*HP EliteBook 8740w Owners Lounge - PART 1*

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  1. DEJAD

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    Just bought a HP 8740w - i520M, 4GB, M7820, WSXGA +
    The video card is very cold, the temperature does not exceed 70 degrees C, but the processor is a little hot under load, wPrime warmed up it to 85 degrees ...
    the fan becomes loud only when the processor is above 80 degrees.
    The first screenshot shows the scores with turbo boosts, the second without...
     

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    He was referring to the suggestion that he try the official AMD drivers - their website doesn't list the Mobility FirePro cards anywhere (except for two of them noted as being supported with a new Stream SDK package), and the driver pages don't have them in any category's dropdown, nor will they produce anything when supplying the model number directly.

    Quite irritating, but not unusual for high-end, possibly-exclusive notebook cards, unfortunately. :(
     
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    I've been using the Orion AW backpack for a year and so far only positive feedback.
     
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    You can do 2 things to improve the temps: replace the thermal paste and buy a heatsink for quad core cpu's from HP (it's not expensive). The HS for dual core processors has only one pipe while the one for quads has 2. This will greatly improve the temps.
    I'll look for a reference number... here you go!
     
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    Are you sure that it is possible to put on the HS of quad core processor, instead of the dual-core?
    the instructions written
    For use only with computer models equipped with Quad Core processors 597570-001
    For use only with computer models equipped with Dual Core processors 596048-001
     
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    For the 25$ I'd give it a try anyway. If it doesn't fit tight enough - you can always add a shim/pad. But it will surely provide a better heat transfer.

    Also, looking at your tests... have you noticed the reduced clocks of the FirePro? Maybe that's the reason for lower temps. I still find it difficult to believe that the cooling on this machine is so good. :)
     
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    Has anyone that is experiencing crashes opened a case with HP? If so, have they yielded any results?
     
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    Are you experiencing them as well?
     
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