Heat

Dec 6, 2009

Looking at a DV7T or DV7 and am wondering about the supposed problem with heat on these. Some appear to have problems and some don't. Does it depend on the build, such as having a quad instead of core 2 duo or faster video card? Are the fan or fans located in the same spot on all builds? Is the venting path more clogged with certain builds? I'm looking at a simple core 2 duo T6600 and standard ATI 4530 on the DVT7 or P7550 and ATI 4650 on the DV7. Should I plan on having any heat issues with this conservative build especially if I don't plan on doing any serious gaming? Or is each one a crapshoot that is built with some doing well and others not so with heat? Obviously heat is a serious factor in the life of the laptop and don't want this to be an issue if I can help it.

Also looking at the Toshiba P505 with 18.4" screen which from what I've read doesn't have many heating issues. But all in all I like the HP better for looks, features and components.

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HP/Compaq :: Dv7t- Where Does The Remote Go

Sep 29, 2009

I bought a Dv7t and it came with a small remote and the basic question i have is:

Where does it go (if there is a slot in the laptop that can hold it)?

I noticed on top of the SD card slot thingy there is a rectangular cover with a symbol on it that is also on the remote (a rectangle with lines coming off of it to the left). Is that supposed to be taken off and the remote slides in there, or is that where you point the remote when you press buttons?

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HP/Compaq :: Installing XP On A DV7T

Jun 17, 2009

I am awaiting the arrival of my new DV7T (configuration to follow) and would like to know if anyone has successfully installed XP on theirs and if so, what problems, if any, did you encounter?

Configuration is as follows:
--HP Pavilion dv7t Entertainment PC
- Genuine Windows Vista Home Premium with Service Pack 1 (64-bit)
- Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo Processor T9550 (2.66 GHz)
- 4GB DDR2 System Memory (2 Dimm)
- 500GB 7200RPM SATA Dual Hard Drive (250GB x 2) with HP ProtectSmart Hard Drive Protection
- 1GB ATI Mobility Radeon(TM) HD 4650
- 17.3" diagonal HD+ High-Definition HP BrightView Infinity Widescreen Display (1600 x 900)
- Blu-Ray ROM with SuperMulti DVD+/-R/RW Double Layer
- [For BrightView Infinity Display] Webcam + Fingerprint Reader
- Intel Next-Gen Wireless-N Mini-card with Bluetooth

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HP/Compaq :: DV7T Battery Meter

Jan 26, 2009

Its starting to get annoying, only being able to see the Percentage and not the remaining time. Is there a way to make it display the Battery life time? You all know what i'm talking about -- like in Dell laptops, they say

"99% 3 hours 10 minutes remaining"

is there a way to make my DV7T show the time left?

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HP/Compaq :: HP DV7t Keyboard Replacement

Aug 18, 2009

how to replace the keyboard on my HP dv7t-1200 laptop? I ordered a replacement
keyboard, but I don't think that it will come with instructions.

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HP/Compaq :: Configuring Pavilion Dv7t

Dec 1, 2009

I've been looking for a laptop, and I'm pretty sure I'm going with the HP Pavilion dv7t.

However, I do need help configuring all of the optional things:

I plan on using this laptop for playing newer games like Call of Duty and L4D2. Which video card is better, 512MB Mobility Radeon HD 4530, or 1GB Mobility Radeon HD 4650? Why?

Do I need to upgrade to a wireless-N wifi card to use an N router?

Is a core 2 duo 2.13GHz, 3 MB L2 Cache, 1066MHz FSB better than a core 2 duo 2.2GHz, 2MB L2 Cache, 800MHz FSB? Why?

If I opt not to get a TV tuner, is it possible to add one in later? How?

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HP/Compaq :: HP DV7T Battery Options

Mar 11, 2010

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running reasonably solid (and still on Vista!) I have definitely got my money's worth out of it like 1000X over .

