have been sold units that under perform even the slowest of Walmart brand laptops!!!
Hold on, bare with me. No it's fine in games, as the CPU usage is hardly ever at above 80 usage for more then 2-3 minutes, and fluctuates up and down.
However, should you try to run a dual core test! Something that loads both your cores up at 90%+ like Sony Vegas, DIVx Converter....anything that will require more then 5minutes of processing time. The dell XPS case, along with it's worthless heat pipe cooling solution is not sufficient enough to cool the processor. I have taken off all overclocks in my sig, have had dell replace all my fans and heat syncs and NOTHING!!! Still the same result.
Putting both cores at high load, for more then 4 minutes, ie encoding a video, etc. will through the CPU into throttling mode!!! As if that wasn't enough, dell decided to write it's bios, that when that occurs at 93C, the voltage supplied to the CPU remains constant!!! Regardless of the clock!
As such, if you continue the work flow...(anything stressing the cores for more then 4-5min) you will see the processor throttle down to as lot as 1000Mhz!! effectively turning a 70+ fps video conversion into 20fps. I couldn't believe that this was happening but it does!!
Use CPUz to watch your clocks, along with Intel's thermal analysis tool, that you can find here http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/20...etemp-speedfan to test your rigs.
I have called dell, and they basically, after 2 and a half hours of me demonstrating the issue to them over and over with different programs and methods, have told me that it's not a dell problem and that it's an intel problem, and that throttling at 93C is a processor issue.
I asked to see that maybe there is something wrong with my unit, but they said run the tests, and of course, the test come out that everythign is positive.
The idiot on the phone, even had the nerve to tell me, that the "event log" in windows would display any overheating issues!!! HOW?
I'm realy pissed at Dell and am venting a bit, but originally, I though that my CPU went that hot, because I had it overclocked, but it turns out, that it does it regardless and even at the stock 2.33GHz!!!
Please run some test on your systems. This is unacceptable. I can get more work done on my crappy wallmart brand POS, then on the Dell.
Please also check this link for another user experiencing the same issues, as well at even stock clock speeds on the 7600G!!!!
I feel E6400 w/ Nvidia has big design flaw w/ Heat! I had hopes Bios A15 would fix some of it.
Even though I used RMClock to reduce the voltage (it did drop 5-7C), the left side vent of the laptop blows VERY hot air out ALL THE TIME!! My graphic cards on a fresh boot starts at 58C and goes up to 68-70C w/ normal web usage (not even games).
By using Antec Cooler (No choice otherwise, which makes enough fan noise & feels much heavier) + laptop fans noise.. it feels like a desktop, rather than sleek and quiet notebook. Becuase of this fans noise + Heat I don't tend to use my laptop much often. My Dell XPS 720 desktop is much quieter to use. I felt previous D620/D630 were much better when controlling the heat.
There is currently a major security flaw in the DigitalPersona software used by the Studio's fingerprint reader, whereby a user can launch Internet Explorer (or the default browser) without logging on to the system.
If you have the software installed now, go ahead and give it a try. Either log off, or lock the system and then click "Swipe you finger to unlock" account, and then "Enroll Fingerprints".
Finally right click on the animation in the wizard and select "About Adobe Flash Player", launching Microsoft Internet Explorer.
I'm considering buying a Studio XPS 16. What do you guys think of it appearance-wise? The back (lid) looks sweet, but looking at the front, the metal part with screws on the sides of the display looks like it could be a bit distracting.
As an incoming freshman majoring in Design, I've been looking into the SXPS 16 because of its RGBLED screen. I found three different deals on the system (there are more, of course, but they don't seem as good of a deal) and configured them. Are these specs suitable? Are there some I don't need, or some worth upgrading?
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Studio 1555 should redesign its keyboard into this
Designed by edwineyong
Include the following
*Device status lights (Wifi, Bluetooth, Hard drive) *Numpad *Display and keyboard backlit brightness function key back to arrow section *Sleep button *Stop button *Numlock button
I am very dissapointed when I see the Studio 1555's keyboard does not include Numpad, Sleep Stop Numlock buttons, Device status lights. It is not easy to press F1-F12 as it require user to hold fn key first.
I use F1-F12 frequent than the External display, Wireless switch, battery and the Display and keyboard backlit brightness keys, so I really don't like the F1-F12 in Studio 1555.
And the Display and keyboard backlit brightness keys are wasting 3 spaces for Sleep, Stop and Numlock buttons.
Im currently using an Acer Aspire 5920G. Im in the market for a new Laptop since the 5920Gs battery is terrible (lasts about 1.5 hours) and so I found this:
My only problem is that I feel the CPU is too slow to run programs like Dreamweaver CS4 and Photoshop CS4 adequately. My 5920G has a Dual Core 2.0Ghz Intel CPY where as this 4810 has a SU4100 at 1.3Ghz. I cant find any benchmarks for the SU4100 either which doesn't help............
The aluminum unibody design has been here for a while. With probably the most significant running change being the closing up of the battery compartment so that user change-over is limited to a surgical, versus an on-the-fly service issue.
Do you think that this design is here to stay for awhile in the MackBook (pros), the next couple of updates anyway?
Or do you think it is just a trend that will yield to some other trend to catch the fancy of fickle consumer whims for something new, for newness sake? (back to lightweight plastic, perhaps). I'm sure the apple marketing machine can spin polycarbonate another life as a "space-age miracle of modern science", or some-such blather. The base MacBook notwithstanding, of course.
