*HP EliteBook 8540w Owners Lounge!*

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  1. f4ding

    f4ding Laptop Owner

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    I thought you said you ordered with 4GB of RAM running at 1333MHz? Wait a minute, is this a trick question?
     
  2. tilhasbb

    tilhasbb Notebook Consultant

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    The Laptop comes with 4GB 1333 DDR3 but is it running at 1333 or 1066?
    I want 8GB Ram. Company ordered me the FN095UA and I'm upgrading it.
     
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    gringo_cro Notebook Enthusiast

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    Hi,
    check on intels page: Intel® Core™ i7 Mobile Processor - Specifications
    Dual core procesors like i7-620M and i5 procesors use memoy with 1066MHz clock speed. But if you buy 1333MHz it will work too because memory will work at 1066Mhz, but you are then paying for something that you aren't using so if you have dual core procesor go with the 1066Mhz memory its cheaper.
    In other words both type of memory will work asslong they are 204-pin.
     
  4. tilhasbb

    tilhasbb Notebook Consultant

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    Thanks Gringo Cro.
    But I wanted to know if the Bios clocked the memory faster or not?
    Because the 1066 has timing of 7-7-7-20 vs the 1333 has 9-9-9-24 and I am not sure if the timing of the 1333 will be 7 at 1066.
     
  5. Theon

    Theon Newbie

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    Hi!

    I have a WD928EA with i5-540M Dual Core processor. According to HWiNFO32 my 2x2GB 1333MHz modules run at 1066MHz with 7-7-7-20 timings.

    Theon
     
  6. Exxo

    Exxo Notebook Enthusiast

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    I was wondering if HP offers a battery for the Elitebook 8540w that sticks out the back of the laptop like the Lenovo Thinkpads to provide a little bit more juice. I know HP offers the extended 8-cell and 12-cell but those batteries are placed on the bottom and positions the notebook at an angle. Anyone??
     
  7. TechAnimal

    TechAnimal Notebook Evangelist

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    There is no backlit keyboard option at the moment though it has been speculated that the notebook supports it and if it isn't made an option in the future, it will be possible to purchase a backlit keyboard from a third party that fits the 8540w chassis.
     
  8. knight427

    knight427 theenemysgateisdown

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    The backlit keyboard had a large influence on moving me from the 8540w to the 8740w. I do not regret that decision at all (and I take my laptop with me every day). Nothing wrong with the 8540w of course, but if you need more rationalizations to jump up to 8740w, just let me know.
     
  9. sgogeta4

    sgogeta4 Notebook Nobel Laureate

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    Even if the 1066 memory is clocked at CL9, you won't notice a difference in any real life situation - so don't worry.
     
  10. rollj83

    rollj83 Notebook Enthusiast

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    Could anyone else with an i7 quad please report their core temps with Real Temp 3.40 using Prime95. I am currently hitting around 55C at idle and a maximum of 83C using the In-place FFT's. These seem pretty high, considering I already replaced the stock thermal compound with AC MX-2. Thanks in advance.
     
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