*HP EliteBook 8460p Owners Lounge!*

Discussion in 'HP Business Class Notebooks' started by uprisingpure, Mar 21, 2011.

  1. curt12345

    curt12345 Notebook Enthusiast

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    32 hour on battery challenge, I have the 8460w with the 2.0 and ati, 16X9.
    I got the bottom battery coming, cheapest price was buy.com on ebay that I could find.
    I am looking for 24 hours and I will be happy with that, I will be curious to see what he gets on the low spec config, i5, intel ssd and hp power settings...


    HP 32 Hour Battery Challenge - How Long Can This EliteBook Last? : Notebooks.com
     
  2. travmu

    travmu Newbie

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    Has anyone upgraded processor from i5 to i7 on 8460p? Is it even something to consider, say after a couple of years when warranty runs out and CPU prices come down for the upgrade?

    Will there be other components that need to be changed or is it going to be just the CPU change?

    I am thinking about buying this because I see it is very upgradable. Thanks, anyone who can advise.:) :confused:
     
  3. wyemarn

    wyemarn Notebook Consultant

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    I upgraded to i7 quad. Just remove the heatsink and follow the instructions from Service Manual. Unless you are upgrading to i7 Quad there wont be much difference upgrading to a dual core i7.
     
  4. travmu

    travmu Newbie

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    Thanks, wyemanrn. I've just ordered one and looking forward to its arrival.

    What's the most significant improvement on performance after the upgrade for you?

    Do you experience any problems or hardware conflicts so far?

    Thanks.
     
  5. travmu

    travmu Newbie

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    I heard from an Ebay seller that the 8460p with i7 quad cpu comes with 4 slots on the motherboard which allows up to 32GB DDR3 memory.

    Hope that helps.
     
  6. hbootz

    hbootz Notebook Consultant

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    pretty sure, that the 8460p only has 2 slots, regardless of quad or not.

    According to the ProductBulletin:

    Standard
    DDR3 PC3-10600 SDRAM (1333 MHz)
    Two SODIMM slots supporting dual-channel memory
    2 GB, 4 GB, and 8 GB SODIMMs

    Maximum
    Upgradeable to 16 GB with 8 GB SODIMMs in slots 1 and 2
     
  7. wyemarn

    wyemarn Notebook Consultant

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    More cores, less lag when you multitask. Upgrading to quad raises temperature at least 5C at idle. You fan will be noiser.

    The laptop supports the CPU but if you upgrade BIOS to F.20 and beyond, Turbo Boost will not work and your quad will max out at stock speed.
     
  8. jvander

    jvander Notebook Enthusiast

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    Has anyone replaced the screen on one of these with a screen from laptopscreens.com? I know some of you sport the 16x900 screens, but my buddy has one with the 1366 screen, and trust me, it blows.

    I tried reading as many posts as possible about screen replacement, but nothing that explains pros/cons yet.

    Thanks
     
  9. august123

    august123 Notebook Enthusiast

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    i got an nice corsair performance pro ssd, 128gb for this notebook. Seems to be great speed, only the 4k- write is much lower than speed of this ssd in other computers.
    seq 477 read/ 330 write
    4k 20 read/ 34 write
    (Mbyte/s, Bios F.20)

    normal 4k write is between 55- 80mbyte/s

    any ideas? did someone do some benches with sata 3 solid state drive?
     
  10. shym_tx

    shym_tx Newbie

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    Hi! Ive done a bench with intel 520 120 GB.

    The results are close to the official specs, except latency 0.20-0.3 instead of 0.08-0.09 us. The beanch was done with as-ssd. But with bios f22, the system treats a drive as sata 3gb/s and speeds drop down. Probably new F.25 again supports sata III drives. Are there any news ?
     
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