HP Omen 15 (5XXX series) Gaming Notebook

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  1. David.P

    David.P Notebook Consultant

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    I don't get it. Why is this so "important", as in !!!!!! IMPORTANT !!!!!?

    This is a simple NVIDIA Graphics driver update, isn't it?
     
  2. amazer

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    ... I believe it is because HP has been providing GPU updates even after 4 + years of product launch.
     
  3. David.P

    David.P Notebook Consultant

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    I still don't get what is so special, or important?
    It's not even a HP driver, it is simply a NVIDIA driver.
     
  4. amazer

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    Boss, I think it is a HP modified OEM Nvidia driver. When I clicked on the link, the nomenclature was not typical Nvidia release like 3xx.xx version, but it was typical of HP like 387.293.xxx.xx. But not debating anything here . Peace!
     
  5. GadgetBoi

    GadgetBoi Notebook Evangelist

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    Yes, HP is covering themselves for anyone who doesn't currently use the NVIDIA reference/released drivers. They just created a HP release that included support for helping the CPU fight the exploits(Meltdown/Spectre) as mentioned in the previous post. The release notes have no additional info other than security related and calls out many HP laptop models not just the Omen.
     
  6. David.P

    David.P Notebook Consultant

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    So if I get this right, HP is simply distributing the normal driver by NVIDIA?

    Anyway, I had this driver installed already (I think Driver Booster scraped it up somewhere).

    On another note, did you guys also experience a much improved performance of the touchpad recently? I used to have major quirks with the touchpad not reacting to clicks and not scrolling smoothly, like also already decried by Notebookcheck.com in an initial test in 2015:
    In the meantime, this seems to have gone completely [knocks on wood]
     
  7. amazer

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    Has anyone downloaded the latest firmware bios version - F.44 A? Any issues with the bios version? Asking this as the F42 version was buggy for me and made fans on my laptop run crazy - almost as if the laptop would take-off any minute while gaming.
     
  8. GadgetBoi

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    I have not encountered any problems, it was only the latest patch for the Intel exploits. I always have run my Omen with the rear elevated. It definitely has helped with fan speed.
     
  9. David.P

    David.P Notebook Consultant

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    Yes! The factory ventilation is insufficient because it is obstructed by the rubber strip 'feet' of the Omen:
    [​IMG]

    A little air only gets in at the top and bottom where the printing is. Very bad design choice!

    From the beginning, I had put felt and rubber feet to the back of the Omen that made it sit just a little higher so that air would be able to get in from all directions.

    After changing the battery recently, I did not even bother to put the rubber strips back:
    [​IMG]
     
  10. amazer

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    Boss, from the images, can you guide me
    On the material or from where did you get the circular rubber feet? I am actually planning to get a higher capacity ssd - 512 go for which the rubber feet needs to be removed
     
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