Dell :: D420, Worth Upgrading To SSD?

Jun 30, 2009

Looking to buy a used D420, and seeing everywhere that they are really .....

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Dell :: Is Upgrading To A 64-bit OS Worth It?

Apr 14, 2009

Some pros and cons would be nice. I am thinking of upgrading but I am not sure if I want to. Can you easily install older games? Is there a significant performance boost?

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HP/Compaq :: HP ZV6000 Still Worth Upgrading (FX-55)

Mar 24, 2009

I'm thinking of upgrading my ZV6000 to a FX-55 (San Diego), right now it's got an Athlon64 3200 in it. I've found some used FX-55 on eBay for around $120, and some 1GB SO-Dimm for $33, so the upgrade will cost about $170 after shipping. Is it worth it to do this upgrade?

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Dell :: Lattitude D420 And SSD

Jan 25, 2009

I just ordered a 64 GB RunCore 1.8 inch ZIF drive to install in my D420, the drive works fine on a USB connection (it actually ships with a usb cable) but the laptop does not recognize it regardless of what I do -

I am have used Acronis True Image to clone the drive,

I have made an image and restored via usb, but regardless of what I do the computer will not recognize the drive when connected via the ZIF connector.

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Dell :: Looking To Get A Refurb D420 Or D430?

Mar 21, 2009

I am looking to replace my aging 700m with either a Dell D420 or D430. The laptop is 90% for travel so I am mostly concerned about battery life. I'd like to make it cross country on one charge if possible.

I usually load up a bunch of DivX movies/TV shows on the drive and entertain myself on flights, etc. I do use it a bit for work on the road, but I'm not doing anything crazy so processing power is not much of a concern. Email, remote desktop, etc.

From those with either a D420 or D430, what kind of battery life can I expect from a 6 or 9 cell battery? I would prefer the 6 cell since it does not stick out, but 9 cell is ok since the machine is so small. I'm not opposed to taking a second battery as that is what I do with my 700m right now.

Which OS is going to yield more battery life? XP, Vista or 7?

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Dell :: D420 ZIF Won't Hold HDD Cable

Oct 29, 2009

I'm upgrading my Toshiba MK3008GAL hdd to a MK8025GAL. The Toshiba HJ178 Flex Cable will not clamp tight in the new drive and now won't clamp tight back in the old drive either. The laptop does not see the new drive OR the old drive if I put it back in.

The ZIF connectors seem to work in that they flip up (open) and down (closed) as they're supposed to. In the old drive the cable was tight when I first removed it.

I've tried taping the cables down in both drives, and inserting paper in with the top of the cable to make a snug fit. Still neither drive is recognized.

I've ordered a replacement cable (used) in case I've mangled the old one, but still the old one should fit tight.

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Dell :: D630 & D420 Double

Dec 22, 2008

This is just fabulous. Dell has essentially shut down my business indefinately. On Wednesday, my D630's (my primary machine) hard drive failed. They sent me a "new" hard drive on Thursday. Great. But, it was a "refurbished" drive of a different brand, and something wrong with the bracket fitting left the sharp corner of the bracket sticking out of the side of my computer. Ok, I get yet another on Friday -- same thing. They promise to send me a new bracket assembly along with it, in case the one on the other drive is bad, too. Got the "new" refurb in today. As expected, they didn't include the new bracket hardware, this one has the same problem and, in addition, the thing is a cheapee Fugitsu (my original was an 18 month old Seagate) that is scraped up on the sides and seems to have some of the connectors broke off! Their only options are -- wait for it -- to send me another POS,non-fitting refurb drive, or send it to the depot, where they'll keep my computer for two weeks and send it with the jagged edges of the refurb drive hardware sticking out the side of my lappy.

So, lucky me, I can't play their "refurbished" drive game any more, and I had to pay to order a new one from New Egg. So, now the computer will be out at least a week after the drive failure, and I'll still be faced after a week's down time with rebuilding the programs and data.

