I am in the process of buying a new Dell Studio XPS 16 and have the spec finalized with the exception of the CPU selection of either the T9550 or the P8770.
I am looking to future proof my laptop as much as possible for the next 5 years, and am looking for the best blend of performance, versatility, battery life and heat management.
I have read some reviews about the XPS 16 generating excess heat and want to avoid as much as possible. Here is my spec: XPS 16, 1080 RGB LED screen, 256 SDD drive, Win Vista Home Prem 64bit, 4GB DDR3, ATI Radeon 3670 w/512mb, Blueray DVD ....
what the performance difference is between the Intel Core i7-620M and the . Intel Core i7-820QM. I always thought the quad core 820QM was faster, but on the hp website the dual core 620M is more expensive.
Is the 620M faster? And is it faster for specific things only?
Processor Intel® Core™ I7-720QM Processor (1.6GHz, turbo up to 2.8GHz, 6MB L3 Cache)
Genuine Windows® 7 Professional 64bit (English) Memory 4GB (2GBx2) 1333MHz DDR3 SDRAM Hard Drive 500GB SATA 7200RPM Hard Drive HD display 15.6" Edge to Edge Full High Definition (1080p) Display with TrueLife(TM ) Video Card ATI Mobility RADEON(R) HD 4670 - 1GB Internal Optical Drive Slot Load 8X DVD+/-RW Drive with DVD+R double layer write capability Wireless Network Card Dell 1520 Wireless-N card
how to overclock the P8600 processor but had no good luck, I know I can't overlclock through the BIOS, but I've heard of using programs such as SETFSB, but I don't know how exactly how I can use this program for my processor specifically. Does anyone know how to overclock my processor P8600 (1006 Mhz)
Here is some additional information:
DELL STUDIO XPS 16 Intel Core 2 Duo Processor P8600 : 2.4GHz/1066MHz FSB/3MB Cache 1GB ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4670 Video Card 4GB OF DDR3 RAM
If there is any other information that you need please ask, I would really like to overclock make it to 2.8 Ghz or
Official Studio XPS 1645 Intel Core i7 “Owners Lounge”
This thread is for Owners of the Studio XPS 1645 Intel Core i7!
Congrat’s to Garrett for being the first one to receive it…. And, as being the first to receive, Garrett….please…please lead into discussion! I’m sure there will be more Owners to follow shortly!
(oh, and I received permission to start this thread, if there are any questions from anyone)
Helpful Links: Cases and bags for the Dell Studio XPS 1340 and 1640 The Best Free Security Software: The best free security software Dell Windows 7 Upgrade Option Program Monitoring Notebook Temps: nVidia & ATI, CPU, HDD - Do your temps worry you? Windows 7 Subforum NBR Vista Tips and Tweaks Guide The Ever-Growing Free Windows Software List Links to Bag Makers, Dealers and Reviews Studio XPS 16 1080p RGBLED Settings? Thread: Studio XPS 16 1080p RGBLED Settings? (Thanks for the suggestion, RifterAD!)
Dell UK i7 Linky
Link for the Drivers for the Studio XPS 1645 - Win 7 64 Bit
Link for the Drivers for the Studio XPS 1645 - Windows Vista 64 Bit
Link for the Studio XPS 1645 System Bios
Edit to the above (as requested by Ibrahim) 10/15/09...Peep's this really should clear up any confusion.!! Thanks Ibrahim : "Dell is having some issues with their invoices, particularly with monitor choice. If you ordered the RGBLED and it says WLED, don't worry: you still have the RGBLED, it is just marked incorrectly. Some users who ordered the RGBLED have these part numbers:
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...
Intel's core i3/i5/i7 Arrandale processors will be released soon (Q1 2010). They all have integrated graphics but support external graphics too. Do you think these processors will be used in Dell Latitude and/or Precision laptops?
I'm curious if anyone knows if these notebooks can be overclocked? If so, how?
I read a review that one laptop vendor allowed over-clocking via BIOS but I'm not sure if Dell does this also and was hopeful that those of you much more learned than I could tell me if it's possible on the new Dell 6300 64 bit with the Intel Core 2 Duo Extreme X9000 chip?
