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.
i have an acer 6935G and the memory installed is 4GB with DDR3 aswell as GPU which says DDR3.but since i've been browsing the forums for quite some time,i've seen people stating that acer doesn't really support DDR3 on this machines and it acts like DDR2.How can i change it to run as DDR3 than? And how am i sure it runs as DDR2 or 3?
I did some research on the Dell M4400 I ordered a few days ago. I got the minimum amount of Dell memory they would sell me of 1GB. I did the same with the hard drive (80GB/5400RPM) knowing I could get it a lot cheaper on my own.
Hard Drive I've found a hard drive (Fujitsu MHZ2320BJ-G2 320GB 7200 RPM 2.5" SATA 3.0Gb/s Internal Notebook Hard Drive - OEM) and a laptop drive comparison/ review in Laptop Magazine. Here is the hard drive listed above @ $69.00 for 320GB/7200RPM. [url]. I'll try it however I have been a WD guy for my desktop.
Memory I have been pricing DDR2 and DDR3 and found other posts saying DDR3 wasn't worth it and will not work on this forum at this thread HERE and will not work in the M4400 however this review says it will HERE
The memory I found HERE is priced @ $57.99 Crucial 4GB (2 x 2GB) 204-Pin DDR3 SO-DIMM DDR3 1066 (PC3 8500) Dual Channel Kit Laptop Memory Model CT2KIT25664BC1067 - Retail
"As a matter of fact the Montevina platform would in general also support DDR3 RAM modules. According to Dell, the standard equipment does not include DDR3 modules, because they still cost much and the availability is still limited while the performance gain of the new chips is rather small. But, they do not exclude that they will offer them later."
I recently purchased a pavillion HDX18. standard configuration as far as I know, see below:
Processor: Intel Core2 Duo CPU P8400 @ 2.26GHz Memory: 4,096MB (2x 2,048 SODIMM)
Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GT
Hard drives 2 x 232GB ST9250827ASS
This is a nice system, but I have some spare cash at the moment and am looking to improve it.
What has been suggested sofar is :
Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad Processor QX9300 (2.53Hz) for the processor
UpGrading to 2x 4GB DDR2 or DDR3 DIMMs for a total of 8GB.
The graphics card I have been told can not be touched as it is a part of the mother board.
So the only components left where I feel I may get more speed is the drives. Saddly I have sofar been unable to find any information regarding the replacement of the current "disk drives" with solid state ones.
I just noticed that the DV4t, 6t, and 7t notebooks all look to have been upgraded/updated to include DDR3 along with the Windows 7 release. Pretty nice for the power conscious I’d think. 1.5v RAM instead of 1.8v should match up well with a “P” series chip and a LED backlit screen... not to mention a bit of a speed boost. Not the newest stuff coming, but a nice update just the same for the Intel 4 Series chipset.
Check the Spec pages here: [url] DV6t with DDR3 at NewEgg here: [url]
i have overclocked 9600m gt using f.05 bios and rivatuner.i have been facing some problems with f.05 bios like slow start up and shutdown times,and some other problems.so i tried updating my bios which solved above problems but i cant oc 9600m gt anymore with any bios upto f.16 bios except f.05 bios.i have tried all bios from hp.is there anyway to oc 9600m gt using any other bios rather than f.05 bios.
Before I was highly contemplating about getting a dv5t witha 9600M GT but now all I see are 9200M GS...and this goes across the board for all the Dv series laptops (as far as I can see) Anyone know whats going on? This highly disturbs me since the 9200 GS is the ONLY option...even dell vostros have different GPUs.
I got my HP DV5t about 4-5 mos. ago. The graphics card which is a 9600m GT is definitely starting to fail. When ever I start to play graphically intensive games like COD4 or CS 1.6 the screen begins to freeze and the computer says the display driver failed while other times it causes a BSOD. This used to happen occasionally about 1-2 mos. ago but now it happens very often. I updated my drivers as soon as I got the laptop and always lifted the back for better airflow while gaming but apparently it didnt help.
i have a weird problem with my webcam , sometimes when i wanna use it , i open youcam it give me that it cant connect to the device so i need to close all applications that use this webcam while i have no softwares running so i have to restart in order to make it work one day i restarted and the same error occured again so i had to restart a second time :s also , to save threads i will ask here a question about my geforce 9600mgt performance it's good with games and i like it , though it was less than expected if u ask me when i play call of duty 5 and there's a scene where there's lots of smoke or fire from the fl;amethrower it the game becomes ridicously slow untill the smoke disappears and i will be able to play smoothly again anyway my question is not about this , i noticed that the performance of the card isn't always the same sometimes it works great and sometimes i notice that games barely run , even less demanding games like nba 2007 for example for example call of duty 4 , sometimes it works incredibly and some other times don't , isn't it weird ?
Are these safe to install on my DV7T? I notice HP has never issued an official graphics driver update for this notebook. The one and only version from them is from November 2008.
The release highlights has me salivating - particularly the bit about a 45% increase in Mirror's Edge with antialiasing enabled. Since there are about 7 months of driver updates in this release I should see some big improvements in my games.
what video drivers are working for other owners of the HDX16t.
I'm currently using the 179.04 driver from HP and have managed to overlcock it (see specs in sig below) by using RivaTuner 2.22 and following the advice in this thread HP DV5T 9600M GT Overclocking Guide
This yielded 5581 3DMarks and raised my WEI Gaphics score to 5.9 and Gaming Graphics to 5.5.
However, my experience with trying later drivers has not been stable.
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.