Dell :: Vostro 3500 Or 3700; Any Comment On Fan Noise?

Apr 18, 2010

I'm planning my next notebook purchase and wherefore interested in fan noise levels of those two models. Does it have a high-tone annoying pitch as stated on e.g. ThinkPad 410?

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Dell :: Vostro 3700 Weight And Proc

Apr 11, 2010

I know there are a couple of 3x00 Vostro threads, but some are very long and the other did not seem to have an answer for this question.

First, I am very interested in this new Vostro. It seems a good configuration and design for the price. I especially love the 17" screen at < 6 lbs. Seems too good to be true.

Does anyone have experience with this machine? Is the weight including the battery and everything? It is a pound lighter than the 16" Sony F I am using. I like the F, but this Vostro seems a little more in line for me (PhD, heavy stats and datasets). My wife woul appropriate the Sony if I were to pull the trigger on the Dell.

Also, the i5-520m to i7-???qm (dual to quad, differing clocks and all). I am thinking the i5 may be the way to go. Most of my stuff is not designed for 4-cores, 8 threads, etc.

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Dell Vostro 3700 :: How To Restore To Factory State

Jul 28, 2012

I have to restore my dell vostro 3700 to factory state, but I dont know how. I googled it and just found  the instruction like "restart pc, then press F8>repair your computer>choose language>log in as administrator and then choose recovery tool> dell datasafe restore and emergency back-up

It would be ok, but I dont have there the option of "dell datasafe restore and emergency back-up" I have there just startup repair, system restore, system image recovery, windows memory diagnostic, command prompt and that's all... I miss there the 6th option.

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Dell :: Inspiron 15 Or Vostro 3500?

Apr 13, 2010

I am looking for a little expert advice on a Dell 15" and wonder what are the main differences between the Inspiron, Studio & Vostro models? I will be using it to display photos and websites and will not use it for gaming. The display and overall looks are probably the most important. . BB has a Inspiron 15 with a i3 processor for $649.

I am also looking at the Lenovo 15" models because I think I have narrowed my choices down to these 2 manufactures.

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Dell :: Screen Resolution On New Vostro 3400 And 3500?

Mar 10, 2010

There is no configurable screen and the tech specs don't say other than "HD" which most people use for 1366x768.

Has anyone been able to confirm the screen resolution on the new Vostro 2500 series or 3400?

Any idea on how long it takes them to make it a bit more configurable?

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Dell :: BUYING Backlit Keyboard For Vostro 3500

May 28, 2010

So does anyone know if Dell sells the backlit keyboard as a part for the Vostro 3500? Mine came with the normal one, but I could really use some light in my keyboard

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Jan 23, 2013

I have a Vostro 3500 with Win 7 Premium and i try boot from external hd ( i install linux in this external hd- Seagate 320 Gb) and it can't run, i think the problem is secure boot.

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Dell Vostro 3700 :: Changing Boot Sequence - Setup Without Admin Password

Apr 23, 2013

I bought a used vostro 3700. I need to change the boot sequence, but it will not let me into the setup without an admin password. What that password is. Previous owner is unknown. What can I do?

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Dell Vostro 3500 :: Can Use A Standard USB Keyboard And Mouse With Such A Laptop

Jul 1, 2010

I have never used a laptop before (I prefer to work on a server machine) but am considering one at present.I'm looking at a Vostro 3500 but that could change.

1)  Can I use a standard USB keyboard and mouse with such a laptop?  (No need for special devices!)

2)  Are there any problems with PS-2 to USB adaptors connecting keyboard and mouse to a USB port?  (Yes I have a few keyboards and mice in storage!)

3)  Can I install a standard out of the box version of Windows 7 Ultimate (already licensed) on the Vostro 3500?

4)  I saw reference somewhere to touch screen control in Win 7 coming sometime.  What are the release plans for such capabilities in Dell laptops?

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Dell Vostro 3700 :: Deletes Files From USB Thumb Drive - Bootup Stops Or Freezes

Mar 19, 2013

I've created a MSDOS boot disk on a USB thumb drive for a legacy application. After selecting F12 and booting from the USB thumb drive, the bootup stops or freezes. I'll power off the machine, boot back  into windows, and try to read the USB drive. One of two things happen,

A. the drive is corrupted with gobbeldy characters or won recognize at all, or
B. files will be deleted, autoexec.bat, config.sys, command.com

There is no rhyme or reason, I've replicated this 20 times and got different results. I've used 5 different drives, two of which are brand new.  Sometimes the laptop will freeze with a solid loud beep. I just was able to find an identical 3700 to test, and the same things are happening.

