Dell :: 9400 / E1705 Mobo Replacement With Onboard Video

Nov 30, 2009

My 7950GTX failed and all replacement cards I've seen on Ebay, from the X1400, 7900GS or better are overpriced.

Since I won't be gaming with my laptop anymore, I was thinking of replacing my motherboard with the one with integrated onboard video, which is more cost effective.

Do you know if it fits, meaning will my current LCD connector fits this motherboard ? Should I expect a bad surprise?

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Dell :: On The 9400/E1705 How Can You Tell If Its The Motherboard Or Video Card ?

Mar 12, 2010

I got a Dell Inspiron 9400/E1705 here that will not boot. The owner said he put into hibernate and went home, when he came in and turned it back on it was sluggish for about 10 minutes, he powered it off and then it would not power back up.

When you turn on the power the power and HD lights come on, you hear what sounds like the HD doing some movement and then it shuts down in a few seconds.

I removed the HD, ram, dvd, wifi, modem and tested it with same results. Also took out the CMOS battery to try to reset the BIOS and put it all back together and same thing.

CPU fan does not spin at all on power up, not sure if this model is supposed to do that little 5 second thing most of them do.

No beeps, nothing on the screen, etc.

Is there a way to determine if its the motherboard OR the video card, as this has a discrete video card, not integrated. Would you get any kind of system response if the video card was dead but the motherboard/cpu was ok ?. I would rather replace one and not both if I can tell which to go after first.

thanks for any ideas or advice.

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Dell :: Inspiron 9400 Video Card Replacement

Sep 8, 2009

I am a long time Dell Inspiron 9400 notebook user. I bought this notebook on February of 2006. So, the notebook is now about 7 months out of its 3 year NBD warranty, which sucks massively as the nVidia GeForce Go 7800 video card has developed some display glitches.

I am having random BSODs with error code: BAD_POOL_CALLER - Attempt to reset the display driver and recover from a timeout failed. After restarting the machine, I can see lots of display glitches both on my external 27" Dell monitor and the notebook screen.

I have run extensive diagnostics - no issues were picked up with CPU, RAM or HDD.

Mind you, the motherboard on this notebook was completely replaced last year due to faulty USB ports.

Questions:

1. What are the chances of paying Dell to extend the warranty? I still would not want to completely ditch this notebook for another year or so.

2. I obviously have to pay for a video card replacement out of my own pocket. What are my best options? Just find a suitable video card on eBay - is that it?

3. Considering I no longer use this machine for gaming, mainly for web browsing, and .NET application development & testing, what is the cheapest video card that will do the job?

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Dell :: Where To Get Video Card Replacement For E1705

Apr 29, 2009

Anyone know a place to get cheap video card replacements for the E1705. My 7900 just went bye bye. Ebay is trying to charge 300 which is way to much for how much I want to spend.

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Dell :: E1705 Video Card Replacement Adventure

Apr 11, 2009

So, not too long ago the 7800 Geforce Go in my e1705 inspiron started giving me weird visual artifacts (I determined the problem was the video card because I found forum threads with other people who have had this problem).

So I did what was suggested in these threads and bought a stripped card from eBay. I got a x1400 ATI mobility card from some seller in Hong Kong. Last night I did the arduous procedure of swapping out the old card for the new, and booted it up and got into Ubuntu Linux (I dual boot Linux and Windows) and it looked better than it ever had.

Today I made the discovery that all was not well on my computer. It seems that certain colors do not display correctly anymore, regardless of drivers or OS or video settings

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Dell :: M1530 Replacement Mobo?

Jul 2, 2009

I have the Dell XPS M1530 laptop, and of course the motherboard is fried.

The laptop is no longer covered by warranty, and I dont want to buy a new mobo from Dell, because they charge a ridiculous amount of money.

Where can I buy a new mobo with the new non-faulty Nvidia chip? I don't want to buy one of the original ones because it will just overheat from the chip and burn up again.

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Dell :: XPS M1330 Mobo Replacement

Feb 5, 2009

My M1330 has developed the "ac adapter type unrecognised" problem which means a new mobo. But it may be. It's an early m1330 with the 633MHz FSB and 2.2GHz cpu.

