*HP EliteBook 8560w Owners Lounge*

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  1. resinis

    resinis Notebook Enthusiast

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    laptop batteries all have smart ic chips in them. they scan and log hundreds of points every minute- from voltages and currents in and out, heat and other things. if at any point, ANY parameter goes outside of the set limit, the ic chip can self-destruct itself and render the entire battery pack useless.

    remember the laptop battery fires back in the 90's? you dont see them anymore because all batteries now have these smart monitoring systems built into them. so even if your battery is fully charged, it may not work.
     
  2. ohsoweird

    ohsoweird Newbie

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    Hi 'NecessaryEvil', I am following up an upgrade for a 8770w to install a 3rd drive in the optical bay by swapping the caddy to a HDD caddy. I saw that you had looked at the spare parts needed for this and concluded they are: (I take one of them is the caddy itself while the other is a the optical bay frame?)

    655547-001
    SPS-HDD UPGRADE BAY

    644694-001
    SPS-HDD HARDWARE KIT
     
  3. brownmichaelw

    brownmichaelw Notebook Enthusiast

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    I picked this one up from this seller and it was perfect: With Bezel for HP EliteBook 8560w 8570W 8760w 8770W 2nd HDD SSD Hard Drive Caddy | eBay

     
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    yannicklebra Newbie

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    hi! i have a 8560w i7 2760qm CPU @2.4 ghz 16go RAM
    win 7 64bits with a intel ssd master and originial hard drive for slave.

    have a lote of problem with it!! i working with multiple 3d software.
    since couple of week the with turn yellow when i ask complex task.

    i plug it on another screen when the problem starting and the yellow problem is just on the displays laptop.

    avec being yellow, i cannot restart it without a LOT of boot problem.........

    any advise?

    Sorry for my bad english....
     
  5. xelra

    xelra Notebook Enthusiast

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    This doesn't sound like a software problem. It's most probably faulty hardware.

    Sorry for the bad news.
     
  6. klap

    klap Notebook Enthusiast

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    Hi guys.
    I'm not a 8560w owner, but I found a good bargain on a used one. A HP EliteBook 8560w-LG660EA with i5 2540M, 8gb of ram and AMD FirePro M5950.
    The things I'd like to know are:
    • can the cpu be upgraded with a 3rd gen i7 or you can only upgraded with cpu listed in Spare Parts from HP ?
    • can I change (without any problem) the AMD video card with a
      NVIDIA Quadro 1000M graphics card 652673-001
      or
      NVIDIA Quadro 2000M graphics card 652674-001?

    Maybe for the video card is better the 1000M model so I won't need a differente heatsink.

    Thank you very much
     
  7. repman244

    repman244 Notebook Geek

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    No you cannot use a newer gen CPU, the chipset doesn't support it.
    Yes you can change the GPU but changing it to the quadro 1000 would be a downgrade and the 2000 would be a sidegrade (its faster in certain tasks but slower in other) plus the cost of buying a new GPU is too high for changing to be reasonable.
    I would say that the best upgrade is an SSD so look into that...you get more for your money and more battery time.

    I forgot to mention...i doubt it's possible to upgrade to an i7 quad core CPU sinc the motherboad for quads is different.
     
  8. klap

    klap Notebook Enthusiast

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    thank u for the quick reply.
    yes, I already own a Samsung SSD. Is its mainboard SATA III compliant?
    I wanted an Nvidia GPU to try osX on this machine. GPU on ebay have good prices.
    The question is wheter u can sell the AMD video card easily or not.

    DO you think it's still a bargain for 400€ ?
    specs are good but it's out of warranty. (plus I noticed it's heavy :( )
     
  9. KLF

    KLF NBR Super Modernator Super Moderator

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    Upgrading from i5 to i7 might be possible, main difference is that i5 boards have only two memory slots. There could also be differences with heatsinks, power circuits, stuff like that. I don't remember seeing anyone here NBR trying that yet.

    _If_ my 8650w had i5 and I had an i7 around I'd certainly try it... just for fun. But it already has i7 and downgrade to i5 has also been tested already :)

    GPU should be a drop-in replacement, again different heatsink might be required. I recommend that you would check out Service manual for parts first. That AMD card can do 5 displays at once, while nVidia can only two.
     
  10. klap

    klap Notebook Enthusiast

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    wow... 5 monitors (I own only 2 monitors lol). I guess it's better to keep it like it is.
    do you think it's a bargain an 8560w with these specs:
    HP EliteBook 8560w-LG660EA
    8g ram
    Intel Core i5 2540M
    AMD FirePro M5950 1024 MB

    for 400€ (without warranty)
    ??
     
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