But wait, it gets better. I've been working on my refurb (purchased 10/2007) D420 with 2 years of warranty left on it since my D630 went down. As "luck" would have it, the thing is suddenly getting scalding hot on the bottom near the vent, and my PC Card slot has failed, so that I can't get on my mobile broadband. Looks like the darned motherboard on this one is going, and I have to send it into the depot, where I'll likely get more of their "refurbished" (read, "used") parts. 7-10 business days for this one, and now I have no computer, can't use my primary programs, and I've lost tons of data.

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Dell :: Does D420 Support 64bit Windows 7?

Jan 27, 2010

64 bit windows is becoming mainstream and I feel I might get left behind.

I just bought an mTron SLC SSD used on ebay and I think this laptop is for another 4-5 years.

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Dell :: Is This Normal For MTRON Mobi SSD With My D420?

Mar 12, 2010

I just installed mTRON SSD in my Latitude D420 laptop.

I turned my laptop on and my mTRON SSD was not detected. I panicked and i thought that my SSD was dead-on-arrival. I left my computer on for like 10 minutes and then I reboot.

After the reboot my laptop finally detected mTRON 32gb SSD. I'm glad it wasn't dead on arrival... i just have to wait for 10 minutes to be detected when I turn on my computer.

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Dell :: Worth Going From 2gb From 3gb Ram

Jul 21, 2007

I say 3 gb because I know even if I put in two 2gb chips I will only see 3.25 anyways.

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Dell :: Xps 13 :: Would The SSD Be Worth

Jul 14, 2009

Would the SSD be worth the extra money on this? Can the GPU handle games coming out like Diablo3 and Starcraft2?

Is the heat issue fixed on this model? How is the battery life? Is there anything else I should recommend or take away from this let?

Any help or tips would be appreciated. He plans on buying next week. I'm still looking but this sleek design looks WAY better than the HP..

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Dell :: Worth The Risk?

May 19, 2009

I am looking for your opinions. Check out this deal on ebay.

All the signs say not to buy but I have not had much experience with ebay.

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Dell :: Worth It To Go To Vista

Sep 6, 2007

I have vista home premium that came with my e1705. I am running xp right now. I figured I might give it some time but I am looking for your opinions on the matter. Is it a worthy upgrade?

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Dell :: SSD In A M1710, Is It Worth It ?

Feb 21, 2010

I've searched the forum but could not find a definite answer.

My wife is using my old m1710 mainly for photoshop and i have noticed that it's very very hdd intensive. She complains that it would freeze sometimes when working with a lot of files or with large files.

I decided to upgrade the HDD to SSD, but after reading here and there i saw different opinions.

Some say i will not see any increase in performance because the bottleneck is the SATA support of m1710 mobo, some say still there will be increase in performance.

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Dell :: RAM Upgrade Worth It (1gb To 2gb)?

Nov 22, 2009

I have an e1505, w/ a T2500, and 1gb ram.

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Dell :: Worth Getting The 128 GB SSD With The 1645?

Nov 9, 2009

Is it worth the money to go for the 128gb SSD?

Is it better to get the cheapest hard drive and replace it with your own SSD?

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Dell :: Is Accidental Warranty Worth It?

Apr 24, 2010

I was wondering if the accidental coverage from Dell is worth it on the m17x? Does anyone have this coverage and has had to use it?

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Dell :: Mini 9 Worth Buying?

Oct 15, 2009

Dell sent me a nice coupon for dell outlet and I can get a refurb dell mini 9 with the following specs for $191. Kind of an impulse buy if I get it but i've been wanting a netbook for a while.

Specs: Inspiron Mini 910
Intel Atom 1.6
1 GB ram
8 GB solid state drive.
Ubuntu loaded .....

