HP Elitebook 8540W CPU Upgrade!
I was just wondering if any1 can help me to make sure that if my HP Elitebook 8540W will support the processor bellow.
Thnx in advance!
The desired processor is not supported as shown in the above messages + there are different system advice even upgrade to a quad core processor, if you have a dual core processor.
BIOS update release notes indicate no added support for the processor you want to switch to another.
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Here is the link to the Service Manual: Please refer to Chapter 3, page 26.
Look at the cards system. As you can see, there is a map of system for dual-core processors: 520 M, 540 M, 620 M and a different motherboard for quad-core processors: 720QM, 820QM
So, if you do not already have a 720QM in your laptop, you can only change your laptop with one of the processors dual-core.
I am currently in the process of upgrading the RAM in my Elitebook 8540w. I have the i7 Intel M620 (dual-core) and bought the computer in August 2010. I also have Windows 7 Professional 64 bit and 2x2gb (total 4 GB) of RAM.
I watched this document in order to see what the options were: http://www8.hp.com/h20195/v2/GetDocument.aspx?docname=c04150938&ver=25
Now, I see 2 contradictory statements in this document. On page 7, it is said that 8 GB modules are only compatible with quad-core processors (represented by two asterisks) and that it would be possible to have 8 GB (2x4gb) total in my case. Then, on page 18, the table indicates that a configuration of 2x8GB (16GB total) would be possible since there are no asterisks in addition to this configuration.
So who is the maximum I can put in: 2x4gb or 2x8GB?
The document is for many products for the complete series. Looks like your machine is a machine double heart so it only it supports only 8 GB for 2 slots (the first * indicates 8Gb each slot, and a quad core, you can get up to 4 x 8 = 32 GB).
Good day my Pro friends! Here me again. I am in a quandry that needs expert advice:
I have an Elitebook 8540, w / 720qm CPU Intel. I run Win.7Pro. 64 bit. now, according to the maintenance manual, the ram for this unit should be a maximum of 16 GB, (I know) and uses 10600 or 1333 MHz modules. Now, every time I check with one of the manufacturers of memory, on the compatibility updates, they list, (or if I use their scan) I can go to modules 12800 - 1600 MHz. At the present time, I have 6 GB of 1333 MHz (3x2Go) modules, and is my performance rating: 7.0 - CPU and memory to 5.9. I am told by a friend of tech, to improve my memory, because the side of the memory should be higher than the processor for optimum performance. I tried 2-4 GB, modules of 1600 MHz and index performance changed where the memory was higher. (don't remember the # s) Good. However, by doing a performance check with a program of 'notes of the system', he said that memory was not working @ 1600 MHz, but about 663 MHZ and with 1333 MHz, is about 533 MHz. The modules of 1600 MHz were borrowed to test. Now, I'm going to 16 GB (4 x 4) @ 1600 MHz. But, I wonder if this will improve performance, or be a waste of money?
Given that HP specifications say it can handle 16 GB, but only @ 10600 MHz or 1333 MHz, will be 1600 MHz bennifit? Will it work OK.? Thank you my friends, for any input!
You definitely want a number pair of corresponding modules, so if nothing else add another module, as well as the three, you already have. Your score went up when you install modules of 2 x 8 GB because, among other things, allowing memory to run "dual channel", which is a bit faster. Dual channel only works if identical modules are coupled together.
You have already shown that the RAM is unable to run at 1600 mhz, the best it will do is run at 1333 due to hardware limitations. That 533 and 663 are actually half speed. You double this figure because it is the memory of the "double data rate". 16 gigs is a luxury that few computer users really need but if you want to spend money you can.
As a reminder, you can easily install 4 x 4 GB of DDR3 - 1600 but it runs at 1333 mhz but will be dual channel. I don't think that DDR3-1600 is more expensive than the DDR3-1333 at this point and probably more easily accessible. My best advice is to get another module of 2 gig like the one you have.
