Dell :: Vostro 1720 Heatsink

Mar 6, 2010

does anyone know if the nvidia (9600GS) chip and the cpu are on the same heatsink on the vostro 1720?

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Dell :: Vostro 1400 -- New Heatsink

Feb 18, 2010

I should have said microprocessing cooling unit, not heatsink!

My Dell Vostro 1400 laptop has been running hotter with age (it's two years old). About 5 minutes after startup the core temp hits 50-60C, the fan kicks in, the core goes down to 30C, the fan kicks off. This cycle occurs about every 5 minutes or so. I've cleaned the fan area thoroughly and am using i8kfanGUI. I'm wondering if replacing the microprocessing cooling unit will help keep the core temp down. They're pretty cheap, about £15 on eBay. Here's what I'm looking at:
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What do you guys think? Will a new microprocessing cooling unit make a significant difference in keeping down my core temp?

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Dell :: Vostro V130 Is Overheating On Heatsink

Mar 8, 2013

My Vostro V130 is overheating on heatsink and video out port. I open, clean thermal paste, add new thermal paste and the problem continues.

I change the OS to Windows 8 Pro.

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Dell :: Ordering A Vostro 1720

Nov 4, 2009

I was configuring a Vostro 1720 and the only version of Windows 7 Professional available is 32bit. If I were to order more than 3GB of ram .....

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Dell :: Vostro 1720 Software

Jul 7, 2009

Is there a program out there aside from NHC that will allow you to undervolt a processor? It wont detect my P8600 and allow me to undervolt.

On that same note is there a program that will work on the 1720 that will allow me to set the fan speed and monitor temps of my gpu and processor? i8kfangui only half works, and id love to find a better alternative.

Also, is there a way to fix windows xp always setting the external mic (that doesnt exist) as the default microphone device?

I set it to use the internal (webcam) mic but it ALWAYS switches back to the external mic after launching a program or rebooting ect.

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Dell :: Vostro 1720 Mini-Review

May 23, 2009

Build Quality and Finish
My first impression as I unpacked the laptop was how light it felt for a 17Ē notebook. By comparison, my older Dell 9400 (E1705) seems much heavier. I donít hear any creaking/groaning of plastics when I hold the laptop from one corner and, overall, the chassis appears rigid and well constructed. Aesthetically, this machine will not be a compliment generator. Itís industrial design is simple (read: bland), straightforward (read: uninspired), and utilitarian. A business laptop through and through.

The display hinges (one of the first things I check on new laptops) are excellent. There is absolutely no screen wobble when opening the display and hinges have a nice strong feeling. Of course, hinges often start to wear many months into ownership but my initial impression is very positive.

The display bezel has some rather unsightly hooks for the screen latch but I still appreciate the ability to lock the panel down before transport. The media key console above the keyboard is, in a word, ugly. The buttons are simple squares with boring symbols printed inside. The blue LED indicator lights are nice and, in a rare example of engineering forethought, are not blindingly bright.

The palm rest flexes when pressure is applied and has a slightly hollow sound when tapped. One small feature that I really appreciate is Dell softened and curved the forward edge of the palm rest to ensure your hands donít sit on a sharp edge.

When closed, the display does not sit perfectly flush with the palm rest and has a 2-3 millimetre gap (however the right and left gaps are equal - so the rubber bumpers may be just a little too short). For a budget laptop, I consider this acceptable.

Fan(s) are very quiet when idle but do ramp up under high CPU/GPU loads (gaming) but have a low pitch and are not distracting. The exhaust is located on the left side of the computer.