Only a couple of issues - first, my charger went TU about 3 days before the 12 month warranty expired. I ran out and quickly snagged a Kensington replacement: pretty nice slimline that has multiple adapters, it's actually been handy as an upstairs 2nd charger. HP for the record, also sent me a brand new OEM replacement without too much hassle, just using on online service chat

OK, the matter I'm posting about: my battery has finally gotten wrecked to the point where it's good for about 15-18 minutes on performance, maybe 22-24 on low power settings.

I'd like to be semi-portable again so I'm weighing these options:

Another "stock spec" 8 cell, which I believe it a G08

I see HP offers (through various sellers) a "green" replacement, model G04. I don't think it has longer life, but it's supposed to be warranted for 3 years, plus offer a guarantee of much less charge loss (I think it's something like 95% availability the first year) and replaced pro-rated based on use. Sounds like a better option - the only thing I find peculiar is it's indicated as a 4-cell, with "8-cell" equivalent. I don't really case as long as it works!

My 3rd option is to go aftermarket with a 12-cell battery. The extra weight size isn't that big of a deal, and I even like the idea if the rear being elevated (in my office, I usually keep it hanging off the corner of the desk for better ventilation).

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HP/Compaq :: HP DV7T Quick Review

Jul 5, 2009

just bought an HP DV7T notebook, and thought I would post my initial thoughts and impressions of it for anyone interested.

DISCLAIMER! These are my own thoughts and opinions, anyone interested should check out the notebook first to see if it is what they want.

HP DV7T 2044CA Specs:

Espresso Black colour
Windows Vista Home Premium SP1 64 bit
Intel Core 2 Duo T6400 2.0GHz processor
4GB DDR2 memory
320GB 5400RPM hard drive
Lightscribe optical drive
ATI Radeon Mobility 4650 graphics card
17.3 glossy widescreen display (1600x900)
Intel Wifi 5100 A/B/G/N wireless card
Bluetooth, Webcam, included remote
8 cell battery

I bought this notebook as a desktop replacement, for entertainment (music, movies, games), photo & video editing, and general computer stuff like websurfing & word usage...

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HP/Compaq :: DV7T Keyboard And Screen

Feb 20, 2010

I am considering the DV7T. quality of the keyboard/trackpad and screen?

For some reference, I have gone to the local electronics stores several times of the last few weeks, and I really don't like the feel of any of the NEC, Toshiba, Panasonic, or Fujitsu models (in Japan and these are the only brands the locals carry). I did however, really like the keyboard and trackpad on the new Sony F series, and I like the trackpad on the previous F even better.

Just by going by specs, the DV7T has 2 big advantages over the new F series, the ability to have 2 hard drives and price. However, just looking at the keyboard from pics and videos, it doesn't look so good, and it seems the biggest complaint is about the screen.

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HP/Compaq :: Dv7t 1025nr- Which Windows

Jan 1, 2009

i am having HP Dv7t 1025nr

C2D 2.26GHz
4GB RAM
512MB 9600M GT
Windows Vista Home Premium SP1 64-bit Edition

i want to know that is this windows good for gaming! coz i have my friends saying 32 bit Vista or XP SP3 is better than Vista 64 bit!

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HP/Compaq :: HDMI Port On Dv7t

Jan 14, 2009

I'm trying to connect my dv7t with the geforce 9600m to my hdtv via hdmi but the tv isn't picking up the signal. With my old dv9000, it recognized it right away and I didnt have to do anything. I can't check my control panel when I connect it because the laptop screen goes off and nothing else happens. I have dox's latest customized drivers if that matters.

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HP/Compaq :: HP DV7T Quad Keyboard

Feb 21, 2010

I guess I spoke to soon about my system being perfect (except for the hard drive cover issue that has now been corrected.)

My keyboard is kinda strange. The keys from the middle of the keyboard, all the way over to the right are good and feel solid...even the housing the keys sit in is very solid. HOWEVER...