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BIOS will support SSDS hard/1 to? I also have a gpu meg 8, I wanted to install Nvidia Geforce GTX 880 M GDDR5 GPU N15E - GX - 8 GB A2 MXM 3 0 b can this work?
The only person who supports is detailed in the maintenance of the guide and detail parts.Graphics card (includes the thermal replacement hardware):
I just bought an opportunity Elitebook 8540w with i7 quad core and four memory locations (I love it!). It is running 64-bit Windows 7 Professional he came with a 4 GB memory module and I bought an additional module of 4 GB to 8 GB of total RAM.
I have the HP document that shows both modules of memory of 4 GB, it takes in the memory slot 1 and the other in the memory slot 3 for the proper functioning of the memory double channel. All together right?
Not quite. In the Elitebook 8540w, primary under the keyboard memory locations are clearly labelled '1' and '2' However, the locations of memory expansion on the underside of the chassis are also clearly labelled Opps '1' and '2 '! There is no '3' and there is no '4' in which three vacant slots we installed the second module of 4 GB for the proper functioning of the dual memory channel?
All the facts on how to proceed would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.
Good old CPU - Z... a Swiss army knife of a free application that must be in every tech toolkit.
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I have an EliteBook 8540w with the Quadro FX 880 M. I was wondering if it was possible at this level towards the M5800 over-pants and, if so, would I need to change my radiator?
The reason why I want to do is to be able to eventually turn 4 monitors to my office. I'm also open to other suggestions/solutions to achieve this.
I am running Windows 7 32 bit on a Core i7 processor, but will probably upgrade to x 64 when I understand this problem.
Thanks in advance for your answers.
Yes, it is possible to substitute the over-pants M5800. You will also need a new heat sink...
Over-pants 5800:595823 - 001
How to: http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/CoreRedirect.jsp?redirectReason=DocIndexPDF&prodSeriesId=4096175&targetPage=http%3A%2F%2Fbizsupport2.austin.hp.com%2Fbc%2Fdocs%2Fsupport%2FSupportManual%2Fc03382696%2Fc03382696.pdf
See page 80 for more details...
Over-pants M5800: http://www.dectrader.com/595823-001-New-HP-Board-VGA-ATI.html
I have a HP elitebook 8540w laptop with Windows 7. It is advisable to upgrade to windows 10?
@Mrstenter, I don't think you understand the topic at hand.
HP Support Assistant won't see 10 Windows is a viable OS for this laptop, so, it will not find something for her.
While most of the components have in fact several updates, available from the OEM component, HP has been terrible to sustain this business 'quality' "Élite" mobile Workstation.
The Support Site for the 8540w was a mess, and terribly inconsistent, almost all the time it was available, it's a big reason that when it was time for an update of the platform, I went for a Dell M4800 instead of the EliteBook/ZenBook/s comparible.
Now, @Bredzy , insofar as Windows 10 is concerned; I leave the upgrade happens to mine:
I tried 8 and 8.1 on it and went back to 7 times.
10 has been good so far.
All the drivers I have in place before the upgrade were still in place after the upgrade, which was nice, and same OneDrive is synchronization, despite the fact that I am not connect with my hotmail account.
If you do not rely on the card mobile broadband, you'll be probably a bit stuck here.
I have not tried the once again fingerprint reader, again, because even in 7, the weird mix of validity and ProtectTools jived never really for me, besides, PT integrated only with IE, which I almost never use, so it was pretty useless once the laptop is unlocked at the start.
If you want to get most of your drivers updated before the upgrade, links here is what I use, from legitimate sources (Intel, AMD or Nvidia, HP)
Choice 1: Over-Pants Mobile, specially for this laptop
Choice 2: Radeon Mobile, which works very well
Wireless (I have the 6300, that's what I'm a link)
I would recommend the driver package, PROSet is not useful for the normal needs of WiFi
I have a laptop Elitebook 8540w. I wanted to upgrade to 2 x 4 GB 2x2gb RAM memory. I did buy a kit of 2 x 4 GB I wanted, instead, I bought two chips of memory from 4 GB of HP.
