- AMD Quad Core A8-3500M 1.5GHz
- 6GB DDR3
- 640GB HDD
- 15.6" 1366x768 Display
- 1GB Radeon HD 6750M
- Blu-ray ROM
- USB 3.0
- WiFi N
- 6-cell Battery
- Windows 7 Home Premium
HP Pavilion dv6-6135DX Notebook: AMD Quad Core A8-3500M 1.5GHz, 6GB DDR3, 640GB HDD, 15.6" 1366x768, 1GB Radeon HD 6750M, Blu-ray ROM, WiFi N, 6-cell Battery, Win 7 Prem (refurbished) $500 + Free Shipping (expired)
Rodya ( ) Nov. 23, 2011 at 5:39pm
Windows 7 Home Premium
AMD A8-3500M Quad Core 1.5GHz
AMD Radeon HD 6750M switchable graphics
Wide Screen Support
1366 x 768
Windows 7 Home Premium
AMD Radeon HD 6750M
Optical Drive Type
802.11b/g/n Wireless LAN
14.9" x 9.7" x 1.4"
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12/15 Back in stock $529
Back in stock on Newegg for $519 - 11/29
Sold out from Newegg 11/24.
Still available at TigerDirect 11/26 ($9 shipping for me).
STILL LIVE 11/26 Sat
499 + $9 shipping at TigerDirect , CompUSA , CircuitCity
-additional cashback from a few sites and/or credit cards = less than OP deal
but SquareTrade extended warranties are about double the price as @ Newegg
UPDATE: Squaretrade sale
1 year at 30% off = $59.49
2nd year for 50% off = $89.99
Preemptive research summary:
Found an overly extensive (300+ pages) forum dedicated to this laptop...
General summary (of the last 30 pages read in reverse order)
Dv6-6135dx is considered an 'HP Pavilion DV6Z Quad Edition' -- which may help with research or getting mod/upgrade parts. CPU RAM and LCD can all be upgraded to a max of, A8-3530MX, 16GB 1600MHz DDR3, 1080p; respectively. However most would suggest that the only upgrade worth the $$$ is the 1080p; (which would cost $850 custom built by HP right now) since the ram upgrade is generally moot and most everyone can successfully OC the CPU by 50% or more (usually 2.4Ghz... some have made it past 3Ghz but that usually requires proper application of a quality thermal paste).
OCing the CPU is relatively easy and generally recommended as this laptop's graphics capabilities are bottlenecked by the CPU in processor intensive games, especially the likes of SC2 or other intensive RTS.
The 6750m can also be OC'd with modded BIOS but for most scenarios the CPU OC is preferred over the 6750m due to thermal limitations... but many are able to OC both if they game with a cooler.
Thought I'd share one of the most comprehensive posts...
Originally Posted by panda6517
So my DV6-6135DX came yesterday (ordered from newegg, $560 1 yr included). Given the price, this laptop is phenomenal but definitely required work initially. These points have probably been reiterated several times but I'll reinstate them so newcomers can get a grasp of what to do initially without having to wade through 335 pages of material
1) Upon booting up, install decrapifyer to remove all HP bull
2) Install the new AMD Vision Display drivers from HP (type model # of laptop in google and you will find it)
3) Install K10Stat (if you plan on gaming this is ESSENTIAL)
side note: I didn't install k10stat initially because I was wary of OC and when I played some games (mainly BFBC2, and Skyrim) I got awful FPS at medium settings. The CPU truly bottlenecks an amazing graphics card for the price (the dedicated 6750m is a warrior). After OC, (as a reference, I used the K10 settings one of users here posted a few pages back, the one that showed stable results), I was able to play BFBC2 and Skyrim at 1920x1080 resolution with everything high and getting 37fps avg (connected to 23 inch). Truly remarkable given the price, but OC is a vital.
4) Enjoy your sub $600 laptop that plays Skyrim at 1080p. Rock on Newgg and HP!
To the experienced, did I miss any steps or were there any recommendations you had to further boost performance?
Vect reply: Please add to that, that you can also OC the dedicated graphics card thanks to Musho's bioses, this is posible with catalyst 11.6 or 11.3 hp stock drivers and then after bios OC with the latest drivers, yes 6750m is not only a beast, is a beast that can easily be overclocked too.
tmolloy reply According to http://forum.notebookr
After pressing the power button (while turning on the notebook), press Esc key to bring the pre-boot menu. Press F11 for System Recovery. The System Recovery Menu will appear. There you will get option for Windows System Restore, Minimized System Recovery, Full Factory Reset, etc. Just click on Minimized System Recovery and follow the instructions. Thats it.
As for undervolting/overclocking, the above referenced notebookreview.com thread starts getting good around page 90, if you want all the details about users' experiences with the process. If you just want a detailed guide about how to overclock/undervolt go here: http://aspiregemstone.
Issue with the web cam is common with this unit and has been reported that it is the cable that is too short, just a heads up!
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