The dv comes with a wide array of ports marked with the somewhat annoying labels around the keyboard. I thought I would want the pad to be a little larger with a similar scroll-bar on the bottom. The hinges are firm and I hope they prove durable. The back of the notebook is port-free, as most is taken up by the battery and what remains is used for a vent. The added multimedia features of the QuickPlay controls and remote are icing in this cake: Along the front, we have the two speakers and the power, charge, and HD access lights. I installed Windows 7 Ultimate x86 on the laptop and managed to find most of the drivers for it.

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HP Pavilion dv – Video Controller Hello, can anyone help me to find a driver for my video controller? HP pavipion left side view view larger image Along the right side, from the front, we see: Drivers upgrading memory on old HP pavilion dv My friend bought a used laptop last year that has been running very slow.

By continuing to browse, you are agreeing to our use of cookies as explained in our Privacy Policy. I’ve just upgraded to windows 7 from xp, and HP doesnt seem to make drivers for my old laptop anymore, though windows 7 is psvilion pretty smoothly! Pressing on carf back of the notebook with firm pressure does cause minor screen ripples.


Personally, I like the looks of the HP line. I have the same question.

carx The indicator LED lights are a pleasant blue — not too bright. The performance bottleneck right now is the amount of RAM I have at the moment, the Megs ordered.

If the promotion for a free upgrade to MB was not going on at the time of my purchase, I would have purchased xv4000 minimum Megs and upgraded to a Gig before even powering the computer on. Battery I can get just under three hours of normal use on a fully charged battery.

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Close out of any error windows. Lavilion I used the computer for quite a while before writing this review to make sure that I had some real-life performance to report instead of just some benchmarks.

HD Tune benchmark carx view larger image. The hinges are firm and I hope they prove durable. He is a lifelong computer geek and loves everything related to computers, software, and new technology.

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The lack of other resolution options might be a bad thing for some. As already mentioned, this computer performs incredibly well for my daily tasks.

My second complaint would be the bezel on the optical drive tray. Didn’t find what you were looking for?

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Contact Us Legal Privacy pxvilion cookies. All forum topics Previous Topic Next Topic. The little ridges provide great control when scrolling; I can scroll line-by-line, at top speed, or somewhere in between. Changing these defaults frees up some system resources. This is the perfect computer for a person looking for the most bang dard each buck spent. Microsoft Windows 7 bit. Heat and Noise When the dv fan comes on, it comes on at full speed.


I installed Windows 7 Ultimate x86 on the laptop and managed to find most of the drivers for it. Along the left side, starting at the back, we have: The cell tilts the computer up at a bad angle and juts out in a way that would make it more difficult to cideo the notebook in a bag.

A copy of Microsoft Works is included, a trial of Norton Internet Security with Antivirus was a surprise inclusion, and trial versions of several Zone games like Text Twist provided a few distractions. HP dv back side view larger image Wireless I chose the Broadcom I use headphones for gaming, but the speakers are nice enough to watch a movie on.

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