Dell :: What Are UK Doing With Laptops With Faulty 8600 Cards?

Jan 9, 2009

I never knew about the nvidia and the stupid faulty 8600 cards until i accidently saw it today. It makes sense why my laptop freezes when it comes out from sleep mode.

Now the question is what are Dell UK doing? I know my laptop is failing now. Can you get your money back because i don't want mine replaced by another faulty 8600 card.

I have a inspiron 1520 with 8600m gt. Its 1 year and 2 or 3 weeks old now. Fortunately i got 3 year warranty.

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Dell :: If Nvidia Know The 8600 GT Is Faulty

Dec 31, 2008

I understand that sometimes mistakes are made and early versions of products are less reliable, but Nvidia seem to know exactly what the problem with the 8600 is but make no attempt to fix it...

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Dell :: Pc Cards Vs Express Cards .. Why The Complication?

Jan 4, 2009

I am in the process of building a new del on the website, is has really been sometime since I did this and there seems to be alot of new technology that i am not familier with...

the first one is the graphics card.. i have 4 options...

Mobile Intelģ Graphics Media Accelerator X4500HD With Express Card

Mobile Intelģ Integrated Graphics Media Accelerator X4500HD with PC-Card

NVIDIA Quadro NVS 160M, 256MB With Express Card

NVIDIA Quadro NVS 160M, 256MB With PC-Card

i would assume that the following cards have different perfomances, but what is the difference between a Express card and a PC card... and what is the better one to have?
And what card would be better for some gaming.. "i am a command and conquer addict"...

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Dell :: Xpsm1530 8600 Gt

Dec 9, 2008

when i play games like need for speed undercover, left 4 dead, and gta 4, at first it goes smooth with good framerates, then after several minutes.. it suddenly lags like hell... the framerate drops to 10 frames per min or more depending on the game.... then after several minutes again, it goes back to a decent frame rate.. then again it lags after several minutes,

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Dell :: 8600 Won't Start, Probably My Fault

Feb 3, 2009

The bottom plastic was developing a series of cracks so I bought a new base on eBay.

I basically had to take the entire laptop apart (per the 8600 Service Manual, including video card and processor cooling fan, etc) and I put it back together with a new base...

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Dell :: Benchmarks For 8600 Vs 7900 GS

Jul 31, 2007

So there have been quite a few posts recently about the 8600GTvs7900GS debacle, so i thought Id post some benchmarks for everyone's viewing I used tomshardware.com to compare the GPU's. Ive come to find BF2142 is quite popular in these forums so this is a game i decided to use w/ the benchmarks. I wont say anything else, Ill let you decide on the performance difference between the two

Note- I realize real world performance/driver tweaking can have a great impact on things, these BM's are for your curiosity only

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Dell :: INSPIRON 1520 AND 8600 GT

Aug 19, 2009

i have an insprion 1520, with a 8600gt..i have hardly used it yet, probably has 10 hours on it....

i like the laptop..some don, t...but i think the silver with blue lights looks cool.,and the chasis is solid...not like the cheap plastic cases i see on the new laptops today .....

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Dell :: 1420 8600 Gs Failure

Oct 15, 2008

My graphics card failed, they sent me a new one under warranty. It seems slower. I play richards burn rally, and I used to be able to play it with no problem, but now it freezes or slows down all the time. What the heck? I can't even play the game now.

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Dell XPS 8600 :: USB Drivers Are Not Working

Apr 5, 2013

My USB drivers are no longer working.  I tried updatinga ll the drivers, the rollback is greyed out, along with uninstall and disable.  I have tried a system restore and that did nothing also.  I can no longer use my digital camera, GPS or printer.  Interesting that my mouse and keyboard are hooked up to USB's and they work fine.  How can I get all my USB drivers to work?

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Dell :: Faulty CPU

May 19, 2008

I posted a thread earlier about my CPU getting very hot. Nobody said it was to hot for gaming but my CPU is downclocking when I play a game longer then 5minutes. I have it proped up, my fans on on high, and cleaned my vents and it's still hitting 85C in as little as 30minutes of gaming. My 80NM 360 don't get near this hot. My last laptop (M170) only got to 50C.

So my question is:
is my CPU faulty or does anybody know how to fix this? Hell, it's 60C right now!

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Dell :: Inspiron 8600 RAM Chips Not Recognized

Mar 11, 2009

I installed 2 - 1GB RAM chips into my 8600 but it only recognized 1 GB of RAM memory.

