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 :: 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 :: 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 :: WINDOWS 7 On 2530p

Oct 1, 2009

I'm trying to install 7 on my 2530p. I checked on HP we site but no official drive for this OS. So I called the support and asked for more details. They said that there's no driver for the moment. Soon they will relase them. Now they suggested to use the vista buisness 64bit driver using the compatibility task. My question is about which driver should be installed and what is unnecessary.

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HP/Compaq :: 2530P- Wireless Conenction

Apr 11, 2009

I am using HP 2530P at home and connect to wireless access point for accessing the internet services. Recently, I found my wireless connection icon in the system tray are shown incorrecly. actually the wireless controller card is conencting to the wireless router and no problem to connect to the external network (Internet), but the connection icon in system tray indicate the connection is disconnected like below. I am no sure it is a window vista problem or my HP notebook problem.

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HP/Compaq :: 2530p - Instead Of Vista It Installed XP

Jun 4, 2009

my 2530p

I finally fired up my computer, and instead of Vista it installed XP. In the box is a Operating System CD for WinXP Professonal as well and a Application and driver recovery DVD for WinXP. That should be the right CDs and only the OS on the computer is wrong. There's a Vista sticker on it, mind.

And no spamware? I got a trialversion of Office 2007 that I need to kick off again and the installation created a tiny 1GB partition which only holds some HP tools. Convenient. And the IE contains a spambar with google search, lots of AOL and some HP stuff.

Now I feel slightly annoyed that they added a UK plug to the parcel and not a European one eventhough I will need it anyway soon and for a longer time. Or maybe that is standard when asking for a UK keyboard and English windows?

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HP/Compaq :: 2530p: How Much Unwanted Stuff Preinstalled

May 20, 2009

after lots of considering and looking for alternatives I finally ordered a 2530p today. After all, I think this is the best notebook for me.

I never bought a computer where a full windows version is not available on CD and thus never had bad experience with lots of stuff preinstalled.

How bad are the 'extras' on HP business computers in Europe? And do you have any advice on how to clear the computer up and what to delete?

looking at the order sheet I'm a bit confused regarding the OS

OS: Vista Business wXPP OFC Ready 2530p O/S
Restore Media: DRDVD Win XP 2530p Recover Media
Restore Media: OSCD Windows XP Pro Media

My guess is that someone forgot to update the order website

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HP/Compaq :: Replace 1.8-inch Hardisk For 2530p

Feb 20, 2009

I just bought a 2530p, with 1.8-inch 120GB hardisk. The partition is assigned as below.

- 101GB for C:
- 9GB for D: (HP_Recovery )
- 1GB for F: (HP_Tools)

I would like to replace existing 120GB HD with larger one, and would like to ask some question.

1. what is the largest size of 1.8-inch hardisk for 2530p? I refer to "Service and maintenance information" manual, the hardisk size seems only up to 160GB, could I installed 260GB or even larger hardisk?

2. Is it neceessary to keep the partition of HP_Tools or HP_recovery?
(if I delete the partition 'HP_Tools' or 'HP_recvoery', can the OS be booted up?)

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HP/Compaq :: 2530p Arrived Today :) XP Or Vista

Jun 2, 2009

I finally received my 2530p today, and it's a thing of beauty

The only slightly annoying bit is that HP delivered a British wall contact instead of a general European one, probably because I ordered a British keyboard. But I might still have a suitable cable somewhere, or use an adapter instead.

Anyway, Vista is preinstalled on this computer and I could also opt for XP instead. The manual doesn't say how to do that. Can smoeone explain to me how to install XP? Someone mentioned earlier that I should make a backup disk for Vista anyway. So what's the general workflow? Get the computer up and running as is, make backup disk, somehow install XP over it?

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HP/Compaq :: WLAN Card For 2530p Not Recognized

Aug 20, 2009

I just bought a refurbished Elitebook 2530p that didn't come with a wireless card, so I bought a "Broadcom 4322AGN 802.11a/b/g/n Wireless LAN adapter (Sangria) - For use in Most of World (MOW)". This WLAN card was listed on HP's parts page for the 2530p here.

However, when I installed it and connected the antennas, the computer doesn't recognize it at all when booting up. It doesn't even acknowledge the presence of a new device.

