Dell :: New Studio 15 WithIntel® Core™ I5-540M (2.53GHz, 4 Thread, Turbo Boost Up To 3.06GHz, 3M Cache)
Jan 8, 2010
New Dell Studio 15 withIntel® Core™ i5-540M
Intel® Core™ i5-540M (2.53GHz, 4 Thread, turbo boost up to 3.06GHz, 3M cache)
15.6 " Full HD(1080p)WLED (1920 x 1080)Display with TrueLife™
4GB (2GBx2) 1333MHz DDR3 SDRAM
500GB 5400RPM SATA Hard Drive
512MB ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4570
Internal 8X DVD+/-RW Combination Drive with dual layer write capabilities
Integrated Stereo Sound with Subwoofer
Dell 1520 Wireless-N Card
6-cell Lithium Ion Primary Battery
Dell(TM) Backlit Keyboard with Touchpad (English)
Price :- 1241.88 $ or Rs.57000(INDIAN Currency)
Dear Friends can u give me your valuable suggestions , is this good system or worth for money? I'd like to do some gaming, definitely video editing/production and watch movies.
Also... typical office apps, and photo manipulation, program compilation, dot net program development . I like to keep my hardware for five years, buying the best available architecture, but not necessarily the top of the line in performance.
So I just got my replacement XPS M1640, and luckily enough, the WWAN card slot can be used also for my 1GB 1st gen Turbo Memory card from my M1530. However, upon installing the latest drivers from Intel's website, the Turbo Memory Console indicates that only ReadyDrive is enabled, and that ReadyBoost is disabled. Is there any way to fix this? I know that Turbo Memory is always finicky, as I've dealt with it on my m1530 (but both have been enabled), so when on the 1640 I click the check box to enable it, then restart, it is still disabled, even if I wait 10 minutes in the hopes that it enables after a few minutes of logging in... ?
My HP Envy 15-3040nr has an Intel i7-2670QM processor, which works with Turbo Boost just fine. My laptop goes to a maximum of 3.0 GHz when under full load (I render heavy gameplay videos), and underclocks just fine when in energy saver mode. Â However, I want to know if it is possible to LOCK the processor's clock rate at a consistently high rate, say, something like 2.9 (or an unrealistic 3.1 GHz, the rated turbo high) GHz, assuming that heat is not an issue (yes, it obviously will be an issue, but let's just say it isn't).
Because the Studio XPS 1645 Intel Core i7 Owner's thread was getting pretty *thick* with *Order Status* Inquiries, etc... I thought it was time to get an *Order Status* thread started, since so many are ordering it! And, to lessen the *heavyness* felt with the Owner's thread.
Also, we really should keep Status Updates, Order Delays, Progress as such, separated in this section of the forum! It will make the other thread "easier on the eye" per se!
So, this thread is for all the SXPS 1645 owner's to post when they ordered, status updates only, and when received etc.....Basically this is a thread for Order Status (and all included w/in the thread title) ........
Do not post in this thread until you ACTUALLY take deliver of XPS 1645 I7. Since the other thread has been destroyed by the production fiasco, we will reserve this thread for reviews, questions, etc about the ACTUAL machine...
I'm about to receive my very first MacBook, and I will be using BootCamp in order to have both Mac OSX and Windows7 on it at once.
I've always been one of the first one to jump right upon new driver releases etc.. I always keep my eyes open, watch Station-drivers.com every day and things like that.
Now there is one thing nagging me, where do I actually get Windows drivers for the MacBook Pro? Do I need to get Windows7 on it in order to run something like Everest to identify the hardware specifics?
Wont really be any problems with either the graphics card, CPU (turbo boost) or chipset as the MacBook uses the same HM55 (or PM55) chipset like every other i5 / i7 based notebook out there, same goes for the graphics card and the turbo boost feature of the CPU.
What I don't know is where to figure what drivers to use for the iSight webcam, nor the touchpad? I don't even know what company who have manufactured them?
Is there some sort of drivers list for the MacBook Pro? Or do everyone just relay on the standard Windows7 drivers? (tend to hate those drivers, also like some up-to-date dedicated drivers right from the manufacture of the different pieces of hardware in the machine!)
