*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-DreamColor 2 screen

    96 vote(s)
    35.0%
  2. DreamColor 2 Screen

    114 vote(s)
    41.6%
  3. Dual-core Processor

    64 vote(s)
    23.4%
  4. Quad-core Processor

    138 vote(s)
    50.4%
  5. ATI M7820 Graphics

    123 vote(s)
    44.9%
  6. Nvidia FX 2800M

    43 vote(s)
    15.7%
  7. Nvidia FX 3800M

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

    27 vote(s)
    9.9%
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  1. bobmook

    bobmook Notebook Consultant

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    849Q bottlenecks even the GTX 965m (I know I've done it) but......the 980m *did* make the machine faster
     
  2. ExEmEx

    ExEmEx Notebook Enthusiast

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    Im intending to grind the FX 2800 heatsink to fit a GTX 980M in my 8740W for testing purposes as it is acting unstable over 90% usage at regular clock speeds and shutting down my 8770W(GPU voltage speed fluctuates, core clock fluctuates at over 90% usage, perfcap switches from idle to power. Instantly shuts down and restarts over a relatively short time). I have the dremel bit and I only need to grind one part. Im confused as to which tool I use. Do I use the carbide bits to do the grinding for the heatsink or something else?
     
  3. senso

    senso Notebook Deity

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    Use a carbide bit, dont go full speed with the carbide, because if it bites you can harm yourself if you never used a dremel, go slow at first.

    Then finish with a sandpaper roll/drum or one of the stones.
     
  4. MobileArtist

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    Recently, after a mishap when Spectrum interrupted the Internet while getting a Windows 10 update, requiring a complete OS rescue, I noticed a couple of nagging issues.

    I prefer the TrackPoint to the Touchpad, and usually find it quite easy to disable the latter, going to settings, mouse, pointers etc., and then to show more options.
    At that point I get to a screen when I can disable either device. The problem is now everything in that screen is grayed out.

    My technician friend told me to go directly to the manufacturers Website and reinstall the drivers, and I went to both HP and Synaptics. There's nothing to be found. The HP website claims to have no drivers for my 8740 W, and the Synaptics website led me to no driver downloads. The problem with the HP website is that it won't recognize my 8740 W running Windows 10. It doesn't have drivers for anything above 7.

    I'd be grateful for any advice.
     
    Last edited: Apr 29, 2020
  5. James Armstrong

    James Armstrong Notebook Enthusiast

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    You need to enter your OS on the hp site to see the drivers. Just use win 7
     
  6. MobileArtist

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    I was thinking about downloading the Windows 7 drivers, and have just done so, but haven't installed yet.

    So most people on this forum have found the Windows 7 Synaptic drivers to work in Windows 10?

    Had a scare yesterday, when trying to disable my touchpad. Because of the wonky combination of the trackpad and TrackPoint working simultaneously (just hovering my hand over the touchpad triggers things) while I was exploring mouse settings, I unconsciously and inadvertently switched the left and right buttons. For a while it seemed nothing work normally on my computer. Eventually I figured it out, and all is well.

    Scary when no input works on your computer.
     
  7. MobileArtist

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    So I downloaded the Windows 7 synaptic touchpad driver (I'm assuming it includes the TrackPoint driver) and just want to know if it's absolutely safe to install it on my Windows 10 machine?
     
  8. MobileArtist

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    Social distancing doesn't mean somebody can't answer my question!
     
    Last edited: May 3, 2020
  9. triturbo

    triturbo Long live 16:10 and MXM-B

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    It would work fine. Tried it via upgrading (W7 Pro -> W10 Pro) and fresh install.
     
  10. ExEmEx

    ExEmEx Notebook Enthusiast

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    OK I used one of those flat discs and chipped it away like dust. The carbide bit is the silver tips with multiple rough edged shapes or the black one that looks like a drill bit?
     
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