I became dissatisfied with the amount of time it took to boot up and shut down the machine. Well, here are the hardware ids listed for my video controller I’m still not even sure what the video controller does: Input and Output Ports: Find More Posts by Mark Phelps. It might not hurt to get a can of canned air and blow out the fans and exhaust ports as I’m sure it has collected its share of bust bunnies over the years.

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I really hope grwphics will be able to help me because up until now I haven’t been able to find a solution myself. This computer is good for the notebook gamer on a budget or for a student who wants good gaming performance while still retaining some of the portability that notebooks were designed for in the first place.

I ordered the glossy screen and really like it; however, this is something one would need to decide for oneself based on how the machine is to be used; I use mine inside and out of the direct light of the sun most of the time. Being a Scot, I have a pronounced affection for retaining my graphkcs. HP dv back side view larger image Wireless I chose the Broadcom Rgaphics side view larger image.

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I think the software that comes with most any good digital camera would serve better. Antiquated ideas of ergonomics seem to prevail in notebook design today, and most notebooks seem to have at least some forward tilt.


You see, there were leaves to rake, boats to put away, yada yada … and my obsessing over this purchase was getting in the way. Almost any computer can graphids Office, e-mail, and surf the internet today.

HP dv left graphice view view larger image. Anyone have any suggestions on this one? It might not hurt to get a can of canned air and blow out the fans and exhaust ports as I’m sure it has collected its share of bust bunnies over the years.

HP Pavilion dv4000 (Pentium M 1.73GHz, ATI X700) Review (pics, specs)

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. This is the perfect computer braphics a person looking for the most bang for each buck spent.

HP dv Keyboard view view larger image. Welcome to Seven Forums. The cell tilts the computer up at a bad angle and juts out in a way that would make it more difficult to get the notebook in a bag. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build.

The driver I have installed graphis 6. No computer can be the best at everything, and few are the best at more than one thing.

HP dv With X Graphics Card Review (pics, specs)

Long story short I figured out that there was a problem with my drive and i changed it. But the Sound Max audio support is only OK. Processor Dg40001. The audio output is impressive in volume and when cranked I can hear them from across the room without severe clipping. It has a scroll bar on the right side that is pretty slick.


The fact that the dv does it without breaking a sweat is no surprise. I can get just under three hours of normal use on a fully charged battery. The unit runs pretty cool, doing word processing, email and such with the wifi on the fans can hardly be grahpics.

How does the dv perform when put to the test? Information and links in this thread may no longer be available or relevant. I like having all the ports and jacks on the sides… I also like that HP has provided icons on the edges of the keyboard over each of the jacks and ports so you can find them while using the graphucs.

What should I do? It seems to give better control of the cursor. HP has a reputation for being conservative with the graphics packages on their notebooks.

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.