***UPDATE: After further use, I have found that the fan(s) can become quite loud and distracting when gaming for 20-30 minutes. Under load (Crysis, Fallout 3, etc.), the 9600 GS video card does heat up considerably over time. Examining the bottom of the laptop, a very small air intake is provided for the video card and appears insufficiently sized for good airflow. If you value a quiet gaming experience, this could be a deal-breaker***

Display
I opted for the 1440x900 LED-backlight matte panel. Brightness uniformity is good but colours are somewhat muted compared to Dellís TrueLife panels. Contrast is also significantly lower than the glossy displays. If youíve ever used one of Dellís business-class matte monitors you can expect an almost identical image quality with this panel. At itís highest setting, panel brightness is more than adequate and, in a darker work environment, I would knock the brightness down 3-4 steps (of 7 total brightness levels). Despite the trade-offs (muted colours and lower contrast), the absence of annoying reflections that plague glossy displays is a nice benefit. I would rate the viewing angles (both horizontal and vertical) as average......

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Dell :: Vostro 1720 Power Consumption

Apr 26, 2009

I am looking for a laptop with a matte display (at least 15.4'') and low power consumption, and so far I've selected these ones:

- Latitude E5500 (WXGA anti-glare)
- Latitude E6500 (Led backlit)
- Vostro 1720 (WXGA anti-glare)

(always with P8600)

I really like the Vostro 1720 features, but I am a bit worried about its power consumption (having a 17'' display, a NVIDIA video card, ...). There are very complete reviews for both Latitude models here:

http://www.notebookcheck.net/Review-...k.11958.0.html

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Dell :: Vostro 1720 Second Hard Drive

Mar 8, 2010

How many hard drives does a vostro 1720 have?

I thought it was 2, but i saw a pic that made me doubt it, just want to make sure.

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Dell :: Vostro 1720 Bluetooth Problem

Jan 26, 2010

I've reinstalled my XP SP3 and I still can get bluetooth to work !

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Dell :: Vostro 1700/ Inspiron 1720

Jun 8, 2008

-What is the maximum CPU available?
A: These laptops support Penryn which means that the Core 2 Duo T9300 and even the Core 2 Extreme will fit in this machine, although the latter is not available from Dell as an option when purchasing these laptops.

-What is the maximum amount of RAM supported?
A: 4GB, but Vista 32bit only recognizes 3.581GB. To take advantage of the full 4GB, you need to upgrade to a 64bit OS.

-What is the best video card available?
A: The 8600MGT is the best one available from Dell so far.

-Can I upgrade the video card?
A: As of right now the 8600MGT is the best video card available for these machines, although if you have the 8400MGS you can upgrade to the 8600MGT. If you have the Intel graphics unfortulately you cannot upgrade them.

-Do these laptops have a DVI port?
A: Unfortunately they do not have DVI ports.

-Can these laptops be ordered with Windows XP?
A: The Vostro 1700 can be ordered with XP but unfortunately the 1720 cannot. Dell will stop selling Genuine Windows XP on June 18th.

-What is the best hard drive available?
A: 320GB is the biggest you can go atleast if you order it from dell.com I'm sure that websites such as NewEgg have better deals on bigger drives.

-Is Blu-Ray available on these laptops?
A: No, at least not from Dell.

-How do these laptops do when it comes to gaming?
A: I can play Crysis on near-max settings in DX9 mode. DX10 mode is playable but the settings have to be pretty low. Games like Gears of War and Bioshock can play perfectly on DX10 Mode and X-Plane 9 can play fantastic with everything topped out.

-What is the best screen available for these laptops?
A: WUXGA with TrueLife

-What is the best warranty available for these laptops?
A: 3 Year ProSupport for End Users and 3 year NBD On-site service

-Would I recommend purchasing one of these laptops?
A: Definitely because I think you get a lot of computer for the money.

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Dell Vostro 1720 :: Cannot Skype With Image

Feb 16, 2013

I have deleted the camera on my Dell Vostro 1720 I cant Skype with image.They can see me.when i try look for drivers on web it takes me all over-as.

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Dell :: Vostro 1720 BSOD After MED Card Driver

Jul 31, 2009

We were using Vostro 1710's for a long time but now all that we can get is the 1720. When we are downgrading from Vista to XP everything goes smooth until we do the Media Card Driver.

