Dell :: WHO Still Has Their XPS M170/Gen 2- Or Has MOVED On With It

Dec 23, 2007

I'm still on my XPS M170, planning to moved to a Macbook Pro next year because of certain reasons but anyways its still working. some wear and tear on the paint.

Some questions:

If your XPS M170 has Windows Vista which drivers are you running?

OR if it has Windows XP which drivers are you running?

and how's your XPSM170?

For those who moved on /Upgraded to a better system, what is it? WHat did you did with your XPS M170 / Gen 2?

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Oct 20, 2007

I recently purchased a M170 with 6800 Ultra off ebay and have been using it for the past week or so. During this time, I have noticed that the temps get quite high when running graphic intensive applications. I currently have an e1705 with a 7900GTX installed so I am familiar with the heat dissipated from a high end graphics card but the M170 seems to get very hot in comparison to my e1705. I am not sure what are considered high temps so I will just post my readings from I8kfan (these are the peak temps):

CPU: 95
GPU: 91
Mem: 77
Chipset: 80

Are these readings too high or about normal?

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Jan 15, 2008

i'm having trouble with my XPS m170.

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Windows Media Center 2005

I was playing CS:S, and all of a sudden i was getting artifacts on the display. Than the computer froze up and i had to power the laptop down manually.

I was able to restart the computer in safe mode a couple times.

But wow when i try to restart the computer, i'm getting artifacts on the Dell Splash screen. And then it would freeze up.

What do you think the issue is? At first i was thinking the GPU is the problem. But now i'm beginning to think its the motherboards.

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Nov 19, 2009

I have read a bit and I now have a short question. It relates to this video.

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Jun 2, 2008

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Jan 16, 2009

I just purchased a 2x2gig set of ps2-5300 ram, and when I try to boot my laptop with it, just a couple of lights flash and then it shuts down.

I tried each stick alone, in each of the two spots, and the work fine alone. I called Dell, and they said this laptop only supports 2 gig of ram...

any way to still get the 4 gigs to work? Did they put a hard stop in the BIOS?

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Sep 22, 2008

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It currently has a 7800 GO (I think) in it with PCI-E interface.

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I would wait a few minutes, come back, power on again, everything would work fine. Then on Wednesday of last week, it crashed again, but would not go to the Dell screen/BIOS etc, just turn on, fans and lights go on, but just a black screen. I'd wait it out a few minutes, no change.

I took out the Hard Drive, tried to boot up still, powers on, but no Dell screen or anything. I took my computer to Geek Squad thinking they can tell me what my problem is, so I paid them 60.00$ to identify the issue. A day goes by, and they tell me after completing some sort of tests, that it may be a motherboard issue of some sort.

I go to pick it up, and they weren't able to tell me any specifics, they just said, we think it's the motherboard.

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all m170 owners out there.. what is the latest game that you have played on your system and how good does it play? the last game i had bought and played with mine is warhammer dark crusade.. haven't been gaming for awhile and interested in buying a very good game..

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I'm not sure if anyone else has had this issue, but my CPU maxes out at 100% utilization if I try and play any video what-so-ever (uTube,, sling media, etc). It's causing video playback to stutter and is driving me crazy. I try and keep my video drivers at the newer releases - currently I'm using the 180.43 from laptopvideo2go. I also always format and perform a fresh install on the system once or twice a year to keep it running at it's peak. Specs are below:

OS: Vista 32 bit Ultimate SP1
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Dell :: M170 Graphic/screen

Sep 17, 2008

Yesterday when i was watching movie strange lines appeared on screen. I restarted and noticed they even appear on DELL welcome screen;/ so its not driver problem. My laptop temperatures are ok also, and i never overclocked it.

Performance in games dropped to zero too.

Is there any way to fix it or i have to replace my graphic card ?

some screenshots:

Pentium m 2.13, 2gb ram, gf 7800 gtx, dell graphic driver

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Jan 10, 2008

I have an XPS M170, with the 7800GTX card installed. Been working perfectly for several months now then all of a sudden the screen went black, and I had to force a powerdown.

(I was only browsing the web at the time).

Turned it back on, and all that happened was the power light came on, the hard drive light flickered, then the DVD seemed to power cycle (the light came on and I heard it spin), even the XPS lights came on, but that's it, nothing else.

If I leave it alone, it remains in that state with no change, hooked up an external monitor to it, and nothing there either.

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i went to the device manager and uninstalled the nvidia driver and rebooted, everything worked fine i was able to go on youtube and see a video, but when i scroll down it seems the screen is lagging i dont have a better way to describe it. i downloaded the driver for the video card from dell and installed it and immediately the screen went black

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Mar 24, 2008

Basically the video card went out in my dell xps m170 a while ago, bugger was still under warrenty but they said there was a "spill" in it so they wouldn't replace it... fyi it wasn't a spill got a second opinion and a layer of nicotine formed over the video card couple with some pet hair that got in there it caused it to over heat and fry out. but alas my warrenty is screwed. (also i was runnin linux and they said it was "irregular" buggers)

anywho i want my laptop back up and runnin, its a thousand times better then this toshiba satellite a105 with a broken keyboard but the video card Nvidia go 6800 is like 300 bucks.

I was talkin to my girlfriends brother who works at a computer shop and he suggested a different compatible video card.

a Dell inspiron 9400 which has a ATI mobility X1400.

is this compatible with my dell xps m170, he said it looks like it would fit in there and the only major difference is there is one heat sink instead of two. (its not quite as powerful plus side-- better battery life. i do some gaming like world of warccraft and the ati 1400 seems like it would be good enough for that).

I've built numerous desktops but i've never personally worked on a laptop internally before. I do know the xps m170 was made a little different then some laptops in that nothings integrated and its upgradeable (hell has a guide how to take it apart that it came with.)

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Jun 25, 2009

EHM. my 4 years old xps m170 was getting slow, dirty, and hot. Few days ago I got a good deal on studio 1555 laptop and decided to give it a go. I thought it was a reasonable upgrade, considering processor core duo over centrino. Disk space 60gb over 300.

But, I'm having buyers remorse, I totally hate new laptop screen. It's horrible! With bluish, purple cast, I used a fix provided here, but boy it makes a little difference. Color cast changes according to the viewing angle, hearts my eyes!

now I have few questions, is it because I'm used to high end but old monitor? 17 ultra sharp XPS monitor was fantastic. Colors dead on, everything perfect. Now I see photos and I want to puke... all colors messed up!

I tried fix, I found it on this forum, it messes with color management and fixes some of this issues.

Should I return it? or will I get used to it?

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