Dell :: Upgraded The E1705

Mar 10, 2009

Trying to let the AS5 set right now, hope the temps are lower than the other CPU since it was using one of those cheap cpu pad things.

Next on the upgrade list is the biggest 7200RPM drive that will fit.

Then another 2Gb of RAM for a total of 4Gb!

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Dell :: E1705 Upgraded To 7900GS From X1400; Won't Accept Video Card

Oct 25, 2007

I've got an e1705, configured with an ATI x1400.

I bought the nVidia GeForce GO 7900GS to upgrade.

After installing, I get these blocks and pixels during boot (see photo below)

Vista begins to load but never makes it to the logo or login screens. I get a blue Memory Dump message for a split second and then the system reboots.

I reinstalled the x1400 after this happened. I ordered a replacement for the 7900GS but the replacement has the same problem.

This obviously isn't a driver problem since it happens during POST, before any drivers are even loaded.

why this would happen with two different 7900GS cards?

For the record, I'm a Dell Certified technician for the Inspiron series.

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Dell :: Upgraded GPU N Xps 16 Anyone?

Apr 21, 2009

as the title suggests, anyone have an idea if the gpu on the xps 16 is going to get upgraded sometime in the near future.

the 3670 is good but a bit weak for me, i'd love for it to get the just leaked 4770, but who am i kidding right?

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Dell :: Could I Get My Screen Upgraded?

Jul 24, 2009

I ordered my sxps 16 on the 10th with the 720 screen. It says it's still "In Production" and the ship date keeps getting pushed back (8/5).

If I called could I get them to upgrade to the new base screen for free, or does Dell not do that kind of thing?

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Dell :: Upgraded To Vista

Mar 4, 2008

When I run off the battery, my windows glitch when minimized, maximized, or dragged across the screen. Everything is fine if left stationary, but when I move them it causes the glitching.

XPS 1710
2 Gigs of Ram
7900GS Rev. 01 (the one you cant OC)
T7400

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Dell :: Just Upgraded To Vista Ultimate.. Now What?

Feb 23, 2009

I just got vista ultimate fro my xps m1730
specs
intel core 2 extreme processor
4GB RAM
nvidia gforce 8800 gtx SLI
I need to know what special drivers do i need.. I have fps drops going from 70 to 30 every 2 min.
Would greatly be appriciated if you guys give me a link for the little lcd monitor i cant find the driver. I'm such a nub.

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Dell :: M1710 Owners .. Which CPU Have You Upgraded To

Jan 14, 2008

I have an M1710 with a T2600 @ 2.16GHz and looking to possibly upgrade.

My questions are:

1. What have you upgraded to & how much did it cost?

2. Is there list of possible CPU upgrades for the M1710?

3. Where does my processor lie in that list?

4. Is there room for A LOT of speed improvement? Marginal?

5. Is it easy & is there a "how to" somewhere?

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Dell :: Upgraded CPU From T5450 To T9300

May 29, 2009

Just upgraded the CPU in my M1530 this afternoon from a 1.66gHz T5450 to a 2.5gHz T9300.

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Dell :: So How Much Can The Studio 1555 Be Upgraded? Ram?

May 28, 2009

What is the best kind of ram you can put in it?

Is there a big difference between DDR2 800mhz and DDR3 1066mhz?

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Dell :: Upgraded To Geforce 6800go

Nov 25, 2008

I have a precision m70 and I wanted to know if I can use the geforce 6800go video card that was for an inspiron 9300? Also, can I use the 17" screen from inspiron 9300 or XPS gen 2 on a precision m70? I prefer to use the XPS gen 2 screen because of the darker bezel.

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Dell :: M4400Just Upgraded From 4GB To 8GB RAM, Should It Take Much Longer To Boot?

May 11, 2010

Just upgraded the RAM in my new (to me) M4400 from 4GB to 8GB.

I notice it takes MUCH longer than it used to for the BIOS screen to finish before Windows can start to boot.

Once the BIOS screen is finished, everything is normal and Windows runs fine.

Is this normal?

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Dell :: M6400 Upgraded To QX9300fan Too Loud

May 5, 2010

I searched but couldn't find anything on this. I had an 8600 processor originally and got a QX9300 for my M6400. Nothing else changed (yet) and I'm running W7. The fan hardly spun up to an audible degree with the 86, but now with the QX I hear the fan all the time...

Is this normal? I mean, I know it's a quad core vs. a dual core and the clock speed is slightly faster (2.53G vs. 2.4G). But I can just have the laptop sitting doing nothing and the fan is kicked up pretty much all the time....

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Dell :: XPS M1530 -Upgraded To 7200rpm HDD...no Difference..