Anyone know how to fix the problem?

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Dell :: Inspiron 1720 8600 Gt Overclocking?

Oct 31, 2009

is it possible to overclock my graphics card,if so what program is recommended.

my machine is dell 1720 with the nvidia 8600mgt.

Also the other thing is sometimes when i open the lid of the screen the resolution goes lower and i have to change it back

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Dell :: When M1530 Have A 9600 Card Instead Of The 8600?

Sep 29, 2008

When will the Dell m1530 have a 9600 card instead of the 8600? I heard the 9600 will slightly outperform, as well as have better power consumption (less heat and noise is a nice bonus for me)

Also, is the hard-drive noise really that bad? Hard drive noises can sometimes drive me nuts. I'm using a HP laptop, and I dread it when the HD is constantly blurting out "brrr brr brr brrrrrrrr" noises. I get so happy when the laptop isn't making that sound while surfing the interbutts and stuff.

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Dell :: XPS M1530 Faulty GPU Or What?

Aug 27, 2009

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Dell :: Good Stable Driver For 8600 (win7 64x)

Dec 24, 2009

I have a M1530 with 8600M GT running Windows 7 64x. The computer is raised +1cm above the ground in the back to optimize air flow. Ive also implemented undervolting to minimize heat generation from the CPU.

When playing games (mostly Aion) which shouldnt be that high demaning, I've experienced BSOD, Fragmented screen, High temperatures (92C) and high temp shutdown (unknown temp).

I have tried
186.81
195.39
195.55
Without any superior results.

My guess is that I have to contact Dell for mobo replacement again. This is prob. my 4th time since I first got a M1530. Got a replacement laptop in januari. In total, i believe Ive had +7 ..

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Dell :: Inspiron 8600, Straight To White Screen

Oct 15, 2009

We replaced the motherboard. Then it would start up but then shut back down. Swapped out the video card on a hunch, then we got a white screen with an odd color line through it periodically.

We can plug it into another monitor and it works fine so we're getting output.

Would this mean my screen is shot? If so, are there other models that will have compatible screens (17" XPS, for example)

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Dell :: Inspiron 8600 Laptop Asks For Password

Jan 6, 2010

I replaced the hard drive in a Dell Inspiron 8600 laptop with a new one. The old hard drive wouldn't boot and failed several Dell hard drive diagnostic tests.

Now a message pops up when the laptop is powered on, "Hard-disk #***********-595B, the system primary HDD is protected by a password authentication system..."

I am repairing this laptop for a client of mine. I don't remember a password prompt before replacing the old hard drive, but now the laptop won't even let me enter SETUP without entering a password.

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Dell Inspiron 8600 :: Wrong Chipset Installed?

Feb 27, 2013

I have a customer who has a Inspiron 8600. The machine boots to the post screen then shuts down. He told me he was installing the chipset from a dell cd but it was the wrong Dell Cd and wrong chipset for his 8600.  How do you reset the cmos and uninstall the chipset and install the correct chipset.

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Dell Inspiron 8600 :: Restore To Factory Default

Sep 1, 2012

I have the operating system disk to restore my Dell Inspiron 8600 Laptop, but I can't find my Windows certificate of Authenticity that will work--I must have at least four or five.  I've looked all over the web and the Dell.com to no avail.

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Dell :: Faulty Card In Xps 1530

Oct 29, 2008

my recent purchase of an xps1530 i have noticed that my graphics in my game have not run as well

when i play counterstrike source it will be like 100 fps for like 5 mins then all of a sudden it drops to 20 fps. its horrendous to play

other games run terrible like world of warcraft and mass effect. is there any fix for this
is this a heat issue?

can i set my fan higher

if its faulty how do i get a new card?

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Dell :: Anyone Ever Get A Faulty Thermostat On Their Mobo?

Jan 19, 2009

Well dell came out and once again replaced the mobo today... making this the 3rd time this computer needed servicing... and to my surprise while test driving it today (after the guy left), the computer shut down after reaching over 100c on the ACPI temps...

funny thing is, i didnt smell anything burn, there was no heat at all, and everything seemed fine...

i unseated the heatsink and tried it again, sure enouh the same thing happened. the fan maxes out as soon as i start the PC, when it loads windows...

then once i get there, it completely stops... i mean the fan blade arent turning .....

