Dell :: 8400m Gs How To Lower Power Draw?

Apr 28, 2009

well basically my question is in the title...but i was wonder is there anyway i can lower the watt draw (11 watts stock) while im on battery power.

I know powermizer does this but can i lower it even more?

View 5 Replies


Acer :: Windows 7 Welcome Screen On 1410 / Power Draw

Jan 11, 2010

I just received my 1410 last week and I'm absolutely thrilled with it! It runs so much faster, has better battery life and better build quality, than my HP Mini 311. I had some spare time this past weekend, so I installed another copy of Win 7 on it and it's now a dual-booter. I have re-installed most of the Acer software - but I cannot find a way to re-install the green Acer welcome screen.

View 10 Replies View Related

Acer :: Extensa 5420 Lower Case/power Jack Repair

Dec 8, 2009

I'm working on an Extensa 5420 that has a broken plastic tab that holds the power jack in the lower case. Anyone had any luck with glue/epoxy (or some other techique) to secure the power jack in position so it won't fall inside the case?

View 6 Replies View Related

Dell Inspiron Mini 10 :: Says Video Card Is Not Compatible With Direct Draw?

Feb 7, 2013

I want to play a ms game on my inspiron mini 10 but it says the video card is not compatible with direct draw, is there anything I can do?

View 3 Replies View Related

Dell :: Using Charger / Adapter With Lower Amp Rating

Apr 1, 2010

I've got a Vostro 1500 and the specs for Dell's charger/adapter can be found here:

Dell's charger: 90W, 19.5V, 4.62A

Is it ok if I use a 90W, 19.5V, 3.34A charger instead? I'm using it right now, charger getting hot though. What do you think? Is it safe to continue using this charger with lower amp rating?

View 7 Replies View Related

Dell :: Del Studios Xps 13 New Prices For Lower Specs

May 28, 2009

Del Studios Xps 13 New prices for lower specs

As dell Usuall doing

View 3 Replies View Related

Dell :: Methods To Lower Temps On M1530

Feb 7, 2009

I get idle temps of 65-70 CPU and 70-75 GPU and gaming temps of 76-80 CPU and 85+ GPU when gaming.

Right now i've been leaning toward the method of spraying all the vents with compressed air, is there anything else I can do that doesn't involve taking apart the laptop?

View 10 Replies View Related

Dell :: Treats Canadians As 2nd Class Or Lower?

Feb 8, 2009

add Dell to the growing list (HP is another) who doesn't care about Canadians nor Canadian customers as they restrict the options compared to Americans and what is available to U.S. customers.

E.g. M4400 has way less options for Cdn customers compared to U.S. customers. American customers can order 15.4" WUXGA TrueLife RGB LED display (1920x1200) while Canadian Dell customers are limited to only a 15.4” WXGA (1280x800) LED Display.

View 4 Replies View Related

Dell :: XPS M170 CPU Lower Volume Whine

Jan 6, 2008

I have a 2ghz P-M, 2GB RAM, 7800GTX equipped XPS M170 and never really took attention to this. It has CPU whine, and when you scroll webpages, it slows the scrolling process and emits the higher pitched intermittent whine until you stop, then it resumes a lower volume whine.

It's not really noticable unless in a quiet situation, but it's very annoying to me in such situations, especially because it limits the scrolling speed of pages and things in programs.

I've reformatted several times and i'm pretty sure its either the CPU or GPU whining. Gaming eprformance is unaffected.

Can I call Dell and have them do anyhting about this? I don't have Bluetooth, as some other topics have said works, but I don't think I should have to buy a module to have my CPU stop whining.

View 15 Replies View Related

Dell :: Lower Resolutions Available In Inspiron 1720

May 10, 2008

Unlike most of you here (probably), I'm an old guy who doesn't run his displays at native resolution. I typically selecting something lower so things are easier to read. My 4:3 machines at home and work are set up at 1024 x 768.

I'm considering an Inspiron 1720 with anti-glare 1440 x 900 display, 128MB NVIDIA 8400M GS card and the standard Dell driver which, according to Dell Downloads, is 174.31 for Vista-32bits. I assume that's the driver Dell would install if I ordered this machine on line today.

I tried chat will Dell sales but, after repeating the question several times, they finally admitted the only thing they could tell me was that I could configure it with 1920 x 1200 glass, the opposite direction from which I wanted to go. They suggested I contact Dell Tech Support, but one can't get through to them without a product code for an in-warranty notebook.

So, here I am asking whether anyone has an Inspiron 1720 configured this way. If so, does that combination of video card and driver permit selecting 1280 x 800 and/or 1024 x 640? I don't want to get stuck with a resolution that results in distortion because it isn't in the screen's native 1.6:1 aspect ratio.

View 9 Replies View Related

Dell :: M1730: Lower Quality Or Defective LCD Panel?

May 21, 2010

I purchased a Dell M1730 laptop a couple of years ago. A few months after I received it, the original LCD panel was shattered in an accident.

I shipped it back to Dell and they replaced it with a new Samsung panel (not sure what it had before) which looked just as good, except that after a couple of months it developed a one pixel wide red vertical line 80% of the way up from the bottom of the screen near the left side.

