EliteBook 8740w Ultimate Upgrade Guide (mSATA mod, GPU upgrade, cooling and etc)

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  1. Peter_Luke

    Peter_Luke Notebook Enthusiast

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    Hello. I buy an HP nVidia K3100M 4GB GDDR5 MXM 3.0 Type B to install on HP 8740W or HP 8760W.
    The heatsink of 8740W need of modify to fit perfect?
     
  2. v8rollal

    v8rollal Newbie

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    Hello
    I heve a problem with my elitebook 8740w,only works with external display,the laptop screen seems to power on but stay black.My gpu is ati firepro m7820.This happends after trying to sell the laptop and recived return faulty.
    I tryied win+p,fn+f4 and the same.I open the laptop and the screen and seems to be everything ok no scartches or damage to the screen.Please help.
     
  3. nkar

    nkar Notebook Enthusiast

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    I am also interested on installing k3100m on my 8740w (now on fx3800).
    Anyone knows what do I need?
    Grinding the cooler?
    Special inf for driver installing?
    Low power working?

    The seller says the k3100m is hp part



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  4. RMSMajestic

    RMSMajestic Notebook Guru

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    You can probablt try to reflash the vBIOS. It might just be a corrupted vBIOS
    Otherwise it might be a fried GPU or color mapping board.
     
  5. KAWALKOWSKI

    KAWALKOWSKI Newbie

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    tried replacing a working FX 2800 with K3100m. The computer would turn on - fan running but no video output. Vbios Version 80.04.C4.00.04

    Processor I7 820m
    8GB Ram
    Non Dream color
     
  6. Takiyon

    Takiyon Notebook Enthusiast

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    Has anyone thought about upgrading the bluetooth module to the new 4.0? I am starting to have a hard time with the current module. I am thinking about buying this https://www.amazon.com/Plugable-Blu...&qid=1515941755&sr=8-4&keywords=bluetooth+4.0
    Then taking it apart and soldering it to this http://forum.notebookreview.com/att...8/?temp_hash=2f93a9eea0af3075a5a60fb0834cdf95
    It looks like there are only 4 leads so it would be just a usb connection so I could solder it to the board on the new usb adapter. Does anyone have a pinout? Ideas??? If successful this could be a sticky. :)
     

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