*HP HDX DRAGON Owners Lounge, Part 1*

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  1. 2.0

    2.0 Former NBR Macro-Mod®

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    It's 6 3/4" long x 3 1/4" W x 1 5/8"H. Weighs about 1 1/2 lbs or so.

    I wouldn't risk plugging in a 120W PS. Maybe a 150W @ 18.5 VDC. It uses a standard jack.
     
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    nwperformance Notebook Consultant

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    Does anyone know if the HDX will support 1066mhz FSB processors like the T9600? If so, can it support 800mhz ddr2 ram? Thanks
     
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    lancorp Notebook Virtuoso

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    The Dell M2010 BIOS is smart enough to recognize the power adapter you are using, and auto-throttles the CPU to half speed when powered on an under-rated supply. It also notifies you as such when you boot up, and tells me the battery may charge slower than normal (when in fact, it doesn't charge at all on a underrated supply).

    I checked the actual M2010 power draw using a device that reads watt usage, and the M2010, even though it comes with a 150W PS, only used high 90+ watts during normal usage. I didn't feel using a 120W adapter was a danger.

    I'll have to try it out when mine arrives! :D
     
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    Don't know if this is the one you are talking about, but it is very detailed with quite a few pictures.

    http://www.bostonpocketpc.com/Revie...DX+Entertainment+Notebook+Aka+The+Dragon.aspx
     
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    Some of the processors not all. I posted a link to Intel's website that details which ones. I'll hunt for it. As for ddr2 800, yes it can use it but it will throttle back to 667.
     
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    Here is a list of the processors. click on the one you're interested in and if it supports ICH8M (it should list them on the bottom of each page), it'll work in the HDX.

    http://ark.intel.com/brandinfo.aspx?codeName=26543

    Only thing, BIOS probably won't report the CPU correctly, but windows probably will.
     
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    hdx Notebook Enthusiast

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    2.0,
    Do you think or happen to know what the temperature range difference could be between the basic 2.1 processor vs a 2.8 with arctic silver added? I'm dying to get one of these, but I'm paranoid that in order to be on the safe side, I'll HAVE to get either an extended warranty, in case something does go wrong with the Nvidia card AND/OR I'll have to get one of the more expensive processors in order to keep it running cooler:( . Do you know, or do you think that the 2.1 they have for sale in newegg will not reach those temps? Thanks!
     
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    crys Notebook Enthusiast

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    Thanks a lot for this link.
    Thanks also to 2.0 for all your answers.
    Great help. I think to buy it more and more.

    Some of you, or have you heard that someone had already upgrade the cpu.
    I explain, here in France the HDX is coming with a T8100 (2,1Ghz).
    For the moment it's good for me.
    But in a few months, why not upgrade it ?

    I saw on the service manual (thanks 2.0 ;) ) cpu list available for the HDX.

    I just want to know if there is some snare to avoid.


    I'm come back about the second hard drive : what is the main purpose of that if there is no raid ?

    Is it possible to use only one drive ?
    I've already got a WD Black 7200 rpm 320 Go (to fit in it).

    Thanks again for your advices.

    Sorry for my poor english... :rolleyes:
     
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