This is believed to be a SM Bus, which I understand is used by certain programs to identify the particular machine a piece of software is being run on. Super Pi tends to favor Intel based machine because of the larger L2 cache. Alienware M Core 2 Duo T 2. You can’t post answers that contain an email address. And bringing up the rear is the F USB ports are the only ones I use with any regularity. Helpful 5 Not Helpful 1 Comment Flag.

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Helpful 10 Not Helpful 1 Comment Flag. The F comes with a six cell battery. This package is recommended for users whom desire a graphical user interface for installation.

Compaq Presario F500 Series Wireless WiFi WLAN Card 441090-001 Broadcom

The quality of the F is good. Click on the connection to use it. I like my ThinkPad R60 a lot, but the screen on it is relatively dim. Posted on Apr 08, If its not there try this from the terminal window: After playing with the laptop and Vista for several weeks including a week spent at the beach where the laptop was used extensively by a number of folks I found I was happy overall with the performance of the F, but unimpressed and growing increasingly weary of Vista.

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My wireless apears somtimes, and then i shutdown Notebook, it’s disapear again. I can connect to the internet using a F5000 wireless adapter, so I know it’s not a problem with settings or anything.


Having said that, the Sempron did better in Super Pi than I had expected, at least bringing it up to the performance level of the Pentium Broaddcom. The F does not have a latch to secure the lid, but the last inch or so it puts a lot of downward pressure on the screen. The F series is squarely planted in the budget end of the notebook spectrum.

You loose customers in the end. It is not a Windows disc. Toshiba Satellite PS 1.

Wireless on Compaq Presario F Well, that helped. Broavcom the past I always wanted a higher resolution so I could cram as much as I could onto the screen as possible. I went to control panel then device manager and then to network adapter.

The only consistent way I found to get reconnected when this happened was to reboot the router — or more specifically, restart its DHCP server — or to force another computer on the LAN to have the same IP address, causing Vista to renegotiate its IP.

I usually fix things myself. August 15th, 2. You can use a Heat Compwq blow dryer will not work!!! Although doing so proved to be far from a trival undertaking, I found the eventual results quite satisfactory and worth the effort.

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Installing Windows XP on a Compaq F Laptop

Time will tell if it holds up. I will detail all of this later in the software section. You might broaadcom have to turn the computer over and find where the wireless card is – and check that it is still seated properly in it’s slot.


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Compaq presario f500 wireless or wireless assistant not working

After removing the wireless card I did not find any small copper ring as described. Mainly the hardware should be showing up in the Device Manager as “working properly” – if not maybe somehow the device driver software got damaged or removed?

I broadcon planned to dual boot my machine with XP and Linux or make it my Linux box, but the Broadcom card complicates things. I have the same problem and an external usb card did not fix it, its an HP issue but they wont fix it Im so disapointed, I rely on this for school I have the same problem and an external usb card did not fix it, its an HP issue but they wont fix bradcom Im so disapointed, I rely on this for school. The drive was a surprisingly good ripper, which is unusual for a notebook drive.

The graphics driver for the Nvidia is one that does not work.