HP/Compaq :: HP EliteBook 2540pLong DST Freezes At 99%

May 1, 2010

I just received an HP EliteBook 2540p with a Toshiba 1.8 250 GB HDD. Before committing any data to it, performed all the diagnostics. The Long DST Hard Disk test freezes at 99%. I have not been able to complete this test after several attempts --even after updating the HP UEFI System Diagnostics from Ver. 2.5.0.0 to Ver. 2.7.2.0. However, the Toshiba 1.8 HDD passed the SMART and Short DST tests. Is the problem with the Long DST test attributable only to the HDD or could it indicate a faulty system board?



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HP EliteBook 8540w Lockups :: Freezes At Windows Boot Up Screen After Installing 2x4GB

Jul 29, 2014

I have an Elitebook 8540w laptop. I wanted to upgrade RAM memory from 2x2GB to 2x4GB. I bought not a kit of 2x4GB as i wanted to, instead I bought two 4GB memory chips from HP.
 
After replacing the modules the laptop does not boot up.
 
What has been done:
- Bios Default Restore
 
My first question is: i realize it is better to buy a kit of 2 matched chips, but is it a must?

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HP/Compaq :: New Ram For Elitebook 6930p

Nov 7, 2009

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
T9400 2.53GHz 6MB L2
Memory 2gb 667mhz
320gb HHD

I wanted to upgrade my ram in my 6930p Right now I have to temp ram 2gb 667mhz. I want to upgrade to a 800mhz but I don't know how much I should get I wanted 8gb but I'm not going to play much hard core games so this might be to much.

What do you consider to be the best overall memory needed for games and App.

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HP/Compaq :: HP Elitebook 2530p

Aug 19, 2009

I'm really impressed with this computer (HP EB 2530p) but read in the review that the fan tends to get loud and that it get's fairly hot.

Exactly how loud does the fan get? I'm a student and I dont want to sit in a room with 200 other students looking at me and my loud laptop hehe. Is it really noticable/annoying when under medium load (word/excel + youtube perhaps)?

Also regarding these temperatures, does it get uncomfortably hot should you sit with it in your lap for an hour or 2?

I'm not sure if I beef up all the "cons" because I'm so picky, but if I am, please tell me to wake up :-)

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HP/Compaq :: HP EliteBook 2540p

Mar 22, 2010

Anyone else looking at getting the HP EliteBook 2540p? The pre-configured ones are now up for ordering at HP's website [url] . I'm trying to decide between this and the Lenovo X201(s). And I still can't decide if I need a optical drive or not and if it's worth losing the extra graphics processing speed with the LM processors vs. the M.

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HP/Compaq :: EliteBook 6930p

Oct 6, 2009

I'm aiming to buy a new HP EliteBook 6930p in January 2010. There are a few issues that I've read about which concern me, however.

Some of these I have read have been fixed, although I haven't seen much in the way of confirmation of this. So I'm wondering, of these, have any been fixed in the latest production models of the 6930p?

1) The lid takes too much pressure to shut and/or doesn't stay shut.

2) The battery is loose when attached (any danger of it falling off?)

3) CPU whine -- I'm planning on getting it with a P8800 and ATI HD 3450 256MB, if that matters.

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HP/Compaq :: HP Elitebook 8440P

Feb 16, 2010

I have been looking at the Dell Latitude e6400, Lenovo T410, and the HP Elitebook 8440P. Dell is slow on the tech refresh of the Latitude and the T410 is not as solid as I would like (Plastic, Loose Battery, Squeaky Keyboard).

I am learning that you really cant customize an HP unless you don't care about the price tag. I mostly use Business Apps, Cloud Services, and Demo software/hardware products (Demos in Virtual Box Machines). My main criteria is a light weight, durable machine. Of course the faster the better!!!

An 8440P with i5-520M, Integrated Graphics, 1600x900, 4GB Ram, and 250 GB HDD is over $2K when customized.

Pre-configured with an i7-620M, NVIDIA NVS 3100 (512 MB), 1600x900, 4GB RAM, and 320 GB HDD is $1500.

Will the i7 and NVIDIA significantly reduce the battery life and run warmer?