After having replaced the modules of the notebook does not start.
What has been done:
-Restore default bios
My first question is: I realize, it is best to purchase a kit of 2 matching tokens, but it's a must?
Thanks in advance,
Hello, I have the Elitebook 8540w with processor i5 and windows 7 Pro. I bought two 8 GB cards to increase the ram, but can find accommodation with a stick of ram in it.
The manual says there are two slots for ram and it can be upgraded to 16 GB. But the video installation shows a slot under the keyboard. I thought he would have another slot somewhere once I opened and removed the keyboard. But there is no. Also, I opened the compartment in the bottom where other portable store their ram and it was not a slot. My computer said it has 4 GB of ram installed on the computer. The stick I found was only 2 GB, which means that there are another 2 GB key somewhere. Anyone know where and how to get home? Thank you very much.
You are the very welcome.
This isn't the problem.
The problem is due to your mobile workstation with the i5 processor - it only supports 2 x 4 GB of memory.
You must have the quad core i7 for PC to support 2 x 8 GB of memory.
Please refer to the link below, page 7, double asterisk.
* 8 GB SODIMM is supported only on the quad-core processors.
I have a HARD drive which started making funny noises and I expect to do fast enough. And while that is depressing in its own right, in my view, I better the situation and and put it in a fast SSD instead of the old thing. But before I go and buy the equipment I need to know that it can actually be done. I read another thread on this forum about to put an SSD in the expansion slot (CD/DVD), but I want to replace the main HARD drive. So my best guess is that it is possible, but if there are people here with experience, please guide me in how to proceed.
I made a backup of all my important files so really the only thing I want to do is remove my old HDD and put a new and then install Windows 7 from disks that followed with the computer.
I thank very you much for your time and your help.
Nothing don't you to replace an old HDD with a fastest SSD 'modern '. In theory, you can use ANY SDS but on the safe side, please use SSD suppliers which guarantees its product will work as the following seller:
The process is very simple (I actually put a Crucial 960 GB to one of my machines today). My suggestion: prior to material things, backup all files/data and prepare a 'big bang' (in my case, I cloned my old HDD so very fast). Please read the following articles for more information:
Yesterday, I upgraded the HDD for one SSD Intel and flashed the bios to version F.50. After the installation of Renesas Electronics USB 3.0 Host Controller, I rebooted the system to see that none of the work now USB ports. They do not work windows outside. In addition, the network card, wireless and dvd drive has stopped working. The only device which is not affected is the touchpad. System Restore did nothing to solve the problem and now, I'm stumped. The only way to introduce something new would be via the hard disk. Any suggestion would be greatly appreciated that I never met a problem like that. Thank you in advance!
HP Elitebook 8540W
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Product: SJ963UP #ABA
Try to fix possible corruption in the OS system files by using the DISM tool / command line utility. You will need an internet connection.
Good day my VERY knowledgeable HP associates! I'm new here to glean some advice and guidance on the Community Forum. I received so much help since obtaining my HP laptop, I'm back again for more!
Now I have an Elitebook 8540w. Win. 64 bit. It's a phone of "business class". I use it for use of House-staff. There: an Intel i7 720qm quad core CPU @ 1.6 MHz. It has a "push speed" at 2.8 GHz. It is a quad core with 8 strings. She is ranked as the 1st gen of 'bottom line' in this quad CPU series.
O.K. I'm pretty happy with the performance of this laptop. I plan to do: a HP Envy, Intel core i5 3rd generation @ 2.5 GHz. Hard drive ram substantially the same. This i5, being a 3rd generation of CPU @ 2.5, give me a 'SUBSTANTIAL' noticeable performance difference? It will be "minimal"? Is this REALLY useful? I am consider this partitally, because the price of a used one on eBay would be very close to what I fell, I can get it for me. Any advice people? I would appreciate any input all you! Thanks again!
