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 :: 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 :: Vostro 3500 Won't Boot

Sep 5, 2014

My vostro 3500 that ive had for 3 years crashed a few times and now wont boot. When i turn the laptop on, the power sign comes on and then a few seconds after, the fan starts going non-stop. nothing comes up on the screen either.

Ive tried taking out the battery and putting it back in again, but that didnt work. 

The laptop had been getting a bit hot recently, so i opened it up and cleaned out the fan.

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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 :: Plugged In Not Charging

Jan 7, 2013

I have a Dell Vostro 3700 which has developed a fault, it will not charge the battery, and windows just shows as "plugged in, not charging.".I have done my research the past few days so I will clear up the following;I have updated BIOS and installed the Dell Battery Manager in order to activate charging as I know it can be disabled.

I have been in the BIOS menu in order to search for an option to supposedly disable/enable battery charging but there is no option in there (unless I missed it, but I have checked several times).BIOS states "adapter type" to be "unknown" and when laptop is first turned on I get a warning to say the adapter cannot be determined and the battery may not charge (which I am assuming leads to the problem).

I have another dell laptop (Studio 1735) that uses the exact same adapter type. Both adapters work and charge in my 1735, both don't work in the Vostro (which I assume eliminates the adapter as a suspect).I have purchased 2 new batteries off eBay, one genuine that is supposedly new although slightly used, and another brand new rip off, all 3 of the batteries will not charge (which I assume eliminates the batteries as suspect)

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Dell Vostro 3700 :: Overheating And Freeze Ups

Apr 6, 2013

I bought a Vostro 3700 i7-720q used on ebay. After I bought it I found it would freeze. I eliminated everything I though it could be (i/o conflict, drivers, etc) and nothing worked. This was probably the reason it was sold on ebay. I noticed how hot the machine and fan got. I researched upgradeding the cpu to an i7-940xm and when got the chip planned to put in best thermal transfer to solve the freeze up problem I conculded was due to heat. I thought to be Powerstrate xtreme to be the best thermal transfer to use during the cpu switchout.

I pull the heat sink and its obivous why my machine was hot. The thermal past was a crummy job. I cleaned off heat sink with arctic Ice cleaner, put powerstrate xtreme on cpu and replaced the cpu with a i7-940. Boots up and has been running fine AND it is soooo much cooler.

Getting to the heat sink IS NOT an easy task in the Vostro 3700 - I love my Vostro 3700 BUT it is a very delicate task to remove the keyboard, palm rest and base in order to get to the motherboard and heatsink. I wouldn't do it again.

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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 :: 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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Dell Vostro 3500 :: How To Disable Secure Boot

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 :: Shutdown During Graphics Stress Test?

Apr 25, 2013

I have a Vostro 3700, i7,  8GB RAM, with Nvidia GeForce GT 330M.

When I run the "PC Check up" hardware test for the graphics card, the laptop shutdown a few seconds after the test is initiated.

This also happens randomly when running a rendering application called "Poser".

I have the latest driver for the graphics card installed, downloaded from Dell Support page.

I have cleaned the fan and replaced the thermal paste to avoid overheating. The laptop is not too hot when this happens.

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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 :: C000021 - Fatal System Error On Laptop

Feb 24, 2013

After an automatic update of a Dell Vostro 3700 laptop with Windows 7 on it, I got the following problem : 

- First, I got the black screen with the information "Applying update operation 3 of 18014 (_0000000000000000_)
- Then it shows a quick blue screen and then the computer restarts directly. 
- I have been able to display the complete blue screen message. Here it is : 

                    STOP : c000021a {Fatal System Error}

The initial session process or system process terminated unexpectedly with a status of 0x00000000 (0xc0000034 0x001005b0). The system has been shut down

I tried to start the recovery tools of Windows but it keeps on saying that it's not able to recover the system. With this information : 

- Event name : StartupRepairOffline
- Signature 1 : 6.1.7600.16385
- Signature 2 : 6.1.7600.16385
- Signature 3 : unknown
- Signature 4 : 21200238
- Signature 5 : AutoFailOver
- Signature 6 : 15
- Signature 7 : NoRootCause
System version : 6.1.7600.

I tried the folowing operation : 

- Start in safe mode : Always the blue screen
- Restore and old version : Same recovery error message
- Start in command line : always the blue screen. 

Is there any way to restore this computer?

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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 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,

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

Sep 3, 2009

according to this site link

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

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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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HP Pro 3500 Networking :: How To Install Ethernet Driver

Dec 2, 2014

I have an HP pro 3500 series Macrotower , and i have problem and i cant find how to install ethernet driver.

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HP Mini 110 3500 OS/Software :: Windows 8 - How To Go To BIOS Or Boot Settings

Nov 6, 2014

Since yesterday, i can not find how to go to bios setting or how to go to booting option.I have read all articles on this forum about pressing esc, f9, or f10 when notebook begin starting.But never work. All of this button never work.

Combination with fn button, but it also didn't work. Everytime i press fn+f9 or fn+f10 when notebook begin start doesn show bios or booting menu.

Does it becouse i use windows 8? My notebook is HP Mini 110-3500 with Windows 8 in it.

Then i try to search 'how to go to bios setting in windows 8', i found many articles, most of them using UEFI bios setting. But on my HP Mini there is no UEFI setting?

How to go to bios setting or how to go to booting options? i want to reinstall this HP Mini using my usb flash drive.

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HP Mini 110-3500 OS/Software :: Audio Output Device Deleted In Error

Aug 7, 2011

I accidentally deleted the prgram via the control panel uninstall. Need to download an reinstall same.

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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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