Do you think Dell will be able to replace like with like? I'm rather hoping they'll give me a 2.4GHz with 800MHz FSB as replacement as that's the nearest CPU match without giving me something inferior.

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Dell :: M1330 Onboard Intel Video Driver

Dec 25, 2008

I'm trying to get the latest video driver from Intel, but I couldn't install it. It gives me a message saying something like the product compatibility is not verified for my system. How do I get the latest driver for my gm965 chipset?

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Dell :: Can I Disable Nvidia Card And Use Onboard Video

Jan 6, 2010

My laptop is Vostro 1500 with 8600M GT

I'm experiencing some weird flashes, driver stops working and recovered, random distorting dots etc recently. I'm 99% sure its the video card's problem. Luckily the display card can be exchanged. But before going ahead to change it I wanna ensure its video's fault. So I wonder theres any way I can turn off the NVIDIA 8600M GT ,use the intel graphic instead, and see if I still get any of those problems.

I don't seem to find any option in BIOS letting me to do so.

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Dell :: M1330 : Mobo Replacement Checklist

Nov 14, 2008

seeing as I'm getting ready for my 1330's second Mobo replacement, I've made a list of what to check after a mobo replacement. The first part of the checklist is what you really should test while the RegGuy's still on location and the second & third parts are what you need to verify (in most part) that the replacement mobo is indeed ok.

What the rep will check on your behalf is that the Notebook fires up and loads your OS. This of course implies that the power-on switch, monitor, hard drive, keyboard and trackpad are connected and that the main chips (cpu, graphics, chipset, audio, etc) are indeed functioning.

But that's about it so the rest is up to you ...

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Dell :: M1330 Pre-Emptive Mobo Replacement?

Mar 26, 2010

my m1330 is showing signs of gfx/mobo failure, but there is no real way to prove it to the techs.

Is there a way to call in and get my mobo replaced without forcing the failure? ...

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HP/Compaq :: Nx9105 Replacement Mobo

May 19, 2009

I just replaced the motherboard in the girlfriend's HP/Compaq NX9105 (died in a wine spill...). The new mobo boots, but the first message was "unsupported wireless network device detected" and the system went no further. So I removed the card figuring a BIOS upgrade would sort that, but then I am faced with the message "this motherboard does not support 82W CPU", and again the system goes no further. I have checked the parts list and there only seems to be one mobo for this model, although there is one figure different on the part number:
Old mobo SPS-370495-001
New mobo: SPS-370496-001

The only other difference I could find was the new mobo only has one CPU fan header, easily sorted.
Other details;
CPU Athlon 64 1800 Skt 754
1.5GB DDR1 (though just using 256 stick for testing)
Bios Ver F11, newest available F34.

AFAIK the 1800 was the slowest CPU offered on this model except for some that had an Athlon XP-M fitted.

This may just be a BIOS upgrade issue, and I can certainly enter setup, but at the moment I cannot get it past the error messages, so any pertinent advice gratefully received.

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Dell :: Anyone Using 4GB RAm On A E1705/9400

Sep 22, 2007

I am thinking of upgrading to 4GB or RAM

But seem to see conflicting info about the E1705 having a limit of 2 GB of RAM

So can anyone confirm that I indeed use 2x 2GB SODIMMS in my laptop

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Dell :: E1705 / 9400 Ram Upgrade

Jan 26, 2010

I have a Dell E1705 / 9400. I want to upgrade RAM. Currenly i have 2 * 1GB 667 MHZ RAM. I want to upgrade to 4GB. Will my laptop support. I want to upgrade to maximum frequency ram. 800 Mhz or more. If its available.

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Dell :: Put A 7800 Go GTX In A 9400/E1705?

Jun 21, 2009

A friend of mine has a Inspiron E1705 with a now-dead 7900M GTX. I was wondering if it is possible to put a 7800 Go GTX in it?

