I have a HP ENVY m6 Notebook PC, whem I used skype video call, the image of video is upside down, and I can not find any way to change the webcam hp truevision driver on Windows 8. How to make the video image back to normal?
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.
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......
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:
-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.
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!
I got a brand new VOSTRO¬†3660 with x3 USB 3.0, and since it has no CD/DVD my only option of creating¬†Factory Recovery¬†Image with DataSafe is thrught USB
which is USB 3.0.
I have done some digging before posting, and I understood that I had to enter to the bios and change USB debug Mode to Enable in order to make it work as USB 2.0¬†¬†(Disable USB 3.0 functionality to install Windows 7 from a USB Flash Drive).
thing is that I tried that several thing to recover the windows 7, deleted the usb flash drive and made several copies and in the end of it I¬†always get to a screen which tells me that "if you are trying to restore your pc from usb 3.0 ................change to a different usb port " .
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?
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?
I was talking to my brother in law and i could hear the fans speeding up , so i started activity monitor , and it said skype was using 80% cpu and 40 threads what ever that is, I have an T9600 CPU at 2.8Ghz
Hopefully that works lol. I'll summarize in case it doesn't... or in case you don't want to read the whole thing. It's basically the typical, not-so-helpful, Microsoft Employee response... Nothing more needs to be said =P.
Basically... I upgraded to Windows 7 (64 bit, upgraded from Vista) on Tuesday. Started actually using my computer on Wednesday, and immediately noticed a lot of issues.
Biggest one was that Skype would freeze after using it for about 30 sec - 1 min. I would shut it down, restart the program, and it wouldn't start up (usually; if it would start up, it would freeze almost immediately after).
I eventually just ignored the issue, and continued using my computer. One time after this problem with Skype occurred, I tried to open Steam to try to play Battlefield: Bad Company 2, and steam wouldn't open .....
Product Name: HP 15-d037dx TouchSmart Notebook PC ¬† Operating System:Windows 8.1 (64-bit) ¬† Webcam doesn't work for YouCam or Skype, haven't tried anything else because that's all I need it for. YouCam says "CyberLink YouCam coult not capture the content." and skype just buffers a black screen when I¬†go to video settings. Both have "HP Truvevision HD" selected as the webcam and in device manager under imaging devices "HP Truvevision HD" is there and updated. The laptop was restored to factory setting, I installed Windows updates along with making sure the drivers are updated. Nothing has been unistalled and not much has been installed.
Built in mic on my Aspire 5738ZG don't work properly when I use Skype. I'm on windows xp, 32 bit. I installed Audio Realtek drivers from Acer officialy web site but sound of mic is still very low. Other people said that they hear me very bad when we talk on Skype for example. What I can do?
I just brought a Hp Pavillion 15 Notebook (Windows 8.1), and its been working fine. Ive been in a skype call with my friends while playing a game (meaning skype is minimised). But all of a sudden, the sound stops and i can hear my game, but not skype. I maximised skype and then my friends could hear me and i could hear them, but everytime i minimise skype i cant hear them and they can't hear me. I tried this with spotify, and i could hear the music even when spotify was minimised.
I have the HP- Pavilion g7 Notebook and have not had any problems until I was getting a Blue Screen of death after an update of Skype got on my computer. I had to do a system recovery several times until I found out this is a problem apparently caused by skype, now skype wants to update again and windows7 doesn't like it at all, the machine crashes again. Last resort, I downloaded an older verson of skype which works fine but in the long run doesn't solve the problem.¬† If there is a fix what is it, I have not gotten any suggestions from skype,¬†to get this resolved. The only thing I hear it¬†might be related to some driver that has not been updated.¬† What can I do?
I have not used my webcam for a while, but recently updated Skype. When I went to use the web cam it was not detected. When I try Cyberlink¬†Ucam it says no webcam detected. I checked the driver in Device Manager and it is ok. I used HP Recovery Manager and reinstalled the Cyberlink software but it is still undetected. Is there some keyboard switch for the camera or something simple that I am missing??
I have a Lenovo Thinkpad x201 laptop and I cannot get the integrated camera to turn on independent from Skype. It definitely works, I have used it several times with Skype, but I can't figure out how to turn it on outside of Skype. ¬†I have tried the Fn+Esc and the Fn+F6 things, and quite frankly I'm not even sure if it applies to x201 laptops, but its definitely not working for mine. My laptop is refurbished and i just got it recently.