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Dell :: Faulty Thermal Sensor

Dec 30, 2008

what i wanted wass to fix/bypass the sensor without having to replace the damn board. i couldn't even find a single post staing where exactly the sensor is on the board.
my problem specifically was that beer got spilled on the keyboard. after a while the machine shorted and shut off. I have a Dell Inspiron 9300, with a 1.73 ghz Sonoma CPU. i left the laptop off for two days so some of the liquid would dry out. after some problems and a dozen reboots i got into the bios, then finally through to windows. everything was fine except that the CPU was working at a very low frequency. also the fans were continually at highest speed. the CPU was being reported between 101 mhz to 503 mhz, depending on the software. it was being recognized correctly but showing to operate at 202 mhz in the system properties panel. what was really striking is that the notebook harware software i had installed was reporting the CPU temperature as 85 C. I tried various software to manipulate the CPU frequency to no avail. The temp was a constant 85 C, although i could tell that it was not even close to this temperature since i my laptop was partly disassembled and i could feel the surface of the heatsink with my hand; it was cool.

I finally surmised that the problem was with the thermal sensor on the motherboard. it had probably shorted or got soaked and was reporting the highest temperature it could as a safety measure, thereby limiting the CPU to a very low frequency and not allowing it to throttle above 503 mhz.

My last option, save for replacing the motherboard, was to find the sensor chip, clean it, dry it and hope that it would work again.

But this is not what solved the problem. somewhere on the net i came accross a code, that when entered on an Inspiron 9100 (an older laptop, with a different chipset) would bring up the Thermal Management screen or something like that, which is certainly not accessible via the BIOS. I was playing around with the settings on a program called Hardware sensors monitor, again to no avail, when i finally decided to enter this code:

FN key + zxcvasdqwer. almost the second i pressed z, or maybe after x, the high speed fans shut off! after a short while they kicked back into operation but at a low speed, just like they were supposed to. the program hmonitor began reporting a more realistic CPU temp. i tried to play a high-def movie file and finally it played normal, without any lag or stuttering! as i played it, the fans kicked into higher mode, and the temp which had been steadily rising, began to drop. the program, and most other programs were still reporting the cpu at 202 mhz, windows system properties as well. but since it was playing a 720p video file normally, it had to be much higher than that. i did a reboot and voila!

all monitoring software are now reporting the CPU at 1.73 ghz. the system temperatures are perfectly normal, and at idle the CPU goes as low as 20 degrees C. The software Speedfan, however, is still giving an error regarding the sensor chip on the motherboard.

I seemed to have fixed the severe thermal sensor problem by a few keystrokes, without having to replace the motherboard or even the sensorchip. in fact, i didn't even have to find the sensor node and clean it.

I came accross more than a dozen people who had a very similar problem to mine, with the temperature being reported at 85-86 C, for no reason. At least those who have a Dell notebok might be able to solve this problem.

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Dell :: XPS M1330 Adapter Faulty

Feb 4, 2010

my xps m1330's power adapter recently became faulty, so I ordered another one from eBay.

It just arrived today, but the problem is when the adapter is plugged in to the computer and a power source,

the green LED light flashes. Does anybody know what this means and how I can fix it?

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Dell :: On Going Battle With Faulty 8800gtx Card!

Sep 8, 2009

My situation is that about a month ago i returned to my M1730 and noticed that it was running on low res ......

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Dell :: XPS M1330 Faulty GPU Options? Cost?

Jan 28, 2010

I have the XPS m1330 with the nVidia 8400 GPU. Got it back in September of 2007 with just one year warranty.

I just started getting the rainbow colored vertical lines on the screen today, did research, and found out it is due to faulty GPU design.

Called up Dell, and they said even my one year extended warranty due to this common GPU error was over in September of 2008.

They also said I am out of luck, unless I want to go through their out of warranty repair department.

I didn't use the laptop on regular basis till just 8 months ago when my old one finally gave out of me after 6 years. So m1330 has been only used for 8 months, and now I am stuck with bunch of verticals lines, and no hope.

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Dell :: Inspiron 1720 Faulty Keyboard?

Oct 21, 2009

My lovely Dell Inspiron 1720 notebook was working quite happily but then the next time I switched it on and used a browser it started filling the URL box with letter 'd' by itself.

