Is it possible to softmod a GT 230M in a dv6 quad into a GT 330M? It would require overclocking the core by 75MHz and the shaders by 165MHz and then getting the drivers to recognize it as a GT 330M instead of a GT 230M. Reason I would want to do this is for the added performance and so that the graphics card is still the "latest generation". How hard do you think it would be to do this and how much more subjectable to overheating do you think it would be if done?
The new driver 195.62 gives me BSODing upon just logging in to my machine.
After first reboot upon installing the driver, it worked fine for a few minutes and then BSOD'd while watching a flash video. It then BSODs whenever I try to log back in to the machine. I've since uninstalled the driver through safe mode.
I have a HP HDX 16, Nvidia 130m, 2.1ghz C2D, Windows 7 64bit.
I did a clean install of the driver (ie. uninstalling through control panel, going into safe mode and using driver sweeper, then installing again through normal mode).
In order to gain CUDA support for my nvidia 8400m gs video card, I downloaded the latest notebook driver from Nvidia website directly and installed it on my HP 2500t custom order laptop recently, so far, I have experienced frequent system hang, sudden blue screen of death, lost of display and system overheating. I am considering reverting back to HP stock video which is a bit old and has no support for CUDA.
Has anybody else tried the new nvidia video driver for notebook?
i have HP DV 2700 with nvidia 8400m gs. the laptop has 2 graphics chips intel gm965 chipset with gma3100 and 8400m gs. is it possible to switch between the two. i am having problems with drivers. i am not able to install latest drivers from nvidia site. it doesnt show on rivatuner saying nvidia driver not detected. the driver from hp works but its very old 176.xx. so is there a way out to install new driver and switch between graphics. i searched intel site but did nt find any thing related to this problem.The bios doesnt have any option like the desktop pc s have. Does bios tweaking...
I downloaded the newest driver for the nvidia 8600..Which is like a year old now..Sometimes I would get the old blue screen crash and dump when viewing certain dvds..So I checked nvidia's website and got this driver and now I can't even watch dvds in the windows media player 11..I like to use it and other players work like the built in Quickplay..
I thought it was the codec but I am not sure what to do..I have tried a couple things installing codec packages and what nOT..Downloaded the new Divx 7 package and it gave me back avi and some files will now play..But some are s till a green blank...Also the dvd playback won't even do that or play sound..It kinda starts and everything freezes and its just black..The WMP locks up and becomes un responsive...Have shut it down and start over..I was thinking of going back to the old nvidia driver that I had but now sure how to do this..
should I download it from windows update site? I dont know the difference between two drivers from HP site and windows update. from hp site there is no such new driver for nvidia and I tried the driver from the windows update it caused forever load after vista login so i uninstalled and went back to old HP's own old nvidia driver so it speeds up.
I was playing Minecraft two days ago using the GeForce GT 730M graphics card not the integrated Intel HD 4000 graphics cardÂ when suddenly purple squares appeared on the game screen. The purple squares didn't appear any where else. The game crashed saying I had a bad driver. Then the laptop pop a blue screen saying VIDEO_TDR_FAILURE. The laptop restarted as usual. I had this message before but further problems occurred. But this time is different.
After restarting I re-launched Minecraft but the game crashed saying I had a bad driver. I uninstalled the current driver using the programs and features and reinstalled the driver for my laptop found in Acer.com. The issue still continued. I went into Device Manager and found out that the graphics card had a code 43 issue. I found a solution online that said to install the newest driver on GeForce.com.
I did that and it seemed to remove the code 43 but when I went into NVIDIA GeForce Experience it said that my laptop didn't have a NVIDIA graphics card. Thinking it could of been a option that I changed that caused this, I did a refresh, and system restore to still see that my laptop wont recognize my NVIDIA GeForce GT 730M graphics card and that NVIDIA Driver Support Service was gone. It allows me to see when the NVIDIA GPU is in use. The system was cool when I started playing Minecraft when the problem happened.
