Dell Latitude E6530 :: Firefox Browsing Gets Slower
Feb 9, 2013
I have got a Latitude E6530 laptop with an Intel quad-core i7-3720QM CPU and 8 GB RAM.
The strange thing is when I use Firefox (with not more than 6 tabs) specially using gmail, after a while scrolling and browsing become very slow; even typing become slow. As I wrote the laptop is one of the latest generation. I can not realize where the issue could be.
The laptop wont turn on when its plugged in it says it's charging then when i attempt to turn it on it sounds like its booting up but within about 3 seconds it shuts off without the display ever turning on the LED light showing the battery is charging then begins to flash and the other 2 LED lights stay on. I was on the laptop not even an hour before this happened until it died and it hadn't moved after that so I'm not sure whats causing the issue.
Weird phenomenon occurring over the past two months or so, my 6400 seems to be getting slower.
Right now, I have two tabs open in Firefox and am listening to a song on iTunes. However, my CPU is jumping from 65%-100% and the words in this post are coming up on the screen about 3 seconds after I type them.
I have 4mb's of RAM, Core Duo/9400 and im on a Cable Modem.
Web pages are coming up slow, when I drag a window to another screen it lags...everything is lagging.
I checked my Task manager and the numbers are all over the place. Some are "SVCHOSTS"; there are over ten of them and some are using 2% of my CPU while other jump between 10 and 20% of my CPU. Between those jumping all over the place and iTunes jumping too, its managing to use up most of my 4mb's.
It has boggled my mind how slow this laptop has been since day one, but its getting worse.
I got a Latitude E6530 with an E-Port II a few weeks ago. In general it's great but I have had one annoying problem a few times:
The laptop is docked with the lid closed, and two external monitors, and an external USB keyboard and mouse connected. It's running Windows 7 Ultimate.
The laptop goes into standby after a few minutes of inactivity.
When I press the power button on the dock to resume from standby, the external monitors stay in standby mode and the mouse and keyboard don't power on (no num lock light or laser on the bottom of the mouse).
If I undock the laptop and open it, the screen stays off and it doesn't respond to keyboard or touchpad input, even after several minutes. However the power light is on and the hard disk light occasionally blinks. The only solution is to power off the laptop by holding the power button for a few seconds.
Note that this doesn't happen every time that the laptop is woken from standby, it's only happened 3-4 times in a month. The Windows logs don't show any errors either.
I have a Latitude E6530 and I'd like to upgrade the resolution to 1920x1080. What cable and LCD part # (or compatible) do I need? The panel is easy enough to replace but I have no idea about the LCD cable.
who has an E6530 with BIOS rev A07 test to see if the 'Custom' charging mode functions properly via the Battery Information application that is installed with the Dell Feature Enhancement Pack ? The Battery Information application worked properly prior to the A07 update.To test:
2) At the DELL logo press F12
3) Select 'BIOS Setup' from the pre-boot menu
4) Select Power Management, then select the 'Primery Battery Charge Configuration'
5) Select the 'Custom' option (Write down which option is selected before you make the selection so you can restore this setting later)
6) Set the 'Custom Charge Start' value (e.g. 50, NOTE the BIOS will not allow a value less than 50)
7) Set the 'Custom Charge Stop' value (e.g. 75, NOTE: the BIOS requires this value be 5 greater than the 'Start' value)
8) Click 'Apply', then click 'Exit' and let the system boot into Windows
9) Launch the Battery Information application by performing the following steps: 9.1) Press the 'Windows' key 9.2) In the 'Search Program Files' search box type: 'Dell Battery Information' 9.3) Click on the 'Dell Battery Information' link in the search results
10) When the Battery Information applications starts, verify that the Charge mode displays 'Custom' (see figure )
11) Click on the 'Change Setting' button
12) Verify that the 'Custom' mode is not listed (see figure)
13) Verify that the 'Start' and 'Stop' values which are set in BIOS are NOT correctly displayed, and that you are unable to change the 'Start' and 'Stop' values.
