*HP EliteBook 8730w Owners Lounge*

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

  1. 83bj60

    83bj60 Notebook Evangelist

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    I got to sleep for a while, worked all night, just check the DC upgrade thread I posted a while ago, should find all the answers you need there :)

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    kaRRer Notebook Enthusiast

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    Please can someone tell me that is it also neccesary to cool the signed parts (picture attached)? If so what do you recommend as it seems they dont line up perfectly with the surface of the heatsink.Thanks!
     

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    83bj60 Notebook Evangelist

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    Yes! Use that heat conductive 'foam tape'
     
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    kaRRer Notebook Enthusiast

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    Beside the signed component on the picture (+GPU and memory chips), is there anything that needs cooling? Thank you.
     
  5. 83bj60

    83bj60 Notebook Evangelist

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    If you mean besides the CPU and the memory chips, no... I was looking at some pictures from when I took one of my donor 8730ws apart and see no other places where foam heat tapes are used... Unfortunately I have no pictures of a heat sink with the tape installed.

    Since the heat sink covers the whole surface of the card, I don't see any harm using more foam tape if you can as it's compressible, as long as it doesn't interfere with GPU and memory heat sink contact.
     
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    MobileArtist Notebook Deity

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    I'm wondering if any 8730 owner with an Nvidia 3700M installed could do a VBIOS dump? It would help a great deal with an attempt to install the 3700M in the HP Dragon.

    Thanks!
     
  7. triturbo

    triturbo Long live 16:10 and MXM-B

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    Sadly, I'm selling my 8730w DC. It's in the marketplace if anyone is interested.
     
  8. 83bj60

    83bj60 Notebook Evangelist

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    2 things:
    1- maybe you should indicate where that 'marketplace' is considering how expensive shipping has become in the past few years...
    2- have you actually found a worthy successor? Or are in you in downsizing mode :D
     
  9. triturbo

    triturbo Long live 16:10 and MXM-B

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    NBR's marketplace.

    For me the 8740w DC is more than worthy, so this would be my machine for some time to come :)
     
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    83bj60 Notebook Evangelist

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    Absolutely! If I had been able to resolve the "Replace the main battery pack" issue that won't let me boot the machine no matter what new battery I install unless I remove it and boot on that AC adapter first and the excessive magenta of the DC2 screen that HP Mobile Display Assistant won't let me white balance manually like it does on the 8730w, that would have been my choice as well.

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