Dell :: Upgrading A XPS Gen2 To Wireless

Jan 3, 2008

I have a XPS Gen2 which has a internal 54Mbit wireless card. Does anyone know if I can upgrade that internal card to draft-N or do I have to buy a PC-CARD to be able to get faster wireless?

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Dell :: Upgrading Wireless Adapter In XPS1330

Jan 20, 2010

Hi. This is my first post and I am a self confessed novice, so I apologise if my question has been covered elsewhere (I tried a Search but couldn't see anything specific to my question).

I have a Dell XPS 1330, with a Intel Pro/Wireless 3945ABG adapter installed (as part of teh orginal build by Dell). The processor is an Intel Core 2 Duo T7250 2.00GHz Level 6 Revision 3853.

I have recently upgraded my home Wireless Router to a Netgear WNDR 3700, which is Draft N and Dual Band. I would now like to upgrade the adapter in my XPS1330 to take advantage of the N draft and Dual Band router.

Is this possible? If so, what new wireless card would you recommend which will be compatable with 1330.

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Dell :: Upgrading My Mini-PCI Wireless Card

Jan 3, 2008

Right now I have a Intel Pro 2200 wireless card. It only has wireless B. I can get a 3945 card for $12.50 shipped that has wireless G and B, or an Atheros card. I'm not sure what the whole wireless "N" thing is, so maybe someone could fill me in on that. Right now I only need the "G" capabilities as far as as I know. Is the Intel Pro 3945 the best bang for the buck? I see theres also a a 4945, but its almost double the price of the 3945. And as I mentioned above, I see Atheros cards, but I'm not sure how good they are. Do they have better wireless pick-up then the actual Intel cards?

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Dell :: Upgrading Latitude E6400 Wireless To Intel 5300agn

Apr 1, 2009

i want to upgrade my wireless adapter to either the intel 5100 or 5300 cards. i understand that the 5300 has three antenna connections, whereas the the 5100 has two antenna connections.

currently i have the dell 1397 i believe. i know that the card has to be half-height mini, there are a bunch available on ebay.

from this thread:
E4200 + intel WIFI 5300 - can someone have a look at theirs ?

it seems this guy was succesful in upgrading the card on his e4200, the third antenna connection was available on the board itself.

anyone have success upgrading their wifi adapter to the 5300? just would like to know that it's easily done before ordering it, otherwise i guess the intel 5100 will suffice.

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HP Pavilion DV3t :: Upgrading Wireless NIC Gets Error 105

Sep 9, 2009

I wanted to upgrade my wireless NIC but upon power up, error 105 appears - network device not supported
The original one I have is the broadcom wifi + bluetooth combo card, and I am intending to use an Intel card with 802.11ac capability and also has bluetooth onboard. Its also 2x2 so original the antenna connectors snap right in
I am on the latest firmware F15
Is there any way I can install this other NIC ??

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Dell :: XPS Gen2 LCD .

May 3, 2008

When I took my XPS Gen2 out of standby this morning the LCD had a bar about an inch wide running from the bottom to the top that is light and flickering. Then another bar next to ithat one that is even lighter and flickering. I reseated both LCD connectors, rebooted and tried several other adjustments without any luck.

I have the WXUGA Clearview screen - and could have sworn I saw something about Dell having a recall on these if they died? Could anyone direct me to the proper location for that? I'm just... exasperated this happened out of nowhere :/ The laptop isn't even 3 years old :/

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Dell :: XPS Gen2 Fix Or Part Out?

Sep 17, 2009

This laptop just went out of warranty when the lcd started growing vertical lines(have had 4 screens replaced under warranty for the same thing )
Should i fix it with a new screen and sell it or just part it out?

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Dell :: 6800 Ultra XPS Gen2

Jul 17, 2007

I currently own a XPS Gen2 I purchased in Oct 2005. When I was deployed back to Iraq this past year it started acting up and now when I boot it the screen is just black. I have been told by a few people that it is the Vid card that has died on me. If so. Is there any modding to put a 7800gtx in it? I have seen on the forums where I can purchase one for around $260US.