I recently purchased the Sony VAIO F Series Black w/ Core i7-720QM, 4GB, 500GB, Blu-ray Combo, 16.4in, GeForce 310M, Win 7 Home Premium 64-bit and I was wondering how I am able to make it go from 1.60 GHZ to the 2.80GHZ with the turbo boost.
Model: Lenovo z50-75 AMD Vision A8-7100 Processor ,max 3,0 GHz, Â Quad-Core AMD Radeon R5 M230 Grafik, 2048 MB 8GB DDR3 Memory Â Took this from an Notebook review on Notebookcheck(dot)net: Â "It is comprised of the integrated Radeon R5 KaveriÂ graphics core and the dedicated Radeon R5 M230Â GPU. The GPUs operate in a so-called Crossfire array, i.e. both cores can perform the calculation of displayed images. This process is, for example, used in computer games. Only the integrated GPU is used for routine tasks and in battery mode" Â i've managed to finally install Windows on the Laptop. Â But unfortunately he's pretty slow, even with the 4GB added memory. Â When i bought it, it was said it had 4x 1,8Ghz CPU speed which could go on up to 3Ghz.
Also this dual Graphics solution is somewhy worse than the desktop Computers is, even though the Desktop computer has way worse components. It's said that the normal usage of the computer only requires the graphic processors of the GPU. however there is a graphic card with dedicated memory which should be activated whenever requirement on higher performance applications / games is needed.
Wats up everyone,i was just wondering,if any one could give me feedback on what difference performance wise 6mb cache(with 2.80GHz) would make on the Studio Xps 16(or any laptop for that matter) Versus the 3mb that comes with the 2.4GHZ? thanks in advance
acer has poster the user guide on line... so its really coming ... here the specs
PlatformIntel® Core™2 Solo processor*Intel® Celeron® mobile processor*Mobile Intel® GS45 Express ChipsetIntel® Wireless WiFi Link 5100*Acer InviLink™ Nplify™ 802.11b/g/Draft-N*Acer InviLink™ 802.11b/g*System memoryDual-Channel SDRAM supportUp to 2 GB of DDR2 667 MHz memory, upgradeable to 4 GB using two soDIMM modulesDisplay16:9 aspect ratio11.6" SD 1024 x 600*11.6" HD 1366 x 768*GraphicsMobile Intel® GS45 Express................
even though this computer is hot to the touch and she is having a few issues with it i figure id put it threw its paces for you guys. id just like to mention before hand that we have the WLED screen (1366x768)
out of the box running with dell's 9.4 drivers it ran a 5060 in 3dmark 06 i ended up having to down grade the drivers to dell's 9.2 because i was unable to over clock with the 9.4's. however even with the 9.2 the only program that would work is AMD GPU clock tool. i was able to test it up to 749 mhz core / 945 mhz mem. it works like a charm, no artifacting or anything. with just one run threw 3dmark 06 it brought the temp up to 76C. after an 45min of looping the test the temps peaked and leveled out at 83C. it idles around 60-63C at these clocks (stock idle is about 8C cooler)
i have yet to test if its stable at higher clock then these. i feel as though it still has a small amount of room left, maybe another 20 mhz on ether . i haven't had time to test this out yet though. im probably going to try undervolting the CPU and see if that brings down the temps any. ill report back with the results from both the CPU and GPU when i get a chance to do it all.
this is a spiffy little computer, im sure that once we resolve the screen and power supply issues with dell that my wife will be happy with the unit.
I decided to make this thread because there are so many of us out there who have all had the same problems and have gone through he** and back with Dell customer/tech support and are wanting to get a replacement and/or already have. Our posts are scattered everywhere so I just thought we should all unify them and post here to help others who are in our situation.
State what you currently have or previously owned, ( ie the bad laptop), specs etc. and what the problems are/were. Then if you have already gotten a replacement, only the relevant specs (the ones that changed or upgrades you got) and any additional notes you want to add about the process, how long it took etc.