I could do a little upgrade for myself by buying his video-card-less notebook and putting my 9300's 7800Go GTX in

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Dell :: Are Replacing My 9400 (e1705) With A 1720

Jan 25, 2008

I have a high end speced Inspiron 9400:

2.13 core 2 duo, 2gig ram, 100gig 7200 rpm hd, 1920x1600 true life screen, 7800go gfx which I purchased in June 2006. I am in the UK so this cost me 1100 from the Dell outlet.

During December 2007 it has had 4 service calls where the motherboard, graphics card, and lcd have been changed 4 times with the same fault occurring (lines on lcd).

Dell have kindly agreed at my request to swap the laptop for a new 9400, but as the 9400 is no longer in production Dell said they will give me a similar spec 1720 instead, which was nice of them and I agreed. Here is the spec for the 1720:

2.2gig cpu, 2gig ram, 160 5400rpm hd, 8600 gfx, 1920x1600 lcd.

All seemed fine but slower hd which I can live with (just about).

I then started doing some research and discovered the 8600 is slower than the 7800 I had? and the laptop has no DVI port! I used to connect the 9400 to my external montior and sometimes my HD TV using the DVI and will miss it dearly on the 1720.

Would it be unreasonable for me to ask for a higher spec machine over the 1720?

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Dell :: Does E1705/9400 Support T7500

May 28, 2009

I got a sweet deal from a friend of mine who is going to sell me a T7500 for $50. The problem is, T7500 is 800Mhz. Will my dell e1705 support it?

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Dell :: E1705/9400 Memory Tests

Oct 20, 2007

I thought I would put the E7105 through some tests to see what various Memory configs benchmark at.

Starting with 1 Gig Single DDR @ 533 Mhz, then 2 x 1 GB @ 533 in Dual Channel

Then I mixed a 2 GB @ 667 mhz with the 1 GB @ 533 Mhz

Last the 2 x 2 GB Memory @ 667.

I ran Super Pi on each config, Sandra Memory Benchmarks, and 3DMark06.

Did not see any Difference in the 3DMark Tests.

Video Memory Reported as 495 MB Video 248 MB System 743 Mb Texture

1 GB Tests

Super Pi = 5.38.14 ( 5 Min 38.14 Seconds)

Sandra Tests

Memory Bandwidth = 3258 MB/S
Latency = 118 ns
Cache & Memory = 14416 MB/S

2 GB Tests

Super Pi = 5.28.625 ( 5 Min 28.625 Seconds)

Sandra Tests........................

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Dell :: CPU's Compatible With Inspiron 9400 / E1705?

Mar 14, 2009

I'm attempting to upgrade my wife's 9400/e1705 but it's been so long since I gave a damn about mobile CPU's that I've forgotten which ones will fit and which ones won't.

I know she has a core solo 1.66 yonah, and I know it can fit certain T1** and T2**, and I know there's a screaming fast one out there, but I don't want to buy the wrong thing.

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Dell :: M1710 LCD 30% Brigher Than The E1705/9400 LCD

Dec 1, 2007

My friend just told me he heard this was true. Can anyone confirm? I know there are 2 different brands of LCDs floating around in the E1705/9400. A Samsung model, and a Phillips. However he claimed that the M1710 used one different than the E1705/9400, and was a blazing 30% brighter.

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Dell :: Upgrading Memory Inspiron 9400/E1705

Sep 2, 2008

can I upgrade to pc2-5300 ddr2-667 with my current possessor
also taking into consideration that i mite upgrade the cpu some day

How much ram can the Inspiron handle with the latest bios update
will i need a new psu to power such upgrades
feel free to fill me in on anything i'm missing here

I'm looking at some Mushkin pc2-5300 ddr2-667 2 x 1gb

Is all or most 5300 667 supported by newest bios
I found cheap ram made for imac can i use mac ram in a dell

All info and suggestions are appreciated




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Dell :: New DVD Drive Won't Detect/read 9400/E1705

Oct 10, 2007

I have a Dell 17inch E1705/9400 notebook and Vista home. I recently purchased a [url]Samsung DVD burner. I replaced the stock one, and once I turned the computer on the OS does not detect the new drive at all . The drive will not open when the button is pressed, but the power (reading?) light is on ALL the time. I do not hear the drive making any noise, only at startup.

