*HP dv7t Quad Edition (3XXX series) Owners Lounge*

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  1. GRozecki

    GRozecki Notebook Geek

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    Your might, my bad - I was looking at the beginning of the version number and not the tail end.
     
  2. tonyteo

    tonyteo Newbie

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    any other recommended driver I should upgrade?
     
  3. SFOrange

    SFOrange Notebook Enthusiast

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    ok --geforce 320m driver downloads--WHERE are they? these things are phantoms.
     
  4. Bullit

    Bullit Notebook Deity

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    I think Nvidia drivers are comprehensive so they include all, unless they are old.
     
  5. MassBarry

    MassBarry Notebook Enthusiast

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    Are you sure it is a 320m? Not a 230m?
    Download "Speccy" from Piriform, it's a super little utility that gives component and temp info, and other goodies.
    http://www.piriform.com/speccy
     
  6. SFOrange

    SFOrange Notebook Enthusiast

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    Yes.

    I'm completely stumped trying to locate driver updates. I've checked all over nVidia.com and they don't even list the model.
     
  7. RhyStar

    RhyStar Notebook Consultant

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    Try here;

    http://www.nvidia.com/object/geforce_m_series.html

    If you follow the driver links for the closest card, you will find an "auto driver" detect that uses an activeX control (I think) to detect what you need. As someone else mentioned, they usually put a whole bunch of cards into one package.

    The support page on HP for your specific laptop will also have drivers, but you won't always get the latest.

    You may want to wait, if it ain't broke. New cards are notorious for going through driver iterations to work out the bugs.

    Regards,
    R
     
  8. RhyStar

    RhyStar Notebook Consultant

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    I like to keep audio drivers and wireless network drivers up to date along with Video.

    Aside from that, I would only update what needed fixing.

    This is a personal preference. Every time you update something there is a chance that you will break it.

    R
     
  9. RhyStar

    RhyStar Notebook Consultant

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    $30 is nothing. This is a different system - 15.6 vs 17.3.

    There are a load of strings on the quad vs dual core question. I beleive in quad cores, and use software that makes use of the multiple threads. When not using stuff that uses hyperthreading, I can get the turbo boost up to 2.8 GHz. This is a personal preference.

    FYI, I just ordered a Lenovo laptop from the vendor that our company uses. I got a laptop from them for $710 less than the next model up which SHOULD have been only a $200 difference. The reason I got it so cheap is that it had been built as a "top seller" and so they had a bunch ready to go and priced it that way.

    Bottom line is that there is often little rationale for pricing differences.

    If you WANT a 17.3" screen and hyperthreading, go for the dv7t. If you WANT a smaller screen, go for the other model.

    BTW, there are no issues with the AC adapter that I am aware of....

    R
     
  10. BigFoot48

    BigFoot48 Notebook Guru

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    I didn't have any problems, but then again, I didn't try to do anything else at the same time. Shouldn't make a difference, but maybe it does. Good luck.
     
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