I recently bought the XPS M1330 from a friend and wasn't familiar with the current issues caused by the nVidia GeForce 8400M GS. Lately, I've been looking for a solution to the problem...
I was reading about the Cooper Mod in another thread and it just seems like a temporary fix...
So, I was wondering has anyone tried manually installing the Intel version of the motherboard, since it seems to have no overheating problems. Has anyone tried a different motherboard to fix the overheating?
One of my mates has a dead M1330. I told him about the "oven" trick but his wife might hurt the both of us. It is however possible to replace the motherboard with the integrated X3100 motherboard correct?
I just replaced the motherboard in a Dell Inspiron 1440. The last step in the Dell Service Manual is to enter the correct Service Tag within BIOS. When I started it up and hit F2 and the section with the service tag could not be changed. Is there another way of changing the service tag to the correct one.
Has anybody on here with the Intel GMA X3100 had a failed motherboard on the M1330? I have searched the forums, and while the Nvidia equipped models seem to be prone to it, I've not had any luck finding info on failed Mobo's on laptops with intergrated graphics. Two months out of warranty too.
also, If i jam a big hard drive into the machine, how would that affect cooling/battery life? I'm sure is its a noob question but i've only ever stripped desktops.
Well, my Nvidia 8400 died for second time and I called Dell to replace it. After asking for a sustainable solution and to ensure me that I won't have the same issue once more, they said that they will install me a new motherboard revision which reduces the possibilities of having my GPU dead.
Thus, they replaced the motherboard. I didn't format my system but kept my Windows Vista Ultimate x64 installation.
After using the system for a couple of hours I realized that the system was under-performing. Then I checked with CPU z utility and found out that the CPU clock was stuck @1,6GHz (although my power scheme was high performance). My processor is the T7500. The system was overheated and the clock speed was reduced (I guess). The thing was that I could almost do nothing, not even surf on the internet. This makes my laptop unable to deal with applications that need lots of CPU power.
Does anybody else face the same problem? Is there something I could do to return to the old situation? Should I contact Dell and complain? It is a huge problem cause half of my applications cannot be used any more!! After a few minutes of use the laptop stops performing normally!
Could it be that if I format my HD and make a fresh install the problem will be resolved? (I repeat that I didn't format my system after the MB replacement).
So My M1330 was part of the defective batches of Nvidia Video card. A dell tech guy came and replace the motherboard and also a defective battery. I assume that the hard drive would work the same and I assumed I didn't need to format. My current hard drive was just taking forever to boot up, and was just so slow. I figure i needed to reformat.
I used a new 320GB hard drive i was planning to replace the current drive with. Now that its fully formatted. It's still unbelievable slow. I though the speed step might not be working current but i used wcpuid to test the current speed and it was at full speed. Though the system doesn't seem hot at all. I just cant figure out why its so slow. bios is currently at A12 which is the lastest
I have xps gen 2 with a faulty video card and i was wondring if its possible to replace the motherboard with M1710 motherboard so i can fit my 7900 gs video card in it and put all the other hardware parts for the xps gen2 motherboard to the M1710 motherboard in the XPS Gen2 palmrest ... so can u please give me some hints if its possible to do it or not,so basiclly its replacing a motherboard and putting all the old part in the new 1 ..
I am not able any longer to change the brigntness of the display via the known keys if the light sensor is deactivated. If the light sensor is activated I can adjust the brightness but I do not like the sensor.
I can change the brightness without the sensor when I am in the BIOS and during windows is booting.
My system: Precision M4500 with Windows 7 Professional X64 . The problem also occours with a fresh and pure Windows 7 Installation ..
I will be getting another Studio laptop for the mrs as we have had a refund for a bust laptop. As the Studios now come with a P8600 2.4Ghz chip as standard now i would like to swap the faster chip to my laptop.
Is this hard to do / possible? How do i remove the chip and will i need to apply any artic silver (my laptop/chip is only 2 months old).... Its been a while since i've installed a chip, last one being a 2.0Ghz Athlon
Is there anyway to change the dpi / magnification settings in Windows 7 without having to log off and back on or restart the machine?
I'm looking at a Studio 1557 laptop as a desktop replacement with a 1080p (1920 X 1080) screen which I think will make the text and icons quite small.
I can easily change the DPI to 120 (125%) or 144 (150%) and make everything readable which is great however when it's at a desk it's going to be connected to two 20 inch plus monitors and these require the normal 96dpi (100%).
The problem is the machine will be frequently connected and disconnected and having to close and reopen all applications to restart the machine properly is a real pain.
Windows XP used to warn you about having to restart but if you didn't things were still resized. With Win 7 nothing happens until you do.
Well i finally decided that i should give this a try after seeing my temps creep up by about 1 degreeC per week. I just ordered some Arctic Silver 5. Ive looked at all the thermal paste topics here and still have a few questions. Firstly, what exactly is the thermal pad and do i have to worry about it? I saw that some people had to remove the pad but when i read through
http://www.robertbromfield.com/Tutor...he%20M1530.pdf tutorial i didnt see anything about taking off or replacing a thermal pad. Secondly, when applying the thermal paste, do i want to cover the whole "black square" of the cpu/gpu with a thin layer?
And lastly, i heard that this may void your warranty. I was wondering, if i did break my lappy somehow, couldnt i just clean it off so that when the tech guy comes i just claim that i never even opened it up?
I just bought a Latitude E6500 with a WUXGA LCD with Nvidia NVS 160M to replace my old Inspiron 8600 also with WUXGA screen.
I am puzzled with one thing : with my old 8600 I was able to change resolution from 1920X1200 way back to 800X600 without any loss of quality. The screen always ramained crisp and clear.
Now, with my new E6500, anything less than 1920 X 1200 gets fuzzy. I read all about the "native resolution" speach, but what I can't understand is why the old laptop was able to show all resolutions properly, and the new on doesn't.
I have a Inspiron 6400 laptop which has a tru life screen, but it's the shiny type that is more of a mirror than a monitor I've just upgraded to a latitude 6500 and the wife is having mine but hates the screen, so I need to get a matt finish one..... I guess cheapest place is eBay???
I also want the new screen tosupport a higher resolution, would this mean I need a new gfx card, as I'm sure it uses a intel one built into mobo ....
I was thinking of changing my thermal paste on my CPU and GPU chipset, many ppl out there saying this would void the warranty and hell yeah it will, but the question is, will DELL engineer would be able to differentiate between stock silicone paste and new thermal paste (for my case is Coolermaster Nanofusion), anyone ever get busted by modding XPS?
Unless you change the obvious purple/pink thermal pad at the ACPI chipset to copper sheet then it's a totally different story.
Every time I change the volume on my notebook via keyboard shortcuts, a volume... "window" pops up and indicates how much i decrease or increase it. Problem is, that while I'm gaming or watching a movie, that indicator is always on top of any application i have opened, so it makes some games stutter, and if i accidentally click it, my game minimizes on the bar. Is there anyway to disable this feature on vista?
Due to popular demand of people requesting a guide on how to change their thermal paste I decided to make a video guide for the community as a way of giving back. Enjoy and sorry if I'm no high quality youtube blogger. This is my first video ever.
Changing Studio XPS 1645 Thermal Paste(AS5) from XmDXtReMeK on Vimeo.
You need isopropyl alcohol(99% or high purity)/arctic clean solution would work too with Q-Tips to clean up the previous compound. So please have that handy guys.
Also watch this video on why I will not spread the compound but put a pea size dab of the compound and let the pressure spread it. You do not want air pockets between your cpu and heatsink, it will cause a lose of the thermal interface and wont work optimal. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EyXLu1Ms-q4 .....