Simply, you can't compare an Apple with an orrange here. The old machine is for THE work and the new machine (as you mentioned its specs) is a baby just to normal, light tasks.
Update: I don't know what is the i5 you are looking for, the link shows th 720qm specs:
To compare two s CPU, you need to look at three things (in order): cache, basic, clock. What is the i5 what do you seek?
I hope this helps.
HP Elitebook 8540w, model WH137AW #ABA - this laptop and was previously running a trial version of windows 7 Professional 64-bit. I wanted to install windows 7 ultimate 64-bit. I chose to install instead of upgrade that I assumed that the demo version was not expandable. Before the installation, I was able to connect to a wireless network with success. After you have installed windows 7 ultimate successfully, I was more able to connect or see all the networks. The diagnosis error indicates that I can miss a network card, or if I don't have one, the driver may need to be reinstalled. I saw a previous post and answer that looked very similar, but the difference is that I am out of my network card driver, so I'm not able to download any other drivers. -help me please!
Yes... you can do. If you get confused on what to install, please provide the hardware ID.
HardwareID: (open start, type devmgmt.msc and press on enter.) Double-click on a device. Choose the Details tab, then the hardware in the menu ID drop-down).
I miss a few drivers after installing WIndows 7 Professional (32 bit) operating system. Can you please help. I tried to download some, but ended up having blue screens. I reinstalled the operating system.
Here are the identifiers for which it reports no driver
PCI\VEN_8086 & DEV_4239 & SUBSYS_13118086 & REV_35
PCI\VEN_8086 & DEV_4239 & SUBSYS_13118086
PCI\VEN_8086 & DEV_4239 & CC_028000
PCI\VEN_8086 & DEV_4239 & CC_0280
-> PCI serial port
PCI\VEN_8086 & DEV_3B67 & SUBSYS_1521103C & REV_06
PCI\VEN_8086 & DEV_3B67 & SUBSYS_1521103C
PCI\VEN_8086 & DEV_3B67 & CC_070002
PCI\VEN_8086 & DEV_3B67 & CC_0700
Simple Intervenion PCI controller->
PCI\VEN_8086 & DEV_3B64 & SUBSYS_1521103C & REV_06
PCI\VEN_8086 & DEV_3B64 & SUBSYS_1521103C
PCI\VEN_8086 & DEV_3B64 & CC_078000
PCI\VEN_8086 & DEV_3B64 & CC_0780
Universal series (USB)-> Bus controller
PCI\VEN_1033 & DEV_0194 & SUBSYS_1521103C & REV_03
PCI\VEN_1033 & DEV_0194 & SUBSYS_1521103C
PCI\VEN_1033 & DEV_0194 & CC_0C0330
PCI\VEN_1033 & DEV_0194 & CC_0C03
USB\VID_138A & PID_0007 REV_0072
USB\VID_138A & PID_0007
Can you please the links for drivers. Also, if there is no particular order I need to follow
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I have Toshiba Equium L20-264 and I want to move into gear
Can someone help me please?
I had already upgraded to 2 GB of Ram, but my CPU is still 1.4 GHz.
Please guide me what to do and if it supports several Ghz processor, which will be the best place to buy.
I assume that you have not read all the posts here in the forum about upgrading the CPU s for laptop?
Some facts first:
Update CPU is very delicate and depends on the chipset and BIOS support.
In case one of the parties (chipset or bios) would not support new CPU, the will to power laptop on.
Second: the laptop seems to be equipped with an Intel Celeron - M CPU, and I suppose the other Intel Celeron-M CPU be compatible:
Intel Celeron M 370 (1.5 Ghz)
Intel Celeron M 380 (1.6 Ghz)
Everything supports the FSB 400 Mhz
But guess what? Even if you add the new processor at 1.6 Ghz, the performance gain will be not noticeable. So in my eyes, CPU upgrade for this old book is useless. It won't add any performance benefits.
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