How's the new bios F28 for the dv6/9000t

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  1. jmhal

    jmhal Notebook Consultant

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    Title basically says it all, what does everyone think about the F28 bios? How warm does it run? And does it affect battery life, what is the charging issue?

    thanks in advance
     
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    The Charging issue was a problem where some peoples laptops wouldn't charge at all, even when properly connected
     
  3. KSC

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    While I never seemed to have any charging issues (had f.15 before), I gave f.28 a try and it seems to work fine. Other BIOS' would run the fan too much or let the CPU run too hot, so I kept going back to f.15 which never gave me any issues. Battery life is unknown right now.

    I'm currently testing out f.28 to see how it works and can give more feedback in a few days after evaluating it a bit more. So far it seems stable and keeps the CPU around 22-25'C for typical light duties.
    :D
     
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    Isn't the 22-25 considerably cooler than normal?

    i think i have th f16 bios, all i know is i haven't had any problems so i haven't worried about it all too much. Fan and heat are annoying tho, almost to the point of envying a macbook.......
     
  5. Mr. Wonderful

    Mr. Wonderful Notebook Evangelist

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    Please do. That would be very helpful.
     
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    I tried f.28 for a couple of days, but the average CPU temp jumped up to 53 degrees C at idle! I went back to f.16, and it went back down to a more respectable 28-30. HD temps stayed around 50-53 in both. The f.28 bios had my fan turning off and on every couple of minutes, while f.16 keeps it on at the lowest speed for longer periods of time -- and for me, the constant on is much less annoying than the off-and-on.
     
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    jmhal Notebook Consultant

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    thanks Cogitatus, it sounds like I'll be staying with my current bios which I believe is F16
     
  8. KSC

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    Well it's been a few days and I like f.28 on my DV6000 laptop better than f.16 through to f.27 BIOS'.

    I don't see the same behaviour that others are reporting with f.28 running too hot or the fan turning on/off too much. I find it works very much like f.15 which I think was the best BIOS until this one came out. Battery life seems to be the same.

    The only oddity with f.28 is the network adaptor changed and Vista created another default adaptor (#2). No big deal really...I think I'll be keeping f.28.
    :)
     
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    I tend to keep the heat down in the winter so it's probably a bit cooler in here than most people would like, so I don't think 25'C is too cool. I also have Vista power options set to a customized profile that allows the CPU to run down to 5% when idle. When I run some apps it quickly climbs up to 30-40'C depending on the situation, and then cools back down to 25'C when idle again. CPU temps are very similar to f.15 (note that f.16 runs hotter on my laptop).

    If you're not having any problems, there is generally no need to upgrade the BIOS. I just like having the latest if it offers something new or better, which is why I stuck with f.15 for so long.
    :)
     
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