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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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Hi:

 

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...

 

https://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_nkw=intel+9260&_sacat=175673&_sop=15

 

 

 

 

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I seem to recall reading that the AC-9260 is only compatible with 8th gen processors:

 

https://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Hardware-and-Upgrade-Questions/AC-9260-Compatibility/td-p/673...

 

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. 

 

 

 

 

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This discussion indicates it worked in a PC with other than an 8th gen core processor...

 

https://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Wireless-and-Networking/Upgrading-Wi-Fi-Card-to-Intel-AC-9260...

 

The specific model the card worked in, has a skylake processor...

 

https://support.hp.com/ro-en/document/c04981816

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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. 

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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.

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Agreed it would be nice to have OP feedback as to whether it worked. I have a 6th gen system Zbook 15 G3 with an AC 8260 and I may try to get my hands on an AC 92xx and see if it will upgrade. 

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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.

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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. 

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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.

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