Dell Precision M4300 :: How To Check If Flash Cache Module Was Included In Laptop Config

Feb 19, 2013

According to [URL] ..., Dell M4300 laptop bought several years ago might include Flash Cache Module. Dell BIOS allows to enable FCM. Is there a way to check whether the module is actually installed w/o physically opening up the laptop? What part number or name might it have in System Configuration on Dell Support web-site? It shows that the laptop was shipped with 200GB SATA HDD (part no WT611 - [URL] ...., but there are no components listed with "FCM" or "flash" in their names.

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Dell :: ST9500420AS Drive With Precision M4300 Laptop

Nov 22, 2009

I want to upgrade the hard drive on my son's Precision M4300 laptop. In reading the review, I see that the Seagate ST9500420AS rates the highest, with the Western Digital Scorpios following.

I want to know if anyone has had any experience with the ST9500420AS in this particular laptop.

Seagate admits that there are issues with the ASG model in Dell machines, but claim that there are no issues with the AS model

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Dell :: 3mb Cache Vs 6mb Cache Difference On SXPS 16 Laptop

Feb 22, 2009

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Dell :: Precision M4300 GPU Auto-down Clocking

Feb 2, 2009

I have an M4300 notebook with a Quadro FX 360m as the GPU. Now, my problem is that it is automatically downclocked by about half after it reaches a temperature of 85C. I *would* be able to play Crysis (low, of course) at around 30 FPS if it weren't for this.

I thought it might be a BIOS problem; therefore, I downgraded to A02 (I had A13), but that didn't work, so I upgraded again.

I thought maybe it was the graphics drivers;

so, I installed the next lowest ones, but that didn't work either, so I re-installed the newer ones.

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Dell :: Build Quality Of Precision M4400 Vs The M65/M4300 ?

Mar 31, 2009

How is the Build quality of Precision M4400 compared to the M65/M4300 ?

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Dell :: My New Precision M4300 Thinks It's A Latitude D830

Apr 28, 2009

I just got a new Dell Precision M4300 here in Israel (refurbished, not directly from Dell) with the following configuration:

CPU: Core 2 Extreme X9000
LCD: 15.4" WUXGA
Graphics: Quadro NVS 140M (apparently)

My question is as follows:

It in fact says Precision M4300 on the front of the laptop near the keyboard,
But when I turn it on it identifies itself as a Latitude D830.

I bought the laptop thinking I was getting a Quadro FX360M (it is CAD certified which is important to me as I work with their program).

What is going on? was I fooled in some way?

If I apply the latest M4300 BIOS update will it change the names of the laptop model and the graphics card?

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Dell Precision M4300 :: Beeps And Black Screen

Feb 3, 2015

my laptop is not booting any more. Looks like everything turns on but all I get is a black screen and two beeps. If I press some keys I get the two beeps again.

Changed the mother board battery and RAM but no results.

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Sep 27, 2014

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Dell :: Precision M4300 Installed The NVIDIA Drivers For The NVidia Quadro FX 360M ...

Dec 29, 2008

I recently got a Dell Precision M4300 from a friend and had a few questions.

When i got the laptop, I reformatted the Laptop and Reinstalled Windows XP Pro SP2. I proceeded from Microsoft to Update to SP3 and so on.

Well I also Went to Dell's Website and downloaded all the necessary drivers (using the service tag) for this laptop and installed them.

Now here is where I ran into a problem,

When I installed the NVIDIA drivers for the NVidia Quadro FX 360M video card, everything seemed to go fine. Then I rebooted the Laptop, and now every time I reboot, my hardware acceleration is defaulted back to None, and it gives me multiple pop ups about this issue. I go into the settings and turn the Acceleration back to full and it goes away.

This is a major problem, and is really frustrating to deal with everytime the laptop is booted up.

My other problem, is when I open up Internet Explorer, It tends to lock up the browser for no reason when Loading a website. I then CTRL+ALT+DEL and attempt to close iexplore.exe via the task manager. It closes the browser but does not shut down the browser, making it impossible to browse, so then I have to reboot.

here are the specs of the PC, from the device manager and drivers I have gotten

Dell Precision M4300
NVidia Quadro FX 360M 512mb Video Graphics Card
TSST 8x dvd+-R burner
120GB Hard Drive
3.5GB of Ram
2.5GHZ T9300 Core 2 Duo Processor
1394 Port
2 USB ports
External Monitor Ports
Wifi Support
Bluetooth Support
Windows XP SP2 Pro

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Dell :: How To Check A Laptop?

