The Inquirer reports many users of HP's Core i7 based Pavilion PCs are suffering from stability problems, this includes locking up, freezing and spitting out BSODs. The reporter noticed there are over 100 pages about this issue on HP's support forums, with some users complaining they've shipped back their machines and received replacement units several times only to see the exact same problem.
The source of the problem is unknown, but some users speculate it might be a resister problem with the Pegatron motherboards.
One reader who pointed this out to us said that he tried just about every conceivable setting, driver, and OS including Windows 7 64 RTM to find a combination that would identify or isolate the problem.
He found that every configuration, including a clean HP recovery install, produces the same problem - random BSODs and freezes or lockups.
Currently on his third system, he has found that his machine is exhibiting the same problems again with increasing frequency.
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Re: HP Pavilion Core i7 PCs suffering from stability issues by Anonymous on Saturday, October 03 2009 @ 03:32:21 CEST
Not the first time this kind of thing has happened to HP. Folks may not love Dell, but on the whole, Dell's are far more reliable, generally speaking, than HP.
HP relies on the fool and his money soon parted theory of sales.