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

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  1. triturbo

    triturbo Long live 16:10 and MXM-B

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    I've fit a Logitech Unifying receiver in the display, on one of WWAN antennas' place.

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    RMSMajestic Notebook Consultant

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    Has there been Dream Color 8740w that came with WWAN antennas? Also what WWAN cards came with it?
     
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    triturbo Long live 16:10 and MXM-B

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    As far as I know, no WWAN option as it is said to interfere with the display. There's at least one user that has retrofitted them however @KCETech1 and I think there were no issues.

    No idea. I would guess that they were 3G modules as I was wondering whether 4G/LTE modules are going to work, because of the whitelist.
     
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    RMSMajestic Notebook Consultant

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    Try this vBIOS. Though even if it works I think you will lose the brightness adjustment
     

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    triturbo Long live 16:10 and MXM-B

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    Thanks! It didn't want to flash though - PCIe ID mismatch. It's different version of the 1070. Tried -f and -j to force flash it, still no-go.
     
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    StuckInÐeNearPast Newbie

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    Hi there.

    So I gather from this thread that there is generally a problem with upgrading the 8740w with more modern AMD cards, would one plucked from a newer HP Elitebook/Zbook be more compatible such as the M6100/W6150M/W6170M (all the same GPU, just rebrands) or the WX4170?
     
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    RMSMajestic Notebook Consultant

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    Where did you get the 90W vBIOS BTW?
     
  8. triturbo

    triturbo Long live 16:10 and MXM-B

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    Unlikely, but you are welcome to try and share the result.

    Came like that stock.
     
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    Post The vBIOS here, I can try to mod one for you. Not sure if I can succeed with WX4170 though
     
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    W7170m vRAM overclocking vBIOS. Not sure if those ****ty elpida memory can handle overclock to 1350Mhz.
     

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