I've been able to boot this on over 20 different laptops, all core 2 duos, but moving to the core i3 on this 3700, this happens. Unfortunately I have no other newer machine to test this on, although it booted from a 3 month old compaq with an AMD chipset.

I've disabled/enabled the execution bit in bios, other than that what's causing this, I've never seen a BIOS do anything like this before.

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Dell :: Vostro 1310 Fan Noise

Apr 9, 2009

I recently purcahsed a vostro 1310 laptop. It's been absolutely great, except for one thing: the fan is incredibly annoying.

Once the processor reaches 45 degrees celsius, the fan kicks in, lowers it to 40, and then turns off. A few minutes later, the computer will go up to 45, and the fan will kick in again; so it goes through this loop of turning on and off, which is incredibly annoying.

Doing some more research, I've found that other people have also had this 'problem'. Undervolting and switching to powersaving mode solved the problem a bit, but once it hits 45, I still have the same problem.

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Dell :: Vostro 1510 Clicking Noise

May 13, 2009

I've had a Vostro 1510 laptop since February 2009, when I turn it on it makes clicking noises then it will eventually quit but today while reading a lengthly article online.

My clock's second hand will move 5 seconds then click, 5 more seconds then click and so on and so on but today the laptop was making a similar sound .....

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Dell Vostro 3560 :: Great Fan Noise And HDD Overheating?

Mar 29, 2013

I think there are many others' complains about the fan noise. When in a quiet night the fan's suddenly noise really hurts me. Finally I noticed that it is the PCH diode that trigger the fan. when the temperature of PCH goes over 65 C, the fan starts running at full speed while CPU is around 50 C and lower. So will the next bios solve this problem? just make fan starting running at 65 C or lower with a  very slow rpm to just cool down the PCH, rather than a instant full speed running at 70C. And I also want to ask that why the PCH is so hot, there is no any cooling part on it?

I also have to complain the HDD overheating. 42-45C is a normal temperature now while my 5 years old Inspiron 1520 is normally 35-37 C. the place for the HDD is not perfect. It avoids the feeling of vibration when putting HDD down your wrist, but the CPU heat around it becomes a new problem. I think it is unsolvable. And the workmanship of DELL is getting worse, since my new Vostro 3560 has many small flaws...

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Dell :: Is The Quadro Fx 3700 Really A Gtx280m?

Sep 3, 2009

according to this site linkhttp://www.notebookcheck.net/Mobile-...ist.844.0.html

it appears to be apart from a few minor things but basically were talking 280m power here ?

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Dell :: Getting A Studio Slim/Vostro 220 Slim How Is The Noise Level?

Apr 12, 2009

I plan to get a Dell Studio Slim/Vostro 220 Slim. At first I wanted a Dell Studio Hybrid, but since I am using this computer for streaming live TV I can't add in a tv tuner to that and is out of the race.

Therefore the Studio Slim/Vostro 220 seem like the best small dell computer that I can use as a media center PC (streaming movies, pictures, live TV all from WMC/tv tuner). Does anyone know how is the noise level is? Can it be heard? Watching movies? Fan noise?

The noise of the system is a deal breaker/deal maker for me so the more detail anyone can give the better

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Acer :: Timeline SU2700/3500 Vs. SU9400

Jul 13, 2009

I notice that all reviews for this laptop are based on the SU9400 model. I'm wondering if these reviews are then accurate for the SU3500 and SU2700 models in terms of performance?

I know the SU9400 is dual-core, I'd just like to know the difference in performance between the two varieties.

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Dec 2, 2014

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Dell :: Vostro 1500 Dekstop Icons Disappeared Stops At Vostro

Feb 27, 2009

I bought a Vostro 1500. It has been fine and I got XP instead of Vista. 2GB of RAM.

It boots up fine with quick Dell screen, black XP start up screen with thermometer line at bottom, then light blue XP screen then Vostro.

Before the destop icons show up next after Vostro and I am all set. Now it stops at Vostro.

