i7-3940XM compatible with 8770w?

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  1. TenGauge

    TenGauge Notebook Guru

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    Will the 3940XM work properly with the 8770w? I know they were originally offered with a 3920 as the top option and I want to make sure the BIOS will recognize it and function fine with it. Currently have a quad with a dual pipe heatsink. Thanks!
     
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    triturbo Long live 16:10 and MXM-B

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    Haven't tested it personally, but I see no reason why it won't work.
     
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    i-Diot Notebook Enthusiast

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    Works, I have it on my 8770W system.

    I only use Coollaboratory Liquid Ultra as a thermal compound solution otherwise the FAN would go into FUBAR mode and CPU would thermal throttle constantly. With the liquid metal, it works perfectly. Temps in range of 70-75 in AIDAx64 100% Continuous load.
    Not bad!

    btw - the i7-3940XM was used only in the most expensive 8770W's and the laptop was manufactured to support the processor and its 55W of TDP from the start.

    https://support.hp.com/bg-en/document/c03654088


    NOTEBOOK - System BIOS Update F.40 for 8770w and 8570w

    • Added a new thermal table to support the Intel i7-3940XM processor.
     
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