"HP Pavilion DVxxxx with NVIDIA chipset"0.5 starson by arturod58
Pros: Nice look and feel, good CPU.
Cons: Keyboard keys kind of flimsy.
HP Pavilion with NVIDIA chipset - Video portion fails prematurely
Summary: Faulty components / no customer support
Warning! There are major problems with the complete line of HP Pavilion with NVIDIA chipset's.
HP knows about the problem (check out the forum on HP?s web site) but they continue to sell these pieces of junk without support.
If you have one of the HP Pavilion DO NOT install the patch NVIDIA recommends, this patch only forces the cooling fan to run continuously which delays the eventual failure of the video portion causing the laptop to become useless past warranty.
Quote?s form Class action law suit. (Line 24 & 25 of page 6)
? ?the NVIDA GPUs is not robust enough to withstand normal operation?
? ?HP Confirmed the NVIDIA GPU Defect in an Internal Investigation?
Basic response from HP when notified of the failure past warranty, enjoy your brick and thanks for the money, sorry can?t help you without a large expense on your part.
You have been warned