14) Restore your charge configuration by selecting the Charge mode you wrote down in step 5
Using Dell Clent System Update to update a Latitude E6530. All drivers are updated now except the Intel Chipset Driver. On Windows 7 64 bit. Framework version of the driver is 3.0.921.
The error message that it gives is Update package digital signature is invalid - status: Failed Error Code 7
Not sure how to remedy this.
I am trying to install this driver update hoping it will remedy a black screen with cursor when logging in. It takes about a minute to login and then the desktop finally appears. Was taking quite a bit longer to log in before I updated the other drivers and then removed McAfee to see if it was eating up system resources.
I reimaged my client's laptop and I am trying to download the drivers for the Universal Serial Bus Controller. I went on the dell website and tried downloading it but it still shows up as missing.
Operating system: Windows 7 x64
I was also wondering if dell has put the correct drivers up for the operating system. I select Windows 7 x64 drivers on the webpage. When I try to install them, it gives me a "invaild operating system" error.
I was recently given a Latitude E6530 and I wish to upgrade the standard keyboard to a backlit one after coming from a MacBook Air. I was wondering, does E6530 (or it's similar models) requires an additional cable to power the backlight or does it just feed off the single cable? I've scoured YouTube and Google to try find out if an extra cable is required for this model however wasn't able to.
I'm trying to install Ubuntu on an e6530. I changed a BIOS boot setting from Legacy to UEFI. Now the laptop doesn't even show me a BIOS screen at startup. The screen is backlit, so power is on, but shows nothing. The drive light flickers a few times, but no matter how long I wait, nothing appears.
I can't even switch it back to Legacy because I can't get into the BIOS. Hitting F12 after power on does nothing. Is there some way to get it back to Legacy mode? Or simply reset the BIOS to default settings?
I have a Studio XPS M1640 and I'm experiencing extremely slow internet browsing with firefox and ie. My SXPS has the Intel 5300 card, which I've read has problems such as dropouts and slow speeds. I'm also running Vista 64-bit, which I'm assuming could also be part of the problem. Web pages take way too long to load, but my download and upload speeds are the same as they would be if I plugged directly into my router. Has anyone else experienced slow browsing with their SXPS 16? I'd love it if someone could give me a solution to this.
I have 3GB of memory installed. I had AOL, Motorola Phone tools, and 21 Web Tabs open - and I can't open anymore web tabs to view web pages despite having 2.3 GB of physical memory available! Gee, Windows XP sucks for this. Is Windows Vista any better for web viewing maybe can it do like 50 web pages?
I just bought a new Dell XPS 14 a couple weeks ago and I just started noticing that whenever I am browsing something on the internet (I use Google Chrome), it randomly freezes. I do not know if it has anything to do with me using the track pad two-finger scrolling, or if it is a software problem. It is a really nice laptop and I am upset that it keeps freezing. The freezing happens only after about 30-45 minutes of using the computer after it is asleep. Just before it freezes, everything is completely normal, no heat, no loud fan, nothing! But right when it freezes, I try to do the ctrl+alt+delete/ task manager and nothing. The whole system froze. I even tried to see if I can dim the keyboard, but it did not work. Usually I have to press and hold the power button to shut it off and then I turn it back on.
Everytime I try and multitask on the internet my laptop freezes and I am forced to shut it down. Before it only happened while I was multi tasking but now it's getting a lot worser. It often freezes while I'm waiting for a YouTube video to load and now while I was in the process of posting a thread right here about this issue! I did some research online and run into two possible problems; overheating and video graphics card.It can't be overheating because my fan is working fine and I just ran a diagnostic.
As for the video graphics card, I did play around the settings last week after I installed a game called Elder Scrolls V:Skyrim. I configured by entire computer to run on high performance but now I've reverted this change and the freezing still happens. What I can tell you is that while I'm playing the game for over an hour, the laptop doesn't freeze at all. It only freezes now while I'm on the internet for at least more than 20-30 minutes or even less. I'm on Safe Mode with Networking right now as I'm typing.
