*HP EliteBook 8740w Owners Lounge - PART 2*

Discussion in 'HP Business Class Notebooks' started by Aikimox, Sep 7, 2010.

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What is your EliteBook 8740w config (select one from each category)?

  1. Non-DreamColor2 screen

    95 vote(s)
    34.8%
  2. DreamColor 2 Screen

    114 vote(s)
    41.8%
  3. Dual-core Processor

    63 vote(s)
    23.1%
  4. Quad-core Processor

    137 vote(s)
    50.2%
  5. ATI M7820 Graphics

    122 vote(s)
    44.7%
  6. Nvidia FX 2800M

    43 vote(s)
    15.8%
  7. Nvidia FX 3800M

    47 vote(s)
    17.2%
  8. Nvidia FX 5000M

    27 vote(s)
    9.9%
  1. Looker1122

    Looker1122 Notebook Enthusiast

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    No go -105 whitelist halt on bios in WWAN. In WLAN system loads, but there isn't any new device - probably this adapter is not recognized in WLAN slot (no USB line? - as you said)

    EDIT: this adapter alone pass whitelist check, but it takes up to 30 seconds on POST screen (Capslock and Numlock blinks 5 times in a row and repeats few times).
    I tried plug USB devices (logitech unifying receiver and usb flash disk) after POST, but before BIOS password, and after BIOS password, when Windows loads - in booth cases USB devices wasn't shown in system nor Device Manager.
    So probably there is some kind initialization of USB lane in pcie WWAN slot at the time of whitelist checks.
     
    Last edited: Jul 3, 2017
  2. espektro

    espektro Notebook Enthusiast

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    Awesome! The card was originally from HP? or it doesn't matter?
     
  3. Santers

    Santers Notebook Enthusiast

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    Aha, thanks! Doesn't matter, Maxwell is only one card and vbios for all, for an old laptops need a modify drivers a bit with laptop's ID code only
     
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  4. Looker1122

    Looker1122 Notebook Enthusiast

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    Unfortunately I have still 30 seconds fan rev-up unexpected shutdowns. :( (on 1, 3, and 4 8GB sticks in different slot configurations).
    I suspect RAM (but not sure for that). Maybe this is some kind drivers issue of Win7>Win10 upgrade, because I didn't remember shutdowns like that on old Windows 7.

    So, there is a list of 200% compatible and working RAM stick for this machine?
     
  5. Lwerewolf

    Lwerewolf Notebook Consultant

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    I can only give you the ones that I used while I was running the machine...
    4x kingston kfj-fpc413/4g, DDR3-1333, 4G, SK Hynix chips.
     
  6. espektro

    espektro Notebook Enthusiast

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    I got a M3000M at a very low price but sadly the computer didnt boot up. Im afraid that the card is damage (and that expain the low price).
     
  7. Looker1122

    Looker1122 Notebook Enthusiast

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    I have set "Defer feature update" (delayed updates) in Win 10 Anniversary Update version 1607 on my 8740w, so I receive Creators Update 1703 only few days ago.

    And after this it is some kind of disaster.

    My main problems are:
    - laptop freezes on almost every wake-up from sleep - there is need to hold power button to turn it off;
    - WiFi disconnect massively and connection freezes and drops often
    - there is lag (1-2 secs) on almost every click in Photoshop (switching tools, first stroke, transform, etc.) - there is no solution on Adobe forums for this.
    - I have a feeling overall slow down.

    To name only few.

    So I want to ask you: anyone have similar issues with Creators Update on 8740w?
    There is solution for this or best solution is to revert old version?

    (BTW all drivers updated)
     
  8. espektro

    espektro Notebook Enthusiast

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    Im running that version without problems. Do you have your video card OC? I used to have my k4100m OC and it causes freezes like you said so I flashed back a stock vbios and im overcloking it manually with a program instead of vbios.
     
  9. Looker1122

    Looker1122 Notebook Enthusiast

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    Yes, I have OC vBIOS.
    But on earlier Anniversary version it works without problems like this.
    But I will try before restoring old version.
     
  10. rahasyavadi

    rahasyavadi Notebook Consultant

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    I would like to find a glue effective for reattaching the rubbery covers to the touchpad buttons.

    Does anyone here know of one that definitely works?
     
    Last edited: Sep 18, 2017
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