*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

    94 vote(s)
    35.9%
  2. DreamColor 2 Screen

    111 vote(s)
    42.4%
  3. Dual-core Processor

    63 vote(s)
    24.0%
  4. Quad-core Processor

    136 vote(s)
    51.9%
  5. ATI M7820 Graphics

    119 vote(s)
    45.4%
  6. Nvidia FX 2800M

    41 vote(s)
    15.6%
  7. Nvidia FX 3800M

    47 vote(s)
    17.9%
  8. Nvidia FX 5000M

    26 vote(s)
    9.9%
  1. MobileArtist

    MobileArtist Notebook Deity

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    Thanks, Judicator. Option 1 in the linked article did the trick. All I had to do was uncheck Fast Startup and the problem resolved. Much simpler than all the other solutions I found and was ready to try.
     
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    Do all GPU replacements require a little drilling, or are any GPUs simple drop in upgrades?
     
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    Crickets, dog barking in the distance, clouds across a moon lit sky. Zzzzzzzzz....snoring sounds.
     
  4. Judicator

    Judicator Judged and found wanting.

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    I am pretty sure any card past the ones offered by HP (so 5000M max) will require some heatsink modification.

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  5. triturbo

    triturbo Long live 16:10 and MXM-B

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    Quadros and some GeForces that share the same layout don't require grinding. I think K5000m and K5100m wold fit perfectly on your GLM5 heat-sink (shipped with the 5000m only).
     
  6. MobileArtist

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    So minimal grinding with the K5100M? What;s the consensus on K500M vs K5100M? Also, I read somewhere on the forum that someone had gotten a 980M GTX working. Is that an urban legend?
     
  7. triturbo

    triturbo Long live 16:10 and MXM-B

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    I think that it requires no grinding at all.

    It's up to you.

    Nope (update #5).
     
  8. bassman5066

    bassman5066 Notebook Enthusiast

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    After my experience with the GTX 970m I wouldn't recommend anyone try to get a Maxwell GPU to work because there are possible compatibility issues with the GPUs and chipset causing the skipping issue I experienced. On top of that, the 970m in my case, when it worked, was severely bottlenecked even by my i7 920xm. The GPU underperformed horribly compared to other laptops with the same GPU and more modern CPUs. This made me question if it was even worth it to run that new of a GPU and makes me feel that much better about having to go with the GTX 780m instead because even that may see a bit of a bottleneck from my CPU as well.

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  9. triturbo

    triturbo Long live 16:10 and MXM-B

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    Forgot about skipping, yes that's pretty important remark. As for bottlenecking, this is something everyone has to consider. If you dial all the game settings to high or ultra you'll offset the load to the GPU, and you'll get pretty solid performance. I do realize that with newer CPU you'll see higher framerate, but don't throw the 920XM just yet. Consider this - I'm playing Rise of the Tomb Rider @2560x1600 High and I get 30~60 FPS depending on the location. Stock Zotac GTX 1070 (90W) and 55W/42A 26/24/20/20 920XM. Not bad at all, for me at least.
     
  10. bassman5066

    bassman5066 Notebook Enthusiast

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    My game of choice (Kerbal Space Program) is a single core hog by design due to the limited Unity engine but when you add mods it can utilize more cores for other purposes. Visual mods seem to tax the hell out of the GPU and that's why I am upgrading from the FX2800m to the 780m.

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