I'm sorry if this has been covered in some other thread. But I was wondering if you could tell me whether or not it is advisable to purchase a new CPU (for example the P9600) and installing it yourself?
It seems rather simple but according to Dell, changing the CPU yourself is not recommended.
I know that its pretty easy to upgrade the E6400. Just take off the back cover, and you have pretty much instant access to all components. My question, does it void the warranty I were to order a stick of RAM and a new HD and stick them into a new E6400 I were to buy? I know it should be pretty easy to do that.
I plan to get the E6400 with 1 stick of 2gigs built in, then upgrade with this [url]. That stick should work right? I was able to discern the DDR2-800 from the Dell Config... I'll also probably stuff in another hard drive at some later point.
I bought my E6400 about a year ago now and never got around to upgrading the RAM from 2 GB (on 1 DIMM) to 4 GB. Which memory do I need? I am still running Vista Business 32-bit (haven't looked into the new Windows 7 yet). How much will a 2 GB stick run me these days, and does anyone have a link to the correct memory I need
I was recently given a Latitude E6530 and I wish to upgrade the standard keyboard to a backlit one after coming from a MacBook Air. I was wondering, does E6530 (or it's similar models) requires an additional cable to power the backlight or does it just feed off the single cable? I've scoured YouTube and Google to try find out if an extra cable is required for this model however wasn't able to.
my E6400 just arrived and this is the first time I owned business NB. Compared to keyboards in consumer grade NB, the keyboard on E6400 is somewhat firmer and springy.. I need to use a little more power. Please confirm if this is normal. I guess it is. If my keyboard is normal then I guess I have some story to share... in regards to keyboard:
When I had a meeting with corporate sales people, they always have either Lenovo or Latitude. Over a period, I always wondered, what's the deal with Lenovo or Latitude, why not just buy Gateway, SONY, etc. They are good quality and even stylish. In fact, I always use Sony VAIO and never had problem. Keyboard is super soft.
Back to the story... during the meeting, the corporate sales took out their NB, and I observed that most of them are not computer literate (no offense). They type using 2 fingers only and they press the keyboard super hard BANG BANG BANG!!! at that time, i thought OMG, is he mad or he just wanna break the NB. I couldnt ever dare to see him press the keyboard and just felt that one of those buttons will pop out anytime soon LOL...
Now that I owned Latitude business NB with firmer keyboard, I now believe that it is designed that way.
I've been using my E6400 for a few weeks and I really like the backlit keyboard. Using the Dell Control Point interface, I have the backlighting adjusted to about 2/3 brightness (using the slider in Control Point).
I also have it set to remain lit for one minute with no activity.
Last night, the keyboard suddenly became much dimmer than usual. I double-checked in Control Point that the it hadn't somehow been dimmed and it hadn't.
I even maxed out the slider to the Brightest setting and it had no effect. I also tried using the 'Fn' and 'Right Arrow' keys to adjust it, no change.
I've recently installed Windows 8 on an SL500 Lenovo ThinkPad. One of the three messages in Action Center is a problem with the hotkey utility. Lenovo's Support page recommended installing gevu65ww.exe. The current version is 4.22.1000. After this is installed, I click on "finish" and get the notice that "this program does not support this system. The volume/mute buttons next to the keyboard have not worked since upgrading to Windows 8. The Windows 8.1 has the same problem.
I've had my MBP for about 4 month now and have been having problems with its keyboard since I bought it. First, the "Z" key sank in (I think there was a problem with the spring). I took it to the Apple Store, and they "fixed" on the spot (it's much harder to press and only registered a key press 70% of the time). The lower right corner of the "E" has noticeably sunk in, and I need to resort to pressing the upper left corner. Also, the left side of the keyboard feels "mushy", not hugely so, but definitely noticeable after typing a few sentences. Can I request that Apple just replace the entire keyboard instead of just individual keys?
I currently have an AA1 and am curious to those who tried typing on both the HP Mini and the AA1 keyboards and noticed a difference. I believe the HP's keyboard is 92% and the AA1's is 89% I believe. It feels "okay" to type on, obviously not the best due to its size compared to a normal keyboard, but am wondering if the HP's is worth the price jump (paid 300 for mine).
I ordered my M90 on Dell Outlet a while ago. Top of the line everything except the CPU. It's a T2300, I believe (Core Duo, 1.6 Ghz). In preparation for Windows 7, I want upgrade the CPU for speed and for 64 bit.
I'm looking at a T7200 (2.0 Ghz, 667 fsb) for under $100 new, but pulled. First off, just to double check, this will work in my laptop, right?
Second, how involved is replacing the CPU? I've built desktops before no problem, and I've repaired my wife's screen on her HP, but never on my M90. I assume it won't be too bad as long as I follow the manual and keep track of parts.
I've been putting together cheap, old Gateway Solo 9550 notebooks for a few years now. They use the Coppermine 1066, which is just good enough for Win2KPro, and really light work.
I got a great deal on my Inspiron 9200 from Dell only to find it discontinued just weeks later. My fault, but then again, I got the best I could afford at the time, which was the most slimmed down version.
Here & there, I upgraded everything; CPU, RAM, hdd, DVD-RW, added Bluetooth, better battery, etc.
But I've reached the limit. I can't even overclock it .....
Wanted to replace the 4200rpm hard drive currently in there with something faster. I updated the BIOS to A09 (January 2010) to prevent any compatibility issues. I plugged it in and booted the computer, popped my Windows CD in, goes through the pre-load stuff. When it gets to the part about setting up (prior to where it asks about formatting and all that) I get a BSOD.
Sorry for the brief description but I'm trying to work on it while I type. Any suggestions? Do I have it plugged in incorrectly? What should I be looking for?
EDIT: I checked for the hard drive in the BIOS. There's not many options to see what HDD is detected. However, when my 80GB drive is connected it shows "80 GB drive". When I have the SSD plugged in nothing shows up in the BIOS for it. Does this mean the SSD is not compatible with my machine?
EDIT2: Forgot to mention their website claims it's compatible with my laptop:
I'm apologizing in advance if I am missing something or didnt perform a good enough search. I am usually very good with finding information but I think I have second-guessed myself to death on this now!
I am upgrading my t5670 in my vostro 1510. it has the GM965 chipset and I am talking to an ebay seller right now about buying a T9300 SLAZB chip. Now I have looked and found that it is "FCBGA6" vs. a "socket P" and this concerns me...will this 479 socket chip work just fine in my laptop?
Is there a difference (positive/negative) if I choose this chip over say, a SLAYY one?
Now that a good windows OS 64bit is available, I decided to to upgrade my ram from 2gb to the maximum 4gb.
After seeing that my computer recognizes 4GB but is only using 3GB I got pissed off.
After some research I found this link: [url]
"So you pay a really huge premium (compared with 2Gb RAM) to get 4Gb of RAM ... and so how much memory do you expect the BIOS to make available to the OS. For a Dell M65 the answer is just 3.071Gb.
Response from Dell ...
The processor only has 32 address lines, limiting it to an addressing map of 4 gigabytes.
The chipset, PCI devices, PCI express region, and video cards use some of this map, and the BIOS correctly reports this range as unavailable to the operating system. If the user installs 4 GB of physical memory, then the processor has no way to address the memory that overlaps with these regions, already in use. The chipset directs memory access to the appropriate device rather than sending it to random access memory (RAM).
On Dell's new line of desktops, PCI express uses 500 megabytes (MB) in the map; integrated video takes 256 MB right below PCI express, leaving 3.25 GB of memory available to the operating system via RAM. In some cases, less RAM is available depending on what other add-in cards are installed.