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HP/Compaq :: How To Overclock8530W Elitebook

Nov 30, 2009

I just bought the highest end HP book available for work. But I need to overclock it just a bit. Its lagging a little while doing Cad applications.

Specs
P8600 2.4Ghz
4G PC2-6400 6-6-6-18
Graphics Nvidia Quadro FX 770M
Hitachi 160G 7200RPM HD (HTS723225L9A360)

How can i overclock the processor a little?

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HP/Compaq :: HP Elitebook 6930p Discharge

Oct 17, 2009

I just swap out the the motherboard for a working one and change all the components inside and the monitor don't power on. All the lights show the fan spins but no picture. Before I did the motherboard swap the same thing happen. The shop I took it to said it needed a discharge from the build up over time. After the unfix-able corrupt bios problem I was force to swap boards. How do I do the static discharge? I ground myself with a steel pipe took apart everything put it back together still the same.

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HP/Compaq :: Envy 15 Vs Elitebook 8540p

Jan 17, 2010

been comparing the differences in these two machines. look very similar. 8540 has the fingerprint reader and the numeric keyboard on the side. other than that, not seeing a big difference. i plan on using primarily for business (software development). the elitebook would seem to make more sense for me. however, the biggest downside to the 8540p is that it is not yet available. hearing feb. but nothing definite.

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HP/Compaq :: EliteBook 8540p Undervolting

Mar 18, 2010

I've just got my 8540p and I am looking for some undervolting tool for the Core i7-620M procesor and also some underclocking tool for the nVidia NVS 5100M.

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HP/Compaq :: HP EliteBook 6930p Upgrade

Nov 2, 2009

I'm looking for information about upgrading capabilities of my 6930p.

Now it has Intel T9400 (CPU-Z tells: Socket P (478) ) processor, which is very good, but not best.

Since I purchased Intel SSD 80GB Gen 2, I noticed that performance of my notebook is limited by processor (it has 100% load while my Win7x64 boots up or while loading some big application).

I found several options for mobile processors which support PM45 chipset and Socket P:

QX9300 (12M Cache, 2.53 GHz, 1066 MHz FSB) 45 Watts
X9100 (6M Cache, 3.06 GHz, 1066 MHz FSB) 44 Watts
Q9100 (12M Cache, 2.26 GHz, 1066 MHz FSB) 45 Watts
Q9000 (6M Cache, 2.00 GHz, 1066 MHz FSB) 45 Watts
T9900 (6M Cache, 3.06 GHz, 1066 MHz FSB) 35 Watts

My current:
T9400 (6M Cache, 2.53 GHz, 1066 MHz FSB) 35 Watts

One seller on eBay told me that QX9300 will not work in my desktop without giving any reasons. This fact confused me and I wondering which processors will run in 6930p?

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HP/Compaq :: Elitebook 8530p LCD Quality

Jan 20, 2009

I bought a 6930p earlier and it had the infamous CPU whine and the roaring DVD drive. It also came with Intel/Windows stickers that were stuck on slanted and dust all over the touchpad.

Now I returned it to get the 8530p, and the earlier problems with the build quality were all gone, including the CPU whine. But now I have a new problem, LCD with grainy images.

The LCD is made by AUO with a model tag of AUO197B. I couldn't find any information on this panel but the grainy filter over the LCD is really making me dizzy. Its basically on par with the Dell 2007WFP grainy filter. The AUO is a WSXGA+ which is a 15.4" 1680X1050 resolution. Has anyone else noticed the grain issue of the LCD? Even the 6930p's AUO LCD did not have such a problem.

On further note, PC wizard reports the LCD being manufactured in the 1st week of 2007! It seems like they pulled some of their 8510p LCDs to be used in the 8530p.

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HP/Compaq :: HP EliteBook 8730w GPU Upgrade

Sep 18, 2009

GPU upgrade issue on 8730w:

I have configuraton with ATI Mobility FireGL V5725 preinstalled. But is it possible to buy 3700M that fit our laptops and install it into my config? Someone has already did it?

I think there will be no problems with BIOS whitelist but there may be problems with heatsink fit...

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HP/Compaq :: HP Elitebook 8540w Review

May 5, 2010

I decided to go with a HP Elitebook this year because I got a great deal for a 8540w.