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Dell :: INSPRON 9400/E1705 CPU Heatsink DF031

Sep 1, 2008

I need a new CPU Heatsink DF031 for my 9400/E1705 but I don't have a service tag

Would anyone be willing to order me one to my address or lend me your tag info

I need this so badly my poor laptop is in pieces

any help is greatly appreciated

I live in Ontario so anyone in Canada would probably work out best

anyone intersested in doing this for me will be compensated via paypal

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Dell :: Inspiron 9400/E1705 BIOS UPDATED

Dec 6, 2009

Dell just updated the bios to version A10.

Fixes and Enhancements:
1. Update thermal table for NVidia graphic.

I'm amazed they decided to update the bios after such a long time. Hopefully this will fix our toasty graphics cards.

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Dell :: FX2500 In An Inspiron 9400/E1705.. Drivers And O/C

Jan 8, 2008

So here we go :

1) I'm ordering in a FX2500 to replace my 7800 go. I'm currently using Extreme-G Mobileforce driver 92.91 (I've tried some of the newer versions but prefer this one). Will this driver be compatible with the FX2500?

2) What are the best drivers for the FX2500 if not Mobileforce?

3) Overclocking... I've read the posts about flashing the 7900GTX bios to enable overclocking, does this mean i cannot overclock using the normal software way. In the Mobileforce drivers for the 7800, the option is in the Advanced Settings options in Windows. Does the FX2500/7950GTX not have this option and is BIOS flashing the only way to overclock the card?

4) If the BIOS flash is to enable voltage adjustments as well as clock adjustments, is this something I need to do or will the card do well with just altered clock speeds?

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Dell :: Running Windows 7 On Inspiron 9400/e1705

Dec 21, 2009

I ran Win7's Upgrade Advisor and got a couple flags on Inspiron 9400's hardware. But I've heard that people have nstalled Win7 on them (with mixed results).

A couple reports on graphics malfunctions, and someone said the Sigmatel drivers were not found.

I wouldn't bother, but I have a couple development projects that require Win7.

Wondering if anyone has had good luck with Win7, and whether there are certain things to watch out for. All drivers work OK? Did you install 32-bit or 64-bit?

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Dell :: Is It Possible To Swap A 9400/E1705 Into A M1710 Case

Aug 12, 2008

My Inspiron 9400/E1705 case is getting a little banged up and I was wondering if it's possible to use a M1705 case (bezel, palmrest, base, etc). as a replacement.

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Dell :: Inspiron E1705/9400 BIOS Update This Month

Dec 5, 2009

It's been over two years since the last update, but Dell finally released a patch for the faulty nVidia graphics chips to help delay failure. That's the only fix listed in the A10 release. I wanted to let everyone know that if you have an nVidia graphics card in your E1705 or any other laptop from 2006-2008 you should check for the latest BIOS update because these cards have faulty thermal design that causes overheating and failure. The symptoms are odd colored pixels, video flickering, rebooting and system crashes, program crashes, odd lines on screen, etc - once you start to exerience this it's already too late, your chip is damaged and needs to be replaced. Likely, at this point, every system out there is probably already experiencing some form of failure so to be safe, if you're still under warranty, I'd use it to get a new card as soon as you can and apply this BIOS update. Anyway, you can find the BIOS update here:

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Dell :: Will Inspiron 9400/E1705 Support PC2-6400( DDR2 800)

Aug 21, 2007

Looks like same number of pins etc:
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Sep 23, 2009

I've been using the Windows Vista (32) that came with my Inspiron 9400, now I'm going to (thankfully) upgrade to Windows 7 x64 and I'd like to know if anybody know (had used/ tested/seen) what would be the best and great driver for this nVidia GeForce 7900GS on W7 64.

I looked over nVidia website and there is currently no certified driver for this card + Windows version, so for what I see, we'll have to go either laptopvideo2go and mobileForce,

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