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Dell :: XPS Gen2 Memory Issue

Mar 31, 2009

I know this computer is pretty antiquated by now.. it has lasted me almost all the way through college but I just noticed how cheap memory is so i bought 4 gigs of Kingston Hyperx ram. I know windows xp can only see 3.25gigs but i figured it would run better with 2 identical sticks of ram in it instead of a 2gb stick and a 1gb stick ......

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HP Pavilion Dv7 Networking :: Wireless Button Won't Turn On After Upgrading OS To Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit

Jul 26, 2012

I am having trouble with my wireless button, it remains red/orange despite touching it and restarting my laptop several times.  My laptop is an HP Pavilion DV7=1135NR, it is originally installed with Windows Vista 64bit. However, i have it reformatted and change the OS to Windows7 Ultimate (32bit). And now i the wireless button wont turn blue. And also the wireless button located in the taskbar is no longer there.
Some additional background: The same problem (wireless wont turn blue) had been recurring before i had it reformatted but then i seek assistance then to HP customer assistant, and installed atheros. the problem had fixed for a while and the same problem would recur.  However, i can turn it blue once i restart the laptop or when the "WLAN disabled" message would appear in the task bar and i would immediately touch the wireless button.
i tried downloading a driver from HP but still not working. right now i am connected via ethernet cable and its such an incovenience.

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Acer :: Upgrading Intel Wireless-AC7260 WLAN Card Into Aspire V3-471G

Dec 25, 2014

When I put the brand new Intel Wireless-AC7260 WLAN Card into Acer Aspire V3-471G, it got problems. It unable to go BIOS, keyboard hang (Unable to type), it crash the Windows 7 and 8.1. Is it possible to upgrade to Intel Wireless AC-7260 WLAN Card into the Acer Aspire V3-471G. My Acer Aspire V3-471G Configurations, Intel Core i5 3230M 2.60Ghz, 8GB RAM, 2GB NVIDIA GeForce 710M, Windows 8 (Downgraded To Windows 7).

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Dell :: Clean XP Install Old XPS Gen2 Laptop?

Dec 7, 2007

It has been a while since I have read this forum and I've had this XPS Gen 2 laptop for a couple of years and am happy with it.

I remember a while back there was a very detailed thread that told of how to do a Clean Install of Win XP for the technically impaired.

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Dell :: Why M1710, M170, Gen2, M90 Overheat &

Jan 26, 2009

I've been using my M1710 that I built from parts over two years ago and it still runs great. But guess what sports fans...this thing does have a supreme maintenance issue. An issue that Dell has never admitted. I might even call it a design defect.

And that major issue/design defect is the fact that dust bunnies form between the cooling fan outlets and the heatsink cooling fins located on the ends of the CPU/GPU heatsinks arms. The result is that air flow is blocked and heatsink efficiency goes way down, so "baddaboom baddabing"...higher temps. If your lappy is getting hotter than normal, check your fan speeds if you have I8kfanGUI as they will most definitely be running faster than normal. As an example, my maximum fan speeds are pretty consistant at 42CPU/38GPU. Right now, as I'm typing this they are 44/40 and my CPU/GPU temps are above average so I have to do something I hate to do...

...and you'll hate it too if you're having heat problems, but it MUST be done sooner or later. You, or someone you trust, will have to carefully disassemble your lappy to remove the offending dust bunnies. This requires removing the top palm rest and power switch/hinge covers, keyboard, myriad motherboard connectors, and the video card. Of course, you'll also want to remove the battery first. Here is a link for the Dell service manual to guide you in your disassembly if you don't have access to one: [url]. Until the video card is removed you won't be able to see the dust bunnies since Dell seals the tops of the fan outlets with black tape. After peeling up the tape you'll still have to remove the fans and they will need cleaning also. This is when you'll see why your "Precious" has become a POS. If you've ever looked at the mesh filter screen on your clothes dryer you'll see the same damned thing. So what's next?

After removing the bunnies, thoroughly clean the fan blades, heatsink arm fins and don't forget to clean the bottom case inlet/outlet vents. A mini-sized vaccuum is good to start with and/or take dampened-with-water Q-Tip swabs and maybe even an old soft toothbrush to do the deed. And then?