Because the line wasn't very distracting (only showed up on certain colors like dark grey and dark red) I lived with it for a while, but I recently decided I should get it fixed since my warranty is running out this year.

I emailed Dell recently and they sent a technician to my house while I was at work (my wife was at home) and he repaired the M1730 so that the red vertical line was no longer present.

I'm not sure what the exact nature of the repairs were, but he did mention to my wife that apparently when my panel was previously replaced, they had only used 2 of 8 screws .....

View 10 Replies View Related

Dell :: GeForce 8400M GS 128?

May 24, 2010

i have a dell inspiron 1720 with a GeForce 8400M GS 128 ya i know it sucks but anyways when i go to dell or do a google all im seen is that the 8400 is a 256 ddr is this right? i run a program called TechPowerUp GPU and its saying 128 to did they make a 128 and a 256?

View 6 Replies View Related

Dell :: 8400M GS Dying

Dec 7, 2008

Is my 8400M GS dying?

The other day I started to have intermittent 'display driver has stopped responding and has resumed' messages after the display blanks for a bit.

I checked my performance. In RTHDRIBL where I used to get high 40's to low 50's fps, I now get in the 20's, 30's, and 40's.

Then I checked some of the games (which I haven't played in a long while). Colin Mcrae Rally 5.0 and UT 2004 are so stuttery that they are unplayable.

I tried various driver versions thinking that the latest driver version from windows update was causing it, but have not had any success.

I also uninstalled Avast anti-virus and Rivatuner in case bad settings were the cause.

WEI score used to be 4.1/4.7, and is now 3.7/4.5

View 10 Replies View Related

Dell :: 8400m Gs Overclock

Jan 26, 2009

don't do this, unless you have the copper mod.

But I overclocked from 400/600 to 525/900, and the difference in performance was huge!

3DMark06 before: 1,700'ish
after: 2,077 !

RTHDRIBL 640 x 480 window before: ~ 50 fps
after: ~ 70 fps
----> around 40% increase!

W.E.I.: Aero/Gaming Graphics before: 4.1 / 4.7
after: 4.8 / 5.2

The good news is that my load temp has only increased a few degrees:

before: 72C
after: 75C

View 10 Replies View Related

Dell :: NVidia 8400m GS

Dec 6, 2008

I recently bought a laptop and before it ships I have been looking around at how the 8400m GS performs. The video card is labeled at 128 mb but many people have been posting on forums about how they're cards are telling them they have 256mb instead of 128.

More commonly, Youtube videos are all titled 8400m GS *256*. Is the 128mb version just really uncommon? Or is it really 256 mb. I also stumbled upon something called Turbo Cache (not sure if that's the right name for it) that has the GPU use some of my systems RAM...Isn't that what integrated chipsets do?

Anyway here's my system:

XPS M1530 Laptop: Intel Core 2 Duo Processor T8100 (2.1GHz/800Mhz FSB, 3MB Cache)

3 GB DDR2 SDRAM 667MHz (2 DIMMs)

320 GB SATA Hard Drive (5400 RPM)

128MB NVIDIA GeForce 8400M GS

If anyone knows anything about Turbo Cache or how this card performs with World of Warcraft.

View 10 Replies View Related

Dell :: Can 185.66 Work For 8400m Gs?

Apr 4, 2009

using xps m1330. the laptopvideo2go forum page on that release didn't state...

View 10 Replies View Related

Apple :: Max Volume Lower In 10.6.2

Nov 16, 2009

I don't think I'm losing my hearing, but it seems like 80% volume now is the same as 50% volume before on my MBP 15 after the 10.6.2 update. I checked my sound output and it is set to internal speakers, which I think is normal(?)

View 3 Replies View Related

Dell :: Lower Core Speed Of FX 1700M On Precision M4400?

Jan 31, 2009

Are there drivers, or software, that allow access and the bility to tweak the core clock speed on the FX 1700M video card in my M4400? I beleive the FX 1700M consumes an extra 15W of power (over the 770M) simply because it is clocked faster.

View 4 Replies View Related

Dell :: 8400m Gs On Vostro 1510

Feb 28, 2010

I own a vostro1510 with a 8400m gs. i am a casual gamer and during gaming gpu goes upto 85c. i am worried about my gpu as we all know about the failure rate of 8400 and 8600. my warranty is going to expire on sep 15 so do you guys recommend me going for extended warranty? i find it a bit costly.

remember my laptop was purchased on sep 15 2008 and my mobo was replaced few months back(not due to failing gpu). someone also told me that the replacement gpu's are not defective is it so?

View 7 Replies View Related

Dell :: Poll: When Did Your 8400M GS Fail

Oct 28, 2008

When did your 8400M GS Fail, if at all?

View 10 Replies View Related

Dell :: M1530 8400M Vs 8600M

Jun 5, 2009

Currently my M1530 has the nvidia 8400M GS chip in it. I'm thinking about swapping the motherboard out for one with an 8600M chip on it.

