Dell :: Poll: Considering An M1330 Comments / Suggestions? How Has It Been Improved?

Apr 4, 2009

For school, I am considering a Dell XPS M1330. I get a gift card from the school to purchase a machine, and I really want a 13" since I already have a 17" and an Asus netbook. The Dell falls right in the price range I'm looking for ... $1000US.

I can get it configured with the following for $948 shipped:

T6400 2.0GHz
4GB DDR2
320GB 7200RPM HDD
1280x800 screen
8400m GS 128MB
Wi-Fi N
Bluetooth
9-cell battery
DVDRW
Vista Home Premium 32-bit .....

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Dell :: M1330 GPU Fail, Any Suggestions?

Feb 5, 2010

Well the GPU on my M1330 finally gave way tonight. (At least that is what believe is causing the colored lines anyway.) My warrenty expired last summer, but as I recall Dell extend the warrenty on the GPU 12 months past the orginal warrenty. I plan on giving tech support a ring tomorrow (or Monday, I'm not sure how much luck I'd have over the weekend). Any tips from those who have been through this? What should I expect? Motherboard replacement? Refurb replacement? Any input would be welcome.

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HP/Compaq :: Can Speed Of 2nd Harddrive In 6510b DVD-bay Be Improved

Apr 22, 2009

I've put an extra HD in a caddy delivered by newmodeus (converting SATA disk to the "PATA" connector in the DVD-bay in my 6510b - the harddrive is only able to read at 15 mb/s compared to the 100 MB/s when placed in the harddrive-bay (SATA).

Does anyone know if this is normal? is the the HP-connector or the chip in the caddy that is the bottleneck.... Any workarounds to improve the speed?

Ive tested both an intel x25M 80 gb and a Hitachi 7200 rpm 200GB in the caddy with the same slow performance...

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Apple :: New Improved Macbook Pro Battery Interchangeable

Jun 8, 2009

Well they released a new battery for the new lineup of macbook pro's released today.

I just got a macbook pro (wish I waited lol) mine is the 2.66 with the 512mb graphics about a month ago. I see they upgraded to 2.8ghz and a larger HD.

Anyways the only thing that I really think I missed out on is the new 7 hour battery (the one previously in the 17")...battery life is important to me.

What I want to know is will the new battery work with my 15" macbook pro?

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Dell :: Suggestions For New XPS 1647?

Feb 19, 2010

I ended up choosing the Studio XPS 1647

It should be shipped in a week or two, and I was wondering what recommendations you all had for it. I plan on reformatting it to get rid of all the bloatware and also undervolting it.

I'll use it as a desktop replacement and occasionally play some games on it (probably nothing too demanding though). So any suggestions on what to do to start off right and keep it healthy?

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Dell :: M1530 & Suggestions For Replacement

Nov 3, 2009

I had a bad experience with DELL.At the end of last year I bought a XPS M1530. At first it was ok, then it started to have a strange behavior:

sometimes it didn't want to switch on, in these cases I had to wait for the battery to empty completely and when it could switch on again, one could notice that the clock had stopped working in the meanwhile.

At a certain point I directly got the dreaded "time-of-day-clock-stopped" screen, with consequent block of the computer.

I thought I had found the solution when I changed the clock battery and computer started work again.

However, after some time the same problems appeared and at the end the same message of "time-of-day".....

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Dec 4, 2009

I was going to order an Inspiron 537 desktop, but am now considering an Inspiron 15 Notebook..............

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Dell :: Comments From Someone With A ~5 Year Old Inspiron

Mar 23, 2009

One of the truths on the internet is that people complain more than they praise a product, generally speaking. I wanted to take a moment to praise a laptop I bought for my (then fiance) wife 4.5 years ago. A dell inspiron ~8600 (like this one [url]

IIRC, since I'm away from it right now, it has a 1.5 ghz celeron processor, 512mb of ram, integrated video card, 60 gig HDD...

For the entire time we have had it, not one hardware failure. The only "problem" we have had is that occasionally I need to insert a CD/DVD twice before it's recognized....not sure if that's user error, scratched discs, of the drive itself.