System Specs: Acer Aspire V3-571G-6622 NVIDIA GeForce GT 730M with 2 GB of dedicated VRAM Intel HD 4000 graphics 15.6" HD LED LCD 4 GB DDR3 Memory Acer NPlify 802.11a/g/n + BT4.0 Windows 8 64-bit
My dv8t should arrive thursday. It has the 320 7200rpm hd in it. I've been sitting on the fence on purchasing a ssd as a boot drive for it. I have narrowed the ssd's down to the 30gb OCZ vertex drive on newegg [url] for $99 + $45 hd cage from new modes [url] for the setup.
So, I'm asking myself if by doing this, I will notice a tangable difference in the computer performance, or if i should just wait awhile and see where the prices and speeds go in the next few months. If the upgrade will make a noticable difference, then I think i should buy it... but if its something that will just increase benchmark scores, then its something that i can hold off on.
is there any chance or news or rumor of the dv8t or perhaps even a new model/series that would get the HD 5870 Graphics Card? This notebook is excellent & is running all other latest specs .... but the GPU option absolutely sucks! A complete deal breaker.
I recently bought a 500GB/7200 RPM hard drive to my laptop and I decided to install Windows RC 64 bit. Before doing the hard drive update, I had installed the 7 RC 32 bit since it came out.
Now, I can't recall when I had the 7 RC 32bit that the laptop's fan was running on full blast after sleep/stand-by. It is also loud when you start-up the computer from a restart or after a shut-down. The fan speeds down to a quiet speed/rpm after...I'd say 2-3 minutes.
I installed everything listed on HP's website for my laptop (drivers and such after installing 7 RC 64bit): [url]
I noticed that the Nvidia driver on HP's website was not a recent one, so I hopped on Nvidia's website to get a newer driver instead (186.03 I believe).
I have my laptop set to Power saving's mode and I only bump it to Balanced when I'm doing something heavy (like iTunes encoding, etc).
I did check to see if maybe my anti-virus program that's installed (avast...AVG didn't install when I went to 64) was doing scans or such, but it isn't. Well, actually I take that back...does avast do a very slow/quiet scan in the background? I see the HDD status light blinks steady, but when I pause avast, there is not steady blinking.
I just recieved my dv8t quad laptop today. However, for some odd reason, the keyboard does not work. It is recognized by Windows, but pressing keys does nothing. You cannot even launch the BIOS with the keyboard. The touchpad does work, but the entire keyboard does work. The HP Quick Smart buttons (those lit buttons on top of the keyboard) do work, but the actual keyboard does not.
Just purchased... haven't received yet.... rather than try and clean up the existing system... I plan on installing a fresh windows 7 OEM.
Are there any problems to expect that those who have preceded me could help with?
1. Do you recommend installing windows and then updating all current drivers from HP's site or get the latest available?
I've always enjoyed running drivers without bugs more than try to eek out a little more performance and put up with bugs. This computer is going to be far faster than anything I need anyway..... so I prefer stable bugless drivers!
I currently own a ZV6000 and I learned not to trust Microsofts drivers or even some of the manufacturers drivers for that matter as the one from the HP site are the only ones proven to be bugless... is that still the case with the dv8t?
2. Previously with XP I have done a total reinstall and found much better performance than trying to clean the existing bloatware.
I've read some folks can't tell the difference.
I"m feverishly reading as much as I can to offset any mistakes I'll regret.
3. Should I try and use my existing OEM serial number than came with my computer or is that considered used already?..... just thought if I could use it, I could save the OEM serial that comes with my new purchase of windows 7 OEM so I can install later on another computer.
I"ve technically paid for two licenses.... just don't know how that will all work and I really don't want to fuss with all the bloatware, easier for me to spend the cash.
I just want to get the system totally installed and up and running with no device manager errors and all working.. then I can worry about tweaking further.
I went to hp's website and downloaded the new driver. The installation went to the point where it erased the old bios and closed. So, I ran it adian and it said that I still ha the old bios. I tried to run it agian and it claws at the same point. I continued to use the computer. After about a hour I decided to restart the computer. Now the lights on the computer comes on and I can hear the HD start up but the screen stays black and it seems to not post or start windows. All I see is a black screen and cannot get it to respond. Just a warning for other dv8t owners thinking about updating. Posting this from my iPhone
now that i have finished building my notebook cooler, I'm bored...and thus, I started to read up on the current ssd drives. So, I have come to the decision to sell my wife and use the proceeds to buy a ssd for my laptop. I'll be using this as a OS drive and the 320gb drive that comes stock as storage. Now, the question becomes: which one to get? They all seem the same to me? I be interested to hear which ones you think are the best and which ones present the best value.