My question is, will it make much of a difference? How much greater is the 8600M w/ 256mb versus the 8400M w/ 128mb that is currently in my machine? Look forward to your responses.

View 5 Replies View Related

Dell :: 8400M GS Performance Driver

Aug 28, 2009

Anyone knows a good drivers for the 8400M GS card tweaked for good performance?

I play Company of Heroes a lot and would like to optimize my card to gain better performance.

View 4 Replies View Related

Dell :: NVIDIA® GeForce 8400M GS

Jul 19, 2007

How crappy is the NVIDIA® GeForce™ 8400M GS really? I am using a 7800gtx in my inspron 9300. Just ordered a 1330--- is the 8400 superior to the 7800gtx?

on a related note, is there anyway to upgrade the NVIDIA® GeForce™ 8400M GS to a different video card? Is any other nvidia card compatible?

View 15 Replies View Related

Dell :: M1330 With NVIDIA 8400M GS

Oct 26, 2008

buying second hand, 2yr warranty left

however person said he had graphics problems and his computer was serviced (motherboard replaced).

I dont want to have it die on me later on, price is good compared to other systems where I live (same price as a new vostro 1310).

bottom line, whats the probability this would happen again ? any chance of a perm fix ?

View 10 Replies View Related

Acer :: 7720G - Fps Drops To 30 And Lower

Sep 28, 2008

When i play any game(CS 1.6, Halo, UT3 absolute any game) my fps drops to 30 and lower... Why? or maybe this is becouse i have Vista SP1, but drivers is for Vista SP0...
And i can't download newer drivers becouse downloading is not accessable...

View 9 Replies View Related

Apple :: Lower Resolution On A WUXGA

Jul 13, 2009

question concerning the WUXGA screen on the 17" macbook pro. The questions may sound pretty basic, but I've only got experience with 1280*800 =)

Can i put the resolution of the screen on, let's say 1440*900 if i chose to? Or is it really THAT resolution (1920*1200) that is supported only?

In the case it is possible: does it look like a normal 17" screen with a native resolution of 1440*900

In the case that it is not possible: how small are the letters? I looked at a 15.4 inch screen with 1680*...? and i thought it was pretty OK. Is it comparable with a 17" 1920*1200?

Most of the time the laptop will be used for programming, and a game from time to time (but from experience i know games can be set on lower resolutions, resulting in ugly stuff, just the way i like it).

View 8 Replies View Related

Dell :: About XPS 16xx Give Us A Lower Frequency GPU And Memory Bios Version?

Apr 26, 2010

just like my sony laptop FW510f, it have the ATI 4650, but the GPU frequency is 450 and memory is 600. i think dell can do like it to avoid the fan's noisy(its runs when i press the start button), and the throttling problem.

BTW: my 1647's fan keep spin and the gpu temp is 50 when its idle, is it normal? the ambient no more than 20c

View 10 Replies View Related

Dell :: T9300 Or 8400m Gs M1330 Upgrade

May 25, 2009

Looking to get my sister a m1330 for a graduation gift and right now if you spend $1300 plus on a M1330 u get 25 percent off.

So i'm looking for ways to get the laptop to add up to $1300 and i can either upgrade the processor to

Intel® Core™ 2 Duo T9300 (2.5GHz/800Mhz FSB/6MB cache)

View 10 Replies View Related

Dell :: Free Analog Flat Panel AND Lower Overall Price On M4400 If It's 64bit

Feb 22, 2009

I'm looking at the configurators for the 32bit and 64bit Precision M4400s, and the almost the exact same configuration (difference is 64bit has 4gb ram vs. 2gb) costs about $50 less and comes with a free monitor (not really necessary...but getting rid of it doesn't result in any price drop).

Is this an error on Dell's site, or are they actively pushing 64bit and lowering the price of the system overall intentionally?

32bit: [url]

64bit: [url]

Intel® Core™ 2 Duo T9800
Genuine Windows Vista® Ultimate
15.4" UltraSharp™ WUXGA
3 Year Basic Limited Warranty and 3 Year NBD On-Site Service
NVIDIA Quadro FX 770M
4.0GB, DDR2-800 SDRAM (2.0GB for 32 bit model)
250GB Hard Drive, 7200RPM with Free Fall Sensor
8X DVD+/-RW w/Roxio and Cyberlink Power DVD
6 Cell Battery
Intel® WiFi Link 5300
Internal English Backlit Keyboard

64bit: $2,058 + FREE! Dell 19 inch™ 1909WFP Widescreen Flat Panel, Analog
32bit: $2,097

View 10 Replies View Related

Dell Inspiron 1710 :: Caps Lock Delay When Changing To Upper Or Lower

Mar 29, 2013

I have a inspiron 1710 It has been ok for the most part But the issue that i seem to have and bugs the heck out of me is that when i'm typing and tap the caps lock its like every thing stops and it is a few seconds then the caps lock changes to upper or lower and i have to wait for it to come back on then i can type again But i can not just tap caps and type , BUT if i have a external key board No problem.

View 2 Replies View Related

Copyrights 2005-15, All rights reserved