Once we do that the OS starts getting buggy and puts up a BSOD. Has anyone else had this happen to them? If we disable to Media Card Reader in the bios the problem goes away.

The driver that we are using is from dell and should work fine.

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Dell :: Anyone Ordered A Vostro 1320/1520/1720 Yet?

Apr 25, 2009

I'm anxious to see how the new models compared to their predecessors. I've always liked the Vostro models and recommend them quite often in lieu of budget "retail" models.

They have decent build quality, look nice and they often go on-sale for dirt cheap!

The new models look promising. I hope that they are at least as good as the 1310/1510/2510/1710 that they're replacing. I'd also love to see the 1320 with a 13.3" LED-backlit display like the one on the Lenovo ThinkPad SL300!

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Dell Vostro 1720 :: Forcing Replacement Of Corrupt Current BIOS

Jan 11, 2015

I'd like to replace the BIOS of a VOSTRO 1720 laptop, it is the latest A08 but I think it may be somehow corrupt because I'm seeing issues (i.e. not being able to boot from CD neither placing it first in the list with F2 nor by selecting it with F!2... some occasional freezes also)

The problem is that when flashing the BIOS it is not replaced 'cause I get a message that it already is the current one.

Any hints on forcing the replacement of the BIOS even if already the current one?

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Dell Vostro 1720 :: Starts Up With Blue Screen Requiring A Password?

Apr 9, 2013

Customer does not know the password as it was set up for him by someone else who has since moved on.

So I would like to reset this password or turn it off so I can move on and make the laptop usable. How to disable this feature or a back door password that will allow me to get in and switch off the BIOS password?

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Dell :: SATA I To II Quick Upgrade (doubles The Speed Of Your Hdd/sdd) ICH8: 1720,1520,1330,1420, Vostro.......

Jun 2, 2009

Thinkpad SATA 1.5GB/s limitation (with SSD)

Anybody tried this before?

looks and i would much rather prefer this to upgrade to SSD, rather than buying a new laptop

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Dell :: Heatsink Replacement...

Feb 9, 2009

Have finally got Dell to agree to replace my motherboard (my 3rd in 18 months), but they say I also need a new heatsink/fan to fix my overheating GPU problems (100 degrees + under load).

They are doing the motherboard under warranty, but refusing to pay for the heatsink. According to them, the two issues are not connected...

My question is, is there any point having the heatsink replaced if it's just going to be the same defective component?

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Dell :: E6500 Heatsink -- Old Vs New

Sep 14, 2009

I took pictures of a refurb E6500 I got from the outlet (Regal Red) and my new E6500 (black).

They appear to have different heatsinks, with the new one having a larger one

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Dell :: Has Anyone Used AS5 On Their Studio 15 3450 GPU Heatsink

Apr 9, 2009

I tried but there is a small gap so I had to stick with the thermal pad. I'm not sure whether AS5 would do a better job of cooling considering the design. I'm just wondering if anyone was successful in eliminating the gap and noticed improved cooling.

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Dell :: Heatsink Mod M1330 XPS By BlackRussian

Jun 24, 2009

Above the two types of cooling units with standard heatsinks of the M1330 XPS

M1330 XPS Heatsink Mod by BlackRussian.

This mod is to provide a better cooling system on my Dell M1330 XPS laptops which already has a cooper plate on video chip.
The main mod is concentrated around the nVidia video chip, the CPU will be done at a later date for all you overclockers out there!

