Vista tips from HP

Discussion in 'HP' started by HP_Total_Care, May 30, 2007.

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  1. DV6174CL

    DV6174CL Notebook Enthusiast

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    Ethant, there is F.25 available on the HP pages for the DV6000t, just in case you didn't notice. I didn't install it yet, but downloaded a copy before it disappears again.
     
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    KSC Notebook Geek

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    Any idea what it fixes or adds? There is no info on the HP site about the new BIOS.

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    DV6174CL Notebook Enthusiast

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    Idea, yes, but not exactly. I compared F.25 with F.16 with a word processor.

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    So they fiddled around again with the temp settings. I'll have to see what it means; thresholds for ON/OFF, fan speeds or else? Don't know. There seem to be a few other changes as well.
     
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    ethant Notebook Enthusiast

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    Fantastic, thanks for the information. I just downloaded this and I will hopefully have a chance to give it a try this afternoon.
     
  5. Radagaster

    Radagaster Newbie

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    For my 9260us here's the blurb on the changes they made:

    Release Date: 2007-05-28 Version: F.25



    Description

    This package contains the WinFlash utility and a BIOS image for the supported notebook models and operating systems. The WinFlash utility is used to locally flash the System BIOS (ROM) on notebooks operating in a Microsoft Windows orMicrosoft Windows Vista Operating System environment.

    PURPOSE: Recommended



    Fixes

    Fixes issue where a "blue screen" error is generated if the notebook has two 2-GB memory modules installed.



    Enhancements

    Modifies thermal control method to improve system stability.
     
  6. ethant

    ethant Notebook Enthusiast

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    I just installed F.25, and it seems like the fan problem (for me anyway) has been solved, although I will need to spend more time with it to be sure.

    One strange thing is that it reinstalled my wireless network card after I booted back up right after flashing the bios. Now I have the "low reception bar" issue, so I will need to go reinstall the latest Intel drivers. Not a big deal, just a little strange.
     
  7. longhornbsbll15

    longhornbsbll15 Notebook Consultant

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    so is this f.25 bios update something that we should definitely need to do?
     
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    hmm does that mean now dv6000t and dv9000t can support 4GB total RAM?
     
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