Afterwords, carefully reassemble your lappy, but don't forget to reseal the tops of the fan exhaust areas. Electrical tape works great. If you unplugged your CMOS battery you'll have to re-enter your bios settings. After boot-up you'll notice the lappy is cooler and quieter and the fans won't be running wide-assed open as often.

Don't forget these lappies generate a lot of heat naturally and any air flow blockage yields dire results. I was quite disappointed after I installed an unlocked T7600G CPU and could crank it up in the U.S, but here in Thailand I can't run it hard above 2.33Ghz for long due to higher ambient temps. This means the cooling system is just adequate and there's not much room for poor conditions.

One more tip. I usually do this cleaning every three or four months and there's always a dust bunny, or two, even if the fans don't look too dirty. Last Spring I actually disassembled the whole unit and used a Dremel to open up the exhaust slots in the back of the case bottom to hopefully increase exhaust air flow . After re-assembly I cut up some old panty hose and taped a small piece over each case fan inlet vent to filter out the dust. If you also add the panty hose filters be careful not to block any of the vent slots with tape. I did this about six months ago and it finally needs cleaning again, so it just about doubled my maintenance interval.

Now then, why do I say this is a design defect? Simple, as this same problem has existed since the XPS Gen2 for all models with discrete graphics cards plugged into the motherboard as they're all the same design. Dell should have revised the design to avoid this problem or at least they could have made the bottom cases such that the cooling vent areas could be easily removed for access. This also should have been added to the manual as a periodic maintenance requirement. I guarantee that they've spent a huge amount of money by having to service or replace probably thousands of these for overheating over the last few years when the condition was avoidable to begin with. How sad, and moreso for the unhappy customers.

Another problem I had with my Gen2 was that the graphics card heatsink wasn't transferring heat away from the GPU and it kept overheating. It was easy to tell once the power switch cover and keyboard were removed because I could then touch the heatsink over the graphics card and it was hot as Hell while the cooling arms were much cooler.

Dell replaced the 6800 with a 7800 under warranty so I was happy at the time.

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Dell :: New Battery For My 9300 Modded To XPS Gen2

May 9, 2008

I have a 9300 that has been modded to an XPS Gen2 with the 7800 GTX in it. The battery that I have sometimes gives me the flashing orange light. When it's not doing that, it only last about an hour. It used to last much longer. I also think it's going out becaus of the orange light that flashes from time to time.

I want to buy a new one off Ebay but there are so many sellers and it looks like there are a good number of variances from the batteries. Some say 7200, some say 6600. I know what I want there, but my question is this:

Does anyone know of a good Ebay seller that sells a quality and correct product for my laptop?

Or does anyone have a place that will sell me a quality product? I don't want to pay $150 for a battery from Dell.

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Dell :: 6800 Ultra In My XPS Gen2 Video Card Died

Feb 21, 2008

For whatever reason, my 6800 Ultra in my XPS Gen2 I got awhile ago went dead. Can anyone suggest where I can get a replacement on the cheap(er)? I bought the 6800 Ultra upgrade for $500 back then and now spare parts wants $599 for one.

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HP/Compaq :: Clean Install Gen2 Envy 15 With I5-420m 3dmark Result. Under 3.5k

Mar 22, 2010

it's weird because I'm running Dawn of War 2 and Starcraft 2 in native resolution with max settings (water effect set to mid in Dawn of War 2)

The amd GPU overclock tool is also telling me that the default clock speed is 99/199

I'm guessing it's driver issues but i have no friggen clue. I installed the latest drivers and updated everything that needed to be updated.

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Apple :: Wireless Mouse - Occasionally Loses Its Wireless Connection To The Computer

Jul 24, 2009

I think something similar has been posted here before. In essence, I find that when I use my VX Revolution (or is it MX? Whichever one is the mobile version), the mouse occasionally loses its wireless connection to the computer, and so I have to click multiple times to get it to register.

This is annoying enough for me to consider getting a wired mouse, but I want to know if I get something like an MX518 if I'm still going to run into the disconnect/lag issue.

In other words, is it a wireless issue or a Logitech/PC/Mac conflict issue? I experienced both with and without the Logitech software installed. The software is currently installed.