3x Aluminum Heatsink. I use a heatsink taken from an old desktop PC motherboard and cut/file to size.(Chipset or Video card)
1x L 38mm x H 6mm x D 11mm for the bigger heatsink and 1x L 38mm x H 6mm x D 8mm for smaller heatsink.
1x Thermal paste (AS5 etc to your fancy)
1x Thermal adhesive kit (Aritic SilverThermal adhesive) Warning! See foot note below.
1x Copper plate.
Cleaning agents (Pure alcohol or something like Aceton) , cotton face wipe..
1x Junior hacksaw
Set of flat files
Clean work area.
Oven. (Preheat on high temp 5mins before placing cooling unit inside oven)
Set of screwdrivers size #0 and #00 Philips or Pozidriv
Optional tools. 2 mini G clamps

Thermal adhesive Do not use this product on your CPU or Video chip as it will bond to it and you will not be able to remove the thermal adhesive once it set's on the chips without damaging the chips.

Measurements had been taken with the cooling unit still in place and allowing enough space from Ram cards & base plate inner edge for removing the final cooling unit. See
All done and back in my M1330 XPS laptop photo.
Once you have your heatsinks cut/filed and cleaned to the right size maximum height 7mm (5.5mm should be used to be on the safe side otherwise final adjustment with a flat file will correct any over high problem) we need to open up our laptop.

Before under going any services to your laptop make sure that you ground yourself or be very careful of static change while workings on your Laptop refer to your handbook or service manual.....................

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Dell :: XPS 2 Northbridge Heatsink: E1705

Feb 27, 2008

I'm buying either a FX2500m or 7900GTX so I'll need the heatsink to complete the mod of course.

Is there anyway to tell if I already have the heatsink without dismantling my laptop and peeking inside? (I know if I have a dual-pipe card I'd of course have it, just wondering if there was a way to assume). I have a 7800GS in this thing so I'm not 100% sure if it's a single pipe with no heatsink or a dual pipe with a heatsink.

So I just wanted some opinions on if it was safe to assume that I need the heatsink. (I would rather only dismantle the laptop once, when I'm putting the heatsink and card into it, figured some people who have opened them up a few times would know if I'm more likely to have a single pipe or dual).

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Dell :: M1530 Differences In Parts (especially Heatsink)

Oct 9, 2008

I received a new M1530 because the one I received have a couple of cosmetic flaws that were due to poor worksmanship (dents, scratches, etc.). I've been playing and comparing these two M1530's and I've noticed several things. My old M1530 came with the Optiarc DVD+/-RW drive and the new M1530 came with a Matsh1ta DVD+/-RW drive. I know a lot of people have complained about the DVD drive being noisy. Well.. the Matsh1ta drive is quiet! The Optiarc drive is super noisy. On to more things.. The old M1530 came with a Samsung 5400rpm 250GB harddrive, the new M1530 came with a WD 5400rpm 250GB hardrive.

None of that matters though because it has been replaced by a Seagate 7200rpm 320GB hardrive, and stuck the WD 5400rpm 250GB into my PS3.

OLD M1530:
Optiarc DVD+/-RW drive (SUPER NOISY)
Samsung 5400rpm 250GB harddrive
MADE IN CHINA 6-Cell battery
Cheaper Heatsink Assembly (Metal alloy transfer surfaces)

NEW M1530:
Matsh1ta DVD+/-RW drive (PRETTY QUIET)
WD 5400rpm 250GB hardrive
MADE IN JAPAN 6-Cell batter
Better Heatsink Assembly (Copper transfer surfaces)

The heatsink assembly is a big deal because we all know these things can get pretty hot, and we all know that copper has very good heat transfer properties. On the old M1530, the transfer surface is copper ONLY FOR THE CPU, leaving the GPU and Chipset with some metal alloy. Well the new M1530 I received have copper for all the transfer surfaces! COPPER IS BETTER!

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Dell :: Heatsink Part # From 1340 With G210M GPU

Mar 23, 2010

Dell just upgraded my faulty 9500m mother board to the latest rev with the G 210M. Problem is the old heatsink and fan combo (part number U943D) will no longer fit as the screw post location has changed.