May 29, 2009

I just upgraded from a WD 5400rpm HDD to a WD scorpio black 7200rpm HDD. Despite reading people saying it makes a noticeable difference...

I have yet to notice any difference in terms of access times and system performance.

Transfer times with my external HDD have decreased but apart from that, it all feels the same.

Maybe I expected too much but I'm kind of disappointed. Is it just me or has anyone else experienced the same

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Dell :: Can My XPS M1710 Be Upgraded From T2500 To T7600 And Run At 64bit?

Sep 25, 2009

I have an XPS M1710 Core Duo, with an upgraded 7950 GTX GPU which I'm going to be changing to a Quadro 3500M for OpenGL.

If I change the CPU from a T2500(2 GhZ) to a T7600(2.33 GhZ). Will my Mobo run at 64bit or not? My brothers seems to think not, and I'm not sure on this one!.

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Acer :: Can The GPU Be Upgraded In This Model

Nov 28, 2009

I was thinking of buying this laptop Acer AS5738PG-6306 and wanted to check if the GPU can be upgraded for better gaming?

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Enjoy multimedia brilliance with the Acer Aspire AS5738PG-6306 notebook showcasing a vivid 15.6" HD touchscreen LCD, dual-core processing, 320GB hard drive, and Dolby Home Theater cinema-style surround sound. Added digital media features, convenient quick keys, and versatile connectivity make it easy to multitask, get creative and enjoy your favorite entertainment at home or on the road.................

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Sony :: Upgraded To Windows 7

Jan 20, 2010

i just upgraded to windows 7 home prmium 64 bit on my laptop .but the ricoh memory stick device and sd memory card device does not appear on my computer although in the device management window i can see it is and has no problems.and i cannot shrink my volume more than a 100gb(note that when i was using vista i was havaing 4 partitions with 91 gb each).so this means i can only create one additional partititon.is there ay other way to increase the shrink volume?

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Dell Precision M4400 :: Upgraded To SSD Drive - It Won't Work In AHCI Mode Only ATA

Dec 9, 2013

I installed a Samsung 840EVO 500GB SSD in my Precision M4400 last weekend. I managed to get it working but it only works in ATA mode. All others modes I tried brought me to the windows splash screen quickly followed by a blue screen that flashed so quickly I couldn't read it before the system rebooted. If I let it reboot it continues to do the same thing over and over. As I understand it I would really benefit from the performance AHCI offers, particularly when running multiple programs at once.

How I might get my drive working in AHCI mode?

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Dell Inspiron N5040 :: Doesn't Start Anymore After Upgraded To Windows 8

Feb 19, 2013

I've got my Dell Inspiron n5040 for almost 14 months, on which I upgraded to Windows 8, and now it doesn't start anymore. It tried to start in repair mode, but then it just shows a black screen, which doesn't change.

After running diagnostics I've gotten error info:

Error Code 2000-0142Validation 63358Msg: Hard Drive 0 - S/N WD-WX51A8109114, self test unsuccesful. Status = 7.

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Dell Inspiron 5520 :: Upgraded To Windows 8 Pro X64 And Now Media Buttons Don't Work

Mar 7, 2013

I recently upgraded my Dell Inspiron 5520 to Windows 8 and now the media buttons don't work. Is there a Dell driver or update that I need to install to bring back this functionality in Windows 8?

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Acer :: 5920G Upgraded To T9300

Apr 6, 2009

I just upgraded to a T9300 CPU, I bought it in ebay for £120 only, brand new (not an ES), and it is great. It is much cooler than the T7300 I had. Idle temp is around 32oC where before were around 40-42 oC. Of course I don't know if that was because I put fresh AS paste on the CPU where before the T7300, I think, had a thermal pad (melted on the core).

To be honest though, changing the CPU wasnít as easy as I was imagined. Unfortunately I didnít take any photos as I didnít know what I was doing but in the end all went well. I had to remove the graphic card and in order to remove the heat sink I had to remove a couple of other screws of the back chassis so I lifted it a bit to slide out carefully the heat sink. Then you remove the old CPU, clean the heat sink with ethanol and then place the new CPU, put some AS paste on the core and slide the heat sink in carefully and screw it tight on its place.

It is slightly faster in the games and much faster in using other software like movie maker. The games are running much smoother now but that is with games that are close to 21-24fps. World in Conflict uses a lot of that CPU. I ran the benchmark and with High physics and the CPU usage was 98-100%, both cores. During gaming is much less around 35%, explosions produce CPU usage spikes. Temp of CPU is around 65oC most of time during gaming, but it can go up to 68oC if you demand more from the CPU. My wPrime 32M score was 41s-42s with the T7300 and now is just below 30s (29.687s). My 3Dmark06 score increased as well from 4240 to 4567. I am very pleased with the end result.