I can get to programs using task manager file open and browse. Not very convenient.

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Dell :: Inspiron 13, XPS M1330, Studio XPS 13, Vostro 1320 Or Vostro 1310

Apr 5, 2009

im not sure if i want a graphic card in it, as it would just eat battery life and i would get nothing much out of it, since i have no plans in gaming with it.

i will be, however massively watching movies, and streaming movies (99.9% of the web, not dvd player) would that need a dedicated graphic card?

i would also like to know which are the best in terms of :

price, screen quality, build quality, weight, which ones have the same keyboard,current known issues, and are they any rumors or known news of any updates of any of these models in the next 6 months worth waiting for?

ive also bought a m1330 a few months back, but since i had some issues with school, i had to return it and delay my purchase to this year.

the laptop was getting extremely hot, like not even possible to put on my lap kind-of hot. is that issue fixed?

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Dell :: Vostro V13 Vs Vostro 3300

Mar 9, 2010

I know the Vostro 3300 just came out.

For those who own the V13. Do you miss having HDMI? How's the build quality on the V13? And with the Vostro 3300 out now, the Vostro 3300 would be a better buy, no?

Any differences that I should take note of?

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Dell :: M6400 Fan Noise

Mar 7, 2009

I find the noise of the fans of my M6400 quite disturbing.

It is certainly much louder than the noise from my M6300 (also a 17" high performance laptop), or my former D810

The fans kick in quite often after short periods of being off.

Is there a way to slow down the fans or have them off for longer?

Is there a compatible fan in the market that is quieter?

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Dell :: 90w AC Adpater Noise

Jan 7, 2009

I have ac adapter (90w PA-10 Family) 3 pin.

When i put my xps in sleep mode with adapter pluged in.

It Making a noise! like beeee BEEEP beee BEEP (some electrical noise) (its like it beeps more loud when the blue light on xps lights...)

I really hate it when i sleep!

Is this normal? Does any one have the same problem?

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Dell :: Fan Noise On Studio 15

Nov 29, 2008

I just got a Dell Studio 15 from the Dell outlet and while it's a great laptop I am wondering about the fan. It runs constantly and you can definitely hear it the whole time.

When I opened the media player it revved up a little but I wasn't even playing a video. Is this fan noise and constantly running fan normal for the Dell Studio 15?

I love the laptop but I think it is louder than usual and find it odd that the fan runs all the time. The bios installed is A05.

I have the model with an ATI video card if that makes any difference.

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Dell :: Xps 1530m Does It Do A Lot Of Fan Noise

Nov 20, 2008

i order a dell xps 1530, and i would like to know about the fan noise, now i have a hp pavilion dv6645us and fan noise its perfect, its to low, sometimes i cant hear, how about the dell xps 1530? does it do a lot of noise? i know the dvd reader do a lot of noise, but if i dont use, can i listen to many noise about the fans? i to worry about this, please if somebody can help me, and about the weight, is it to heavy?

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Dell XPS 14 :: Ultrabook Fan Noise

Aug 2, 2012

My first time bough the dell  xps 14 ultra book  i5-3317U last week.In day one, I love everything about the ultra book except the fan noise come up every 3 to 5mins, the noise come up so often even when i m just browsing internet.It really loud and last for 5 to 10s. This is the only bad thing about dell bookCurrently on bio version A04.

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Dell XPS 13 :: Fan Noise Is Louder

Feb 5, 2015

I just received my XPS 13 and the fan noise is louder than I was expecting.  It is on almost constantly and will spin up and down repeatedly.all I have really done is install office and some other apps.

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Dell :: Fan Noise On Studio 1558

Feb 10, 2010

Just received my Studio 15 today and it's a nice looking machine but the fan seems to run more often than I'd like. I've updated the BIOS to A03, the most current, but it doesn't seem to resolve the issue.

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Dell :: M1530 Fan Noise Unusual

Jan 28, 2009

Whenever I am using my M1530 for simple tasks, such as surfing the web or checking my email, my fan is always running. It isn't running loud but it is audible 20 or so feet away. Hardware monitor places the CPU temperature at 45C and the GPU at 62C. According to task manager my CPU useage is right around 10%. Is this normal?

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Dell :: Noise From Laptop When Plugged In?

