*HP HDX 9000 DRAGON Owners Lounge, Part 2*

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  1. no-tech

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    Can I ask you what was the problem with 280GTX you had try some time ago?
     
  2. Dominick_7

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    That was 2.0 who tried it. If I'm recalling correctly, he got it to boot but it was blurry.. thinking it was a video bios issue. Now thanks to Nando that is a potentially resolvable hurdle.
     
  3. MobileArtist

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    I'm sure one of the savvy techs on our forum knows if the 3700m physically fits better than the 280m gtx. But the advantage of the 3700m is that there is...as mentioned earlier...an HP vbios fashioned for the HP Elitebook 8730.

    More in the family.
     
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    zipek showed up only once or twice (in the previous, locked thread) and lost his interest in this after giving back the card - I tried to reach him (he is also from Poland) but without any luck.
    You should be able to trace back the history.
     
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    So there were instability problems
    http://forum.notebookreview.com/hp-...on-owners-lounge-post6328825.html#post6328825
    probably because not enough power is supplied from MXM connector (or does he didn't mod the heatsink to fit properly? as he states the card was then given away after some days)
    Do someone know if an underclock of the card is possible? undervolting too?

    I've done some power meter tests running Crysis2 for twenty minutes:
    x9000 default clock - 8800 default clock 129W Max
    x9000 default clock - 8800 overclocked 138W Max
    x9000 overclocked - 8800 overclocked 160W Max
    So apparently 8800 may cosume at max 50+ ~10W
    We may need to underclock the 3700M a bit to let it consume about the same amount to be safe..
     
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    When you run any 3D-intensive app...

    So a 65W max 8800M GTX (96 cores instead of 64 in the GTS version) might be a better/more realistic option (also heatsink-wise) for a ~12% boost over current GTS GPU:
    http://www.notebookcheck.net/NVIDIA-GeForce-8800M-GTX.8836.0.html
    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Nvidia-8800m-gtx-512mb-mxm-/260784745716
     
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    That would be an option, but do we have vbios extracted for that card too?
    Would a downclocked 3700M be more performant than 8800 GTX?
    I don't know, I would think 3700M have more potential..
     
  9. MobileArtist

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    I agree that a 3700M has more potential. Some time back I posted a link to a thread where people were successfully using the driver for the 280M with the 3700M, and others were flashing the 280M VBIOS onto the 37000m. (I know I mentioned this a page back.)

    Also, I believe some HPs came with a 3800M.

    The fact that the 3700M actually had an HP BIOS/VBIOS is, I believe, more promising than cards which never appeared on HPs.
     
  10. Dominick_7

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    I've tried to talk to that guy at his different sites, and nothing. Guess he doesn't check any of it anymore since he gave back the card as you mentioned. Interesting discussion. Agree with you MobileArtist about the 3700 since it's the one that has had an actual connection with HP notebooks.
     
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