I just upgraded my Y530 from 2GB*2 to 4GB*2 PC3 10666. BIOS recognizes the rams. From vista 64 startup it is extremely slow. I was able to log on, after half an hour and CPU is at 100% all the time and the computer fails to respond to mouse clicks or keyboard. An hour after this I was desperate trying to turn it off and pressed hand held the power key. Now it's corrupted my user profile. I know how to fix that but everything runs in slow motion 1:100 and I can't do anything. I tried to log on with admin and the video driver keeps crashing that I was almost not clicking fast enough to close those error dialogs and yes it's just as slow otherwise. Safe mode works fine. Win vista 64 reports 8gb in safe mode. I searched for a while and found that I might need new bios so where do I get it? All lenovo has are drivers. There was one request a while back for bios but there's no update on it.
I have 12 updates showing as needing to be installed in my windows update to go onto my new lenovo G500 but every time I try and install them I get the error message 80242006. I have googled it and tried the suggestions with no luck although I have yet to spot one that is for windows 8.1 which I have upgraded this laptop to.
The missing updates are KB's 2987107 ,2968296, 2972103, 2979573, 2978041, 2979576, 2977292, 3000061, 3000869, 2989542, 2998174 and 3000988.
Could the problem be because I have upgraded the laptop to windows 8.1 from 8?
After three stripped screws and re-applying the thermal paste three times, I am now happy with upgrading to t9900 from t9950. Idle temps are just a few degrees higher then the t9550. Load temps are higher too. My gpu temps are now the same as before which is a miracle since there is only one heat-pipe and fan cooling everything (cpu, gpu, and chipset). Was it worth it? Yea, the upgrade gave me a great experience with my laptop. I can now open my laptop without looking at any documentation
I recently upgraded my DV5T to Windows 7 Professional (x64) and my bluetooth will no longer find devices, it just endlessly searches for a device. The device in question is a Microsoft Bluetooth Notebook Mouse 5000.
I'm not really sure what to do at this point. The driver is updated. Bluetooth is on in services.msc. The mouse is in connect mode. Yet still can't be found.
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.
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 :-)
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.
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.
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?
if you have an older SZ and want to add a 3rd wire, this will show you how and where to put it.
So a while back I upgraded the the 4965AGN in my SZ750N to an Intel 5200, since that day, B&G has been noisy. I managed to arrange the antenna connections in such a way as to minimize it to within tolerable limits. I also talked to some experts and they said it wasn't going to hurt anything if there was a bit of static so I left it.
I have known for a while that is was the white antenna lead that was causing the static. Unfortunately disconnecting it caused a drop in signal. While working on my Windows 7 guide I had a problem and had to open the laptop. While doing so I noticed the white lead and the antenna it attached to. I hadn't ever really noticed where it sat before. Sony couldn't have hardly chosen a worse place for it.
Sony decided the best place for it, and I assume this is because they merely upgraded the old 2 wire wireless to 3 by adding this, is almost under the power button. Right next to... a speaker. The lead runs along a Speaker wire and puts the antenna right next to it. See pics 1 & 2................
I upgraded xp to win 7, like we all are going to have to do, but can't get the finger print reader to work. It does show in devices that there is one on the machine. I downloaded the drivers for Vista but they got me nowhere.
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.
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.
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.
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....
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. 188.8.131.52 to Ver. 184.108.40.206. 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?
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)
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 : ----- Secondary hard drive cage assembly, includes additional USB port (required for installation of secondary hard drive 492574-001 ----- Secondary hard drive connector board (required for installation of secondary hard drive) 495027-001 ----- Secondary hard drive system connector board (required for installation of secondary hard drive) 495028-001 ----- I am going to install a normal 2,5" disk, so which of them do I need ?
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.
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..................
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.