Mar 27, 2009

I just recently purchased a Dell Studio 17. I am very happy with my purchase, however, I have started to notice a high pitched whining noise sometimes when I have it plugged in for charging.

If I disconnect the charger from the laptop, the noise goes away and sometimes it goes away on its own..

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Dell :: Noise Inspiron 1750

Dec 22, 2009

Recently I bought a Dell Inspiron 1750 and the system has a strange noise

I sent the laptop to the Technical support and they changed the fan and the motherboard

Does anybody know if the noise is normal?

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Dell :: Hard Drive Noise

Mar 28, 2009

I just got my M1530 a couple of days ago and I have a few concerns and I wondered if you would be kind enough to comment on.

This is my spec:
XPS M1530 CORE 2 DUO T9300 2.50GHz,800,6MDisplay 15.4" UltraSharp Widescreen WSXGA+ (1680x1050) TFT with TrueLifeMemory Dual Channel 4.0GB (2x2048) 667 MHz DDR2 SDRAMHard Drive: 320GB Free Fall Sensor (7200RPM)8xDVD+/-RW Slim Slot-Load Drive,

including SWBattery XPS Primary 6-cell 56WHr Li-IonGraphics Card 256MB NVIDIA GeForce Go 8600M GTIntegrated Sound Blaster Audigy ADVANCED HD Audio
Firstly, I notice that my hard drive (I assume the hard drive is located on the left palmrest side) always appears to be spinning loudly enough for me to notice. Is this normal? It also makes weird clicky noises intermittently and I have no idea why.

The CPU fan seems to be on an awful lot. I have a Gateway MT6821 and the fan only comes on under heavy load, with the dell it's on almost all the time.

Finally, build quality - I have noticed that the trim that sits around the LCD panel is about 2-3mm away from the screen on the left side. Is this acceptable or should I return and ask for a replacement laptop?

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Dell :: Webcam Noise On XPS 1340

May 17, 2009

I noticed quite a bit of noise on my 1340. This is the 2MP camera and I had used recently a M1330 with 2MP and I do not remember any noise.

Is this normal for noise on a 2MP camera on 1340?

I have attached a picture where I covered the lens so you can see the noise on the black background.

Also what does it take to change the camera? Is it embeded with the scree and is the screen also changed with it?

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Dell :: Downgrading E6500 For Less Fan Noise

Nov 30, 2008

The fan starts after a few minutes when the machine has booted. The fan will start even if I only run simple HTML-webpages etc. Afterwards it never stops but keeps running relatively fast (and noisy).

My current config is:

* P8600(2.40,1066MHz,3MB)
* NVIDIA Quadro NVS 160M
* 250GB serial ATA HDD 7200RPM (Free Fall Sensor) (Seagate ST9250421ASG)
* Intel WiFi Link 5300 (802.11 a/b/g/n 3X3) 1/2 MiniCard
* Dell Wireless 370 Bluetooth
* Primary 6-cell 54W/HR LI-ION
* 15.4in Wide Screen WXGA+ (1440x900) with LED backlit
* Windows Vista Ultimate to XP Pro SP3 Downgrade SP1 with XP SP3
(Running XP currently on the machine)

Since I don't play games much and generally don't run 3D-software it was maybe a mistake to buy the E6500 with the dedicated NVIDIA-card, but I figured it was a nice feature to have in the future if I needed it.

I've tried various software to reduce the fan noise without much luck. Currently I'm considering returning the E6500 for a downgraded version without the NVIDIA-card, a lower clocked CPU and a slower HDD.

I'm considering:

* P8400(2.26,1066MHz,3MB)
* 250GB serial ATA HDD 5400RPM
* Mobile Intel Graphics Media Accelerator X4500HD

1) Does anyone for sure know if the fan will run slower or maybe not at all if the E6500 is equiped with the Intel X4500HD instead of the Quadro NVS 160M when I surf webpages etc. and don't run GPU-intense software?

2) Will the fan run slower with a 2.26 GHz P8400 instead of a 2.40 GHz P8600?

3) Will a 5200 RPM HDD generally generate less heat in the system vs. a 7200 RPM HDD? (and hence generate less fan noise?)

4) I would really like to know how the BIOS determines how fast the fan should run? Is it dertermined from the overall system-temperature? The CPU-temp? or the GPU-temp? HDD-temp? Maybe an average of these?

