*HP EliteBook 8460p Owners Lounge!*

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  1. takman79

    takman79 Newbie

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    I am wondering if i should update my BIOS to the current version (F61). The version on my computer as of now is F22 12/22/2011. I bought this laptop second hand about a year ago, So i dont know if has ever been updated? Looking back at older posts, it seems the BIOS has had numerous updates over the years, and i dont know how they correspond exactly to dates.

    My computer is running fine, and it may be that i dont need the added functionality of the current update, however...

    I want to upgrade my RAM.

    My girlfriend has a an 8460p, identical to mine. I took out the 4GB dimm out of hers, and put it in mine, to give mine a total of 8GB. But the computer wouldnt even boot at all. Hers had a slighlty different part number, but i would think it should have worked?

    The reason i am wondering if this has to do with the BIOS, is because in an older post on this forum, someone said they fitted two corsair DIMMs 8GBx2 and the computer wouldnt boot.. when one dIMM was removed, then it booted as normal.

    So maybe it has do with the BIOS?

    Also, i am running windows 10 pro 64bit. Theres no support for this operating system listed on HP's site...so i am wondering if this will also have an affect on a BIOS update?
     
  2. Renato Silva

    Renato Silva Newbie

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    I recently bought a 8460p to upgrade with my old laptop CPU, an i7 2720QM. So far had been a nightmare.

    After i made the upgrade, he starts all fine for the first time, but after i restart he starts to blink the Caps Lock and Number Lock. This happens every time that i make a change in the hardware, because if i remove a DIMM, he starts fine the first time and blinks the next one.
    The message of the blinking code is: The embedded controller has timed out waiting for the BIOS.

    I try to upgrade the BIOS, but after 3 hours of black screen i had to turn it off. It shows to have the latest BIOS, but the blinking continues unfortunately.

    Can someone help me with this?
     
  3. KLF

    KLF NBR Super Modernator Super Moderator

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    I see in the service manual that there is different motherboards for different CPUs. What was the old processor?
     
  4. Renato Silva

    Renato Silva Newbie

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    The original CPU is a i5 2520M, without dedicated graphic card.

    The motherboard is the 642759-001, the one with vPro, WLAN, WWAN and USB 3.0.

    Can be a problem with the BIOS?
     
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  5. Sahil J

    Sahil J Newbie

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    I have been using the 8460p (i5 vpro) for the past 4 years. I recently upgraded it with 16GB RAM and a 480GB Sandisk Ultra II SSD. It is a brand new laptop now!
     
  6. friendfriend

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    Hello,
    please i need advice:

    What can I expect if I accept an offer and upgrade 8460p i5-2520 with i7-2670qm?

    1) Higher idle and full-load temperature than i5?
    2) What about turbo, is it working?

    Using my 8460p for programming and office and my idle temp are 45-50c.
     
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  7. Droider_84

    Droider_84 Newbie

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    Hey everyone,

    I own a 8470P and so far i am very pleased with its performance. I searched for 8470P thread but it is locked and i am looking for some advice. I like everything about this laptop except the internal speakers. Even my phone sounds louder and better than it. Could you suggest me any compatible better and louder internal speakers as an upgrade for my 8470P ?
     
  8. neromanto

    neromanto Newbie

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    Hey everyone,
    I own a 8460P
    Can someone tell me or link me the safiest method (or a step-by-step guide) to update the bios?
    If I dowload the bios I found this instruction (that don't help me...):

    This package includes several methods for updating the BIOS version, as follows:
    - Use the HPQFlash Utility to update the BIOS directly in a Microsoft Windows Operating System environment.
    - Create a bootable USB Key to update the system BIOS.
    - Use System Software Manager (SSM) to update the system BIOS on target PCs in a network.
    Depending on the desired update method, complete either of the Following steps:
    a) To update the BIOS using HPQFlash or to create a bootable disk on key, double-click the downloaded file and follow the on-screen instructions.
    b) To use HP System Software Manager (SSM) to update the BIOS on notebooks/laptops in a network, copy the downloaded file to the file store and then run the SSM software.

    I suppose the safiest way is to create a bootable usb key... but these "on-screen instructions" which are? Is there any video or picture?

    thanks
     
  9. KONATAonPC

    KONATAonPC Newbie

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    Hey everyone,
    I have an integrated graphics 8460p, is it possible for me to put the AMD graphics motherboard in my 8460p (And reuse the CPU, RAM etc. of course)? If it is could you tell me the AMD graphics motherboard's model number too? Thanks.
     
  10. KLF

    KLF NBR Super Modernator Super Moderator

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    Link to the service manual is in the previous page.
     
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