Wednesday, February 13, 2013

HP Pavilion G6-2313AX Review with Windows 8

I recently purchased HP Pavilion G6-2313AX Laptop. Its ships with free DOS and its hardware specification are:

Product Nameg6-2313ax
Product NumberD5F90PA
Microprocessor2.3 GHz AMD Quad-Core A10-4600M
Microprocessor Cache4 MB L2 cache
Memory6 GB 1600 MHz DDR3
Video GraphicsAMD Radeon HD 7660G/7670M Dual GPU (2 GB DDR3 dedicated)
Display15.6" diagonal HD BrightView LED-backlit (1366 x 768)
Hard Drive1 TB 5400 rpm SATA
Multimedia DriveSuperMulti DVD burner
Network CardIntegrated 10/100 BASE-T Ethernet LAN (RJ-45 connector)
Wireless ConnectivityBluetooth
Sound2 x Altec Lansing Internal speakers; Dolby Advanced Audio v2 Audio playback; Dual speakers
KeyboardFull-size island-style keyboard
Pointing DeviceTouchPad supporting multi-touch gestures and on/off button
PC Card SlotsMulti-format digital media card reader for secure digital cards & multimedia cards
External Ports
    2 SuperSpeed USB 3.0
    1 HDMI
    1 VGA
    1 RJ-45
    1 Headphone-out (Stereo)
    1 Microphone-in
Dimensions37.6 x 24.4 x 3.63 cm
WeightStarting at 2.48 kg
Power90W AC Power Adapter
6-cell Li-Ion
What's In The BoxHP TrueVision HD Webcam with integrated digital microphone (High Definition low-light)

I use Windows Operating System rarely. Here is my experience with it while using Windows 8 on HP Pavilion G6-2313AX.
  1. As HP Pavilion G6-2313AX comes with free DOS, I installed Windows 8 on it.
  2. With default installation only few device driver are installed and after installing Windows update few more device drivers are installed and updated.
  3. Many people are complaining for device driver for HP Pavilion G6-2313AX. Easily Downloaded all the Windows 8 64 bit device drivers for HP G6-2313AX from HP web-site with this link.
  4. Skip the Qualcomm Atheros drivers as HP G6-2313AX has the Ralink Bluetooth and WiFi adapter.
  5. After installing all the device drivers everything is working fine.
  6. Now HP Pavilion G6-2313AX is a running smooth. Looks like it does not has any kind of heating problem while using Windows 8 if proper drivers are installed. No need of cooling pad that came with it. I am using its cooling pad to cool down Raspberry Pi board.

Here is the Windows 8 experience index for HP Pavilion G6-2313AX with default windows 8 installation:


HP G6-2313AX is better supported by Windows 8 if compared to Ubuntu Linux. Performance is good with Windows 8. But even after installing official drivers from HP does not improve this score in each category. After using this laptop for more than a week, the performance is good for normal use but not for heavy application use.

Plus Points:

  • It has 1 TB HDD.
  • It has 6 GB DDR3 RAM
  • It has 2.5 GB (512 MB Integrated+2 GB Dedicated) graphics.
  • It has a good keyboard.
  • Touch-pad is better than other laptops.
  • Web-Cam quality is good.
  • Video & audio chat experience is very good while using it with Google Hangout.
  • Audio quality is good.
  • No heating problems if used with proper driver installation.
  • No need to buy separate cooling pad.
  • Build quality is very good.

Negative Points:

  • Resolution is low (1366 x 768).
  • AMD Quad-Core A10-4600M processor do not provide that good performance if compared to similar Intel processors. My other 2 year old dell laptop with i5 processor gives better performance than this.

Overall its not that good buy for approx INR 38000 or USD $710. A major drawback with this laptop is that it has AMD processor. Its the first time I bought AMD laptop and not happy.


  1. Replies
    1. All drivers are listed here:

      Go to Network category and download Ralink Bluetooth Software Driver.

  2. Hey bro.. how did you installed Windows 8 on this laptop.
    I am getting this error:
    "Windows cannot be installed to this disk. The Selected disk has an MBR Partition table. On EFI systems, windows can only be installed to GPT Disks"

    Can you help me on this?

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    2. Go to your bios pressing esc and then F10. In BIOS setup load default value. If you have any other OS installed then you may have to delete that and install from start. Install windows 8 first and then linux if dual booting.

  3. Hi,
    can you please send me the exact link to download Bluetooth and WiFi driver for this model.
    I am facing some problem and could not found it..

    thanks in advance

    1. Hi
      This link for WiFi Driver:

      This link for Bluetooth Driver:

  4. thus amd processor is best than intel processor . plz answer me

    1. Intel is lot better than AMD. Buy Intel.

    2. Can you explain the prejudice? What processors and series are you trying to compare with? Pretty moronic statement that Intel "lot" is better than AMD. Please provide the facts of your unhappiness.

    3. Buy this laptop and install any Linux (Ubuntu) on it. You will find out whats wrong or Buy mine for INR 36000 or USD 750.

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  6. my brightness is too high. how do i reduce it?
    my brightness keys f2 n f3 are not working
    can i get the drivers for it

  7. boss enable hot keys in bios and it will work without pressing fn key