HP OMEN 15 and 17 owners lounge

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  1. tweake628

    tweake628 Notebook Consultant

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    let me know how you make out with hackintosh .
    I am going to wait for the new update for video drivers to come out and just stay away from 18.8.1 .
    I love the ultrawide !!!!! I have only ran in to one game that didn't work straight away and that was a esay fix .the rx580 pushes it like it wasn't any dif then the stock 1920x 1080 no drop in frame rates at all .its hard to go back to normal now I was in the hospital for a week so I had to use the normal laptop screen and it felt all crowded lol . I got a cheap KB and my omen mouse got it set up like a desktop now lol
     
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    tweake628 Notebook Consultant

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    trying to find a place to host my pic of my setup …..I am so so rusty lol
     
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    heretofore Notebook Guru

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    I have a 29" LG 29UM58 2560x1080.
    I bought it because it's one of the cheapest ultra-wide's available.
    The height is equivalent to a 23" 1920x1080. Don't buy the 25" ultra-wide. It's not much bigger than your laptop's built-in display.
    I overclocked my LG monitor as high as possible: 67Hz.

    The difference between 16:9 and 21:9 is huge.
    Once you try 21:9, you won't want to go back to 16:9.

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    prosetheus Notebook Consultant

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    @tweake628 I will look into this. I think I might have some free time coming up...but the temptation to simply game during that time is too huge. I wonder if MacOS can be booted through external SSD...I guess I should post that question on the forums there.

    @heretofore Much thanks for that feedback. That bit about screen size will save me from a lot of buyers remorse. If I could buy from China, is there any brand you would point out to me? I'm sure they must have a bunch of barebones, debranded stuff. Also, is it possible to get ultrawides with higher refresh rates? I would be happy with 75 hz just for work. Doubt the 580 is going to touch higher framerates.
     
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    tweake628 Notebook Consultant

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    i have the 25 and I love it .I do wish I would have gone bigger but really ones you go to 21:9 you cant go back . even when I play ps4 games on my hdtv it feels all cramped lol
     
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    Alexrose1uk Music, Media, Game

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    Random question here, but what is the fastest memory anyone has managed to get running in one of these?

    I've seen one machine with a 7700HQ and 2666 Kingston ImpactX IIRC that actually runs at 2666/CL15, (which is both faster AND lower latency than the stock modules which are 2400/CL17 IIRC) and it made me wonder whether any of the 2800/3000 MHz SODIMMs you occasionally see would 'plug and play'.

    Would be kinda awesome if they would; I realise RAM doesn't make a MASSIVE difference, but it probably would help nicely with 1% lows, same as dual channel, and just eeking that last little bits out of these things :)

    The fact our BIOS' are so limiting probably doesn't help.
     
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    heretofore Notebook Guru

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    The stock ram on my 2017 HP Pavilion was 2400MHz/CL18.
    I upgraded to 2 x 4GB 2400MHz/CL14 Kingston HyperX Impact
    https://www.kingston.com/en/hyperx/memory/impact
    2400MHz is the fastest my laptop will "officially" support.

    The main reason I upgraded is because my previous desktop PC had super low latency DDR3,
    and there are some games (such as Bethesda games) in which ram latency makes a significant difference in frame rate.
    In general, I prefer my PC's to be well optimized, when possible, and that includes high performance ram.

    I believe 2800/3000 MHz will only run at that speed if your laptop supports 2800/3000.
    Instead of searching for the fastest ram, it's better to find ram with the lowest latency.
    https://i.imgur.com/2Xed9gn.png

    Do you know how to change ram timings on HP laptops?
    I bet my laptop would run stable at 2400MHZ/CL13 if it were possible to change timings.
     
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    tweake628 Notebook Consultant

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    I has wondered this myself .if u do find out plz let me know . good luck
     
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    l2apsux Newbie

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    hey omen owners. i got an an012dx and im curious as to whether or not anyone had managed a successful repaste and the results of said repaste. i either want to put i c diamond or try these comprable carbon thermal pads (tested by ltt). i want my thermal integrity back lol.

    ive changed the turbo boost max all the way from 45 to like 10 or 15 and im pretty sure i could get gully stable 1080 p ultra MAX settings if this thing didnt run at a million degrees on a regular day.

    results? thoughts?

    tangent.
    CHECK THESE SPECS!

    i7 7700 hq
    rx580
    32 gigs Gskill ripjaws @2400/cl16
    500gb Wd Black m.2 nvme ssd (black pcb version)
    2x WdBlue 250gb in Raid 0 via StarTech 2.5 raid enclosure.
     
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