This thing regularly sees hours of operation on our down comforter running DVDs with no cooling pad. The underside gets hot to the point you can't leave your hand on it for more than 2-3 seconds. The hard drive has been infected with one virus ("Windows antivirus 2008"), receives highly irregular scans and defrag).

I have never cleaned the vents or taken off an underside panel. It has been lugged around, dropped from 1-foot-18" heights onto hard and carpeted surfaces multiple times. It has no dead pixels, the screen still looks fine (albeit it doesn't perform to today's expectations).

We routinely leave it plugged into A/C power non-stop and drain it till it auto-shuts down. After ~4.5 years, it will perform 2.5-4 hours of web surfing, e-mailing, word/powerpoint, and video activities before being drained.

I was reading some FAQs about proper notebook care and came across how many different rules I was "breaking"....and wanted to point out that this Dell, at least, has taken it all in stride.

I'm considering buying a XPS Studio 16 as a replacement, and have looked at some of the Sager models. My solid experience with Dell makes me want to stay with them, even though it appears the Sager models might have a few upsides in what I'm looking for.....

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Dell :: Need Some Suggestions And Info On The Intel Wi-Fi 4965AGN... (XPS M1530)

Jun 28, 2009

I'm considering upgrading my wireless card from the Dell Wi-Fi 1505 card (I know it sucks) that's in my M1530 currently.

I'm not sure if it's the drivers or the card itself, but sometimes I won't be able to connect to networks that I know I can connect to. Also, it seems to loses packets from time to time .....

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Dell :: M4400: BIOS Revision A14 Comments

May 23, 2009

I downloaded it but didn't see any noticeable changes in the temps and whatnot.

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HP/Compaq :: Any Comments OnProbook 5310m

Dec 7, 2009

Looking into the Probook line. How long is battery life, etc?

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Dell :: POLL: Vista Or XP

Feb 27, 2008

Since vista has come out, I have installed it three times to give it a chance, and all three times I was upset about how slow it seemed, but my new M1710 came with a license for vista ultimate and I just received the install DVD from Dell and was wondering. As of today, a clean install of vista with ALL updates and some tweaking, would it affect my FPS in games enough to notice? Would it help if I upgraded to 4gb? (3.2gb addressable)

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Dell :: Poll: GPU Max Temperature

Nov 2, 2008

There was a poll for idle temps, but I am more interested in your values for max temp for the GPU.

Setting: 8 mins of running Rthdribl on a M1330; HWMonitor read-out for max. GPU temp in Celsius.

Mine would be 104C. After another 2mins the GPU clocked down, resulting in "only" 98C.

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Dell :: How Long Have You Had/will You Keep Your Laptop? (POLL)

Aug 16, 2009

I'm just starting my 5th year with my Inspiron 6000. Bought it in August 2005 for just under $800 out the door.

I was planning on buying a new one but I realized that everything in that price range these days isn't really a huge improvement over what I already have, and since the thing still works, there's really no need to upgrade.

I have had to make a few fixes over the years (upgraded HD, RAM, new keyboard, screen/inverter, battery, top bezel, power jack, power adapter) but at this point it's almost a matter of pride to be able to fix something for $15 or $20 by just buying the part on eBay and maybe spending 30-60 minutes with a screwdriver.

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Dell :: POLL: For Studio Xps 16 Owners

Apr 13, 2009

did you have any problems with the laptop when you first got it?

i figured it would be a good idea to do a survey and see what would be the ratio between defective laptops vs non defective ones.

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Oct 28, 2008

When did your 8400M GS Fail, if at all?

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Jan 16, 2010

Are you returning your XPS 1645?

1. Yes, I am returning it or already returned it.

2. Yes, unless the throttling problem is fixed.

3. I will keep it and use Throttlestop until DELL fixes the problem.

4. I love it, I will keep it either way.

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Sep 26, 2008

What color is your DELL Studio 15/17? What other colors, if any, did you also consider? What color, pattern or trim options would you like to see offered on the Studio notebooks?

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What type of OS do you have running on your M1210.

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Mar 20, 2009

I was just wondering what the community thinks of design of the new Dell Adamo.

Please vote on the two based on a purely design perspective without basing your opinions on specs.