It then returned to work normally for a minute or so but then started filling a page with the letter 's' then 'a'. Sometimes I can get it to stop doing this by pressing another key but 'a','s' and 'd' have stopped working altogether except when they spring into life by themselves.

Virus checker says it's clean. What checks can I run to determine if it is a driver fault or keyboard hardware fault?

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Dell :: Possible Solution To Faulty Thermal Sensor

Dec 30, 2008

my problem specifically was that beer got spilled on the keyboard. after a while the machine shorted and shut off. I have a Dell Inspiron 9300, with a 1.73 ghz Sonoma CPU. i left the laptop off for two days so some of the liquid would dry out. after some problems and a dozen reboots i got into the bios, then finally through to windows.
everything was fine except that the CPU was working at a very low frequency. also the fans were continually at highest speed. the CPU was being reported between 101 mhz to 503 mhz, depending on the software. it was being recognized correctly but showing to operate at 202 mhz in the system properties panel. what was really striking is that the notebook harware software i had installed was reporting the CPU temperature as 85 C. I tried various software to manipulate the CPU frequency to no avail. The temp was a constant 85 C, although i could tell that it was not even close to this temperature since i my laptop was partly disassembled and i could feel the surface of the heatsink with my hand; it was cool.

I finally surmised that the problem was with the thermal sensor on the motherboard. it had probably shorted or got soaked and was reporting the highest temperature it could as a safety measure, thereby limiting the CPU to a very low frequency and not allowing it to throttle above 503 mhz.

My last option, save for replacing the motherboard, was to find the sensor chip, clean it, dry it and hope that it would work again.

But this is not what solved the problem. somewhere on the net i came accross a code, that when entered on an Inspiron 9100 (an older laptop, with a different chipset) would bring up the Thermal Management screen or something like that, which is certainly not accessible via the BIOS. I was playing around with the settings on a program called Hardware sensors monitor, again to no avail, when i finally decided to enter this code:

FN key + zxcvasdqwer. almost the second i pressed z, or maybe after x, the high speed fans shut off! after a short while they kicked back into operation but at a low speed, just like they were supposed to. the program hmonitor began reporting a more realistic CPU temp. i tried to play a high-def movie file and finally it played normal, without any lag or stuttering! as i played it, the fans kicked into higher mode, and the temp which had been steadily rising, began to drop. the program, and most other programs were still reporting the cpu at 202 mhz, windows system properties as well. but since it was playing a 720p video file normally, it had to be much higher than that. i did a reboot and voila!

all monitoring software are now reporting the CPU at 1.73 ghz. the system temperatures are perfectly normal, and at idle the CPU goes as low as 20 degrees C. The software Speedfan, however, is still giving an error regarding the sensor chip on the motherboard.

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Dell Inspiron17R 5720 :: Same Faulty Key Response

Mar 28, 2013

I have two identical Dell Inspiron17R 5720's with the same problem with the Quote Key. When pressed once, nothing appears on screen. Press again and both appear. Get the same result if shift key is used for double quotes.

The same results get transferred to an attached USB keyboard, so it must be something wrong internally, either in Bios or Windows 7 (SP1)'s setup of the Standard PS/2 Keyboard.

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Dell :: Moving Files From Protected HDD From Dead Inspiron 8600 To 1525?

Nov 7, 2008

When I try to access my files on one of those file transfer boxes that can be used as an external drive it is impossible to read my files or play the mp3s. I had a password on my account and now that the comp it was on is dead I cannot go back and fix that. The 1525 uses SATA and the 8600 had PATA? i think thats right. But the main thing is I am locked out of my old files and not abe to transfer them.

What can I do? 8600 was xp and 1525 vista of course

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Dell :: 1730 Faulty Battery/mb/or Power Supply?

Mar 6, 2009

I have a problem with my XPS 1730 laptop, this started probably 4 months ago. (second laptop that has screwed up after the warranty ended). I'm hopeless at explaining stuff, so i'll do it in point forms.

* First sign of trouble started when i booted up my comp one day and it beeped before loading windows and paused saying something like

"AC power adaptor not recognised, press F1 to continue F2 to enter setup, system will run slower"

If i continued then it did run really slow (even though power option was set on high performance) and the battery didnt charge.

* Every time i turned on my computer i had to keep putting the power cable in and out, adjusting it as i did so, until the battery light on the top right (near the lcd screen) flashed. If that didnt flash and i turned it on then the unknown power adaptor message would come up.

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