Next thing is to upgrade to fast RAM like the 4GB (2x2GB) HyperX Kingston CL4 667MHz or 800MHz, then 320GB WD hard drive Black Scorpio and maybe try to upgrade to a new graphic card compatible with Acer 5920G with at least 512MB memory (9600M GS perhaps).

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Acer :: Ferrari One Cpu/ram Upgraded (& Bluetooth)

Dec 16, 2009

yesterday upgraded cpu in ferrari one with 2.4GHz AMD Turion Dual Core TL66 processor, also upgraded Ram to 4gig. laptop is a bit random, but works ok, have tested a couple of games on it and it seems ok for now, although is running a bit hot? not sure if this is going to cause any problems? have also flashed bios..any ideas as to what could go wrong?
ram and cpu from my dead ferrari 1100

The original cpu was a 1.2GHz AMD Athlon 64 X2 dual coreprocessor, acer tech guys said it was not upgradeble...

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Sony :: No BluRay When Upgraded To Windows 7

Nov 12, 2009

I have an AR51su and when upgraded to windows 7 I no longer able to play BluRay films.

I have bought Corel BluRay player which opens the program and plays the sound track only no Picture.

When I go to Device manager the drive is shown as a MATSHITA BD-MLT UJ-220 ATA Device
under manufacturer it is shown as the standard CD-ROM drive

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Acer :: Upgraded To Vista 64 But Need Software

Sep 3, 2009

I have installed vista 64 but in the process had to format the hard drive. I have downloaded a few bits from acer website but cannot find a lot of other stuff.

I need the arcade thing to play blu ray films, nti backup thing, nti dvd writing software. Basically all the software apart from the games.

I have an 8930g

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Sony :: Upgraded To Windows 7 And No Blutooth

Nov 3, 2009

I received my Windows 7 free upgrade disks today, and installed without any problems from Vista Home Premium 64 bit. I have a Vaio FW490. I also installed the Windows 7 companion dvd drivers which came with the Windows 7 DVD. I did an upgrade, not a clean install.

Everything ran smoothly, but for some reason my Logitech Bluetooth mouse is no longer recognized. I tried the add wireless device, without any success. I then tried to find the bluetooth drivers in the device manager without success. I would appreciate help in locating which driver I would download from the Sony site.

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HP/Compaq :: Upgraded To T9900 With Dv4t

May 27, 2009

After three stripped screws and re-applying the thermal paste three times, I am now happy with upgrading to t9900 from t9950. Idle temps are just a few degrees higher then the t9550. Load temps are higher too. My gpu temps are now the same as before which is a miracle since there is only one heat-pipe and fan cooling everything (cpu, gpu, and chipset). Was it worth it? Yea, the upgrade gave me a great experience with my laptop. I can now open my laptop without looking at any documentation

Here are the pictures:

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HP/Compaq :: Will Elitebook Series Be Upgraded

May 31, 2009

I'm wondering will we (ever) see upgrade of HP's Elitebook series ?

Will 8530 and 6930 see bump in gfx, processor speed and more choices of LED screens like every other brand in the next few months ?

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Apple :: Snow Leopard - Upgraded

Sep 12, 2009

I've been reading up and thinking about purchasing the upgrade for my OS I am currently running OS X 10.5.8 so I am here to ask those who have upgraded to Snow Leopard, is it worth it? What I am getting different with this upgrade?

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Acer :: 5920G Upgraded To...Radeon HD 4650

May 15, 2009

I do believe this is relatively big news...

Screenshots from here.

I admit that one should take this with a grain of salt but still, the fact remains that an upgrade path now exists for the previously-tricky 5920G, and possibly for ALL Acer MXM models!

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Acer :: Aspire 5515 - Processor Can Be Upgraded?

Mar 10, 2009

I have an acer aspire 5515. Great machine for me. I am interested in finding out if the processor can be upgraded. It currently has a AMD Athlonô 2650e 1.6ghz in it. I have not been able to find information on the motherboard for this laptop. Acer site was not much help but I figured it was because the laptop came out around 12/09 but i dont no for sure. I happened upon the emachine site and there is one that looks exactly like it and has the same specs. So I have to wonder if this is an emachine with acer plastered all over it. Does anyone no what the motherboard model is or for sure what the highest processor i can upgrade to, if possible. I see where others say they have put higher processors in it but want to no for sure.

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Sony :: Video Drivers For My Upgraded Laptop

Mar 25, 2010

Just upgraded my VGN-SZ491N to Windows Ultimate 32 bits OS with a 320GB 5400 rpm drive. It is much faster than the 4200rpm drive.

Anyway, after the fresh install of Win732 onto my new hard drive, I need to find the drivers for my built in Intel and Nviaid video card, can someone kindly tell me where I can download those drivers to complete my install.

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