*HP HDX 9000 DRAGON Owners Lounge, Part 2*

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  1. 2.0

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    LOL. That's a first.

    Welcome aboard.
     
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    Thanks 2.0™ I will deffo post a video!! lol
     
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    opps I forgot to say the three blue indicator lights for pwr/charging/hdd also dim along with the mouse light!!
     
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    Too bad, that you are familiar with the second HDX ready.
    Surely you've also flashed the RAM.

    I would like to know if this:

    for this "Method:

    necessary???



    Flash Ram safely after "FSB hardware changes. (1k/Ohm)
    HDX otherwise would not boot, correct?

    Welcome SSB! :wink:
     
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    Yes, always have to flash the RAM. Otherwise the timing will be off with PLL overclock since RAM is on FSB.
     
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    Wow this is awesome. Thanks for all the great work! Too bad I have no money now for tech stuff yet and both my hard drives died at the same time.. got an HTC thunderbolt with 4G data and phone not working, so thank God for WiFi lol..I'm really missing using my hdx.. oh hey does using an ssd make your benchmarks better with the combination of the pin mod/overlooking significantly?
     
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    Danke Ricki :)
     
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    @ 2.0 I have more questions ... :)

    1.
    What do you think about a "BIOS Flash" (for whatever reason), it was after the "hardware changes" FSB unlock done "? (1K/Ohm installed and "RAM"only 400MHz)

    2.
    If you deconstruction of "FSB 1K/Ohm unlock" to "FSB lock" (for example due to repair by HP), then it must surely be the first reflasht RAM - right?
    Without FSB unlock the HDX would certainly not start with 400MHz Ram.

    How do you think?
     
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    1. That wouldn't be a problem. Nothing about the PLL Unlock is stored in BIOS.

    2. The HDX boots with 400MHz CAS 6 only RAM. I tried it before FSB/PLL unlock and it worked.

    Also see this post again, http://forum.notebookreview.com/hp-...n-owners-lounge-part-2-a-231.html#post7298927. I added an "issues" section.

    Do you have this same issue with eSATA while overclocked?
     
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    Your CPU runs 250x13.5 with a max temp of 70 degrees under load. So you are well under the 105 degree TJmax. Means you could certainly consider doing a Vss+VID3 or Vss+VID4 CPU/voltage regulator overvolting pinmod to get the CPU to be able to run at a higher BCLK.

    Before doing that recommend to use Throttlestop to lock the CPU at x6, ensure minimum processor state is 100% in Processor Power Management, then ramp up the BCLK past 250 see what the rest-of-system (northbridge, RAM, internal CPU cache) max_BCLK is. Can then decide if it's worth doing the extra dismantling step to get to the CPU to overvolt it in the hope it can then support max_BCLK or somewhere near it.

    2.0's HDX9000 TME-unlock instructions and photos are pretty easy to follow. A mobile phone tech could do the mod for for < $10 if you provided a dismantled system so the PLL can be accessed.
     
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