Oct 15, 2009

I'm getting my Dell next week,can anyone suggest any tips on checking the laptop ( bios ,box..etc) ?

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HP/Compaq :: Movint Bluetooth Module To Other Laptop

Mar 26, 2009

I have a year old DV9774ca with bluetooth. I never used it. My wife has a Toshiba laptop without bluetooth and wants to use a bluetooth mouse. Can I take out my bluetooth adapter and put it in hers? I have not seen or handled one before.

Its ays its a HP Integrated Bluetooth Module. The "integrated" doesn't make it sound as simple as I hoped!

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Dell :: How To Check A New Laptop :: New Or Refurbished?

May 2, 2009

i have got a laptop dell e6400 from outlet laptop is brand new and full box, but haven't seal (P/N 2y39z1s)

how to check laptop is brand new or refurbished?

i check some CD, DVD and i see some problem P/N in dvd different P/N in cover (does it made by dell ?) (see picture 1)

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Dell :: How To Check A Service Tag To Find Configurations Of A Laptop?

Apr 5, 2009

How to check a service tag to find configurations of a laptop?

My target service tag: "7YXP54J"

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Dell Inspiron 7520SE :: How To Check If Laptop Supports MSATA

Mar 9, 2013

 I have Dell inspiron 7520SE  laptop which has two configurations with mSATA connection and preinstalled mSATA card and without mSATA connection. Mine is without preinstalled mSATA card, but I found in bios

mSATA Device : [Not detected]

So does that mean my laptop supports mSATA (but it is empty) or this is just some error, and is there a way to check if my laptop has support for mSATA withou pulling it apart ?

BIOS Version/Date Dell Inc. A04, 2012-08-13

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Jan 23, 2010

I was wondering how can i check battery health on my SZ4?

On my other laptop (IBM T42) there is a factory utility, it shows date of manufacturing of this particalar battery, how many times it was recharged, full factory capacity, and current battery capacity. I cannot find this information on my Vaio laptop.

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HP/Compaq :: HP Dv6t Quad EditionNew Laptop | What To Test/Check

Dec 17, 2009

Just received my brand new, shiny, sparkling dv6t Quad Ed. laptop. I would like to make sure that everything is right with it in the 21 days window otherwise return the machine for a replacement.

- What all should I check/test and how, to make sure nothing's wrong with it?

- What are some of the recurring, common issues I should check for?

- How can I stress test this laptop apart from wPrime? I dont have any games.

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Dell Latitude E6410 :: Laptop Will Not Flash BIOS

Dec 22, 2012

This one currently has A07, and I know it needs to flash A09 before bumping up to the current A13, but A09 stops right after launch (".....unexpectedly quit..."). Logged in with Admin rights, not seeing any reason for BIOS failure. Another download of the A09 was tried as well.

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Dell Latitude E6430 :: Run Client System Update Tool And Check For Updates A Message Appears Check For Updates Failed

Apr 30, 2014

Every time I run the Client System Update tool and check for updates I get the error message "Check for updates failed"

I have a Dell Latitude E6430 running Windows 7 SP1 64 bit and I am connected to the internet...

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Dell Studio 1557 :: Laptop Locked Up During Flash And Now It Doesn't Even Show BIOS Start Up

Feb 9, 2013

I should have left it alone but I've never had a bios go corrupt during update. Had A03 BIOS and attempted to update to A09.

Laptop locked up during the flash and now it doesn't even show the bios start up! I removed the BIOS battery and LT battery. Maybe I need to wait longer then 5 mins for the entire system to discharge and then try power up again. So far just a black screen! 

I just got one problem fixed with loading a new hard drive now this.

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Dell :: Should I Buy This XPS 16 Config?

Mar 17, 2010

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256gb ssd
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Dell :: & New Config

Oct 14, 2009

I just ordered a new XPS lappie from Dell. I couldn't get the lady in TX to give me a better deal than the online price (her loss), so I went back on Dell's website and got a gent from India on chat. He had me email him the config I wanted, he then called and gave me approx. $345 more off ($2069 versus $2414), plus I got a few small "extras" I wasn't expecting (leather accent on case, 3 years of McAfee versus 1, etc). I had to deny hi first offer (about $200 off) before he offered me the best deal.

I also opted for the LoJack Premium for 3 years, since it wasn't in the promotional configuration he was able to offer, which added $84.99. FWIW, the $2414 online config did offer 1 year of LoJack for free, which normally runs $32.99 to 45.99 (depending if Standard or Premium edition), so if you take that off the price I still saved $299 to $312).