If you plan to do a clean install with your use the HP Support Assistent to install all the drivers, it's much more compfortable than using the SoftPaq INstaller or even install all by hand: Support Assistent Download

Case
The magnesium case of the Elitebook is realy great. Hard as a rock, nothing is flexing and the cool feeling of the brushed aluminium is very exclusive. A Thinkpad T510, which by itself feels pretty solid (despite some keyboard- and palmrest-flexing), feels like cheap plastic compared to the Elitebook.

The display is completly covered by a magnesium case covered with a brushed aluminium surface and has the same great touch as the palmrest. The hinges keep the display tight in place, no bouncing at all, but you can open it by using only one hand. The Thinkpad needs two hands, because the base unit gets lifted too if you don't push it down....

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HP/Compaq :: Will Elitebook Series Be Upgraded

May 31, 2009

I'm wondering will we (ever) see upgrade of HP's Elitebook series ?

Will 8530 and 6930 see bump in gfx, processor speed and more choices of LED screens like every other brand in the next few months ?

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HP/Compaq :: Refurb Elitebook 2530 Vs. DM3z

Feb 3, 2010

Its time for me to replace my aging IBM X30. Its served its purpose very well, but its time for something a bit newer. My concern is not gaming, but a machine I can do coding on, play with Linux distros, VMware stuff, etc...

Specs of the 2530 (sold through newegg.com ad is factory refurb)

Core 2 SL9300 1.6GHZ 6MB L2 cache
2GB Ram
80GB HD
Intel 4500
6 cell battery
DVD+RW
12inch Matte display (big plus)

552$ before tax and shipping

Specs of the DM3z

AMD L335
2GB ram
160GB HD
AMD 3200
6 Cell
13.3 Glossy display

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HP/Compaq :: HP Elitebook 8440w Vs. Probook 4420s

Mar 23, 2010

Comparing the specs, it looks like the probook 4420s is great value compared to the elitebook 8440w. the latter costs 70% more !

If the build quality of the probook is anywhere close to the elitebook, I am puzzled as to why there isnt more attention on the probook.... Just Too NEW?

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HP/Compaq :: Upgrading Harddrive On Elitebook 2530p

Mar 24, 2010

I am going to upgrade my dear HP elitebook 2530P with an additional harddrive insted of my optical drive, So I where browsing the Maintenance and Service Guide [url] .
On page 68 - It says :
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Secondary hard drive cage assembly, includes additional USB port (required for installation
of secondary hard drive
492574-001
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Secondary hard drive connector board (required for installation of secondary hard drive) 495027-001
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Secondary hard drive system connector board (required for installation of secondary hard
drive)
495028-001
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I am going to install a normal 2,5" disk, so which of them do I need ?

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HP/Compaq :: Anyone Have Original8530w Elitebook And Qx9300 Quad Also

Oct 10, 2009

i recently bought this laptop and im running stress tests on this laptop w/ prime95 and told by a fellow board member(who has been of wonderful help) that they detect issue w/ my heatsink mounting/paste for my quad core qx9300. it was stated that thermal throttle shouldnt happen until temperatures into the 100 celsius range on a laptop?

1) i start the test and all 4 cores are steady running through tests

2) after 3 min, the first 2 cores max out at 91, 90 celsius while the last 2
are 89,88. The first 2 cores start going down in temp to about 76, 75 and
never complete another test while the last 2 cores are 85, 86 celsius and
run through an additional 8 tests afterwards.

can anyone give more feedback or possibly try these tests also? i run 64 bit vista also.

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HP/Compaq :: EliteBook 8530w Power Brick

Nov 22, 2009

Just got one of these, and the power brick is well erm.. a brick!

I need / want to get a third party one that is hopefully smaller, so does anyone know of one suitable? or, if not.. know of what i should be looking at to try and find one?

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HP/Compaq :: HP EliteBook 8540w/8740w Vs. MacBookPros

May 4, 2010

considering between these, any HP owners out there that could give me some feedback (subjective+bonus objective benchmarks)?

Any reviews+video reviews of the EliteBook 8540w/8740w that you deem accurate?

How do you like the trackpad, multitouch anygood?

Display quality I hear is excellent but 16:9 format vs 16:10 for a pro line ok?

