*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)
    35.2%
  2. DreamColor 2 Screen

    112 vote(s)
    41.9%
  3. Dual-core Processor

    63 vote(s)
    23.6%
  4. Quad-core Processor

    137 vote(s)
    51.3%
  5. ATI M7820 Graphics

    119 vote(s)
    44.6%
  6. Nvidia FX 2800M

    43 vote(s)
    16.1%
  7. Nvidia FX 3800M

    47 vote(s)
    17.6%
  8. Nvidia FX 5000M

    27 vote(s)
    10.1%
  1. Charles P. Jefferies

    Charles P. Jefferies TG Lead Moderator Super Moderator

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    I just got a shipment confirmation. :)

    For reference:
    21-Oct: Order confirmed
    07-Nov: Order shipped

    Total: 12 business days
     
  2. Aikimox

    Aikimox Weihenstephaner!

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    ^^ 12 days is awesome. I had to wait a little bit longer - 8x to be exact! :)
     
  3. Siorah

    Siorah Beware of Squirrels!

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    32GB RAM TEST

    Ok, I've finally got ahold of those sticks to borrow.

    I had 4 x M471B1G73AH0 sticks (8GB DDR3)

    With the 620M Still inside, i was only able to get 2 banks to register - as in the machine actually boot up with 2. If i placed all 4 banks in, it refused to power on past the HP logo.

    So the limitation of the Dual core looks like 16GB.

    I cant post pics of the actual ram, for obvious reasons.

    When i changed to the 720QM/920XM however all 4 sticks were recognised, and the system booted up fine.

    The WEI for the ram was 7.5 running in all banks with the 920XM.

    and it was 7.4 for the 620M/720QM.

    The system didn't seem to change much (bear in mind i have 16GB already) but the system does definately support the new sticks.

    The Ram has gone back to the OEM tester now, i only had them for an hour just to test them (and so i can order them also).

    The CL of the ram was a nice 9-9-9-25 according to my machine, @1333.

    Shame its not more, i wanted to post up stuffs, but it's still not really for me to give more details.

    The 8740 at least does indeed support 32GB. and windows 7 supported it fine.
     
  4. Siorah

    Siorah Beware of Squirrels!

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    knight, could you tell me what power supply they gave you please?

    Part number as well if possible.

    thanks

    This is screaming power supply fault/insufficient. i can't use my 920xm until i get a different one. the 200w one hasn't got the juice. when i did anything related to the GPU being used, it shutdown then restarted.

    so taken out 920xm for the moment :(
     
  5. Judicator

    Judicator Judged and found wanting.

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    I know that on the CTO page for the US site, you need to order a 230W adaptor instead of the standard 200W if you go for an i7-940XM, Dreamcolor, and either the FX3800M or the FX5000M NVidia graphics cards.
     
  6. Siorah

    Siorah Beware of Squirrels!

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    yea i have a 2800M with a 920XM - but i'm waiting for a 230w supply to arrive. it seems all the addons in here is pushing the limits.
     
  7. Aikimox

    Aikimox Weihenstephaner!

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    If you are able to trip the 200W PSU with a 2800M+920XM - we can forget about OC'ing the extreme CPU's even with a 230W PSU. :(
     
  8. Siorah

    Siorah Beware of Squirrels!

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    i have 16gb ram, + gsm card in here too, but the 2800M is still weighty in wattage. I understood the 2800M had the same draw as the 3800M at max consumption? or is that a mistake?
     
  9. Aikimox

    Aikimox Weihenstephaner!

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    3800M is 100W while 2800M is rated 75W. Dunno if there's a difference in real life max consumption scenarios.
     
  10. HiddenUser

    HiddenUser Notebook Evangelist

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    Well, I received the machine on Friday, as stated. The machine is very sturdy, the screen is very good, at the same level of my NEC professional monitor (if not more) and I'm happy overall, but I'm dissapointed with some matters:

    - Flex on the backlit keyboard is still noticeable, specially on the function keys, but even on the numbers row (not the numeric pad). I'm thinking of swapping again the keyboard with the normal version and use the 2 USB lamp set given by my rep. I'm not sure right now.

    - HP installed the SSD on the upgrade bay instead of the primary bay and they installed Windows 7 on the hard disk. I specially said I wanted the OS installed on the SSD :confused: On the primary bay they installed the 500G hard disk - a Seagate Momentus 7200.4 (I'm afraid this drive is not good :( )

    - I notice a bit of wobbling on the bottom side of the screen bezel. It's barely noticeable, but it's there.

    Also when removing the caddy on the upgrade bay, in order to swap the drives, I think that I broke the eject tab with my flat screwdriver. I followed the instructions on the User Guide but it was a fail - the caddy is not ejected yet. It's time to call my rep tomorrow.

    It's not a good start for me. I hope my rep or HP solves this situation :(
     
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