*HP EliteBook 8740w Owners Lounge - PART 1*

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  1. Aikimox

    Aikimox Weihenstephaner!

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    I think it's a combination of cooling and the fact that HP puts paste on the memory chips (normally you'd use pads) thus greatly reducing the temps.
    It wouldn't be different with MR5870. They are physically identical, AFAIK.


    >>> BTW, does anyone know what paste was used by HP on memory chips? I replaced it with OCZ Freeze but would try to revert back to their stock one and try Furmark again.
     
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    ThinkFr33ly Notebook Guru

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    Just had something very strange happen to me. My DC2 is set to full/native, and while I was reading an e-mail the screen suddenly changed to have a very yellow tiny.

    Changing the color space to sRGB fix it, but changing to back to full/native still resulted in the yellow tint. When I opend up the Tuning dialog, I noticed the full/native setting had was set to 4000K. Changing this to 6500K fixed the issue.

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    m8o Notebook Evangelist

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    Do you have the light sensor active? I disabled it in the OS and the Bios.

    BTW, does your full/native read "Full/Native" or "User Full/Native"? If the later, press the 'Restore' button under the gamut pull-down. That will get rid of the tint. I noticed anytime I change a gamut pre-set resulting in the name being prefixed with 'User', I'm susceptible to the tinting you described.

    Why? Dunno, bug. Something they have to fix. But pressing 'restore' on a preset has always addressed it for me.
     
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    m8o Notebook Evangelist

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    I thought that was posted a few months back by one of the other frequent posters in this thread, stating something like "HP uses the good stuff", but I can't immediately remember what that name is.

    In light of that actually, I was surprised when you were changing the paste thinking maybe it wasn't "the good stuff". But in actuality maybe it's just that you missed the post. ;) Lemme do a search.

    Here we go: http://forum.notebookreview.com/hp-...175.html?highlight=the+good+stuff#post6532175 Lethial stated it's "Shin-Etsu Thermal paste".
     
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    Thanks a bunch, M8o!
    I was replacing the CPU paste (it was very important and successful) and since to get to the CPU you have to remove the GPU heat sink - I had to repaste it as well.
     
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    kartik_subbarao Notebook Enthusiast

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    Thanks -- I did get the 28% discount!
     
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    ThinkFr33ly Notebook Guru

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    I can confirm that the solution provided here does indeed resolve the buzzing noise.

    Yay.
     
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    m8o Notebook Evangelist

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    You owe him some rep if you haven't done so already. ;)
     
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    Hmm, I do see some minor glitches in games that are most likely driver related. Gaah is right, guys at HP should hurry up with the newer drivers.
     
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    I reverted back to the backlit keyboard!
    Bending it in a couple of places fixes the flex issues.
    A little bump is still visible, but it doesn't really bother me now.
    The system is now complete, lol... Till the next crazy idea.
     
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