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Dell :: 5400rom To 7200rpm HDD Worth It

Dec 20, 2008

I am about to receive my brand new XPS 1530 and it was ordered with the 320gig 5400RPM drive. I will mainly be using the system as a light weight gaming/entertainment laptop as i travel.

I am considering buying a new 500gig 7200rpm HDD but i want to know first if it will make that big of a performance different?

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Dell :: Business Laptops From Worth It?

Jan 22, 2010

im looking for a laptop to use in a industrial enviroment. are the Business range of dell laptops quite solid built? anyone owned a vostro?

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Dell :: Studtio Xps 1640 Worth It

Sep 1, 2009

I was planning on buying this laptop and was wondering if you all with recommend it or not and why.. For people which the 4670 gpu, does it run really hot?

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Dell :: Studio XPS 1640 Worth Getting Now?

Mar 8, 2009

A Dell Studio 1737 OR the Dell Studio XPS 1640? The Studio 1737 has been out longer for any problems to be fixed and whatnot and comes at a lower price. The Studio XPS 1640 has been out for just a couple of months and there are dozens of reports of BSOD's, heating issues, etc...

I would like to get the Studio XPS 1640, but generally I wait about 4-6 months after the product has been released before buying. There are talks about a built-in TV Tuner, but I haven't seen that on the Dell website. People are also saying Dell is going to upgrade the video card .....

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Dell :: Studio Xps Warranty Worth It?

Apr 20, 2009

i already bought a studio xps 16" (sig) for 920 with a 1 year warranty.

is it worth upgradeing to 2 or 4(3 is price of 4) warranty, which is 140 and 170.

iv never had a pc or laptop fail on me unless it happened right after i got the laptop which is covered anyway.

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Dell :: Is XP Worth Putting On My M1530

Sep 26, 2008

Just wanting to know some info on this subject thanking of a switch, tired of vista running sluggish.

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Dell :: Vista Ultimate 64 Bit Worth It From 32 Bit

Mar 31, 2008

Just recieved the copy I ordered from market place.

I've read that I can use the serial on my system (which is 32 bit) and it will go through, but was wondering if it's worth it to go 64 bit.

I currently have about 11 games installed on my M1730, and only thing that's stopping me is all the game saves.

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Dell :: Sound Blaster Audio Worth It

Aug 11, 2007

Is it worth spending the extra 25 bucks? Will you even notice much of a difference?

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Dell :: OT: Is Extended Warranty Worth It For Desktops?

Aug 13, 2009

I know warranty is absolutely vital for notebooks, but is a large manufacturers warranty necessary for a desktop?

Usually the individual parts have their own warranty and you can replace defective and broken parts by yourself with the know-how (unless its a huge issue like a surge, etc) .....

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Dell :: Is It Worth Doing Either Of These To A Inspiron E1505/6400?

Apr 4, 2009

I'm currently using a Dell inspiron 6400/E1505 notebook although i wish to upgrade to a studio 15 or 17 i cannot afford it at the moment i can however afford to upgrade the notebook i have a little bit more, the 2 upgrades i'm considering are,


Upgrading the RAM to 2 x 2gb (I spoke to someone on these forums a while ago about it and apparently it is possible) but i'm unsure if its worth it because i can't see anything that'll be different enough to warrant the upgrade .....

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Dell :: Precision M6400 Worth The Money?

Jun 2, 2009

I'm deciding between the HP 8730w or the Dell M6400, and was wondering how solid the laptop feels, and if the early software quirks (like the sound breakage) have been resolved?

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Dell :: I Really Want The XPS16 But Is It Really Worth It If It Heats Up Exorbintantly

Jul 4, 2009

I will be using my future laptop as a desktop replacement, meaning I will be using it a lot(games and movies especially). If it heats up a lot, not only is it uncomfortable, but it can also be deleterious to the machine and can even be dangerous. Plus, I want to customize it to almost its maximum power.

So if it heats up as much as people say it does, is it worth it?

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