Here's my config (thanks for commenting, in advance):

224-6716 1 Studio XPS 16 Notebook
317-2360 1 Intel CoreTM i7-820QM (1.73 - 3.06 GHz 8M/8 threads)
317-2364 1 4GB, DDR3, 1333MHz 2 Dimm
320-8335 1 Premium FHD WLED Display, Obsidian Black, 2.0 MP Webcam
421-1010 1 Dell Webcam Central v1.4
421-0188 1 Facial Recognition
320-8350 1 ATI Mobility RADEON HD 4670 1GB
341-8989 1 500GB 7200RPM Free Fall SensorSeagate Hard Drive
320-8352 1 Obsidian Black High Gloss Finish with Leather XPS 1645

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Sep 5, 2007

Here are the videos. They are god-awful small and blurry, BUT you can still clearly see the distortion. I'm also using a unregistered version of a cropping software to make the files small enough to upload to, so there are banners on them. They are also pretty darn short snippets (1 or 2 seconds each... I need to lrn2compress)


This is me flying towards a red carpet in Shatt. Zoomed in on the carpet.


A building flickering at range in Battlefield 2142.


The waterline and metal textures of a boat flickering in SH4.


The flicker I experience between character selections on the WoW Character Selection screen. It is a brief frame between each character.


Another boat from SH4, showing the flicker disappear as I zoom closer.

All of these flickers, with the exception of the character screen flicker, disappear if I get close to the texture, which is why I HIGHLY suspect some problem with the z-buffer. Still, I am at a loss as to how to solve it.

I run Warcraft at 1920x1200 resolution, and the other two at 1600x1200 resolution.

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Dell :: Releases A New Precision M6500 Core I7 Laptop

Dec 2, 2009

Just seen it on the Dells site today

The I7 Extreme CPU is an option for this baby.

Upto 16 GB Ram with 4 DIMM Slots

Windows 7 Ultimate OS

3 GPu options

ATI FirePro M7740



Various LCD panel options including the RGBLED

Raid 0, 1, and 5 support

Blu Ray or DVD +/- R drive

The lastest Intel 5150 Wireless card option

Contactless Smart Card reader

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Dell Precision M4800 :: Laptop Won't Turn On Nor Charge?

Dec 16, 2013

This laptop isn't even one month old.. this is sincerely frustrating as i have alot of important work saved on here...

-When I plug in the charger.. the battery light turns on for a second then the battery light turns back off.
-When I try to turn on the laptop with the charger plugged in.. nothing happens at all. When I try to turn on the laptop with just the battery without being plugged in.. the power button will light up for a second then go back off.

I've tried: taking out the battery and holding down the power light for 1 minute.. waited 30 seconds tried turning it on with the power chord with no prevail. holding Fn and turning it on and nothing

Some signs I've been seeing: only bad signs i've seen was before it just didn't boot anymore.. maybe twice out of the 6 last time i've booted.. as soon as i typed my password to get into windows it would just shut off.  i'd jus reboot and it worked fine. when it stopped turning on.. after messing with plugging it in or not (i didn't know if the battery was dead) i was able to make it past the windows sign on screen.. was going to email myself all my work before it suddenly shut off on me again. the battery had maybe 1/3rd life before it died

I might have interchanged battery chargers with another older dell model laptop.. but i think only a few times at most.. it mostly sits at work on a docking station at work.  i have a feeling i never did though.  from what i've read it seems like the battery chargers are all compatible as long as it's dell.

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Dec 16, 2014

I have very annyoing problem in my M4500. Coil Noise while laptop is not used (idle). How I can fix coil noise ? I have the latest BIOS A15.

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Dell :: Config A New XPS16

Jan 2, 2010

On my way from replacing a 9 year old Dell Desktop with a laptop and have it down to the XPS16 (though the Studio 15 / 17 may be a contender based on price)..........................................

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Dec 22, 2009

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the bar also changes color and is there regardless (bio, safe mode, normal ...)

i haven't hook it up to an external monitor because it's kind a hassle this late but will try tomorrow

bios still a04 since the battery died 4 year ago and i'm too cheap to buy one since it's plugged in 24/7

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Dell :: 8800 Benchmarks Revealed CRYSIS Included

Dec 21, 2007


i threw my 2 cents in. benchmarked my m1710 with 7900gtx in the thread.

my FRAPS result is near the same as what the 8800 got @ 1280x1024...

maybe diff @ higher res? or better drivers?

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Dell :: M4400 Display Port To HDMI, Audio Included?

Aug 5, 2009

So with this I should be able to output video to my TV right? Does it have audio included?

Has anyone tested this? Any links to cheaper versions then the Dell adapter?

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