Right now the fan has run relatively fast (docked) for about an hour. According to PC Wizard 2008 the temperatures are:

- ACPI Thermal Zone: 31.5 Celcius
- Core 1: 25 C
- Core 2: 26 C
- GPU: 49 C
- HDD: 38 C
- Processor(s) activity: 1-3%

I have the fan-noise issue whenever the machine is docked or not. I like the E-port Plus very much, a digital S/PDIF-audio out would have been nice though. I hope I can use the E-port Plus with the integrated Intel X4500HD if I decide to downgrade. Dual-view is a must for me.

5) I'm not sure if DELL at all will exchange my E6500 for a downgraded version. Does anyone have experience returning DELLs when asking for a downgrade? My argument is to much noise from the fan to my taste, but I don't think DELL will buy this if there's no problem with the machine, so I probably will have to pay for the return of the first machine as well as freight for the new machine. It's quite expensive here in Denmark. Returns cost about $125 and Dell will pick up the machine, the only way to return here afaik. I have 3 year International Next Business Day On-site Response, but probably of not much use if the machine isn't broken or don't need repair.

I nice side-effect from downgrading to a slower system though, will be longer battery-life, but my ultimate goal is less noise.

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Dell :: M4400: Is This Noise Normal?

Jul 20, 2009

Is this noise normal?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zZVeT20GDcM

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Dell :: Strange Noise While Shutting Down

Nov 9, 2008

i hear a click sound whenever i shutdown my laptop. i don't know where the noise comes from, its similar to the mouse CLICK sound.

i have not enabled the start up n shutdown sound.

i think its must be the noise from the hard disk, i hear that noise every time i shutdown my laptop.

does anyone experience the same kind from your XPS M1530.

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Dell :: Old Inspiron 9100 Fan Noise?

Mar 27, 2009

My dad's laptop that he got about 5 years ago is a great desktop replacement. It's never caused any problems.

But my question is about the fan, it's really loud! And it's always on continuously. Is that normal? It's been like that since he got it. I've never heard a laptop so loud.

I blow into the fans regularly but is there something else I can do to get rid of the noise, or is it normal?

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Dell :: Inspiron 9300 Fan Noise

Mar 14, 2009

Both the fans of my Inspiron 9300 make a lot of noise. Previously in order to reduce noise I tried to completely remove the fans and cleaned them with compressed air.

At that time I found it weird that they did not make much noise when they rotated (pretty fast) because of the compressed air. The fans keep making the same amount of noise.

I notice that if I apply some pressue next to the keyboard where the fans are located the noise emitted changes.

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Dell :: Noise From Power Adapter?

Oct 3, 2009

My power adapter always makes a noise when I scroll or click using the touch pad...

it's weird. It's just a little crackling, but my old dell didn't do that.
Does anybody have this as well?

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Dell :: 1520 Strange Hdd Noise

Sep 16, 2007

i recently buyed a dell 1520, i'm very pleased of this laptop, my first laptop, but i'm worryed about one issue

from time to time, like 20-40 seconds, the hard drive (wd 160gb) makes a strange clonk/clink sound like it would park his heads and power off then power back on, and in that time, my games freeze for 0.5 sec or so, just a very fast freeze, and i have no ideea if this is good and normal or not, but from my previous experiece, it does not sound very healthy

i tryed with bypass/quiet/performace settings in bios at hdd management and it's no difference, and ofc the power saving is disabled both on hdd and on display so i'm getting to think the hdd has some problems, what you think?

the thing is that i have no errors on smart, i have no boot problems, i have no errors, just the annoying sound and the very small freezes

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Dell XPS L502X :: Unbearable Fan Noise

Apr 2, 2013

I have an XPS L502X laptop.A few months ago, probably just one month after the expiry of the warranty, the fan started to make an unbearable noise. This constant on/off of the fan starts even if I just open Firefox, Windows Media Player, Office or any other software. There's no need to play games for hours. Just to clarify: the fan starts even if the laptop is completely cold and I have just turned it on.

I tried everything: I updated the BIOS drivers, I updated the NVIDIA drivers, I modified the properties of the fan control following the suggestions of some users. In short, I did everything I found on the previous threads but nothing worked!

Do I have to contact the support and plan a sostitution of the fan? I mean, I read tens of post like mine, is that possible that a definitive solution has not been found yet?

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