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HP/Compaq :: REQ: 2730p & 2530P Ownerspics Of 1.8" HDD Connector

Feb 14, 2009

I am comparing this against the connector in the 2510P to see if there could be a possibility of retrofitting the 2730P connector to obtain a SATA output. The 4200RPM ZIF drive in the 2510P is ultraslow and ZIF (PATA) alternatives in SSD or 5400rpm HDD form are poor value for money. micro SATA is the way to go..

Found the HP Media Library has systemboard pictures. The 1.8" drive connectors for 2510P, 2730P and 2530P are here:

Though it is somewhat difficult to make out the 2730P 24-pin socket. Can anyone take a photo of it and link on here? Here's the one for the 2510p
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More pics at [url]

We can see that the 2510P ZIF socket is very different to the 2730P systemboard connector. BUT! There is the unused 24-pin socket on the 2510P that looks remarkably similar to the 2730P 24-pin SATA connector. Could this be used to provide SATA on the 2510P?...........

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HP/Compaq :: 2530p With 2 X Intel X18-M Raid 0 Face Melt

Dec 14, 2009

I have a 2530p with the 2.5" OEM 160GB spinner in the optical bay and 1.8" bay vacant. Although this would be completely ridiculous, I'm considering getting two 160 gb intel ssds. I am wondering the 2530p has support for raid 0 and if so, how to properly configure it? This combination would clearly result in the melting of faces and possibly my computer.

Also, has anyone seen X-18m G2's 80 or 160? Cant find them anywhere...

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HP/Compaq :: 2530p And 2400/2500 Docking StationAirflow And S-Video

Dec 2, 2009

I recently noticed that my 2530p (great laptop btw) runs about 10 degrees hotter (53-55C versus 40-45 C just idling) when it's in the dock as opposed to when it's just on my desk. Normally this isn't really a problem but when doing anything remotely taxing on the processor the CPU temp shoots up to 60-70C when it's in the dock.

So I searched around and there seems to be no mention of this anywhere on the Internet. I figured it might be an airflow issue. So, pulling the base off the dock it appears that the supposed vent through the right side of the dock (where most of the airflow is supposed to run) is blocked almost entirely by the sliding latch mechanism.

Is this just terrible design or is something broken? I considered drilling holes through the latching but it looks like there's flat cables running all over it.

Does anyone else have a 2530p with the 2400/2500 dock, and if so, do you have heatflow problems? Have you found anyway to fix them? I tried raising the dock up off my desk but that doesn't seem to help too much.

Bonus question: The S-video port on my dock doesn't work at all. Is this because the 2530p doesn't output s-video, or is my dock just broken?

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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 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 :: Dead Harddrive

Mar 25, 2009

The 500GB HD in my DV7t just died. It's definitely dead, as I pulled it out and tested it in a caddy. When the computer goes to initialize the drive, it gets an error in the I/O device. I still believe I'm under my one year warranty from HP. Does it cover dead harddrives? And if so, do they require that I send in the dead drive? I work for a small business, though my boss has a rather strict data policy - all broken, dead, unused or outdated drives are to be turned into them for proper destruction prior to sale, refurbishment or replacement. Even when we send our laptops off for repairs, there are 'stock' harddrives we place in them that have never had sensitive company data on them. A bit paranoid, definitely, but it's company policy.

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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 :: 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 :: 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/Compaq :: Is It Possible To Run A DV9500 With The Harddrive In The 2nd Area

Sep 1, 2009

Looking at one drive, in both areas area 1 is always significantly hotter than area 2's. A 15 C increase.

Is it possible to set a single harddrive in the 2nd HDD area (farther away from the CPU and GPU that are causing all the heat), with the 1st area empty?

I tried simply moving it from area 1 to area 2, and it said it couldn't find the OS. Is there a way to fix this without reinstalling?

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HP/Compaq :: New Harddrive On Dv 6263cl Laptop

Nov 7, 2009

My current harddrive for my hp dv 6263cl laptop need replacement, what size does it use 2.5" or 3.5"? On the hp website...Hp specs, it says it uses a SATA drive. So I bought this one from...Seagate internal harddrive. When I goto replace it, the connectors are different, the one I bought is like this...Seagate connectors, its a flat board and there is a rectangle usb size on the left seperate from the other ones. The hard drive connectors that came with the laptop looks like the seagate one except it's not flat, it's like a slot and it doesn't have the black covering on the bottom, like this...Pre-installed Harddrive connectors. Sorry I don't really know how to say it, but the new drive won't fit.

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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 :: 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 :: 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:
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