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Discussion in 'HP Business Class Notebooks' started by darkmax, Nov 17, 2008.

  1. darkmax

    darkmax Notebook Enthusiast

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    I saw no thread was created for that lappy and there's a few having it including me, so there you go :D
     
  2. darkmax

    darkmax Notebook Enthusiast

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    I noticed some but not unbearable high-pitched noise coming from the CPU when on battery... I'v read DV5 was having the same problem and to solve this was to use RMClock with the HLT Command while idle...

    Is it only HP or many manufacturers are getting these probs because the CPU enters into SLFM state?
     
  3. andrei_oGu

    andrei_oGu Notebook Consultant

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    Can some one post a good review with pictures please...?
     
  4. darkmax

    darkmax Notebook Enthusiast

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    Here's some photos,

    Overall:
    http://i35.tinypic.com/xeexpd.jpg

    French-Canadian Keyboard:
    http://i33.tinypic.com/2viplra.jpg

    Front side:
    http://i34.tinypic.com/qzno74.jpg

    Left side with AC plug:
    http://i35.tinypic.com/2ngv80h.jpg

    Right side:
    http://i33.tinypic.com/20igcpi.jpg

    Temperature and teh name :p
    http://i37.tinypic.com/3466o7a.jpg

    Front side 2:
    http://i36.tinypic.com/rtlt6u.jpg

    LCD weird thing:
    http://i38.tinypic.com/21485tg.jpg

    Under with secondary battery:
    http://i36.tinypic.com/2efs3gi.jpg

    Under without secondary battery:
    http://i35.tinypic.com/2r70z6e.jpg
     
  5. yummer

    yummer Notebook Enthusiast

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    I have a 8730w with a P8600 CPU, and haven't noticed any whine.

    One odd noise I did take issue with was an annoying hard drive "clicking" sound -- this turned out to be the HD being overly aggressive with its power management (the sound was from the heads being parked/unparked to save power), and I was able to "fix" this problem by using hdparm to disable this "feature".
     
  6. darkmax

    darkmax Notebook Enthusiast

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    I've installed Windows XP and it is performing more than Vista!

    With the default resolution and settings on Assassin's Creed (1680x1050), it was slower on Vista. Like 5 or 10 fps less.

    I guess I'll stick on Windows XP because of its gaming performance .
     
  7. Xirurg

    Xirurg ORLY???

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    what GPU do you have?
     
  8. darkmax

    darkmax Notebook Enthusiast

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    Quadro FX2700M 512MB (KS070UT#ABC model)
     
  9. Xirurg

    Xirurg ORLY???

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    how much do you get in 3dmark?
     
  10. yummer

    yummer Notebook Enthusiast

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    ~7300 3dmark06 (1280x1024)

    (Model: KS070UT)
    P8600 (Core2Duo @ 2.4GHz)
    Quadro FX2700M (512MB)
    2GB 800MHz DDR2 RAM (1 DIMM)
    Windows Vista Business (32-bit)
     
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