From the middle of the keyboard all the way to the left side of it when I type the housing that the keys sit in is not solid...it has 'flex' to it...and is actually quite loud when typing in that area. Is this normal or do I have a bad keyboard? God I can hear it now "please return your system to HP to replace your keyboard"...

I'm sure it's very easy to remove it and change it but they will insist that I send it in. Why can't they be more like Dell when it comes to parts that are easily user replaceable?

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HP/Compaq :: HP Pavillion Dv7t Review

Sep 22, 2009

I bought a Dell Inspiron E1505 which was and still is an incredible laptop. This semester at college, I have a Intro to Game Level Design Class. I thought my laptop could handle it with its mighty Core 2 Duo. I know my video card sucked, but with games the C2D usually pulled alot of weight so I was sure even if I couldn't run the game we were using (Unreal Tournament 3) I could still use the editor. I install the game and boom - the editor wont even work. I later found that it was indeed my video card. So I figured, hell I'll upgrade it. Well, come to find out the Dell doesn't even have a video card....its a crappy intel chipset on the motherboard. I didn't have any other computers for game work, so I figured, time for an upgrade. I didn't want to part ways with my Dell, but I figured if I was smart and did more research for my first laptop, I wouldn't be in this predicament (I literally did no research....I went to Dell and figured I wanted the middle setup. Yes, very stupid on my part.) So I did alot more research this time, and I found that I could get a HP Pavillion dv7t with a nice actual video card and a core 2 duo for the price I found was great, around $1500 (all the others were either too expensive or didn't offer as much). So, I went for the HP Pavillion dv7t. Sorry Dell, but with HP I have a choice for a video card, not a crappy intel chipset.

Specs:

2.66 GHZ Intel Core 2 Duo Mobile
3GB DDR2 RAM
500GB SATA hard drive
1GB ATI Radeon 4650 Mobillity HD
17.3 Inch Widescreen
Built in webcam
Lightscribe DVD / DVD RW 8X
Windows Vista Home Premium SP1 with free upgrade to Windows 7...........

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HP/Compaq :: DV7T And Windows 7 Key 32 Versus 64 Bit

Feb 19, 2010

I am considering buying the DV7T, but I am in Japan and for whatever reason, they only offer the 32-bit version. After I get the computer, would I be able to do a fresh install of the 64 bit version with the original key that comes from HP?

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HP/Compaq :: Dv7t RAM/HD/Wireless Cover Vents

Mar 5, 2009

what dv7t models came with the vents on the bottom plastic cover.

I have
2X 7200RPM HD's
TV Tuner Card
Intel Pro Wireless w/Bluetooth
4gb OCZ RAM (2x2gb)

And my plastic cover only has a vent over the RAM. The computer is overheating, and I'm wondering if I have the wrong cover.

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HP/Compaq :: HP DV7T Quad Power Bricks

Mar 15, 2010

I have two power bricks for my notebook (I bought a second one at the time I placed my order so I would have a spare for traveling, etc.)

One of the bricks gets way hotter then the other. I don't understand why, they are both 120W adapters. I can't help but be paranoid that something is wrong with the one that gets really hot and I'm afraid to use it. I mean why would one barely get warm and an identical second one gets hot?

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HP/Compaq :: Hp Dv7t Laptop: 5400rpm Vs 7200rpm

Mar 23, 2009

Has anyone been able to tell a difference between 5400 rpm and 7200?

I think awhile back i ran some benchmarks, there may have been a little bit of a jump between the two.. but i cant recall if in the real world it was that noticeable.

i took a look at some relative numbers, i think the performance mark diskmark for a 7200 rpm drive was around 388, while on the 5400 it was 255, thats a 35% jump if accurate.
Also, i'm not sure if 7200rpm would drain the battery quicker etc..

I had initially orded it with a single 320gb 5400 rpm, i was thinking of adding a 2nd (primary) 7200 rpm drive.

Also.. are these hp dv7ts using sataI or sataII drives?

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