I got my dv8t about a week ago, and the fingerprint reader that was pre-installed kinda worked, though it would drop out from time to time. I tried downloading an updated driver, but it flat-out refused to install. I didn't think much of it, but when I tried to do Windows Anytime Upgrade, it destroyed everything on the hard drive, including access to the recovery partition. It's just gone.
Now, I've rebuilt the system from a Win7 OEM DVD, and everything works perfectly... except the fingerprint reader. The program that is causing the problem is Validity Sensors DDK. It gets to "Please wait while Windows configures Validity Sensors DDK."
After about 10 seconds of that, the box disappears. The hard drive stops, and there is no longer any trace of the setup program in the Task Manager. I have the latyest version of Digital Persona, and it says no fingerprint reader is installed. However, Validity Sensor shows up in the device manager (VFS301, 126.96.36.199) and Validity Sensors DDK shows up in Add/Remove programs. I can uninstall it (really, i think it just removes it from the list) but the "repair" option does nothing. I have tried different versions of it that I've found in various places.
Of the above SP's, I have tried installing them in regular mode, Admin, Compatibility mode, XP mode, and Safe Mode. None of them will get any farther than I have described above. One time, and only one time, I got the following error message:..........
Just picked this up. Let me know if I got a good deal. I wanted to buy a Dell, but didn't want to spend over $1500 for the Studio 16 XPS. Dell was offering the Studio with Core2 Duo and did not offer a sale on the i7 version. Hope I dont miss out on the LED LCD screen.
HP Pavilion dv8t Quad Edition customizable Notebook PC • Genuine Windows 7 Professional 64-bit • Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-820QM Processor (1.73GHz, 8MB L2 Cache, 1333MHz FSB) • FREE Upgrade to 4GB DDR3 System Memory (2 Dimm) from 3GB DDR3 System Memory (2 Dimm) • FREE Upgrade to 320GB 7200RPM SATA Hard Drive with HP ProtectSmart Hard Drive Protection • 1GB Nvidia GeForce GT 230M • 18.4" diagonal High Definition HP Ultra BrightView Infinity Display (1920x1080p) • Lightscribe Blu-Ray ROM with SuperMulti DVD+/-R/RW Double Layer • Webcam + Fingerprint Reader with HP Imprint Finish (Espresso Black) • Intel Wireless-N Mini-card • No TV Tuner w/remote control • HP Color Matching Keyboard • 8 Cell Lithium Ion Battery • System Recovery DVD with Genuine Windows 7 Professional 64-bit • Microsoft(R) Works 9.0 • HP Home & Home Office Store in-box envelope
i just bought hp dv8t quad laptop recently. the first time i turned on, treble bar (blue horizontal bar to adust treble that is supposed to appear only when i touch that touch tone above keyboard) came up on middle of screen intermittently. everytime i run other application, this bar would come up and stops other application. i spent over 1 hr with hp tech to fix it. now everytime i turn on, this blue bar still comes up but after i adjust treble via tone control above keyboard, it disappears. tech says there is no hardware defect, but i am wondering if others are like this.
ordered another LCD and tried to replace it, to no avail. I opened it up and everything was hooked up right. Then I tried the other LCD, he gave me with it. Same thing. When I hit the fn f4 in vista, it appears to try to switch but the LCD never comes up. Also, when switching display modes, the LCD will flicker breifly (VERY BREIF). This does not smell like a video adapter or motherboard problem. I am still working on it and researching but figured I would see what all of you thought.
I just upgraded my hp laptop to win7 but i cant play my bd discs. I tried to download the latest software of quickplay but it freezes and doesnt read my blue ray movie.. also i download the latest nvidia driver from nvidia.com
I have windows 7 RC installed on my VGN-SR 430J/B. I download Sony Notebook Utilities drivers. I got an error message that battery is not compatiblie, press OK to hibernate. I uninstalled it immediaty, but I may want to install it again. How can I avoid this?