01-02-2019 10:38 AM
I would love to know if my HP OMEN 15-5000NO is compatible with the newer Intel Wireless-AC 9260. I would like to upgrade from the 7260 that my computer currently is running.
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01-02-2019 11:08 AM - edited 01-02-2019 11:20 AM
According to the part number for the 7260 wifi card your notebook has, it is an M.2 form factor card, so it would be a direct exchange, but I don't know if it would work or not.
The only thing that would prevent it from working is if your notebook has a BIOS whitelist, which it shouldn't have.
It's cheap enough to experiment with...You would need to get the non-VPro model...
01-02-2019 02:16 PM - edited 01-02-2019 02:20 PM
I seem to recall reading that the AC-9260 is only compatible with 8th gen processors:
The ac 7260 is a pretty strong piece of hardware and I am not sure there is much performance improvement to be had but there is an N version of the 7260 which could be improved upon. Not sure which you have, but specs suggest you have the ac version.
01-02-2019 02:38 PM - edited 01-02-2019 02:39 PM
This discussion indicates it worked in a PC with other than an 8th gen core processor...
The specific model the card worked in, has a skylake processor...
01-02-2019 02:47 PM
I have no knowledge one way or the other I did just have an OP have an upgrade failure trying to install a 9260 card. We thought it was a vPro issue but the laptop just would not boot with the 9260 in place and it seemed like it should be compatible.
01-02-2019 02:52 PM
Neither do I.
It will be up to the OP to roll the dice.
You have two discussions that say it won't work, and I found one where the guy says it will.
I do know the card will only work on W10.
At least the 15-5000 with the Intel card, already has two antenna cables installed.
01-02-2019 03:14 PM
At least with the zBook you can opt for the vPro model.
The listing I posted on eBay shows plenty of them for sale, and for not much money.
Some of the descriptions don't mention the vPro specification, so I would imagine you can buy the cheapest one you can find.
I would think the non-vPro model would work as well as the vPro model.
01-02-2019 03:22 PM
Yes I think a non-vPro will work on a vPro platform perhaps not vice versa. Yeah I am willing to invest $25 or so in this and let the Community know if it works. If not I also have an 8th gen system I could install it in.
01-03-2019 01:59 AM
While the 9260 card indeed is inexpensive, it's quite difficult for me to get ahold of. That's the reason I am asking on here before buying.
My OMEN has a 4th generation i7 (Haswell), so it's a couple years old but has held up really well.
I'm restoring and optimising my laptop and I noticed that sound over bluetooth is choppy. Having tried most software solutions including updating/uninstalling/reinstalling audio and bluetooth drivers, disabling audio enhancements and whatnot I'm still facing the same issue. So I thought perhaps changing the combined wireless/bluetooth card could alleviate the problem.