GeForce 7150M/nForce 630i HELP ME! What processor to buy?!?
Hello there I recently bought a HP DV2940 Special Edition laptop. All of the internals are original factory equipment. My laptop is running abnormally hot and will shut down unexpectedly when put through a graphics-intensive situation. I was told that the AMD processor/NVIDIA motherboard was a bad combination. I am not very keen on the newest computer products, but what processor do you guys recommend I buy? I would like to game without killing my computer and smoothly run graphical programs without my computer toasting itself. I would like for the processor to be affordable as well. Thanks so much in advance! B)
Hello there I recently bought a HP DV2940 Special Edition laptop. All of the internals are original factory equipment. My laptop is running abnormally hot and will shut down unexpectedly when put through a graphics-intensive situation. I was told that the AMD processor/NVIDIA motherboard was a bad combination. I am not very keen on the newest computer products, but what processor do you guys recommend I buy? I would like to game without killing my computer and smoothly run graphical programs without my computer toasting itself. I would like for the processor to be affordable as well. Thanks so much in advance! B)

#1
Posted 08/23/2009 05:07 AM   
Welcome to the world of Laptops. Your very limited on what you [u]cant [/u]and [u]cant [/u]do on these units. No matter how they are presented, in the end they really are portable BUSINESS machines. Other than your simple updates to the HD / RAM, you pretty much get what you get. You have to buy very EXPENSIVE units to be able to change the CPU and Videocards....

[url="http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=c01657439&lc=en&dlc=en&cc=us&product=4036250&lang=en"] [color="#0000FF"]Improving Airflow [/color][/url] is very omportant. You should never set these units on anything other than a flat smooth solid surface or on a [url="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834997312"] [color="#0000FF"]cooling pad[/color]. [/url]

Your ability to update the CPU is based on the BIOS support. Since this is not a REAL computer, that support is not the same as most desktop mobos with a nVidia chipset(expectations), it can be limited to the very line of Turion processors.

You gave the model number, but that does not tell us much about the installed parts. For that we need the [url="http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=c00033108&lc=en&dlc=en&cc=us&lang=en&product=3747185"] [color="#0000FF"]Product Number. [/color][/url] But I assume it is the same build from [url="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834147740"] [color="#0000FF"]NEWEGG[/color] [/url]

My suggestion would be to Install these drivers and DO NOT UPDATE THEM - DO NOT LET VISTA AUTOUPDATE any drivers.
[url="http://www.nvidia.com/object/geforce_notebook_winvista_179.48_beta.html"] [color="#0000FF"]Graphics[/color] [/url]

Tou need to uninstall the Symantec / Nortons and install [url="http://"] [color="#0000FF"]AVAST! Home Edition [/color][/url] - If you were given an option to move to Windows 7 take it.


Your going to need to turn down your Graphics settings to keep it from working so hard, which will generate less heat also.
Welcome to the world of Laptops. Your very limited on what you cant and cant do on these units. No matter how they are presented, in the end they really are portable BUSINESS machines. Other than your simple updates to the HD / RAM, you pretty much get what you get. You have to buy very EXPENSIVE units to be able to change the CPU and Videocards....



Improving Airflow is very omportant. You should never set these units on anything other than a flat smooth solid surface or on a cooling pad.



Your ability to update the CPU is based on the BIOS support. Since this is not a REAL computer, that support is not the same as most desktop mobos with a nVidia chipset(expectations), it can be limited to the very line of Turion processors.



You gave the model number, but that does not tell us much about the installed parts. For that we need the Product Number. But I assume it is the same build from NEWEGG



My suggestion would be to Install these drivers and DO NOT UPDATE THEM - DO NOT LET VISTA AUTOUPDATE any drivers.

Graphics



Tou need to uninstall the Symantec / Nortons and install [url="http://"] AVAST! Home Edition [/url] - If you were given an option to move to Windows 7 take it.





Your going to need to turn down your Graphics settings to keep it from working so hard, which will generate less heat also.

My Opinion is no more important or right than yours. But if your using the LATEST drivers, go back to the prior set.

Piss Poor tech support blame all issues on drivers and assumes that your an idiot. Find a set that you know worked and see if the problem exists still.

""Don't f with it if it ain't broken!""

Constantly updating drivers is a good way to F'up the whole system.

#2
Posted 08/23/2009 02:20 PM   
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