Inspiron 15R Windows 7 Home Premium Service Pack 1 64 Bit Processor: Intel Core i5 2410M @2.30 GHz Ram: 4 GB Graphics: Integrated Graphics 3000 with switchable NVIDIA GT 525 GeForce.
out of the blue connecting to a server takes about 20-30 seconds. This problem remains, also the connections close by themselves. When I boot linux on this machine there is no problem. Other machines on the network have no problems. Connecting to these other machines with this laptop show the same results ->slow connection, difficult browsing. (the domain controller is a slack box - no machine restrictions are in order)
-Firewall is down for the occasion but no effect. -There were no recent updates. -It doesn't matter what interface I use wireless or Ethernet.
My guess is problem with samba. Restarting samba or restarting osx have no effect. Resolve.conf shows the right info and HTTP traffic is normal. I find reinstalling is no option. I want to know the problem and if there are more users with the same problem. OS: OSX 10.5.6
i had a few glitches while browsing the web and reading my tutorials on acrobat reader...the temperature has been going quite hot recently remaining in the 70's, sometimes going more and rarely in the upper 60's....do you think this is a dying gpu?
Just purchased Z710 laptop. I am astonished at the poor performance while browsing the Internet. My 8 yr old Dell/XP outperforms this thing. I hope there is a relatively simple fix for this or I am in deep trouble. Pages slow to open, videos constantly buffering. Multi-tasking is out of the question.
I've had a Latitude E6400 almost since it came out, so I've been dutifullly upgrading drivers as they've worked the bugs out. I'd like to keep up with the video drivers,
but I've noticed that the latest drivers for the Nvidia 160M are noticeably slower in Vista, particularly in window minimize/restore operations, than the original driver.
This is confirmed by my Windows Experience Index dropping from 3.5 to 3.3 on the aero video score. Has anybody else noticed this problem, or is it just my laptop? Anybody think of a solution? I've tried using the latest driver from the Nvidia site instead of the Dell driver, but the result is the same.
The brightness on my new E545 with Windows 8.1 fluctuates weirdly while browsing the web or doing other this. This is really annoying. It will fade and then suddly flash to a brighter setting.
I already disabled the adaptive brightness in the power options and it still does it.Searching around the web I see a bunch of suggestions that are related to Intel graphics adapters but nothing related to AMD.
This laptop keeps getting slower and slower and I've tried everything and it's not making a difference. Seems to progressively get slower the hotter it gets. I have run virus scans (all fine), malware scans (fine), de-fragmented it, cleaned up the disc, I have deleted unused/unwanted programs, I have cleared history options and stopped background programs from running. Nothing is working. I have checked the amount of memory/space and there's still plenty, I have run a temperature scan (Speccy) and that was within normal. Not only does it slow down where it takes forever to get from one window to the another, it will not open some things at all.
Like, now I can't use IE - I get an error message. When I came onto the Dell site, there was an option/link to diagnose your computer and that also gave an error message. I went to order something only a few weeks ago and that's when IE first gave me a problem - it wouldn't get me to the sign on screen. I downloaded Firefox and that allowed me to sign on but not check out. The rep at the company had me download Google Chrome and that finally let me process the order. I don't know what's going on.
I thought maybe there was something wrong with the fan, maybe the computer is getting too hot, but from what I've read online the computer will stop working altogether, not just move slower. I'm at my wits end. If it's not due to lack of memory space, nor a virus or malware, what the heck is this things problem? I had also contacted my internet service provider and they had me run a test and the download speed was fine so they said it's my computer.
I don't know what to do i tried updating bios but it made it worse then i restored my notebook tried to restore to factor sending but the same still happens I don't know what to do this is happening for last 4 month since i bought it . This lagg thing is happening when listening to music and like browsing internet at a same time and when i turn a page on lets say Google lagg thing happens and its stop my music for a sec and it makes funny noise like dzinkt...