Refs:
[url]

Apple Refreshes The MacBook Pro Line Discussion

Apple Forum Post:

Apple Education Discount-Last Call->Warranty?

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HP/Compaq :: Elitebook 8740w And ATI FirePro M7820

Mar 4, 2010

Both are coming and both will be united in one package (Source).

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HP/Compaq :: EliteBook 8530w: Odd Issues With LCD After Replacement

Sep 26, 2009

How can I get HP to replace my LCD? I really am rather tired of the support hassles!

A few months ago, I accidentally dropped my EliteBook 8530w (and since I knew it was bound to happen eventually, I did buy it with ADP). After I got the thing back (after waiting on the replacement LCD screen to come in stock, I've noticed some odd issues related to the screen:The screen seems to have some permanent "smudges" on the screen -- dark areas, that I can't clean off.The EDID seems to be messed up -- it misidentifies the panel name, size, and available non-native modes.

The old LCD identified itself properly as an LP154WU1-TLC2. It offered 1920x1200, 1440x900, 1280x800, and such resolutions..................

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HP/Compaq :: Elitebook 8730w- Notebook Freezing Up

May 7, 2009

I have an HP Elitebook 8730w with microsoft XP OS. I use the lap top to run an instrument so it is on at all times. We have turned off the powersave options, the MS updates and the time sync with the MS website and it still freezes to where Ctrl alt delete doesnt work.

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HP/Compaq :: Elitebook 8530w- Drive Imagining

Sep 8, 2009

My school recommends[read: buy from them] the FM877ut spec 8530w at 1799.

However looking around online, for less I can buy at FM890UA spec'd 8530w.

Do think a "perfect install" disk image from the school's fm887ut will boot without problem on the fm890ua 'book?

To abrievate, the only differences I can see is the Webcam, a T9600 C2 duo and 4 gb ram vs t8600 C2 Duo and 2gb ram.

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HP/Compaq :: Fan Speed Control @EliteBook 2530p

Feb 25, 2009

Today I got my HP EliteBook 2530p in "FU432EA" configuration. It was important for me to have an optical drive, so i chose the configuration with the 120 GB 1,8" HDD.

The 2530p looks great so far and performs pretty well... If there weren't the extremely annoying noises coming from the notebook.

The HDD with its 5400 rpm (it's a Samsung HS122JF, very slow btw, not really faster than 4200 rpm drives) makes a clearly audible, very high frequency noise and turns on/off every 30-60 seconds resulting in clicking sounds. I can live with that for the moment, because I'll upgrade to some SSD in the near future.

But the second annoyance is the fan inside the laptop. Even when idling in windows with temps below 50 C the fan turns on every few moments. Unfortunately I haven't been able to control the system fan or even read the actual speed. I tried Notebook Hardware Control, SpeedFan and HWMon, but neither of them reported me anything about the fan. I tried undervolting the CPU with RMClock (which doesn't really support the new Penryn CPUs) and got a few degrees less, but this wasn't enough to keep the fan quiet. In the BIOS there are no options regarding the fan, only some "keep fan always running on AC power", which I disabled.

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HP/Compaq :: EliteBook Super Bright Screen

Feb 16, 2010

I need a notebook for outside in the sun use. Between 14"-16" that has a very BRIGHT screen. I've tried the Envy 15 w/Matte and it's too dim. Would you recommend the new EliteBook 8540w or 8440w? Do these have really bright screens that are good for outside use? I need good battery life too.

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HP/Compaq :: Updating To Windows 7 Ultimate On Elitebook 8530P

Oct 2, 2009

I recently bought the upgrade but this is the first time I am upgrading Windows as I usually do clean installs. Is there anything I should pay attention to? Are the drivers already there for Win7 and are there any known issues?

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HP/Compaq :: Does Your Elitebook 8530w Boot Up Slow W/ Vista

Sep 28, 2009

my elitebook 8530w seems to boot up slow w/ 64 bit vista. i did a clean install and installed the drivers. Ex. it will say "please wait" for 20 seconds before going to the "welcome" screen. after "welcome" comes up..it does boot to the desktop very fast and is ready to go though. what is causing vista to hang like this at the welcome screen?

My specs
8GB(4gb x 2) ddr2-667mhz memory
qx9300 quad core processor- this thing is a beast!
vista x64

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