Just purchased new Dell Inspiron 15 (3521).Â Wireless will only connect at 72Mbps.Â After some googling found this is by design.Â The adapter is the Dell Wireless 1703 Adapter.Â Can Dell pls confirm this is the case and that there is no way to achieve TRUE wireless N speeds ?Â The fact that this limitation is not advertised on any product material/brochure/sales rep is a concern.Â Would Dell replace the adapter with one capable of proper wireless N speeds free of charge ?
Just wondering if there's any idea how long the bubbly Espresso imprint design will continue? Still deciding whether to pull the trigger on a laptop now though I don't like the finish (DV5t imprint was the best!) or wait for the next refresh, whenever that may be....
Am I the only one that thinks it's a little too cute for a laptop? It's not like a drive a VW bug w/the daisy hubcaps or anything
Now I haven't used my notebook on battery very often but judging by reviews and battery use here and there I do believe HP could've done better with designing their battery. I mean they can achieve up to 24 hrs with an elitebook (given its like a battery slice plus sticks out in the back) but don't even get close to a proper battery usage time with the standard battery. I've read reviews where the battery runs about 2hrs on battery and even some around just an hour, and that really is sad. I know the MacBook Pro was able to get about 7-8 hours out of a thin-n-light(given crappy hardware) so I know hp has the resources and capability to make this new battery. At least bring it out by the time the next gen Envys will come out and make sure these batteries will be backwards compatible with older Envys as well. Besides the battery life and locked multiplier I love my Envy
I'm considering a Macbook Pro 15" or 17" for University. I'm studying Computer Games Design for 3 years, this includes Graphic Intensive work on Photoshop, Maya, 3DS Max and Importing models into Unreal Engine for level creation etc.
Do you think a Macbook Pro would be suitable for these tasks? Otherwise I'm going straight with a PC Laptop, as well over the majority of games are made on PC platforms. I was just interested in the MBP for the Battery life, OS X and all the little quality features it has.
Also would just like to know, how is the battery life on the MBP whilst running in Windows 7?
I'm looking for a stand for my MBP. mStand by Rain Design caught my eye as it is (in my opinion) a good looking stand. However, I was wondering if it is worth the money or if there is a better stand for a cheaper that would do just as well.
I'm thinking of modding my i9300 to accept a 1710 mobo-- if I buy a motherboard with integrated graphics, will I be able to add a graphics card later on and disable the integrated graphics through bios, or does integrated graphics preclude adding a card later on?
I still have to say I still love my laptop my XPS 1710....I took a plunge and rather upgrade my Laptop this time I picked up a XPS 730 with the Q9650 Extream With 2X280 9900GTX SLI with blueray burner and a 24 inch widescreen display.
Theese 2 my XPS 1710 & 730 both black look awsome but doesnt leave much room on my desk tho and I have a pretty big desk but no way im gonna tuck my laptop away somewhere. I guess Old habits are hard to break but as I said still love my 1710.
Just curious of the performance playing crysis on the 1730 im looking hard at the 1730 upgrade from my 1710 but want a little input from 1730 owners does it play crysis on pretty high settings and play it well ? Crysis just choked my 1710 down to where it wasn't worth playing it on my laptop.
I've had an XPS 1710 for 3.5 years and am itching for an upgrade, but I'm doing my best to wait for the xps16 refresh. I'm started to get a bit irritated with the speed of my 160gb 5400 rpm laptop drive so I was thinking of upgrading to a SSD while I wait.
Just wanted to say how much i love this laptop. I had numerous problems with my xps gen2, and when i say numerous, i mean numerous. I never got angry with dell and really only asked for the 7800 as i heard that it ran cooler. I went through 5 video cards, 3 motherboards (one had a bad nic when the tech installed) 3 processors and 2 screens (which i never really wanted or needed!) and 2 power supplies. All for overheating of the GPU past 90 celsius which i think was cooking all the other components. luckily i had a latitude c840 for a backup so didn't really miss the down-time. And actually there was only 2 times i couldn't use the laptop while the parts parade was going on... most times i just couldn't game on it for more than 5 minutes, but the 2 times it was DOWN was due to nothing but big blue bars / squares all over the screen from boot. And i'll give it up for the tech (most times it was the same nice old man) and the fact that he got the part and came to install within 1-3 days. EVERY TIME! Now if only that sort of service would be included with the AW experience...
I had a 3 year warranty on that which was transferred over to the new 1710 replacement i received a year ago.
This past month i extended my warranty (which obviously now covers my 1710) for an additional 2 years with 2 more years of complete care. Probably going to be the best $400 i've spent! Actually my company spent that as i was due to replace my laptop this year, but i love this thing so much that i don't even WANT another laptop right now. Well, i would accept a macbook pro, but that's another story!
So the point of this thread? well, there isn't one. I purchase roughly 75k in desktops and monitors each year for my company and around that again for servers and storage. Sure we've had a few issues. Hard drives lately have been failing after 3 years and we had a rash of desktop motherboards suffering from the "industry-wide" bulging capacitors that seemed to plague a good amount of PCs in 2005. Other than that, i'm very happy and ... yeah..
I LOVE MY 1710. I love it so much, that if i go for another windows machine it will probably be a precision with the 8800 card. by the time i will need another winblows machine for work, hopefully the precision will have a 19" screen with a 9800 based quadro!
By the way, the picture is of 18kfangui and let me tell you. i have my house at 69farenheit and this thing runs very cool. I blow out my fans about once a month with compressed air.