*HP EliteBook 8760w Owners Lounge*

Discussion in 'HP Business Class Notebooks' started by wkuballa, May 24, 2011.

  1. metroman789

    metroman789 Notebook Enthusiast

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    So you can use any driver with only newer vbios or both?
    I'm thinking maybe it's my laptops bios version thats the problem. I had one from 2012 then I updated to the latest 2019 version before I installed card. Too bad this laptop won't let me flash back to older versions so I can check.

    Which bios version/year rev on your laptop?
     
  2. mirage_bg

    mirage_bg Notebook Evangelist

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    When I had m5000m (I am using 8770 with 1070 now) both vbioses allowed me to install and use any driver I wanted.
    My system bios is the latest one from 2019 - F.71.
     
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    metroman789 Notebook Enthusiast

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    Yeah that weird I'm using the same bios.
    I got the idea to try that driver gaming driver from a guy on this thread who also said he had driver issues with the M5000m and the 8770w.
    So it's not just me idk.. Anyways I decided to just live with it for now. I got another 8770w coming I might swap the card in there see if it makes a difference.

    Also that's cool I didn't know the 8770w supported newer cards like the 1070. How you do it? Is it a straight swap with the gpu heatsink?
    I'm thinking about trying a P3000m when I get some cash later or when prices drop a bit.
     
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    mirage_bg Notebook Evangelist

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    Yup, straight swap, no need of heatsink modding. You only need to be with DreamColor screen to get Pascal gpus working on 8770W.
     
  5. bobmook

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    do 4 core cpu's work on the 8670 dual core MB's like they do on the 8740W?
     
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    another quick question.....will the 8770w cpu and gpu cooling units work inside the 8760w? I have both lying around an I'd think they would cool better...... Might as well ask this as well ....Is there any way to increase the illumination of the 8670w,s backlit keyboard.....I've searched the web and found nada .....
     
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    And I thank the crickets for their interest......
     
  9. jozseffabri

    jozseffabri Newbie

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    Hi!
    I have an 8760w that i mostly use to 3d modeling and finite element stuff. It has a 2820qm now with 8gb of ram, and i'd like to install 32gb ram.
    I've read trough most of this thread but couldn't find (or missed) the answer for my question:
    Can a 8760w use 4x8Gb DDR3 1600MHz CL9 ram?
    At this moment G.skill ripjaws 16Gb 1600MHz CL9 kit (f3-1600c9d-16grsl) a bit cheaper in local stores than any standard CL11, but i read some systems wont work with that.

    Also, I planned some upgrades on this machine, but if I understand it correctly, 8760w has quite strong limitations, thus I better get a 8770w if I want serious upgrades for normal everyday use?
     
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  10. bobmook

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    I'm curious does anyone know if the mobile version of the wx 7170 will work in the 8760w?
     
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