Images below reflect the changes.
1st 1340 w/9500m with dell part #U943D
2nd 1340 w/G210m (just cant read Part#)
3rd My mainbaord and fan the tech said would work (without a heatsink on gpu. Yeah I know.. )

If you look close the heatsink right under the fan (and fan is different too) is different on the right side as the screw moves up.

Can anyone with the G210m give me the part number of the fan and heatsink?
Dell for the life of them cant figure it out and have sent the wrong parts 4 times already. Its really getting frustrating. Any and all part numbers or High detailed readable pictures would be greatly apreciated!!!

-= The part has been identified!! Dell Part#C755T =-. See post #11 for more info

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Dell :: Changed My Heatsink/fan Unit On My M1530

Nov 7, 2009

So as far as I know fan behavior can be determined or changed via the following:

1) The bios determines behavior and it can be changed if the bios supports such features
2) Through software that can monitor and change fan behavior such as SpeedFan.
3) Through hardware such as a fan controller, where the user can control the voltage that reaches a fan, thus the speed.

I recently changed my heatsink/fan unit on my M1530 and the fan does this annoying "speed up cool down and stop then heat up" cycle rather than retain a constant temperature.

I dont want the 10C cool/heat cycles to constantly wear down my components. Someone told me that the fan on my old heatsink/fan unit would not have variable speeds like that and retain a constant temperature and speed.

I can not tell from the past as the heatsink was terrible and the temperatures where always high (thus the fan was constantly going full blast).

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Dell :: XPS M1530 Heatsink Copper Or Aluminum?

May 10, 2009

There are 3 known revisions of the heatsink. The first and second shown here while the third being another copper one but with smaller heat plates.

I know technically copper should be better since it is a better conductor than aluminum.

I have the aluminum revision but was thinking of buying a copper one off ebay. However before doing so I found a thread which noted some differences I didn't notice.

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Dell :: Is Replacing Motherboard, GPU, Heatsink, Fan..on 1530

Jul 19, 2009

I have onsite....When they sent the Technician to replace the Motherboard before, it took him less than an hour.

How long do you think it will take to replace the Motherboard, Heatsink/GPU/Fan..on my 1530? They are also bringing me a new AC.

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Dell :: Inspiron 1318 Heatsink Fan Not Working

Jul 11, 2009

Does anyone know how to figure out what model is my heatsink, or where to buy them? i looked in ebay but can't find it.

i noticed that my laptop kept running hotter and hotter until i decided to look if the fanswhere even working and saw that the heat sink fan is not moving.

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Dell :: Heatsink Upgrade: Shimming My Studio 1737

Oct 20, 2009

This thread will document my attempts at improving the cooling of my Dell studio 1737

Heat Sources:

Intel Core 2 Duo T6500 (2.10GHz/800Mhz FSB/2MB L2/45nm/35W TDP)

ATI 2650HD 512MB
Intel GM45 Chipset

2xWD Blue 500GB
2x2GB DDR2

Dell 370 Bluetooth 2.1 card
Dell Wireless g/n card

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Dell :: INSPRON 9400/E1705 CPU Heatsink DF031

Sep 1, 2008

I need a new CPU Heatsink DF031 for my 9400/E1705 but I don't have a service tag

Would anyone be willing to order me one to my address or lend me your tag info

I need this so badly my poor laptop is in pieces

any help is greatly appreciated

I live in Ontario so anyone in Canada would probably work out best

anyone intersested in doing this for me will be compensated via paypal

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Dell :: XPS M1210 A02 Heatsink And Go 7400 Interesting Info...

May 19, 2009

Just wanted to give this info for M1210 owners out there because I found it pretty interesting.

I recently changed my M1210's thermal assembly, new motherboard (due to failed Go7400), and the new one I obtained to replace it was a new revision, A02... the old one I removed is A00, so it seems there have been two design changes to the heatsink since my computer was assembled.



I haven't been able to identify any other differences yet, but one obvious difference is that it uses a different heatpipe .....

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