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Mar 16, 2008

I took statistics and numerical analysis a LONG time ago in college, and I'm afraid my poll questions will not be as relevant as they could be, or could cross over from one group to another. Who out there has some expert advise? You can either post here or PM me. I will make a thread for each generation (i9300/xpsg2/m170, i9400/m1710, xps 1730, etc). Maybe having the XPS's on their own? I don't want to thin the numbers out too much. These are the poll questions I postulate:

-it's worked fine! (regardless of if you have an active warranty or not)
-some parts are broken but I don't trust dell warranty, prob. end up on ebay searching for some.
-i've returned bad parts and gotten good ones, and now it works
-the computer died and I got a replacement which was better
-the computer died and I got a replacement which was worse
-the computer died and I have yet to get a replacement confirmation (not necessarily in your hands yet)
-i'm out of warranty and SOL

Voices from others will be heard, of course. Like Galileo said, "In questions of science, the authority of a thousand is not worth the humble reasoning of a single individual."

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Apr 26, 2010

For those who replaced stock paste with AS5, without making any other alterations how significant was your temperature decline (average CPU and GPU decline).

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Jun 14, 2009

There have been quite a few posts regarding the TT's touchpad. It would appear that most of the TT owners on the forums have not had an issue with it (myself included), though there are some people who have had problems -- so I thought a poll would hopefully shed light on how widespread the problem is or isn't.

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Mar 10, 2009

Can anyone comment on the Acer 2930 12.1" notebook?

I am interested to learn more about it.

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Oct 12, 2009

Lately my laptop would freeze and I could see faint white lines only at the top of my screen. (lines do not go all the way down) This has happened twice in a day. Ctrl Alt Del doesn't work so I have to power down the system and it runs normal after that.

I'm really afraid its the dreaded vertical lines issues. I had my mobo + GPU replaced a year ago, still under CC warranty but its such a pain.

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Dell :: New XPS M1330

Jan 16, 2009

I am wondering if anyone know whether dell fixed the video card and heating issues (like many in this forum mentioned) yet?

I am very interested in this machine but I don't want to risk buying something that would burn out later. I am also interested in the new studio XPS 13 as well though I would love to know how it handles heat and the video card (i hate burned-out video cards..

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Dell :: XPS M1330

Feb 11, 2010

i have been having problems with my xps m1330 ive had it for 3 years now and its been decent to me... 3 months ago when my warranty was up i sent it in to get the gpu and mother board replaced because of the warranty. Just recently it started acting up bad...

Would freeze left and right start running check disk when i tried to restart it...so i decided to reformat it seeing some scan i ran in dos was saying i was missing a system file. So i cleared the c drive and installed vista fresh... re-put my 60gb of music over and everything seemed fine for 2 days... not today it froze up on me ... i tried to restart and got a blue screen that flashed to fast to read and i tried to restart again and got a 2000-0141 error and alot of beeping and crap... so i restarted it and it was gone...

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Dell :: What Should I Do With My Old M1330?

Nov 30, 2009

I've had my M1330 for about 1 1/2 yrs now. The first issue is that at one point 3 months ago,

I was being randomly electrocuted by my laptop when I placed my hand on the open space below the keyboard. About a few days after the random electrocution started, the battery died, and won't recharge at all.

Lastly, there is a constant whistling sound that was coming from the laptop ever since I bought it.

I'm out of warranty. Am I able to buy a new warranty for my laptop at this time or is it too late for me? And if it is too late, should I attempt to make repairs through Dell, or am I better off selling the laptop,

and then use the cash towards a lower pc, like those mini/EPC's that these companies are selling now?

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Dell :: 8GB In XPS M1330

Feb 11, 2009

Does anyone know if I can install 8 GB of RAM in my M1330? I now have 4 GB, but when upgrading to 64-bit I'd also like to add some memory.

I bought the computer in August 2008, and have the latest bios.

I think 800 MHz is the max speed I can use, does anyone know about any modules that will fit, if possible

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Dell :: M1330 CP

Dec 12, 2009

First of all thanks to everyone who contributes on this board. The knowledge I gained is invaluable.

I upgraded from a T5800 dded Arctic Silver 5.

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