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Sony :: Stopping Wireless Static In SZ Series (after Upgraded Wireless)

Mar 20, 2010

if you have an older SZ and want to add a 3rd wire, this will show you how and where to put it.

So a while back I upgraded the the 4965AGN in my SZ750N to an Intel 5200, since that day, B&G has been noisy. I managed to arrange the antenna connections in such a way as to minimize it to within tolerable limits. I also talked to some experts and they said it wasn't going to hurt anything if there was a bit of static so I left it.

I have known for a while that is was the white antenna lead that was causing the static. Unfortunately disconnecting it caused a drop in signal. While working on my Windows 7 guide I had a problem and had to open the laptop. While doing so I noticed the white lead and the antenna it attached to. I hadn't ever really noticed where it sat before. Sony couldn't have hardly chosen a worse place for it.

Sony decided the best place for it, and I assume this is because they merely upgraded the old 2 wire wireless to 3 by adding this, is almost under the power button. Right next to... a speaker. The lead runs along a Speaker wire and puts the antenna right next to it. See pics 1 & 2................

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HP/Compaq :: DV5-1155ee- Wireless Led Suddenly Orange Although Wireless Is Enabled

Jul 15, 2009

Windows Vista Ultimate SP2 (64-Bit) (problem is also there with Windows 7)

I sometimes try to connect to a network, then the wireless led suddenly orange although Wireless is Enabled. My friend who has an XP system can connect to that network in the cafe just fine so does everybody else, but on my system, it says connecting, then the icon turns orange as if there was no wirelesss card installed.

I am using the Intel WiFi Link 5100 AGN v12.2.0.11 Driver which was installed through Windows Update along with HP Wireless Assistant v3.50.2.1

Now I have an orange icon for wireless, although wireless is enabled in both device manager and through the touch key.

the icon will turn blue if I restart and wireless access will be restored, but I will lose it again if I try to connect to a wireless network.

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Dell :: Wireless Mice, BT Or USB Wireless

Apr 16, 2008

I have a $70 i need to spend at dell and am looking for some wireless mice.

I have a 9300 with bluetooth and my wife has a m1330 with it as well. I would like a mouse for while i am traveling and can just keep in my bag as i have a nice gaming mouse at home.

First question, if i got 2 of the same mice, would there be a conflict or does each have some type of ID.

The two mice i am looking at are th following ones. Any first hand reviews?


USB Wireless

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Dell :: Upgrading CPU In My M90

Apr 28, 2009

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.

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Dell :: What's The Best OLD 17 To Buy For Upgrading?

Jan 26, 2009

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 .....

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Dell :: Upgrading The SSD

Apr 16, 2009

I have a Latitude E4200 and I want to upgrade the SSD to an Ultra performance SSD, is this possible and how would you do it?

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Dell :: Upgrading My M90

Jan 19, 2010

I would like to upgrade my M90's Quadro FX 2500M (WUXGA) to another one wich support CUDA (2700M, 160M or any other geforce, i'm not sticked with Quadro ).

Is this possible ?

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Dell :: Upgrading From 32 Bit To 64 Bit

Feb 26, 2009

Do I have to purchase another version of Vista Home Premium to upgrade from 32bit to 64bit.

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Dell :: Upgrading A Latitude XT HDD

Feb 2, 2010

I bought this the other day for my Latitude XT:

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:

EDIT3: I sent them a "polite" e-mail about my situation and will let you all know if I have any success.

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Dell :: Upgrading From T5670

Jan 28, 2010

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?

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Dell :: Upgrading E1705. Ram/HDD/CPU

Oct 19, 2009

Spending significant time tonight, looking through many tutorials, this site often being the one I visited the most, I've decided to upgrade my e1705 .....

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Dell :: Need Help Upgrading Drivers

Jan 1, 2010

Normally I can do this easlly, but for some reason I'm having a hard time bringing my XPS16 Video drivers up to speed.

Maybe it's because I'm used to dealing with Nvidia drivers....

Can someone detail the process?

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Dell :: Upgrading To 4GB RAM On A M65 Precision

Sep 9, 2009

So I bought a M65 precision a few years ago (3-4)

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:

"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.

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