If anyone is on the fence about what to do with their situation please feel free to ask. This should be an informative and helpful thread for those looking into getting there laptop replaced or fixed by Dell, or just want some advice on what to do with their problematic 1640/45/47. This is by no means a thread to gloat or brag about your replacement upgrade, but rather a place for everyone to share their experiences and help others. Thanks!
Problem Laptop: Studio XPS 1640 - throttling, heat, speaker rattle/distortion, dust behind screen
So, this thread is for all the SXPS 1640 owner's to post when they ordered, status updates only, and when received etc.....Basically this is a thread is for Order Status (and all included w/in the thread title)
Please use this format, it's nice and easy for all to read: Ordered On: 2/4/09
I thought it was time to get an *Order Status* thread started on the Studio XPS 1340, since so many are ordering it!
So, this thread is for all the SXPS 1340 owner's to post when they ordered, status updates only, and when received etc.....Basically this is a thread is for Order Status (and all included w/in the thread title)
Please use this format, it's nice and easy for all to read: Ordered On: 2/4/09
I have been inquiring with Dell for two days regarding a few specific details on the XPS 16 with the I5-540M processor. No luck yet, and I am researching it on my own as well.
I am interested in the I5 because it is faster than the Core Duo 2 alternative and it looks like it might help keep the heat down some on the XPS due to better power management. Also based on Intel's info it appears you can dynamically switch between the laptop's integrated graphics processor and the ATI 4670 that comes with the machine. This should help some with the heat and battery life as well. Info being searched out, all input welcome.
1) How is the switching done on the XPS 16 from the integrated I5 GPU to the Discrete ATI 4670? Intel says the chip is capable of doing this with the right OS. Dell says it cannot do it dynamically and it can only be done via the bios. They also said it will not really reduce heat or power as Intel says it would.
2) What is the FSB speed or actually the equivalent when it is working with the ATI card instead of its integrated processor? There is not a FSB/North Bridge on the I5-540M so it must be communicating with the ATI GPU via PCI-X or something else.
3) How much of the Laptop's 4GB of memory will be used by the I5-540M integrated GPU when in use and is it released when the integrated GPU is disabled the 1GB discrete GPU is in use?
4) Is the discrete ATI GPU completely in an idle state when the I5-540M integrated GPU is in use or is the ATI still acting as a path to the graphic ports?
I'm looking to upgrade from my early 2008 macbook pro 15, which has a 1440x900 screen. I now want to upgrade to the new unibody 15 inch model. I want to get the base model starting at 1699, but i realise that it has the 9400 GPU. Since the high end 13inch with these same specs only has a 1280x800 screen, will the 15 inch with the same spec GPU have a better screen rez, or will it be the same as the high end 13inch MBP.
I will be replacing whatever MBP I get after 2 years no matter what. I already have a Windows desktop that I'm thinking of getting a new video card for (possibly 4850 HD).
Basically, I already have a 3 year old 15" Toshiba notebook, but it's getting increasingly cumbersome to carry around. I'd assume a 15" Macbook Pro would be similar, so I won't even consider it. I'll be using the new notebook for schoolwork, programming, photo editing, and possibly a little bit of light gaming (though I'd probably save the gaming for home with the desktop). I'm kind of curious how big of a difference 2.26GHz/2GB and 2.53GHz/4GB would make in the tasks that I do.
Couple of examples: Schoolwork - Typing up essays with Office for Mac 2008 Photo Editing - editing 12 megapixel photographs from my D90 Graphics - Designing logos in Illustrator or Photoshop CS4 Light Gaming - CS:S, Unreal Tournament, and Team Fortress 2. I wouldn't mind turning down the graphics settings if necessary, since majority of gaming would be done in my desktop.
im thinking of buying a 2.53Ghz 13 Inch Macbook Pro. Im going to be switching from a E7300 2.66ghz Core 2 Duo PC with 2gb of Ram and Windows Xp. I need something a bit faster then my current configuration and was wondering if the 2.53Ghz Macbook Pro with 4gb of Ram would do me justice. I will be using it mostly for music production, using Propellerhead Reason software, and of course internet use, and HD video. Would I get better performance Switching to the 2.53ghz Macbook Pro?