My complaints about this computer are really minor issues for me, but they may carry more weight with other users. Hope some of these ideas might help. If ussing it on a flat surface I’ve found propering it up on even a couple of paint stir sticks helps with the air flow and keeps mine cooler. The siren song of Sager tempted me. Page 1 of 2. HP dv back side view larger image Wireless I chose the Broadcom Obviously it needs more memory to run Windows 7 smoothly.

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HP Pavilion dv4000 (EC681AV) laptop video card drivers

I thought I would want the pad to be a little larger with a similar scroll-bar on the bottom. The video controller in your model is not fully Vista or W7 capable. Someone looking for an ultraportable or for a very durable machine should look elsewhere.

Hey lr, I seem viveo recall downloading a ton of different drivers, but I don’t think I ever did get a proper video controller driver. The output from the headphone port is very crisp and clean.

A copy of Microsoft Works is included, a controlleer of Norton Internet Security with Antivirus was a surprise inclusion, and trial versions of dv0400 Zone games like Text Twist provided a few distractions. No computer can be the best at everything, and few are the best at more than one thing. Drivers upgrading memory on old HP pavilion dv My friend bought a used laptop last year that has been running very slow.


Sound For surfing, streaming video, and the occasional movie, the built-in speakers are fine. Images and videos really pop with the BrightView option.

I’ve just upgraded to windows 7 from xp, and HP vidso seem to make drivers for my old laptop anymore, though windows 7 is running pretty smoothly! That folder will be located in C: If the promotion for a free upgrade to MB was not going on at the time of my purchase, I would have purchased the minimum Megs and upgraded to a Gig before even powering the computer on.

Select the Browse my computer for driver software option, and browse to the driver folder that was created when you ran the file. The dv is the best at something, in my opinion: Conhroller dv left side view view larger image Along the right side, from the front, we see: The dv comes with a wide array of ports marked with the somewhat annoying labels around the keyboard.

HP dv4000 With X700 Graphics Card Review (pics, specs)

Almost any computer can run Office, e-mail, and surf the internet today. You might just be out of luck I’m afraid, contro,ler someone else can suggest something This is a mainstream My dv boots to Windows in 49 seconds; not great, but anything under a minute is okay by me. The added multimedia features of the QuickPlay controls and remote are icing in this cake: I read in another thread that the hardware IDs might be helpful. The performance bottleneck right now is the amount of RAM I have at the moment, the Megs ordered.


Personally, I like the looks of the HP line. Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. Well, here are the hardware ids listed for my video controller I’m still not even sure what the video controller does: I suppose it’s starting to show its age.

Find More Posts by lr The white labels for the ports and the bright blue arrow keys and function key guide look a little Playskool to me. Along the right side, from the front, we see: HP also includes some proprietary programs, and I installed those just to see how they worked. Changing these defaults frees up some system resources.

HP Pavilion dv – Video Controller – Windows 7 Help Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. The volume control is good compared to the old Dell Inspiron ; on that, I had to have the volume maxed out in Windows to hear anything. Message 3 of 5.