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo P8600, 2.4 GHz, 3MB L2 cache, 1066 MHz FSB Memory: 4096 MB DDR2 Display: 13.3 inch WXGA HD (1366 x 768) HP LED BrightView Widescreen Display Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce G 103M, 512MB dedicated Hard Disk: 320 GB SATA 5400 rpm
Specifications HP Pavilion DV3 2010el
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo T6400, 2:00 GHz, 2MB L2 cache, 800 MHz FSB Memory: 4096 MB DDR2 Display: 13.3 inch WXGA HD (1366 x 768) HP LED BrightView Widescreen Display Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce G 105M, 512MB dedicated Hard Disk: 250 GB SATA 5400 rpm
This was taken from engadget - Intel's quad-core i7-740QM and i7-840QM show up on Dell laptop menu -- Engadget
"Dell's propensity for dishing out new hardware without an announcement has struck again, though this time the company might have jumped the gun as not even Intel has yet officially acknowledged the existence of these Core i7 CPUs.
The i7-740QM and its senior sibling are straight replacements for the i7-x20QM models: they retain the same cache and eight-threaded operational paradigm while jacking default and Turbo Boost clock speeds up to a maximum 3.2GHz single-core pace on the i7-840QM. Best of all? Dell's price for the 740QM is currently lower than that for its predecessor, so you might wanna order one up before somebody wakes up
I am considering a range of Vaios at the moment (including some HP models; although Vaios are my #1 choice).
With the new Core i7 Processors out, I am wondering whether buying a Core 2 Duo processor of any sort (TT: SU; Z & SR: P9xxx, etc) now would mean they would be totally redundant by Q1 of 2010 or do you see some variants of the Core 2 Duo processor lasting a bit longer?
I realise technology continues to move forward at a rapid pace and was just curious about where Core 2 Duo stands in Q1 of next year.
Intel Claims Core i5-Based MacBook Pro Promotion a Marketing Error
Spanish site faq-mac.com, which was first to note an Intel promotion yesterday apparently revealing at least one forthcoming MacBook Pro based on the company's new Core i5 processors, now reports [Google translation] that Intel has revised the promotion to offer HP Envy notebooks instead of MacBook Pros, blaming a marketing error for the incorrect promotional materials. [url]
I have a quad core Lenovo W520 (i7-2820QM) equipped with Intel AMT. I have all RAM slots populated (original 2GB in each that came with the machine). I have updated to the latest BIOS (1.42 at the time of writing) and latestÂ Intel Management Engine Firmware 7.1 (220.127.116.116 at the time of writing). The machine has Crucial 256GB X100 SSD installed in the main compartment and a regular HDD in UltraBay. Â The computer acts normally in sleep mode and restart sequence only when Intel AMT states thatÂ "ME is in recovery state..." during boot. Â When it looks like AMT is happy problems begin. The problem is that when I'm trying to put the computer to sleep it goes all the way until the end per normal procedure and then suddenly decides to power itself off!Â Obviously Windows doesn't like this and displays recovery suggestions after starting the laptop again. This happens when connected to AC and alsoÂ whenÂ disconnected from it. Also, when computer reboots it turns off all power (i.e. the display along with backlight, indicator LEDs turn off and fans spin down for a sec) inbetween and automatically starts up after that. Â I've tested this on Windows 7 and openSUSE 13.1 (which I had lying nearby) and same behavior happens on both OSes. On Windows, all the latest drivers and updates were installed. So I don't think this is driver nor OS dependent - rather firmware/hardware related problem. Â What is funny, it doesn't matter whether Intel AMT is activated in BIOS or not. What matters is whether the Management Engine is in some kind of recovery state or not. When it's not, computer starts acting crazy as stated above and behaviour is repeatable. Intel AMT itself seems to work however. Changing the power policy in Intel ME configuration doesn't work for sleep issue. Â Some things I've also tried doing: * Replace CMOS battery (measured its voltage before putting it in, of course) with a new one - no effect * Tried two different brands of SSDs (OCZ Vertex 3 and Crucial X100) - no effect * Tried both legacy and UEFI modes - no effect * Scanned RAM for memory errors - no effect Â Could Lenovo try to repeat this issue and possibly do something about this?