Nine or ten years ago HP produced a unique laptop, the HP HDX Pavilion 9000 series, also known as the Dragon. It has a 20.1 inch HD display that is fully articulated, amazing speakers, and a great keyboard. The only thing that hampered it was the Nvidia 8800M GTS card which is somewhat underpowered, and has a tendency to fail after three years or so, usually due to heat. After many unsuccessful attempts to upgrade the MXM card, a very capable technician figured out that the LVDS cables were inverted relative to the typical laptop layout. As a result he installed an Nvidia Quadro 3700M into the Dragon, and it works. It processes video as it should, but there is one anomaly… The WUXGA screen, which is an 8-bit screen, appears dimmer, or less intense than it should, giving the screen a dull appearance. No manipulation of any Nvidia tool seems to have any impact, and the best theory the technician came up with, based on logs, is that the card is outputting to 6-bit rather than 8-bit as the display requires. There is a laptop guru/modder in South Korea who knows how to change the bit output on this card, but I cannot reach him due to a language barrier related to the forum he is on. (Google Translator is inadequate for the task.) Moreover, this may not be the reason that the display is dimmer with this card. I would appreciate any help from anybody with a real knowledge of Nvidia and these laptops. Solving this would breathe new life into these machines.