Joined on 04/06/04
Great bang for the buck
Pros: Performance. This laptop handles everything I expected it to and more. I was surprised to get this level of performance from a laptop that is relatively small and light.
Cons: I have had a few graphical issues. Windows has reported that the display driver crashed twice. Also, when I wake the computer from hibernation the display stays blank. The only way to fix it is to press CTRL ALT DEL. It's very odd, and I've not seen anything like it before.
Overall Review: I haven't run any real benchmarks, but I've played FEAR a lot and with the settings at max I average about 60 fps.
Cons: -It doesn't work. At all. Windows will not detect the card at all unless the card is inserted before turning on the system. After doing that, my video card gets disabled for who knows what reason. I tried installing the drivers from the website, but the Windows 7 drivers are corrupted and winrar refuses to extract them. Tried downloading 10+ times. The Vista/Xp drivers downloaded and extracted first time, for all the good it did. I installed the drivers successfully (supposedly) and the card still will not be recognized unless inserted before starting the system, which still causes the video card to be disabled. Even when the system manages to recognize the card, it will not recognize that a drive is connected. I read all the comments about the product and tried everything that everyone mentioned and had no luck whatsoever. This card is junk.
Overall Review: My compter: Hp Pavilion dv6700 Nvidia GeForce 8400MGS Windows 7 Pro 64bit