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HP Omen - Optimization and improvements

384 30 November 8, 2017 at 05:06 AM
Im proud to be the owner of 2 of these elusive HP Omen's from WM

I have started to optimize mine and the other will follow (will be a xmas gift)

Plans for now is just fresh WIN10 install on 250GB SSD and later 16GB DDR4 Ram and thats all the Hardware

Below are my learning and sharing it

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Last Edited by RUsum1 November 12, 2017 at 11:39 AM
https://www.walmart.com/store/339...10&veh=aff

Link to HP driver/software download page for this laptop for people doing a clean install. Sometimes the HP drivers will work better than the one's downloaded through Windows.
https://support.hp.com/us-en/driv...l/17320032

HP Product Page
https://support.hp.com/us-en/prod...l/17320032

Guide to Installing Windows 7 (This is a work in Progress feel free to edit. I am in the process of installing Windows 7 Pro)
https://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Not...-p/5938325

You will need several drivers after you install windows 7. Intel graphics, Ethernet, wireless, card reader to name a few.
Try the Windows 7 drivers and software from the HP 15-y000 except the BIOS and firmware files.

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Hey guys just wanted to say thanks first off i ended up picking up this laptop for myself and one for my friends. After having a few days and messing around with it I did a little research. You can get a significant performance boost By undervolting the CPU just a little bit. This computer specifically with the 7700 HQ, Really benefits from this because the GPU and CPU both share the same heat sink. The best part of it all was the performance stays exactly the same just at lower temperatures. I will post my before and after temperatures and also the video that I used.
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=lHoGKtYpJKI

Before CPU temp: 80 under full load
Before GPU temp: 75 under full load

After CPU temp: 70 Under full load
After GPU temp 70 under full load.

Any questions just send me a PM

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To open the lower cover
#PH0 screwdriver and a credit card to pry open the plastic edges from the snapclips

Caution not all 10 screws are the same - the 2 in the back corner are slightly larger

If installing and SSD you may want to find a screw to secure the SSD (optional) I believe its a M2x2mm panhead screw
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Without photos I feel like this type of content would be better on a blog then here.
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To open the lower cover
#PH0 screwdriver and a credit card to pry open the plastic edges from the snapclips

Caution not all 10 screws are the same - the 2 in the back corner are slightly larger

If installing and SSD you may want to find a screw to secure the SSD (optional) I believe its a M2x2mm panhead screw
How to video
https://youtu.be/UlJyh2zHWFk
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Thanks for this thread. I was lucky enough to score one.

I haven't used a system without an SSD in a very long time, so my first impressions of this system isn't good. It continually hangs and installing basic software took a very, very long time. So I'm very surprised at the sluggishness, has anyone else also experienced this?

I just received my 960 EVO SSD and will be installing that shortly, which I hope corrects all the system hangs and general unusability. I thank you for the tips and video to know where the snapclips are located.
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Thanks for this thread. I was lucky enough to score one.

I haven't used a system without an SSD in a very long time, so my first impressions of this system isn't good. It continually hangs and installing basic software took a very, very long time. So I'm very surprised at the sluggishness, has anyone else also experienced this?

I just received my 960 EVO SSD and will be installing that shortly, which I hope corrects all the system hangs and general unusability. I thank you for the tips and video to know where the snapclips are located.
if you reinstall windows10 using USB and try to get it to boot from USB instead of HDD - you need to follow the instructions to change boot sequence in bios or i unplugged my HDD

there are too many snaps to try to locate them
i use the CC to run it along the edge and it unsnaps them easily - getting the card in for the first snap may require some fingernails Smilie

I have a list of items and youtube links i found and selected that helped me i will post that later its on my old laptop onenote
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If installing and SSD you may want to find a screw to secure the SSD (optional) I believe its a M2x2mm panhead screw
According to HP, it's Phillips M2x2.5 screw.
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There are a few things i noticed and its not urgent but like to get it fixed
I reinstalled fresh win10 (didnt require serial number as its in the Bios)
All the drivers were found and some may be not optimized but so far everything i need seems to work
Hiccups i noticed and like to get suggestions on how to fix
  1. B&O sound optimizer not working - using realtek per win10
  2. Not sure how to switch the physx laptop display to use the GeForce
  3. Cant connect to my shared printer thats physically connected to another laptop (no issues connecting by other laptops) may be so security blocking)
Other items may come up but so far i love it

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thanks for starting this thread. I got one as well and am excited to crack it open and install a new SSD. I have never done it before and let me know if I should expect any complications. Does anybody have a good deal on an SSD that they know of?
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thanks for starting this thread. I got one as well and am excited to crack it open and install a new SSD. I have never done it before and let me know if I should expect any complications. Does anybody have a good deal on an SSD that they know of?
BestBuy Samsung EVO 960 $118
Just dont snap the cover back till reinstall HDD if you plan to go the same route as i do
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Just revert back to Realtek driver from HP and B&O app is working again
The New Realtek driver will disable the B&O app for some reason unknown to me
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i ran a simple user benchmark and i was overall happy bout the system but expected higher scores on the GPU which may be because of my settings

http://www.userbenchmark.com/UserRun/5734168

maybe someone with tuning experience can share
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There are a few things i noticed and its not urgent but like to get it fixed
I reinstalled fresh win10 (didnt require serial number as its in the Bios)
All the drivers were found and some may be not optimized but so far everything i need seems to work
Hiccups i noticed and like to get suggestions on how to fix
  1. B&O sound optimizer not working - using realtek per win10
  2. Not sure how to switch the physx laptop display to use the GeForce
  3. Cant connect to my shared printer thats physically connected to another laptop (no issues connecting by other laptops) may be so security blocking)
Other items may come up but so far i love it
You most likely need to get the customized drivers from HP for 1 and 2. The generic ones Windows finds will only get the most basic features running. This is more common on laptops because OEM's build in features, have custom buttons etc.
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